Good Evening Band Family!!

Attached you will find the latest issue of the Band Bulletin! It is full of this weeks info as well as a look ahead to upcoming events and volunteer needs. Please open to find out the latest info. Any underlined item is a link that will bring you directly to the corresponding jot form or Sign Up Genius.

Geaux Bears!!!

Hello!

Attached is the itinerary for our first competition of the season at Central Carroll High School!!

If you haven't gotten a chance to sign up for Remind 101, please take a moment to do so!

~Marching Band freshmen students and parents: Text @cambfr to the number 81010

~Marching Band sophomore students and parents: Text @cambso to the number 81010

~Marching Band junior students and parents: Text @cambju to the number 81010

~Marching Band senior students and parents: Text @cambse to the number 81010

Let me know if you have questions!

Best,

DMS

Good Evening Band Families! Attached you will find the latest addition of the Band Bulletin. Please click on the attachment and open to see all that is new this week. Any underlined items are a direct link to the corresponding Sign Up Genius or Jot Form.

Go Bears!!

Hello Cambridge Band Family,

It’s a Show Week!! A short week was FILLED with exciting events for the Cambridge Band. I wanted to send a quick shout out to our Cambridge High School Jazz Combo. This group absolutely KNOCKED their performance at the Omni Hotel (CNN Center) for the National Consortium of Board of Education. They performed for a room full of board of education members, met members of our school board, and met our Superintendent, Dr. Looney! This was a GREAT experience for the jazz students and for Cambridge Band. I’ve attached a couple of photos from the day to this email if you’d like to check it out!

BOA ORLANDO PAYMENT #1 PAST DUE - The first payment for the BOA Orlando trip was due on September 1st. If you have not completed this payment, please do so ASAP - https://app.picklejuiceapp.com/a/ureg/open/event/13505AEA

The contents of this email (TL;DR) are:

-Rehearsal Schedule

-Volunteer Needs

-Thank you from Prop Day!

-FCMBE

-Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form

-Upcoming Important Information

Rehearsal Schedule:

Monday, September 12th - 4:00pm - 6:30pm (Adjusted for College Fair)

Wednesday, September 14th - 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Friday, September 16th - 4:00pm - 7:00pm

This week we have TWO stadium rehearsals (Wednesday, and Friday). We would LOVE to have as many people to perform for during these days as we prepare for FCMBE!

Please note** we are ending rehearsal early on Monday for students who are planning to attend the College Fair at Cambridge HS. We understand that the college fair begins at 5:30pm, however, our Senior/Junior population is 60% of the marching program. We would not be able to continue rehearsing once the seniors and juniors depart. Cutting our rehearsal short by 1hr and 30min the week of the exhibition is not the best option for our student’s success. We believe ending at 6:30pm and allowing those students to depart to attend the last hour of the fair will be a beneficial compromise for all. Those who have put in early departure forms will be able to depart at 6:30pm.

Volunteer Needs:

We are need of immediate volunteers for this week’s Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition. There is a spot for EVERYONE! Our band goal is for each family to get at least 5 volunteer experiences throughout the year and we’d love for you to consider this Saturday to be one of those events. If you are not able to donate your time, please consider donating a few items for the concession stand, or performance dinners! Please check out the openings for this week at our volunteer link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44afa923a5f9ce9-202221

SATURDAY PROP WORKDAY:

THANK YOU to the folks who came out to help with Saturday Prop day. Everything is looking AMAZING and the show is beginning to come to life! We have more to come, however, we are extremely excited about the progress!

FCMBE:

A detailed email about the Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition has been sent earlier this evening.

Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form:

We understand that absences, tardies, and early departures will occur throughout the season. We have released our schedule to each family as soon as possible to alleviate the need for a student to miss a rehearsal/performance, however, if the need arises, early communication is essential. Absences that are not an emergency must be recorded 2 weeks in advanced to be considered excused and planned tardies/early departures must have 2 days notice. Completion of the form does not constitute an excused absence. Examples of excused absences would be sickness, COVID-19 quarantines, or COVID related symptoms, deaths, or other pre-discussed events. Unexcused absences will result in students needing to make up the performance experience, or could result in loss of performance opportunities.

Please fill out this form for all absences/tardies/early departures: https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/cambridge-band-tardyabsence-form

Upcoming Important Information:

~The Chocolate Fundraiser continues - Each student has received their first box of World’s Finest Chocolate. Once a student has sold their 1st box, a family can elect for $25 from each additional box to go towards each students BOA Orlando Trip, or Concert Only Fees. Chocolate Fundraiser will end September 30th.

~BOA Orlando Trip Payment #2 Due on or before October 1st.

~September 16th - Friday after school rehearsal 4 - 7pm

~September 17th - Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition

~September 20th - Ensemble Premiere Concert (Wind Ensemble)- 7pm

Thank you for making it to the end of this email! Let me know if you have questions!

Best,

DMS

Wow! I cannot believe the first 2/3 of our season has already come and went! The students have worked hard throughout our camp, and training season to be prepared for the next two months of experiences! The competition season will FLY by, so on your mark, get set, LET’S GO!!

I have decided to send this FCMBE (Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition) email separately so that I can give a few more details about our first off campus performance.

We will be structuring this Saturday to be as close to a competition day as possible and will utilize this as our “dry run” competition day. For the parents who are new to this experience. The Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition, AKA FCMBE, is a pre-season showcase that each high school band program in Fulton County participates in. This is a NON-scored event, however, we do have judges whoo will be making comments and giving their critique to the students and staff as a way to help us prepare for the competition season. Many times, this will be the ONLY time that our students will get a chance to see all 17 high school programs in FulCo perform, so this is a very special event and will be the first time our show is performed for a “marching band crowd”. (If you have never been to a competition before you will notice the difference this weekend!)

With that being said, we NEED for our parents/friends/fans to be in attendance and to get ROWDY for the Cambridge Band (I meaning obnoxiously so). This crowd reaction goes a very, very long way in the activity and provides a different level of general effect to the experience of our performances. Grab those cowbells, make those signs, create different shticks that you think could work with our show (for example a group of parents I had previously bought everyone American flags to wave when we were coming on the field because our show was America themed, and one father dressed up like Uncle Sam - maybe that was a little much, but the band was the talk of the town because of the support system we brought with us). When we as a program speak On Brand - these details MATTER, so I’ll ask you the same question I ask the students, “WHAT’S OUR VIBE?!” (The answer?: FULL OUT)

Needs for this Saturday:

-Separate rehearsal wear/show wear:

-In the past students have worn what they are going to wear to the show at our morning rehearsals. For hygiene purposes, we should have two sets of clothing for these separate experiences. Students will be wearing their black bottoms, blue show shirts, and Cambridge Band jacket for the “walk around” at the show site.

-Packed/Planned Lunch:

-Students will NOT be permitted to leave campus for lunch, so we need to be sure to plan accordingly

-EPL:

-Stands for Eat, pack, load. During this time students will pack equipment, eat lunch, and get ready for the show. We will need parents help with loading equipment and props. This will be our first EPL and it is always a fun process to remember how we pack the truck, etc.

-All items needed for Competition Uniforms:

-Hair products, marching shoes, long black socks, gloves, etc.

-$$$ Money for concession stand

-Blue Jug:

-Hydrate, or Dydrate

-Cambridge Band Jacket:

-We’ll be wearing this following the performance.

Itinerary:

The itinerary for this weekend is attached. We will be giving updates on timing of the show, etc through the REMIND 101 app. If you have not signed up for this instant communication tool, please do so prior to Saturday:

~Marching Band freshmen students and parents: Text @cambfr to the number 81010

~Marching Band sophomore students and parents: Text @cambso to the number 81010

~Marching Band junior students and parents: Text @cambju to the number 81010

~Marching Band senior students and parents: Text @cambse to the number 81010

*Please see that there are certain aspects of the itinerary that are in YELLOW. This area of the itinerary is known as “GAME ON” mode. At this point, the students will be in performance mode. As a staff, we ask that we do all that we can to ensure the students stay in this “Game On” mode from start to finish of this portion of the schedule. We understand the excitement of the day and wanting to take photographs, etc. however, we believe that focus drives the effort, and effort will drive the performance. If there is a need for photographs, etc, please do it discreetly. (We also have band photographers who will be taking photos throughout the day, and they do an AMAZING job capturing the memories of our students) We thank you for helping us out with this important part of the experience!

I am looking forward to the day! Let me know if you have questions!

Best,

DMS

Hello Cambridge Band Family,

Week 4!! I hope everyone has had a FANTASTIC Labor Day weekend. This email will be jammed packed with information about this week (and beyond), please be sure to read to the end and ask questions that you may have!

BOA ORLANDO PAYMENT #1 PAST DUE - The first payment for the BOA Orlando trip was due on September 1st. If you have not completed this payment, please do so ASAP - https://app.picklejuiceapp.com/a/ureg/open/event/13505AEA

The contents of this email (TL;DR) are:

-Volunteer Needs

-SATURDAY PROP WORKDAY September 10th 11:30 - 2:30pm

-Away Football Game Day Sheet/Flip Folders

-Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form

-Upcoming Important Information

Volunteer Needs:

We are need of immediate volunteers for this week’s away football game and performance dinner. There is a spot for EVERYONE! Our band goal is for each family to get at least 5 volunteer experiences throughout the year and we’d love for you to consider this Friday to be one of those events. If you are not able to donate your time, please consider donating a few items for the performance dinner this week! Please check out the openings for this week at our volunteer link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44afa923a5f9ce9-202220

SATURDAY PROP WORKDAY (SAT Sep. 10th):

On Saturday, September 10th (THIS SAT) we will be working on further construction of the props from 11:30 - 2:30pm. We will need help with the painting, sawing, dressing, and completion of the props on Saturday. If you are free at all during this time, please consider stopping by to help for a couple of hours! We are excited to get the show completely on the field!

Football Game Day Sheet/Flip Folders:

The game day sheet for this week’s away football game vs. West Forsyth is attached to this email! Please take a moment to go over the events for the day. With the excitement of the day it is easy to miss small details, so I have tried to include all that you may need to know. Pre-Game meal for this game is hamburgers, cheeseburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, vegetarian pasta salad, fruit, chips and dessert.

Attire for Winds and Percussion will be the traditional uniform. This includes their WHITE Under Uniform Shirts show shirt, NAVY Under Uniform shorts, and black marching shoes. Colorguard attire will be their Pep uniform.

*Flip Folders for football games are required for winds and percussion students.

Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form:

We understand that absences, tardies, and early departures will occur throughout the season. We have released our schedule to each family as soon as possible to alleviate the need for a student to miss a rehearsal/performance, however, if the need arises, early communication is essential. Absences that are not an emergency must be recorded 2 weeks in advanced to be considered excused and planned tardies/early departures must have 2 days notice. Completion of the form does not constitute an excused absence. Examples of excused absences would be sickness, COVID-19 quarantines, or COVID related symptoms, deaths, or other pre-discussed events. Unexcused absences will result in students needing to make up the performance experience, or could result in loss of performance opportunities.

Please fill out this form for all absences/tardies/early departures: https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/cambridge-band-tardyabsence-form

Upcoming Important Information:

~The Chocolate Fundraiser continues - Each student has received their first box of World’s Finest Chocolate. Once a student has sold their 1st box, a family can elect for $25 from each additional box to go towards each students BOA Orlando Trip, or Concert Only Fees. Chocolate Fundraiser will end September 30th.

~BOA Orlando Trip Payment #2 Due on or before October 1st.

~September 9th - Away Football vs. West Forsyth

~September 16th - Friday after school rehearsal 4 - 7pm

~September 17th - Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition

Thank you for making it to the end of this email! Let me know if you have questions!

Best,

DMS

Good evening band family!! Attatched you will find this week's Band Bulletin. Please open the attachment to see all of this week's important dates, events and needs!! Remember everything that is underlined is a link that will take you directly to the correlating jot form or Sign Up Genius.

Go Bears!!!

Bands of America Orlando is on the Horizon and we are gearing up to make HISTORY with the Cambridge Band Program! This will be the FIRST time our marching program has ever competed on the national stage. Our students will get a chance to perform alongside some of the best high school marching band programs from the Southeast portion of the country! Not only will our students receive a memorable experience off the field they will get a chance to perform at Camping World Stadium (home of the Citrus Bowl) as a part of the Regional Competition. In addition to this, our students will get to experience an incredible trip package provided to us by our amazing travel agents, Family Memories Travel.

Below you will find a quick rundown of the Trip experience for our students and what the $500 package will offer:

Friday:

*Depart Cambridge HS around 1:00pm to head to Universal Resort Hotel in FL

*Dinner will be provided this day, but NOT lunch.

Saturday:

*Consumed by the competition

*Bands of America competitions are prelims and finals competitions, so if we perform well enough in the day time, we will get a chance to perform again in the evening as a part of finals competition. (We will send out ticketing info to families prior to the show)

*Most meals will be on the students own in the stadium. Breakfast will be at the resort, and one meal may be provided this day.

Sunday:

*Spending the entire day at Universal Studios and parks.

*The trip package will detail out what is given to students for food, etc.

Monday:

*Depart for GA

*Arrive back around 6:00pm

Below is what the $500 trip package includes:

1 day park to park tickets, Sunday, October 23rd to Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios
Early park admission (1 hour early) to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter
$80 Universal Gift Card per person - to be used for onsite breakfast each day, plus lunch and dinner on the 23rd in the park
Student Protection Plan travel insurance from Travel Insured
Charter Bus Roundtrip: His Majesty Coach, Kennesaw, GA

Resort accommodations at Universal's Endless Summer Resort - Surfside Inn and Suites *Quad rooms for all students


I believe this will be a unique and remarkable experience for each of our marching band students!! I, myself, marched in the Bands of America Orlando Regional competition and I still remember exactly how I felt the moment I stepped on to the field. I am GIDDY thinking about how these moments will be for each of our students!

Trip Insurance:

All students have been entered in basic trip insurance for this trip. If you receive an email from Families Memory Travel discussing your student and trip insurance, this is legitamate. Please read through the documents and ensure you understand what is, or is not covered. Families can individually to cover a larger portion of the fee if they would like to set up individually with the company.

Payment Process:

We will be processing the BOA Orlando trip through Pickle Juice. Families will have the option to elect to pay for the trip in full $500 (with a 3% processing fee -charged by PJ), or pay in installments of $250. Installment #1 is due September 1st, and installment #2 is due on, OR before October 1st. Please take a moment to click on the link and register your student now! https://app.picklejuiceapp.com/a/ureg/open/event/13505AEA

How do Chocolate Sales go towards my trip?:

If families are electing to put chocolate money towards the trip they will need to choose to pay in installments and the Chocolate sales ($25/box after selling box 1) will go towards the SECOND trip payment. All families will need to pay the first payment of $250. A new invoice will be created through PJ for the families who are putting money from fundraisers.

Let me know if you questions!

Best,

DMS

Hello Cambridge Band Family,

Week 3!! And ANOTHER big week for our band and ensembles! Sending an extra thank you to the parents who worked tirelessly Friday at the away football game and Saturday for our Camp to ensure our students were safe, looked great, and had a blast! Ubuntu’ (our motto chosen by our leadership this year) means “I am Because We Are”. We wouldn’t be the program we are without the amazing work and support of our parent booster organization, so THANK YOU!! This email will be jammed packed with information about this week (and beyond), please be sure to read to the end and ask questions that you may have!

The contents of this email (TL;DR) are:

-Volunteer Needs

-TOMORROW August 30th Sizing Day for Formal Wear 5:30 - 7:30pm

-Football Game Day Sheet/Flip Folders

-Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form

-Upcoming Important Information

Volunteer Needs:

We are need of immediate volunteers for this week’s home football game (Clarinet and Low Reed parents specifically). There is a spot for EVERYONE! Our band goal is for each family to get at least 5 volunteer experiences throughout the year and we’d love for you to consider this Friday to be one of those events. If you are not able to donate your time, please consider donating a few items for the performance dinner this week! Please check out the openings for this week at our volunteer link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44afa923a5f9ce9-202217

Formal Wear Fitting (TOMORROW):

On Tuesday, August 30th, we will be fitting students for their Concert Formal Wear from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Students will have the option of choosing from a Tuxedo, Floor Length Gown, or Formal Jumpsuit. Students will be measured on this day. No funds will be paid at the time of fitting day. It is preferred that all students in need of the Formal Wear uniform to be fit on this day. (This includes veteran members who may need a new size shirt, or pant)

Football Game Day Sheet/Flip Folders:

The game day sheet for this week’s home football game vs. Alpharetta is attached to this email! Please take a moment to go over the events for the day. With the excitement of the day it is easy to miss small details, so I have tried to include all that you may need to know. Pre-Game meal for this game is from Ippolitos. Pasta with marinara sauce and meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, watermelon, and dessert.

Attire for Winds and Percussion will be the traditional uniform. This includes their WHITE Under Uniform Shirts show shirt, NAVY Under Uniform shorts, and black marching shoes. Colorguard attire will be their Pep uniform. White Under Uniform shirt for Pep Band Friday morning.

*Flip Folders for football games are required for winds and percussion students.

Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form:

We understand that absences, tardies, and early departures will occur throughout the season. We have released our schedule to each family as soon as possible to alleviate the need for a student to miss a rehearsal/performance, however, if the need arises, early communication is essential. Absences that are not an emergency must be recorded 2 weeks in advanced to be considered excused and planned tardies/early departures must have 2 days notice. Completion of the form does not constitute an excused absence. Examples of excused absences would be sickness, COVID-19 quarantines, or COVID related symptoms, deaths, or other pre-discussed events. Unexcused absences will result in students needing to make up the performance experience, or could result in loss of performance opportunities.

Please fill out this form for all absences/tardies/early departures: https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/cambridge-band-tardyabsence-form

Upcoming Important Information:

-The Chocolate Fundraiser continues - Each student has received their first box of World’s Finest Chocolate. Once a student has sold their 1st box, a family can elect for $25 from each additional box to go towards each students BOA Orlando Trip, or Concert Only Fees. Chocolate Fundraiser will end September 30th.

-BOA Orlando Trip Payment #1 Due: A more extensive email will be sent with trip details.

-September 9th - Away Football vs. West Forsyth

Thank you for making it to the end of this email! Let me know if you have questions!

Best,

DMS

Good Evening Band Families,

Attached you will find this weeks Band Bulletin. Please click the attachment and open to see all that is happening this week!! Any item in the bulletin that is underlined is a "hot link" that will bring you directly to the corresponding sign up or jot form.

Check out our Parent Bulletin! This newsletter will be coming out weekly with information that will be beneficial for the Cambridge Band Family parents to know! You'll want to check out the newsletter as your one stop shop for information on volunteering, fundraising, upcoming dates, and more!

Hello Cambridge Band Family,

On to Week 2!! I wanted to take a quick moment to give a shout out to each of you who helped with volunteering this past week. I thought the football game and Saturday Picture Day was such a HUGE success. Thank you to all chaperones (lead chaperone: Traci Butler), equipment crew (leads: Nick Donovan, and Nick Guest), Concession Stand Volunteer (Leads: Liz and Mike Crisafi), uniform helpers (Lead: Terri Pascuzzi), Melissa Gibson (senior photos), Liz Waller (band merchandise ordering), and all who came to help with photos! This village does not run off of Dunkin’, it runs off of our parent’s sweat equity fostered through the love we have for our children! Thank you all for what you do for our band kiddos. This email will be jammed packed with information about this week (and beyond), please be sure to read to the end and ask questions that you may have!

TWO DAYS LEFT TO ORDER FROM THE SWAG STORE!!!* Link for Swag Store Below! Store closes Tuesday, August 23rd!

https://store.sundogzdesign.com/cambridgeband/shop/home?fbclid=IwAR2ebbZNHkrCqTWLrLt94H8EihURaAb8UXqjLrOxY22VteELR7oi3LfhEDw

The contents of this email (TL;DR) are:

-Volunteer Needs


-Football Game Day Sheet/Flip Folders


-Saturday Rehearsal - August 27th - 10am - 5pm


-August 30th Sizing Day for Formal Wear 5:30 - 7:30pm


-Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form


-Upcoming Important Information

Volunteer Needs:

We are need of immediate volunteers for this week’s away football game. There is a spot for EVERYONE! Whether you would like to help the students getting ready for the game, helping to serve pre-game meals, chaperoning during the game, packing equipment on to the field for halftime, or working in the concession stand, every spot is ESSENTIAL for the success of a smooth Away Football Game night. Our band goal is for each family to get at least 5 volunteer experiences throughout the year and we’d love for you to consider this Friday to be one of those events. Please check out the openings for this week at our volunteer link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44afa923a5f9ce9-20227

Football Game Day Sheet/Flip Folders:

The game day sheet for this week’s away football game vs. Denmark is attached to this email! Please take a moment to go over the events for the day. With the excitement of the day it is easy to miss small details, so I have tried to include all that you may need to know. Pre-Game meal for this game is on the Game Day Sheet.

Attire for Winds and Percussion will be the traditional uniform. This includes their WHITE Under Uniform Shirts show shirt, NAVY Under Uniform shorts, and black marching shoes. Colorguard attire will be their Pep uniform.

*Flip Folders for football games are required for winds and percussion students. We do realize that there have been a few instances of flip folders being back ordered at many retailers. I have been told that Ken Stanton, and Music and Arts (local companies) do have them in stock. Acquiring a flip folder will be essential for the success of our students in the stands for football games.

Saturday Rehearsal Rescheduled:

Please be aware that our Saturday rehearsal has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 27th, from 10am - 5pm. This is an SAT/ACT day. Students who are taking these exams will be excused from the morning section of rehearsal. *In an effort to keep our schedule as consistent as possible please be aware that we changes do occur we attempt to alert families of these changes at least 2 weeks prior to the newly scheduled event. Students will need to provide their own lunch for this Saturday rehearsal. Attendance is mandatory for this event. (We will be learning an entire movement to the show!)

Formal Wear Fitting:

On Tuesday, August 30th, we will be fitting students for their Concert Formal Wear from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. Students will have the option of choosing from a Tuxedo, Floor Length Gown, or Formal Jumpsuit. Students will be measured on this day. No funds will be paid at the time of fitting day. It is preferred that all students in need of the Formal Wear uniform to be fit on this day. (This includes veteran members who may need a new size shirt, or pant)

Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form:

We understand that absences, tardies, and early departures will occur throughout the season. We have released our schedule to each family as soon as possible to alleviate the need for a student to miss a rehearsal/performance, however, if the need arises, early communication is essential. Absences that are not an emergency must be recorded 2 weeks in advanced to be considered excused and planned tardies/early departures must have 2 days notice. Completion of the form does not constitute an excused absence. Examples of excused absences would be sickness, COVID-19 quarantines, or COVID related symptoms, deaths, or other pre-discussed events. Unexcused absences will result in students needing to make up the performance experience, or could result in loss of performance opportunities.

Please fill out this form for all absences/tardies/early departures: https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/cambridge-band-tardyabsence-form

Upcoming Important Information:


~The Chocolate Fundraiser continues - Each student has received their first box of World’s Finest Chocolate. Once a student has sold their 1st box, a family can elect for $25 from each additional box to go towards each students BOA Orlando Trip, or Concert Only Fees. Chocolate Fundraiser will end September 30th.


~September 2nd - Home Football vs. Alpharetta


~September 9th - Away Football vs. West Forsyth

Thank you for making it to the end of this email! Let me know if you have questions!

Best,

DMS

Check out our Parent Bulletin! This newsletter will be coming out weekly with information that will be beneficial for the Cambridge Band Family parents to know! You'll want to check out the newsletter as your one stop shop for information on volunteering, fundraising, upcoming dates, and more!

Hello Cambridge Band Family,

Welcome to our first Performance Week of the season!! We’ve missed Friday night lights and are looking forward to cheering our Football BEARS on to victory this Friday! We’re also looking forward to BAND PICTURE day this Saturday. This email will be jammed packed with information about this week (and beyond), please be sure to read to the end and ask questions that you may have!

Link for Swag Store Below! We will be adding more items to the store in the next few days, so be sure to check back to have a broader selection. Store closes Friday, August 23rd!

https://store.sundogzdesign.com/cambridgeband/shop/home?fbclid=IwAR2ebbZNHkrCqTWLrLt94H8EihURaAb8UXqjLrOxY22VteELR7oi3LfhEDw

The contents of this email (I've put TL;DR information in bold) are:

-Volunteer Needs

-Announcer for Football Games

-Football Game Day Sheet/Flip Folders

-Band Picture Day - August 20th - 8am - 11am

-Saturday Rehearsal - August 27th - 10am - 5pm

-Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form

-Upcoming Important Information

Volunteer Needs:

We are need of immediate volunteers for this week’s home football game. There is a spot for EVERYONE! Whether you would like to help the students getting ready for the game, helping to serve pre-game meals, chaperoning during the game, moving equipment on to the field for halftime, or working in the concession stand, every spot is ESSENTIAL for the success of a smooth Home Football Game night. Our band goal is for each family to get at least 5 volunteer experiences throughout the year and we’d love for you to consider this Friday to be one of those events. Please check out the openings for this week at our volunteer link here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c44afa923a5f9ce9-202215

Announcer for Football Games:

Do you, or someone you know have an AWESOME ANNOUNCER voice and has always wanted to show off their skills to hundreds of people??? We are in need of a new VOICE of the Cambridge Marching Band who would like to announce for the band during Pre-Game and Halftime shows! Interested parties would need to be able to attend each Home Football game. Scripts for each game will be provided prior to each event! Please reach out to me at scottd2@fultonschools.org if you are interested (or know someone I could reach out to!)

Football Game Day Sheet/Flip Folders:

The game day sheet for this week’s home football game vs. Creekside is attached to this email! Please take a moment to go over the events for the day. With the excitement of the day it is easy to miss small details, so I have tried to include all that you may need to know. Pre-Game meal for this game will be Roaster’s, which includes: Barbecue chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, corn, cornbread, buns. If your child prefers something else for dinner, please feel free to drop off an alternate dinner option to the cafeteria by 4:30pm and we’ll make sure he/she will get it.

Attire for Winds and Percussion will include their BLUE MOTHER EARTH show shirt, plain black shorts (athletic shorts are preferred), and tennis shoes. The show shirt will be provided for each student following Wednesday’s rehearsal. Colorguard attire will be their Pep uniform.

*Flip Folders for football games are required for winds and percussion students. We do realize that there have been a few instances of flip folders being back ordered at many retailers. I have been told that Ken Stanton, and Music and Arts (local companies) do have them in stock. Acquiring a flip folder will be essential for the success of our students in the stands for football games.

Band Picture Day:

Picture day for the band is scheduled with Cady studios for THIS SATURDAY, August 20th from 8am -11am (previously a rehearsal day). Students will be taking the full group ensemble photo, section photos, and individual photos. All photos/packages will be available for purchase through Cady studios once the session is complete.

Call time for this day will be 8:00am. This will be our first time in Full Uniform as an ensemble, so we will be utilizing this as a practice experience for the ensemble. Because of this, students WILL need to wear their under uniform (WHITE SHIRT, NAVY SHORTS) with LONG (at least calf length) BLACK SOCKS, and black marching shoes. Colorguard will wear Pep Uniform.

Pictures will begin at 9:00am. Students will be able to depart once individual pictures have been completed.

Saturday Rehearsal Rescheduled:

Please be aware that our Saturday rehearsal has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 27th, from 10am - 5pm. This is an SAT/ACT day. Students who are taking these exams will be excused from the morning section of rehearsal. *In an effort to keep our schedule as consistent as possible please be aware that we changes do occur we attempt to alert families of these changes at least 2 weeks prior to the newly scheduled event. Students will need to provide their own lunch for this Saturday rehearsal. Attendance is mandatory for this event. (We will be learning an entire movement to the show!)

Absence/Tardy/Early Departure Form:

We understand that absences, tardies, and early departures will occur throughout the season. We have released our schedule to each family as soon as possible to alleviate the need for a student to miss a rehearsal/performance, however, if the need arises, early communication is essential. Absences that are not an emergency must be recorded 2 weeks in advanced to be considered excused and planned tardies/early departures must have 2 days notice. Completion of the form does not constitute an excused absence. Examples of excused absences would be sickness, COVID-19 quarantines, or COVID related symptoms, deaths, or other pre-discussed events. Unexcused absences will result in students needing to make up the performance experience, or could result in loss of performance opportunities.

Please fill out this form for all absences/tardies/early departures: https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/cambridge-band-tardyabsence-form

Upcoming Important Information:

~Please be on the lookout from our Ways and Means VP, Brian Edison, detailing our upcoming Chocolate Fundraiser. Students will be receiving a fundraising promissory note tomorrow explaining the process that parents will need to sign. They will then receive their box of chocolate on Tuesday during class, or after rehearsal Wednesday (Colorguard students can come by to grab chocolate during Lunch on Tuesday). A large portion of these proceeds will go towards paying for the upcoming BOA Orlando Trip cost.

~ BOA Orlando trip details are coming soon! Be on the lookout for information about a Friends and Family package!

~ Concert Uniform Tuxedo/Dress/Jumpsuit fitting will be occurring after school on Tuesday, August 30th! More information will be coming about the process for obtaining a concert uniform for our concert band students!

Thank you for making it to the end of this email! Let me know if you have questions!

Best,

DMS

We are so thankful for our partnership with G2 Performance, DS- Dance Sophisticates, and Field and Floor FX who have created a STUNNING visual design for our 2022 production, MOTHER EARTH. Only 1 Week away until our first live performance!

Cambridge stadium is now requiring clear bags to enter for games, so what better way to get your bag AND support the Cambridge Band!! Order today to make sure to have your bag for the first game.

https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/clear-stadium-tote-bag-order

Check out our NEW Parent Bulletin! This newsletter will be coming out weekly with information that will be beneficial for the Cambridge Band Family parents to know! You'll want to check out the newsletter as your one stop shop for information on volunteering, fundraising, upcoming dates, and more!

Hello, and WELCOME to the first week of school!

We are extremely excited for what will be an action packed school year! The marching band students set a LEGENDARY tone at the 2022 Marching Band Preseason Camp and the entire staff is looking forward to the start of this leg of the season!

Here is a list of the contents of this email:

Cambridge Band Swag Store Rehearsal Schedule Need to Know Info

Swag Store:

We will be opening the Cambridge Band Swag store where you will be able to purchase some Cambridge Band apparrel for the season. This store will be open online until Friday, August 26th!

Weekly Rehearsal Schedule:

Here is a glance at the rehearsals for this week:

Monday (8/08) 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Wednesday (8/10) 4:00pm - 6:30pm (Stadium rehearsal, OPEN rehearsal)

Thursday (8/11) 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Need to Know Information (Important):

Students will be permitted to utilize their band locker throughout the day to store their rehearsal clothing/jug for afterschool rehearsals. Lockers have been assigned and students can check to see what their individuals lockers and combinations will be Monday morning. They will find their locker assignment on the "Need to Know Board" next to the band room entrance door, and can pick up their combination from myself, or Mr. Makrides.

As we make the transition from Preseason Camp to after school rehearsal students should be sure they are prepared and planning for the rehearsal week. It is essential that students continue to drink water throughout the school day, bring all needed materials (chalk, fanny pack, hat, dot book, waterjug, etc), and, if preferred, a snack for after school. The timeline between end of school and the start of rehearsal is quick, so as we begin the next leg of the season I ask that all students mentally prepare what that 30 minutes will look like to ensure we begin all rehearsals on time and have productive start times.

As many parents may have read in the "Parent Cheat Sheet", the end of rehearsal time indicates when we end activity. Students will typically take 10 - 15min past the end of rehearsal time to be out to parents. If your student is on the leadership team, or front ensemble, plan for students to help with clean up, and bringing the instruments back to the band room.

If you are interested in looking ahead at the full season schedule, you can access the calendar for the entire year at this link!: https:/href=/app/calendar

This calendar is updated regularly and will be the most up to date of all schedules sent throughout the school year.

That's all for now! We hope to see you all at our OPEN rehearsals on Wednesdays in the stadium this year! The students always love performing and getting feedback from the community on those days and we would love to see you hyping up our students throughout the season!

Let me know if you have questions.

Best,

DMS

Pool Party is Wednesday, July 27 from 6-8 pm at the Milton Town Pool, 1785 Dinsmore Road, Milton, GA.

The permission form is due on Monday, July 25.


Check out our NEW Parent Bulletin! This newsletter will be coming out weekly with information that will be beneficial for the Cambridge Band Family parents to know! You'll want to check out the newsletter as your one stop shop for information on volunteering, fundraising, upcoming dates, and more!

Have a great evening and see you tomorrow!

DMS