CMB Summer 2019 Announcements – Volume 1
July 1, 2019

All of our major dates, including summer band week, Res-Life move-in, football games, upcoming auditions, concert ensemble performances, and more can be found on our member calendar. There is also a link to this calendar from the “Information” tab of the menu bar on the website. This is always a good starting point before calling or emailing the office with questions regarding dates.

Registration Forms
All members must complete the CMB Registration Form by Monday, July 8, 2019. This form is important for verifying our roster information, ordering clothing items, meal plans, game-day parking permits (off-campus students only), ResLife early move-in information, and more. Please complete this important form now!

Website Member Login
Please check your email for the Members Area password for the CMB website. We do not post that password on this page since this page is available to the public.

ResLife CMB Early Move In
The early-move-in date for CMB members is Saturday, August 10th, from 1:00 – 5:00 pm. This date was set by Residential Life, and it is the only date and time that CMB members will be able to move in early. All members who are living on campus should make every effort to check in during this time. We send ResLife our CMB roster during the summer, and they will NOT charge CMB members who check in during this time an early-move-in fee. Please note that if you individually reach out to ResLife to try and arrange a different early move-in time, they WILL charge you an early move-in fee if they are able to accommodate your request.

Summer Band Week 2019 – August 11th – 17th
CMB Summer Band week begins on Sunday, August 11th at 6:00 pm for all new members (Rookies) and leadership team members. Returning members (Vets) report on Monday, August 12th at 8:00 am. Band week runs all day every day August 12-16 and culminates with a Preview Performance open to parents, family, and friends on Saturday, August 17th, at 10:30 am. A detailed schedule is available here.

Stay in Shape
We quite literally hit the ground running during Summer Band Week, with one of the first activities that the Rookies begin learning being our iconic Run-On! It is imperative that you GET SOME EXERCISE this summer so that you are ready to burn those calories and get those steps during Band Week!

MEMORIZE Pregame Music
We require that all PREGAME MUSIC and CMB WARMUPS be MEMORIZED by band week. Use the preceding link to download the music. We will also be learning six halftime shows throughout the season. It is SO IMPORTANT that you show up prepared, having worked on music memorization for all of our Pregame music prior to arriving for band week. This will help prevent you from falling behind once the season is underway. So dust off those summer chops and get started now! Not sure what part to play? Start with what part you played in high school. If the range seems too high, move down to the next part.

Remind App
The CMB uses the “Remind” app to communicate with CMB members regularly. Follow the previous link for more information about how to receive timely CMB Announcements via the Remind app.

CMB 2019 Travel Schedule
Our full schedule, including home games, is posted on the online calendar.

The Brightest Band in All the Land is Going Green
The CMB will be distributing significantly less paper in the 2019 season. Music and Drill will be distributed almost entirely digitally. Music will be posted in PDF format, and we will be transitioning to the Ultimate Drill Book (UDB) app this season as well. UDB is a powerful tool that will allow us to learn and distribute drill quicker and more efficiently than before. Leaders will have some time to familiarize ourselves with it during the leadership retreat, and the full band will have a learning session with the app during Band Week. You’ll need to bring those phones charged and ready to rehearsal in order to read drill and music! More information on downloading, setting up an account, and using UDB is available in the Current Members area of the CMB website.

Strive Award
Our wonderful Alpha Chapter of Kappa Kappa Psi has established a new scholarship for one or two incoming freshmen. More information on how to apply will be distributed to Rookie members via email soon.

Stay Tuned
Please keep an eye on your email account and the CMB Remind app. We will be sending additional information later in July. Be sure and get your registration form submitted by JULY 8th! Enjoy your summer, and a special shout out and good luck to all of our wonderful CMB members who are also marching DCI this summer!