West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: August 6th-12th 2018


Hello West Bloomfield Band families!


We have our August mini-camp this week. Please remember to bring a packed dinner and drink plenty of water. Sunscreen and hats are a must as well. The weather will be in the high 80’s.


Also, a BIG thanks to Ruth Richards for organizing the Senior Leadership Day that happened this past weekend. What a great day for our Seniors!




  • New Sponsorship Program
  • Car Wash Fundraiser
  • Band at the Beach
  • Marching Band Camp
  • Uniform Pillow & Bag Sale
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule



Corporate/Community Sponsorship


As we move into a new season, the BBAWB board has decided to revamp the T-shirt/program ads in the hope of attracting more sponsorship participation. Attached to this newsletter is the new direction with a new name, “Corporate/Community Sponsorship levels.”

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 this newsletter and from http://wbbands.info/

So, start selling, and good luck!!!!


Many thanks to everyone that helped at Saturday’s car wash! We have one more to go!

Saturday, August 11th from 12pm – 4pm at the West Bloomfield United Methodist Church, 4100 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, 48323.

Please sign up at the following link:


THANK YOU in advance!


Cool off at the beach! Join us this Thursday!

Come on out to enjoy the beach one final time with your marching band friends & family! (Color Guard rehearsal will end early so that members can attend)

When: Thursday, August 9th from 5pm-9pm

Where: 6925 Dandison Ct, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48324

RSVP: president@wbbands.info

Sign-up coming soon!



Camp is just around the corner

We are still in need of many Band Camp Release forms and 2018 Marching Band Medical Forms. Students must have these turned in before camp.

You can find these forms at http://wbbands.info/forms/

Please fill out and return these forms as soon as possible. They can be placed in the black mailbox inside of the band room. The box is on the wall outside of the director’s office. Release forms should be marked for Ruth Richards and Medical forms marked for Anne Marie Collier-Miller.

Want to get a jump on packing? Print a full packing list HERE

Additional Band Camp information can be found at: http://wbbands.info/band-camp/



We’re still taking orders for bags and pillows made from the old marching band uniforms!

The bags are $30 and the pillows are $35.

If you’d like to buy just the uniform (bibs and Shakos are not for sale) they are $25.

If you would like to order a bag or pillow, or the uniform, please email president@wbbands.info



Pre-Camp Rehearsal Week – August 13th-16th Percussion/Marchers 1pm-8pm, Color Guard 2pm-9pm


August Parent Meeting – Tuesday, August 14th at 7pm. Location TBD


Marching Band Camp – August 20th -24th


Community Performance – August 25th 7pm. Student report time TBD

September Parent Meeting – Tuesday, September 4th 7pm in the HS I-Center

Football Game – (vs Oxford) Fri, September 7th 5:30pm – 10pm

MCBA Field Day – Saturday, September 8th


Football Game(vs Lake Orion) Fri, September 21st 5:30pm-10pm


MCBA Lake Orion – Saturday, September 22nd


Hazardous Waste Day – Saturday, September 29th 8:30am-2pm


October Parent Meeting – Tuesday, October 2nd at 7pm at the HS I-Center


Football Game – (vs Southfield A&T) Fri, October 5th 5:30pm-10pm


MCBA Livonia Franklin – Saturday, October 13th


Football Game – (vs TBD) Fri, October 19th 5:30pm-10pm


MCBA Lamphere – Saturday, October 20th


MCBA Lakeland – Saturday, October 27th


MCBA State Finals – Saturday, November 3rd


Marching Band Banquet – Sunday, November 11th from 6pm-9:30pm at Glen Oaks Country Club



THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (August 6th– 12th)

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, August 6th:

  • Marching Band Rehearsal 1pm-8pm at the HS

Tuesday, August 7th:

  • Marching Band Rehearsal 1pm-8pm at the HS
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 2pm-9pm at the HS

Wednesday, August 8th:

  • Marching Band Rehearsal 1pm-8pm at the HS
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 2pm-9pm at the HS

Thursday, August 9th:

  • Color Guard Rehearsal 2pm-? at the HS (will let out early for beach event)
  • Band at the Beach 5pm-9pm

Friday, August 10th:

  • Have a great day!

Saturday, August 11th:

  • Car wash fundraiser from 12pm – 4pm at West Bloomfield United Methodist, 4100 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323,



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