West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter

April 29th_ May 5th, 2019  


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* 2019 Marching Band Registration

* 2019 Marching Band Section Leader & Drum Major Application

* West Bloomfield Bands Bowling Fundraiser

* Spring Swing Fundraiser

* Thirty-One Fundraiser – Ending SOON

* 2019-2020 School Year Physicals

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule

* Ongoing Fundraising


Register Online Today!

Marching Band: Registration is open to all students currently in grades 8-11 residing in the West Bloomfield School District who have experience on wind or percussion instruments. It is highly recommended that students be concurrently enrolled in band class, but this requirement can be waived at the director’s discretion. District students who attend International Academy, Oakland Early College or any privateor non-profit school without a marching band are welcome to join! NEW THIS YEAR: students who participate in Marching Band will have the opportunity to take a trip to Walt Disney World during winter break in 2020!

Color Guard: Students who are not in band class and/or who do not play an instrument may join the Color Guard, a visual ensemble that is an essential part of the Marching Band. Some experience in dance is helpful but not required. The dance elements and equipment skills can be taught to interested students.

Online Registration: Click HERE to register online. The online form is designed to cut down on the amount of paperwork; however, there are still forms that will need to be filled out and returned. Once you register online, you will receive a welcome e-mail with links to the additional forms, payment schedule, and more.

The fee for the 2019 Marching Band Season is $925.00, plus $150 fundraising

What’s included in the fee:

  • Band Camp, including room/board, travel and entertainment
  • “Pride” Marching Band shirt – for members only!
  • Invitational entry fees
  • In-state competitions, including travel (at least 5 performance opportunities)
  • Show composition – music and drill customized for each student
  • Music royalties and usage fees
  • Instructor salaries for 6 months
  • Uniforms

Additional Expenses:

Marching Shoes (a/k/a “Dinkles”): $40 per pair. New members must purchase new Dinkles; returning members have the option to purchase replacements. A fitting for shoes will take place during the summer.

Color Guard Shoes: $40 per pair. All Color Guard members must purchase new shoes. A fitting for shoes will take place during the summer.


Paper Registration Packets are also available in all band classes at:

Abbott Middle School, Orchard Lake Middle School and at WBHS

Questions?  Contact Noah Dyer or email wbbands@gmail.com


Upcoming Important Marching Band Dates:

  • May 7 and May 8: Marching Band Experience (for new and veteran students, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. in the Band Room at WBHS. Veteran members, please report at 6:45 p.m.)
  • May 7: New Parent Orientation (new and veteran parents welcome, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS – learn about marching band, including camp, how to access Charms and fundraising opportunities)
  • May 8: Disney Trip Meeting (for all parents interested in the Disney Trip, 7:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS – the representative from Music Travel Consultants will be on hand to talk about the trip and answer any questions you may have.
  • May 14: BBAWB Parent Meeting and Marching Band Show Theme Reveal Night (7:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS – learn the marching band show theme; the winner of the John Boruta Family Alumni Scholarship will be announced as well as marching band leadership)
  • May 27: Memorial Day Parade in Keego Harbor.
  • June 4: BBAWB Annual Meeting, 7:00 p.m. at WBHS
  • June 17-19: Marching Band Rehearsal (full ensemble): 1-8 p.m. at WBHS




  • The paper application (attached) is due to the director mailbox in the band room on Tuesday 4/30. There will be hard copies available in the band room.
  • Section leader and drum major interviews will take place on Tuesday 4/30 after school in the high school band room. We will begin at 4 PM and anticipate wrapping up by 6 PM. Sign-up sheet for times is on Mr. Dyer’s office door. Students not available on that date should contact Mr. Dyer (noah.dyer@wbsd.org) to schedule a make-up interview.
  • Drum major auditions will take place after school on Thursday 5/2 at 4 PM. We need the marching band instrumentalists there so the drum major candidates have a group to conduct.



Join us for an evening of bowling, pizza, pop, raffle and fun while supporting the Band Boosters Association of West Bloomfield! Invite your friends, family and neighbors!

Sunday, May 5th from 4-7pm

Wonderland Lanes 8265 Richardson Rd. Commerce, MI.

$20 per person

Tickets are available at the door. See you there!


May 10th is our Annual Spring Swing Fundraiser!

Come see the WBHS Jazz Band, Solo and Ensemble participants and other student performers entertain you while enjoying dinner and beverages at Santia Banquet Hall in Keego Harbor.

Buffet Dinner • Cash Bar • Raffle • Wine Pull • Silent Auction

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Santia Banquet Hall, 1985 Cass Lake Rd, Keego Harbor
Tickets: $25/adult, $20/students & seniors

Purchase tickets in advance by:
1. Check made out to “BBAWB”.  Mail check to the following address or place in the Band Boosters mailbox in the high school band room.

Steve & Claudia Bologna
BBAWB Treasurers
4352 Greenstown Dr.
W. Bloomfield, MI 48323

  1. VENMO: our id is Treasurer-Bbawb (no fees apply)
  2. PAYPAL: (fees apply) Visit http://wbbands.info/spring-swing/


Donations Needed: Take a look at the sign-up genius to help with the silent auction. Please read the description on the sign-up because donation is a bit different this year! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aabae2fa46-silent3


Shop at Thirty-One during the month of April and 25% of all sales will be donated to the Band Boosters Association of West Bloomfield (BBAWB)

1) Place your order by Tuesday, April 30th by clicking HERE

2) Choose the party WBBand Fundraiser

3) Please choose DIRECT SHIP to yourself. The order will be processed immediately and shipped to your home to make delivery the easiest

Share with friends and family!

Thank you for supporting our band!

More info –> http://wbbands.info/thirty-one-fundraiser/


Henry Ford Health Systems will once again be conducting physicals at West Bloomfield High School on Tuesday, June 4th between 2:30-5pm.  Physicals will cost $20 and will be good for the 2019-2020 School Year.  Signup to get your physical now as space is limited.  See attached flyer below and click on the link provided to schedule your physical.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4FA5AE28A0FC1-west2

* Physicals are required for marching band. Please see your family physician or sign up for the physical event listed above *



  • Bowling Party/Fundraiser – May 5, 4pm – 7pm @ Wonderland Lanes
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm in the HS I-Center
  • Instrument Rental Night – Tue, May 7, 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the HS


  • Marching Band New Parent Orientation – May 7, 7pm – 8pm at the HS


  • Marching Band Experience Night – May 7, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the HS


  • Marching Band Experience Night – May 8, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the HS


  • Disney Trip Meeting – May 8, 7pm – 8pm at the HS



  • Spring Swing Fundraiser, Friday, May 10th


  • Marching Band Reveal Night & Parent Meeting – Tuesday, May 14, 7pm – 8pm at the HS


  • West Bloomfield High School Spring Concert, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:00pm WBHS Auditorium


  • May 27: Memorial Day Parade in Keego Harbor


  • Abbott Spring Concert – Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Abbott


  • OLMS Spring Band Concert -Wed, May 29, 2019, 7pm – 8pm at OLMS


  • AnnualBBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, June 4, 7pm – 8pm in the HS I-Center


  • June 17-19: Marching Band Rehearsal (full ensemble): 1-8 p.m. at WBHS


  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, July 2, 7pm – 8pm in the HS I-Center


  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tues, August 6, 2019, 7pm – 8pm in the HS I-Center


  • Marching Band Camp – Aug 19 – 23, 2019


  • October 5thFall West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day (Tag Day Event)


THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (4/29/19-5/5/19)

The Band Boosters uses Google Calendar.  A link to the full calendar can be found on our website at http://wbbands.info/calendar/. 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, April 29th:

* Jazz Band Rehearsal 2:30-4pm at the HS

Tuesday, April 30th:

* BBAWB Board Meeting 7pm at the HS

Wednesday, May 1st:

* Jazz Band Rehearsal 2:30-4pm at the HS

Sunday, May 5th:


* Bowling Party/Fundraiser: 4pm – 7pm



Scrips: Earn money for your student account by purchasing scrip! For more information, click here. Scrip Split: 60% to student accounts: 40% to WB Boosters. To sign up and learn more, visit the Great Lakes Scrip website.

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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