West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Jan 21-27, 2019  


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* MSBOA High School Solo & Ensemble

* Show Shirt & Program Ads – Winter Programs

* Show Shirt Parents Needed

* Winter Invitational Volunteers Needed

* Pizza Certificate Fundraiser

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule




On Saturday, we sent 21 events to Solo & Ensemble and many of our students earned ratings of “good” and “excellent”– some even got straight A’s on their judge comment sheets. We will have a complete list of student names and their ratings in next week’s newsletter. Congratulations, everyone!


Welcome elementary guard, JV winter guard, varsity winter guard, and winter percussion! If you would like to reduce your bill you may sell program & show shirt ads for the upcoming season! 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


Or here as individual links:

  • 2019 Show Shirt & Winter Guard Program Business Sponsorship Form
  • 2019 Show Shirt & Winter Percussion Program Business Sponsorship Form
  • Winter Invitational Personal Ad Form


* Show Shirt Ad forms are due by January 27th


* Program Ad forms are due by February 6th





We are in need of at least one parent from every winter group to assist in the show shirt order process.  Please contact your group’s director if you are willing to help (Mathew or Chris).


These parents would be responsible for:

Distributing show shirt order forms to their group.

Collecting the money from their respective group and submit that to the treasurer.

Distribute all of the shirts when they come in.





West Bloomfield will be hosting TWO Invitationals this winter season!


* MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard Only, Saturday, Feb 16th, 2019

* MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard Only, Sunday, Mar 17th, 2019


These are VERY large events 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 shows generate a big profit for our program. They are very important fundraisers for us.


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




Help West Bloomfield Bands raise some Dough!!!

Hungry Howie’s Pizza Fundraiser

$8 – 1 pizza certificate

$15 – 2 pizza certificates

$35 – 5 pizza certificates

$65 – 10 pizza certificates

Gift certificate is for a medium single topping flavored crust carry-out pizza.

Certificates expire 12/31/2020 and are valid in every state in the nation

except AL, FL, PA.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Gulati at 586-206-0487


  • 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)
  • Sunday, March 17: Percussion at Chippewa Valley (MCGC)
  • 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 13thSpring West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day (Tag Day Event)
  • April 13thMiddle 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 5thFall West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day (Tag Day Event)


THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (1/21/19-1/27/19)

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, Jan 21st:

* No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, Jan 22nd:

* Elementary Guard 4:30-6pm at Roosevelt

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

Wednesday, Jan 23rd:

* ½ day of school – high school only

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

* Winter Percussion 4:30-7:15 (Lessons only) at Abbott

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

Thursday, Jan 24th:

* ½ day of school

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

Friday, Jan 25th:


* ½ day of school

Saturday, Jan 26th:

* Winter Percussion Rehearsal 9am-4pm at Abbott MS

* JV Guard Rehearsal 11am-4pm at Orchard Lake MS

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 4pm-9pm at Abbott MS



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