West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Jan 28_Feb 3, 2019  


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* Financial Update

* Program Ads – Due 2/6/19

* Winter Invitational Volunteers Needed

* February Parent Meeting

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule




Parents, we’d like to thank you in advance for your patience as we sort out the financial issues that were brought up at the last parent meeting.

We still are working on addressing the cash shortfall, and appreciate the payments that have been made since the meeting. We again must remind everyone who has an outstanding balance or has not contacted the treasurer to set up a payment plan, that payments must be made in a timely manner to ensure the success of our winter programs — and beyond. It also is crucial we keep the momentum going of making payments on time.

The trips for the winter programs likely will go forward, but ultimately this will depend on two critical dates — the Feb. 15 payment due date and the Feb. 16 WBHS winter guard show. We will make a final decision and announcement on the trips early the week of February 18.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact any board member and/or Noah Dyer, and we’ll be more than happy to address your concerns.




Program Ad forms are due by February 6th


Welcome elementary guard, JV winter guard, varsity winter guard, and winter percussion! If you would like to reduce your bill you may sell program 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




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!



We hope to see you at our next BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, Feb 5th at 7pm in the HS I-Center.



  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, Feb 5th at 7pm in the HS I-Center
  • Saturday, February 9Percussion 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 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 (1/28/19-2/3/19)

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 28th:

* ½ day of school – High School only

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6-9pm at Roosevelt

Tuesday, Jan 29th:

* Elementary Guard 4:30-6pm at Roosevelt

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

Wednesday, Jan 30th:

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

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS

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

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

Thursday, Jan 31st:

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

Friday, Feb 1st:


* ½ day of school


* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS


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

Saturday, Feb 2nd:

* Winter Percussion at the Novi Invitational – schedule coming soon

* JV Guard: Novi Invitational Itinerary

9am-11:30am: Rehearsal@OLMS

11:30am-1pm: Pack-up, Lunch, Hair, Makeup

1:05pm-1:40pm: Travel!

1:45: Meet at Unit Check-in

1:45-2: Find Our Space

2-2:45: Meander! (Check the gym out, eat, etc.)

2:45-3:30: Stretch

3:30-3:39: Find warm-up Gym

3:39-3:53: Warm up

3:53-3:56: Transit

3:56-4:03: Ready Line

4:03: PERFORM!!

* Varsity Guard: Novi Invitational Itinerary

11-2:30: Rehearsal@OLMS

2:30-3: Pack up, etc

3-3:35: Travel!

3:40: Meet at Unit Check-in

3:55: Ready line to help JV!

4:15-5:15: Hair, Makeup, Etc. (You’ve already seen the gym with JV)

5:15-6: Stretch!

6-6:05: Find warm-up gym

6:05-6:21: Warm up

6:21-6:24: Transit

6:24-6:32: Ready Line

6:32: PERFORM!!



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