West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Dec 3rd – Dec 9th, 2018  


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* Hockey Pep Band

* Elementary Guard

* December Parent Meeting

* Winter Invitationals

* Shop SCRIPS for the Holidays

* VENMO App for online payments

* Sponsorship Program

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule



7th-12th Grade


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

Free admission for all 7 – 12 grade band students! All marchable instruments welcome.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Arrive 8:10 p.m. (Puck drops about 8:20)

Lakeland Arena

7330 Highland Rd, Waterford, MI (Near the Oakland County Airport)

Wear PRIDE shirt and a warm sweatshirt or jacket

Email Mrs. Long, christinelong@mac.com or ask Emma Long for more information.

Come be a part of the Frozen Swamp!



 4th & 5th Grade

Want to try something new? Come on out to make new friends and be a part of the award winning West Bloomfield Guard program!

 Elementary Guard is open to all students in grades 4 & 5 and will begin meeting in December. You will learn performance, dance and how to spin a flag. NOEXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, December 4, 2018.  A short informational parent meeting will take place at 4:30pm on Tuesday, December 4th.

Rehearsal Dates:  Tuesdays
:  4:30 – 6:00pm
: Roosevelt Elementary School
: all students in grades 4 & 5
Cost:  $75 (includes flag/pole & t-shirt)

More information at wbbands.info/west-bloomfield-guard/elementary-guard




Please join us on Tuesday, December 4th at 7pm in the High School I-Center for our monthly BBAWB parent meeting! We hope you can join us!




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



For all of your Holiday shopping needs!

  • Great Lakes Scripis an easy, fast way to put money in your student’s account!  Simply purchase store gift cards for everyday purchases such as gas, eating out, travel, clothing and many others, or to give as gifts for any occasion. The merchants give a percentage of the gift card purchase to the band which will then be deposited into your student’s points account.  40% of the money raised by purchasing SCRIP cards goes towards your student points account and 60% earns money for West Bloomfield Bands.
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Keep up with current SCRIP information by joining the SCRIP Facebook page for West Bloomfield Bands! Just go to the West Bloomfield Bands Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wbbands/ and look under “Groups.”

VENMO App for Online Payments


We have added Venmo as a payment method for various band related charges including registration fees, monthly fees, donations, and feed the band contributions. For the parents interested in using this payment method, our Venmo ID is Treasurer-Bbawb. If you have any difficulties locating this ID please e-mail: treasurer@wbbands.info.


Please note: this new payment method is in addition to the existing options: Cash, Checks, Credit Card (Processing Fee Applies), Electronic checks and transfers from individual bank accounts and Paypal (Processing Fee Applies).


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!!!!


  • Winter HS Band Concert (Grades 9-12) – Tuesday, December 18, 7pm – 9pm at the HS
  • 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
  • MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard Only, Saturday, Feb 16th, 2019
  • MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard & Percussion, Sunday, Mar 17th, 2019


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 3rd:

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

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6:30-9pm at Roosevelt

Tuesday, Dec 4th:

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

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

* BBAWB Parent Meting 7pm in the HS I-Center

Wednesday, Dec 5th:

* 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 6:30-9pm at Roosevelt

Thursday, Dec 6th:

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

Friday, Dec 7th:

* Have a great day!

Saturday, Dec 8th:

  • Winter Percussion Rehearsal 9am-4pm at Abbott MS
  • JV Guard Rehearsal 11-4pm at OLMS
  • Varsity Guard Rehearsal 4-9pm at Abbott MS


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