West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter

Feb 18th_Feb 24th, 2019  


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* Congratulations & Thank You!

* Winter Invitational Volunteers Needed (3/17/19)

* Hockey Pep Band Needed

* Show Shirts on Sale Now

* Winter Program Payments

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule




Congratulations to our Winter Varsity & JV Color Guard on finishing in 3rd place in their respective categories at our home MCGC WBHS Winter Invitational! Varsity placed 3rd with a score of 66.930 and JV placed 3rd with a score of 52.420! Way to go WB!


Dear WB parents and students –


I wanted to take a moment to express my gratitude at how smoothly yesterday’s show went.  The feedback I received was overwhelmingly positive. MCGC, the judges and group directors were very happy with how the show was run.

Thank you to our AMAZING parents, students, friends, alumni and supporters who took the time to volunteer at our shows. I wish there was enough space and time to thank each and every one of you individually, for making all of our guests feel welcome in our venue.  We also owe a debt of gratitude to the teachers, administrators and custodial staff who kindly lent us their spaces and worked closely with us to prepare WBHS for this event.

One month from today, we will host another show, this time it will be larger in scope.  These shows are vital to our success as an organization – the money raised is invested directly into our programs.  I know we will pull off another great event – keep up the good work and see you on March 17!

Go WB!!

Christine Karow

Winter Invitational Chair



I’d like to say thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to our Winter Guard show Saturday. I especially want to give a shout-out to show chair Christine Karow, who continues to impress with how effective the show runs every year. MCGC officials always comment about how wonderful West Bloomfield hosts shows. For the past few years, Christine has shown why we have such a great reputation.

Ruben Luna

BBAWB president





MCGC WBHS Invitational: Sunday, March 17th, 2019


We have another home show on Sunday, March 17th. More information is coming soon. If you already know that you are able to help out, please contact Ruth Richards at richardsbandmom@gmail.com Thank you!




When: Wed, February 20, 7:20pm – 10:20pm (Call time 6:45pm)

Where: Lakeland Arena, 7330 Highland Rd, Waterford Twp, MI 48327

Description: All band students are invited!


Free admissions for pep band!


Please email Mr. Dyer ASAP to sign-up! We only have two students signed up, so many more are needed. Noah.dyer@wbsd.org





Winter Percussion and Winter Guard show shirts are now available for purchase!


Orders can be placed online at https://www.jreshirts.com/


Click on the “MORE” button on the main page. Scroll down and click on your group. Be sure to click “LOAD MORE” at the bottom of each merchandise page to see all of the items available. Happy shopping!


Questions? Contact Christine Losey at christinalosey@gmail.com




Winter payments are due on the 15th of each month.

Please mail your payment or place it in the black box in the HS band room.

For your convenience, 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).

If mailing payment, mail to: (NOTE NEW ADDRESS)

Steve and Claudia Bologna


4352 Greenstown Dr.

West Bloomfield, MI 48323



  • Saturday, March 2Percussion 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)
  • Sunday, March 17: Percussion at Chippewa Valley (MCGC)
  • March 22 – 24th Varsity Guard at WGI Mid-East Power Regional, Cincinnati, OH
  • March 23 & 24Percussion 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 TBDFriends 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 31Percussion 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 13thSpring West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day (Tag Day Event)
  • April 13thMiddle School Solo & Ensemble at Oakview Middle School
  • April 11-14Percussion 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 5thFall West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day (Tag Day Event)


THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (2/18/19-2/24/19)

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, Feb 18th:

* No School

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6-9pm at Roosevelt

Tuesday, Feb 19th:

* No School


Wednesday, Feb 20th:

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

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS

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

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6:00-9pm at Roosevelt

* Hockey Pep Band 7:20pm (Call time 6:45pm)

Thursday, Feb 21st:

* Winter Percussion 5-8:30pm at Abbott

Friday, Feb 22nd:


* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS


* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6-9pm at Roosevelt


Saturday, Feb 23rd:

* JV Guard Rehearsal 9am-3pm at OLMS

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 9am-3pm at OLMS

* MCGC Stoney Creek Invitational: GUARD (JV Guard Performance Time: 6:07pm
Varsity Guard Performance Time:  7:56pm)

* Winter Percussion Rehearsal 9am-4pm at Abbott



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