Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* Mongolian Grill Fundraiser

* Hockey Pep Band

* Winter Program Payment Due 12/15

* Parent Meeting

* Winter Invitationals

* Shop SCRIPS for the Holidays

* Sponsorship Program

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule


Don’t Cook Tomorrow Night!

Benefit Night Fundraiser at Bd’s Mongolian Grill

West Bloomfield Band

Monday, December 10th

5pm- 9pm

Come see Noah Dyer and Chris Vilag behind the grill!

Just bring in the attached flyer on Monday December 10th, and West Bloomfield Band will receive 15% of what you spend dining at Bd’s Mongolian Grill Novi!


Bd’s Mongolian Grill

43155 Main St., Suite 200

Novi, MI 48375


You MUST present the flyer! (See attachment to this newsletter)


7th-12th Grade

C’mon out to be part of the Pep Band at a West Bloomfield Laker Hockey game!

Free admission for all 7 – 12 grade band students! All marchable instruments welcome.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Arrive 8:10 p.m. (Puck drops about 8:20)

Lakeland Arena

7330 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI (Near the Oakland County Airport)

Wear PRIDE shirt and a warm sweatshirt or jacket

Email Mrs. Long, christinelong@mac.com or ask Emma Long for more information.

Come be a part of the Frozen Swamp!


Winter Percussion & Winter Guard – Please mail your payment or place it in the black box in the HS band room. Students with outstanding fees that have not yet made a financial plan with our treasurer may not attend rehearsals until a plan or payment have been made.

For your convenience, we have added Venmo as a payment method for various band related charges including registration fees, monthly fees, donations, and feed the band contributions. For the parents interested in using this payment method, our Venmo ID is Treasurer-Bbawb. If you have any difficulties locating this ID please e-mail: treasurer@wbbands.info.

Please note: this new payment method is in addition to the existing options: Cash, Checks, Credit Card (Processing Fee Applies), Electronic checks and transfers from individual bank accounts and Paypal (Processing Fee Applies).

If mailing payment, mail to:

Raluca Dusa – Treasurer 5383 Coomer Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48324


Thank you to the parents that joined us for our December meeting. If you were unable attend, please see the attached minutes. Please join us for our next meeting on Tuesday, January 8th at 7pm in the High School I-Center.


West Bloomfield will be hosting TWO Invitationals this winter season! Please mark these dates on your calendars now. We will need families from both Winter Guard and Winter Percussion to assist with both. These are very large events and many volunteers are a must. Thank you in advance!

  • MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard Only, Saturday, Feb 16th, 2019
  • MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard & Percussion, Sunday, Mar 17th, 2019


For all of your Holiday shopping needs!

  • Great Lakes Scrip is an easy, fast way to put money in your student’s account!  Simply purchase store gift cards for everyday purchases such as gas, eating out, travel, clothing and many others, or to give as gifts for any occasion. The merchants give a percentage of the gift card purchase to the band which will then be deposited into your student’s points account.  40% of the money raised by purchasing SCRIP cards goes towards your student points account and 60% earns money for West Bloomfield Bands.  
  • Visit https://www.shopwithscrip.com/ to get started!
    • Order gift cards for over 750 of the most popular brands, from groceries to coffee to entertainment to gas.
    • Over 300 brands are available immediately with eGift card products, and over 100 are reloadable.
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      It’s a breeze to shop with ScripNow®! When you order ScripNow eCards on ShopWithScrip.com and pay with PrestoPay™, they’re delivered right to your ShopWithScrip® account in minutes. You can use eCards to shop online, or print them out and bring them to the store. Earn rebates on all your last minute shopping!

Keep up with current SCRIP information by joining the SCRIP Facebook page for West Bloomfield Bands! Just go to the West Bloomfield Bands Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wbbands/ and look under “Groups.”


Corporate/Community Sponsorship  

 Keep selling those T-shirt/program ads for the Winter Season. 

 There are seven levels of participation ranging from $50-$2,500+ — Piano, Crescendo, Mezzo-piano, Mezzo-forte, Forte, Fortissimo and Fortississimo — with different incentives.

Incentives for the student remain the same — a 50-50 split between the student and band — except for the $2,000-$2,500+ levels. Any sponsorship package sold at the $2,000-and-above level will be capped at $750 for the student with the remainder going into the general band fundraising coffer.  For individuals wanting to place ads in our programs only, please refer to last year’s donation amounts.  The Corporate/Community Sponsorship form can be printed from http://wbbands.info/  

 Good luck!!!!


  • Winter HS Band Concert (Grades 9-12) – Tuesday, December 18, 7pm – 9pm at the HS
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, January 8th, 7pm at the HS I-Center
  • OLMS Winter Band Concert – Tuesday, January 15th, 7pm at OLMS
  • Abbott Winter Band Concert – Wednesday, January 16th, 7pm at Abbott
  • MSBOA High School Solo & Ensemble – January 18th & 19th
  • Jazz Band at United We Walk, Sunday, January 20th, 2019, 2:30pm at WBHS
  • Saturday, February 2:  Novi High School (MCGC) (Percussion & Guard)
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, Feb 5th at 7pm in the HS I-Center
  • Saturday, February 9:  Percussion at Troy Regional (WGI), Troy Athens High School
  • MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard Only, Saturday, Feb 16th, 2019
  • Saturday, February 23rd Guard at MCGC Stoney Creek
  • Saturday, March 2:  Percussion at Milford High School  (MCGC)
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm in the HS I-Center
  • Saturday, March 9th Varsity Guard at WGI Regional, Grand Blanc High School
  • Sunday, March 17: West Bloomfield MCGC Invitational (Guard & Percussion)
  • March 22 – 24th Varsity Guard at WGI Mid-East Power Regional, Cincinnati, OH
  • March 23 & 24:  Percussion at WGI Mid-East Power Regional, Highland Heights, KY
  • Saturday, March 23rd JV Guard at MCGC 2019 JV Guard State Championships, Reeths-Puffer High School
  • Thursday, March TBD:  Friends and Family Show, Abbott Middle School, 7:45pm (Guard & Percussion)
  • Saturday, March 30th Varsity Guard at MCGC 2019 Varsity Guard State Championships, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Sunday, March 31:  Percussion at State Championships (MCGC), Saginaw Valley State University
  • Tuesday, April 2 – Saturday, April 6th Varsity Guard at WGI World Championships, Dayton, OH
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, April 9th at 7pm in the HS I-Center
  • April 13th – Spring West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day (Tag Day Event)
  • April 13th – Middle School Solo & Ensemble at Oakview Middle School
  • April 11-14:  Percussion at World Championships (WGI), University of Dayton, OH
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm in the HS I-Center
  • West Bloomfield High School Spring Concert, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:00pm WBHS Auditorium
  • Abbott Spring Concert – Tue, May 28, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Abbott
  • OLMS Spring Band Concert -Wed, May 29, 2019, 7pm – 8pm at OLMS
  • October 5th – Fall West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day (Tag Day Event)

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (12/10-12/16)

The Band Boosters uses Google Calendar.  A link to the full calendar can be found on our website. To add BBAWB events to your calendar on your computer or smart phone, click on the “+Google Calendar” icon located at the bottom right of the calendar.  

Monday, Dec 10th:

* Jazz Band Rehearsal 2:30-4pm in the HS band room

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS cafeteria

* Mongolian Grill Fundraiser 5-9pm

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6:30-9pm at Roosevelt

Tuesday, Dec 11th:

* Elementary Guard Rehearsal 4:30-6pm at Roosevelt

* Winter Percussion Rehearsal 5-8:30pm at Abbott MS

Wednesday, Dec 12th:

* Jazz Band Rehearsal 2:30-4pm in the HS band room

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS cafeteria

* Winter Percussion Lessons 4:30-7:15 at Abbott MS (Lessons only. Students attend during their designated time slot.)

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6:00-9pm at Roosevelt

Thursday, Dec 13th:

* Winter Percussion Rehearsal 5-8:30pm at Abbott MS

Friday, Dec 14th:

* Hockey Pep Band, 8:10pm – 11:00pm at Lakeland Arena

Saturday, Dec 15th:

* Winter Percussion Rehearsal 9am-4pm at Abbott MS

* JV Guard Rehearsal 11-4pm at OLMS

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 4-9pm at Abbott MS

* Winter Program Payment Due


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