Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!

IN THIS ISSUE:

* High School Winter Concert

* Marching Band Visit to Middle Schools

* Hockey Pep Band

* Winter Percussion Schedule Update

* Winter Invitationals

* Sponsorship Program

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule

HIGH SCHOOL WINTER CONCERT

9th-12th grade

Tuesday, December 18th from 7pm-9pm at the High School

Join us at Laker Landing (area across from the cafeteria) for some cookies and camaraderie after the annual Winter Concert. Please take a look at our cookie sign-up for the event. Thank you in advance!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4fa5ae28abfa7-winter

MARCHING BAND VISIT TO MIDDLE SCHOOLS

Friday, December 21st

The West Bloomfield High School Marching Band will be performing their 2018 show, Technologic Takeover, for the students at both Abbott and OLMS! This will be a great opportunity for the middle school students to see what a full marching band performance looks like!

HOCKEY PEP BAND

7th-12th Grade

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

All marchable instruments welcome.

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Report time will be 6:20pm in the high school band room.

Wear a West Bloomfield shirt, sweatshirt or varsity jacket.

WINTER PERCUSSION SCHEDULE UPDATE

The following Wednesdays will be scheduled as full ensemble rehearsals instead of lessons. Please plan accordingly. Thank you!

Wed Jan 2nd 5-8:30 PM
Wed Feb 13th 5-8:30 PM
Wed Feb 20th 5-8:30 PM

WINTER INVITATIONALS

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

SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM

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!!!!

SAVE THE DATE! 

  • 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 (12/17-12/30)

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 17th:

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

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

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6pm-9pm at Roosevelt

Tuesday, Dec 18th:

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

* High School Winter Band Concert 7-9pm at the HS

Wednesday, Dec 19th:

* 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 20th:

* Marching Band Rehearsal 3-5pm (Location TBD)

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

Friday, Dec 21st:

* Marching Band visit to OLMS & Abbott

* Basketball Game Pep Band –  Report at 6:20pm in the High School band room

Saturday, Dec 22nd– Friday, Dec 28th:

* NO events

Saturday, Dec 29th:

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 10am-8pm at Abbott MS

ONGOING FUNDRAISNG

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