Notes On Requesting The CAMB
The CAMB performs at nearly one hundred community and campus events each year. Our performances include a wide range of event types such as farmers markets, carnivals, birthday and retirement parties, parades, 5k runs, and other large gatherings. We pride ourselves in our community involvement and musical outreach, and students join the CAMB out of a shared passion for performing and entertaining. We actively seek new performances.
Our schedule fills relatively quickly, but in order to maintain flexibility we ask that requests be submitted between one and six months in advance. Each year we have certain high-priority reccuring performances, such as Picnic Day, Aggie football games, and the San Fransisco Chinese New Year Parade. With rare exception, the CAMB is unavailable for other performances on or around the dates of these events. As the musicians are all student volunteers, weekday performances during typical class hours are harder to assemble for, as are performances during the holiday season.
A typical community CAMB performance is between 20 and 35 minutes in length, and is performed in our informal Mav'rik uniforms. If a performance is scheduled within a populated area, we recommend securing a sound permit from the relevant authority. In order to maintain our standard of quality, we will only accept performances for which we can field a full compliment of instruments and members (50 minimum).
Performances in our Full Dress uniform are much more heavily involved, often requiring extra rehearsal time beforehand, as well as extra set-up time day-of. Even though the same students comprise both groups, Full Dress CAMB performances operate under a different set of requirements than the Mav'rik performances. If a performance request of a special or outstanding nature is received, the CAMB may opt to perform in Full Dress.
While we always appreciate contributions, please note that the CAMB is not for hire. Song requests will be happily considered, but arranging and rehearsing a new piece is prohibitively time-consuming if a song isn't already a part of our repetoire.
How To Request the CAMB
In order to request the CAMB, please fill out this form.
The request form will ask for relevant information, and will provide a confirmation email. This confirmation email will imediately put you in contact with the CAMB leadership, both student officers and career staff. We meet each Monday evening, and decisions regarding scheduling are made then. These meetings do not occur over the summer, during winter and spring breaks, or during finals weeks.