Dear Band Family,

A lot of things happened last week with Prism concert, Senior Night at the Football game, the last halftime home performance and the MCBA Invitational at Clarkston High School on Saturday. Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help move the props during the practice and performances and also donated food to feed the band. It was a great success. THANK YOU for all the students coping with the tight schedule and weather and school work. We are very proud of you all. You all did a wonderful job!!!

IMPORTANT UPDATES

Lakeland Invitational: Saturday October 29, 2016 at Lakeland High School, 1630 Bogie Lake Rd, White Lake, MI 48383.  Schedule coming soon. Sign Up for Feed the Band here.

2016 MCBA Championship Contest: Saturday November 5, 2016, at Ford Field, 2000 Brush St, Detroit, MI 48226. For more information, please visit the State Finals page on our website.

Paper Plate Awards: During the week leading up to State Finals, parents are welcome and encouraged to post fun and inspirational paper plates on the walls of the band room for their students and their friends, sections, staff, etc!. Let’s cover the walls of the band room!

Ford Field Waiver Form:

Message from Anne Marie Collier-Miller: Click HERE to print a Ford Field Waiver form for the students. This is a form that has to be turned in to Ford Field for the November competition. If you could please print and sign this form and return it to me by 10/24, I would appreciate it.  I need every student to have a form completed.

If you are an adult that will be helping with the pit crew, please contact me so I can send you the form you have to sign. Any questions, please contact here.

Marching Band Banquet: Save the Date to Celebrate with the West Bloomfield High School Marching Band!

Date:  Sunday, November 13, 2016

Location:  Glen Oaks Country Club

Time:  Doors open at 6:00pm, Dinner at 6:30pm

Cost:  $25/Person (Cash or check made payable to BBAWB)

RSVP:  coming soon! (Invitations will be distributed this coming week.)

For detailed information on the banquet location, what to wear, and much more, please visit the Band Banquet page on the website.

Seniors: Congratulations on wrapping up another outstanding, successful marching band season and final last year of Marching Band! We are so proud of you and all your accomplishments, commitment and dedication.  With that, we would like to recognize you at the marching band banquet in two ways:  1.  In the “end of the year video,” we would like to include a 0:30 to 1:00 minute mention from you regarding your greatest moment/memory of marching band and 2.  We would like to include in the program your favorite band memory, what your learned while being in band, what might you miss the most, and also your future plans.  You will receive an e-mail soon with more information.  If you did not get the e-mail, contact Brandon Crawford (brettnsue@gmail.com).

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (next 2 weeks)

full calendar

Tuesday, October 25:              3:30pm – Marching Band Rehearsal

Wednesday, October 26:        3:30pm – Marching Band Rehearsal

Thursday, October 27:            3:30pm – Marching Band Rehearsal

Saturday, October 29              Marching Band MCBA – Lakeland

Lakeland High School: 1630 Bogie Lake Rd, White Lake, MI 48383

Schedule will be posted soon.

Sunday, October 30:               MSBOA All-State Auditions

Tuesday, November 1             3:30pm – Marching Band Rehearsal

7:00pm-  Parent Meeting

Wednesday, November 2       3:30pm – Marching Band Rehearsal

7:00pm –  OLMS 7th & 8th Grade Concert

Thursday, November 3           3:30pm –  Marching Band Rehearsal

Saturday, November 5            Marching Band State Finals  @ Ford Field

Thursday, November 10         6:30 p.m. Winter Winds (grades 6-8) Informational Meeting in the WBHS Band Room (more information here)

7:30 p.m. Winter Percussion (grades 8-12) Informational Meeting in the WBHS Band Room (more information here)

Friday November 11               7:00 p.m. JV and Varsity Winter Guard Informational Meeting in the WBHS Band Room (for parents of students in grades 6-12) (more information here)

Fundraising:

Crispelli’s Fundraiser was huge success. Thank you for helping our band boosters. Huge shout out thanks for Jennifer Gulati who hands out 400+ flyers at schools throughout the district.

Returnable Containers:

We have the big returnable containers placed around the school; please bring your returnables to band or drop it off in these containers any time. A Sign-Up Genius is coming soon, as we are looking for students to empty the containers and return the cans and bottles to the store.  The proceeds will be split 50/50 between the student’s account and BBAWB.

Sep/Oct Special: Dutch mill bulbs fundraising:

Order online through our secure website! The link is below.  If you are typing the link into your computer, please enter all of the below information in the URL field (starting with http://).

http://groups.dutchmillbulbs.com/bandboostersassociationofwestbloomfield.php

Ordering online is easy! Make your selections, provide billing and shipping information, and choose a secure method of payment (credit card or PayPal).  A shipping fee of $6.00 will be applied to orders 24 packages or less, free shipping on orders 25 packages or more.  Items you select will be sent directly to the shipping address you provide.  Items will be shipped Ground and will arrive within 1-2 weeks.

The website will remain open for online ordering through December 1st.

Questions? Please contact fundraising@wbbands.info .

SCRIPS:

Every purchase brings a rebate, and 60% goes to the student’s points account, while 40% goes toward instruments, sectional instruction, music program scholarships, equipment purchase, and other initiatives supported by the Band Boosters.  Go to wbbands.info/fundraising/scrip-program/ and order SCRIP (gift cards).  The rewards for every purchase add up! And the more people who participate, the faster the rewards grow. Questions about how it works?  Please contact Marci Grossman. Of course, if you don’t want to buy scrip, you can always just make a donation to the band. The benefits of being a 501(c)3: A donation is tax deductible.

BAND MERCHANDISE:

Show your Laker Pride!  Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today!  A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.

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