Dear Family, Friends and Supporters
of the West Bloomfield Band Program,
The West Bloomfield School District’s Band Program is well known and has consistently achieved outstanding rankings at Band and Orchestra Festivals and Solo and Ensemble competitions. In addition our extracurricular Marching Band, Winter Drumline and Winter Guard programs have all represented the school at state finals proudly often achieving first or second place standings. We would like to maintain the high quality and recognition of each of these programs.
The Band Boosters Association of West Bloomfield raises close to $275,000 in funding each year for the band program. The funds go directly to the purchase and maintenance of our instruments, and uniforms; providing scholarships, music and additional instructional staff for our students.
Due to smaller contributions our fundraising efforts have left us short of our budget this year. In order to keep the extracurricular programs such as Marching Band an option for all students we have kept our cost down charging in some cases half what other schools in the area are charging. This year we find we are in need of extra outside help and ask you to make a donation to our cause. This donation will be tax deductible.
We would like to raise a total of $152,000 by December 12, 2013, broken down as follows:
- $50,000 to support our budget shortfall this year
- $32,000 for uniforms for Concert Band programs at the Middle Schools and High School. The cost per uniform is approximately $100 each.
- $70,000 for Marching Band uniforms. The approximate cost of replacing one Marching Band uniform is $350.
Our traditional fundraising efforts will continue so as not to cause a greater shortfall; however this one time donation that we are asking for will go toward balancing this year’s budget and replacing the worn-out uniforms for our band students.
Sponsorship Levels: Each level will receive name recognition in all concert and invitational programs for the next 3 years.
- Fan: $10 Minimum Donation ($10 – $49)
- Performer: $50 Minimum Donation ($50 – $99)
- Director: $100 Minimum Donation ($100-$499)
- Conductor: $500 Minimum Donation ($500-$999)
- Maestro: $1000 Minimum Donation ($1000 -$1999)
- Virtuoso: $2000 Minimum Donation ($2000 and above)
The Band Boosters Association of West Bloomfield seeks to support, encourage, and assist in the development, organization, and operations of the many aspects of the band program in the West Bloomfield School District. BBAWB is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which works closely with the band department and school administration. Funds raised by BBAWB are used to support and enhance all West Bloomfield Middle and High School band programs. The band programs depend on the financial support provided by the BBAWB.
There are two ways to donate: