West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter

Feb 4th_Feb 10th, 2019  


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* Congratulations!

* Program Ads – Due 2/6/19

* Winter Invitational Volunteers Needed

* MCGC WBHS Winter Invitational

* February Parent Meeting

* February Winter Program Payment – Due 2/15/19

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule




Congratulations to our Winter Ensembles on their strong performances at the Michigan Color Guard Circuit Novi Invitational! JV Winter Guard finished in 6th place with a score of 50.36, Winter Percussion finished in 4th place with a score of 64 and Varsity Winter Guard finished in 1st place with a score of 66.12!


Program Ad forms are due by February 6th


Advertise in our upcoming Invitational Programs! Business Ads are a great way to advertise local businesses and reach an audience of thousands! Personal Ads provide a wonderful memento for your band student.


The forms can be found on the website at:

WBHS Winter Invitational


Additional information and instructions can be found on the forms. Thank you!




MCGC WBHS Invitational: Saturday, Feb 16th, 2019


This is a VERY large event and MANY volunteers are a must. Our volunteers help the various groups with parking, getting into the building, moving from the practice area to the performance area in a timely fashion, and helping them reload their equipment into their trucks. We sell concessions, raffle tickets, programs and shout outs. Our winter show generates a big profit for our program. It is a very important fundraiser for us.


Please contact Ruth Richards at richardsbandmom@gmail.com if you are able to volunteer. Any help is greatly appreciated! Thank you!





Join us on Saturday, February 16th for our home show!

Time:  3pm – 7:30pm
Location: West Bloomfield High School
4925 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323
Admission:  $8.00 each
$5.00 Students (through HS with ID)
Age 5 and under free

Event Schedule:
WB JV Guard Performance – 3:31pm
WB Varsity Guard Performance – 6:38pm

Visit http://wbbands.info/wbhs-winter-invitational/ for the full schedule



We hope to see you Tuesday at our BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, Feb 5th at 7pm in the HS I-Center. Feel free to bring your February winter program payment to the meeting. Thank you!


February payments are due on the 15th

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:

Raluca Dusa – Treasurer 5383 Coomer Rd. West Bloomfield, MI 48324




  • Saturday, February 23rd Guard at MCGC Stoney Creek
  • 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 (2/4/19-2/10/19)

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 4th:

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

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6-9pm at Roosevelt

Tuesday, Feb 5th:

* Elementary Guard 4:30-6pm at Roosevelt

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

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

Wednesday, Feb 6h:

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