Band Updates 9/17
I am so excited as I write this message as we have a HUGE week coming up for our students and band community. The information below is provided to help you with navigating this week and to provide a few updates on happenings in Cambridge Band Land.
Here is a snapshot of this email:
All State/All State Jazz/Fulton County Honor Band Registration Due 9/18
September Parent Meeting (6:00pm 9/19)
Weekly Rehearsal Schedule
Thursday Concert Band Morning Rehearsal
Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition/Itinerary
Bands of America Chaperone Interest Form
All State/All State Jazz/Fulton County Honor Band Registration Due 9/18:
The due date for All State Band, All State Jazz, and Fulton County Honor Band audition registration is due tomorrow, Monday, September 18th! The registration will close down on Tuesday morning. It is important that all students who are interested in auditioning for these ensembles to register prior to the deadline, or massive late fees will be applied to the registration. Click on the link for registration: https://form.jotform.com/Treasurer_Band/all-state-band-audition
September Parent Meeting (6:00pm 9/19):
We will be having our September parent meeting in the Band Room on Tuesday, September 19th, at 6:00pm! It is important that parents attend as we will be going over information for Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition, Bands of America, upcoming fundraisers, and more! This meeting will not be provided virtually. We will be sure to share powerpoints and meeting minutes following the event.
Weekly Rehearsal Schedule:
This week's rehearsal schedule is as follows: Monday: 4 - 7pm, Wednesday 4 - 7pm (OPEN Rehearsal in the stadium, please attend), Thursday 4 - 7pm, Friday 4 - 6:30pm (set up for Fulton County Marching Exhibition will follow rehearsal until approximately 8:00pm)
Thursday Concert Band Morning Rehearsal:
Reminder that 3rd period band class, and the 5th period period percussionist will have our first morning rehearsal in preparation for our October 3rd concert from 7:10am - 8:15am. Attendance is required for these rehearsals as they will be our only opportunities to play with the two class periods prior to the concert.
Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition/Itinerary:
Attached to this email is the student itinerary for this Saturday's Fulton County Marching Band Exhibition at Cambridge High School! The itinerary is a broad overview of the day for students and includes our performance time. As of now, we will be wearing our traditional uniform for the exhibition, but if our performance uniform arrives in time, we will make an effort to wear the performance uniform for the performance on Saturday!
As I am sure you may be aware, the Fulton County Exhibition is a huge event for the county where the 15 high school ensembles come up north to showcase their halftime marching band productions. This event bolsters thousands of band students and approximately 5,000 guest. We are looking forward to being the host of this esteemed event. As you are making plans for this Saturday, please take some time to check out our volunteer page as we are still in need of a few parent volunteer to help out with this weekend's event. Volunteer who sign up for two or more shifts get in to the event for free! Please take a moment to sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C44AFA923A5F9CE9-202313#/
Bands of America Chaperone Interest Form:
We have had great interest from our community about being a chaperone for our overnight trip experience to Maryland for the Bands of America Regional marching band championships! Because of this interest we are asking that all complete this interest form so that we can communicate with you about the opportunity to chaperone. Please be aware that chaperones will need to have gone through a background check, fingerprinting, and badging process through Fulton County Schools in order to be an overnight chaperone for this trip. This is a lengthy process that can take anywhere from 3 - 5 weeks! Please take the time to complete this form if you are interested in chaperoning: https://form.jotform.com/232563788277067
Let me know if you have questions!