West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: June 11th-June 17th 2018


Hello West Bloomfield Band families


  • Parent Meeting – New Director Meet & Greet Recap
  • 2018-2019 BBAWB Board (Band Boosters Association of West Bloomfield)
  • Marching Band Mini-Camp
  • Marching Band Registration
  • Marching Band Payments
  • Car Wash Fundraiser
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule



Thank you to all of the parents that came out to our June meeting. In case you missed it, please see the attached meeting minutes. They can be found at the end of this newsletter.

For those of you that did not get to meet our new Director of Bands, Noah Dyer, here is some information he shared:

Mr. Dyer comes to us from Grand Ledge schools, near Lansing.  He is a graduate of Lake Orion High School and Western Michigan University (Bachelor, Music Education).  He has a wealth of marching and drum corps experience, having marched with the Glassmen, Madison Scouts and Santa Clara Vanguard, playing both trumpet and mellophone in seven DCI seasons.  At West Bloomfield, Mr. Dyer will teach 7th and 8th grade band at Orchard Lake Middle School in addition to the band classes at WBHS.

Mr. Dyer’s district e-mail address is noah.dyer@wbsd.org



Welcome your 2018-2019 BBAWB Board

President – Ruben Luna

Vice President – Olaf Walter

Treasurer – Raluca Dusa

Student Accounts Treasurer – Stephanie Olszewski

Secretary – Bree Silski

Ex-officio (Advisor) – Christine Karow & Steve Bologna



The first Marching Band Mini-Camp will be June 18th-20th from 9am-4pm at the high School. Please watch your emails for detailed information regarding this camp.



Marching Band: Registration is still open to all students currently in grades 7-11 residing in the West Bloomfield School District who have experience on wind or percussion instruments. District students who attend International Academy, Oakland Early College or any private or non-profit school without a marching band are welcome to join!

Color Guard: Students who are not in band class and/or who do not play an instrument may join the Color Guard, a visual ensemble that is an essential part of the Marching Band. Some experience in dance is helpful but not required. The dance elements and equipment skills can be taught to interested students.


Click HERE for more information

Register Online Today at http://wbbands.info/home/join-us/

Once you register online, you will receive a welcome e-mail with links to forms, a payment schedule, and more! Paper Registration Packets are available in all band classes at Abbott Middle School, Orchard Lake Middle School and at WBHS.

Financial Aid: Parents, don’t let finances be a barrier to your student’s participation in this fun and rewarding activity. Many parents have made alternative payment arrangements with us, and you can too. Communication is key – please notify Mr. Dyer, Chris Vilag, or Raluca Dusa, our treasurer (treasurer@wbbands.info) or any board member if you need help.

Fundraisers: The BBAWB and Director of Bands will offer fundraisers throughout the season to help defray the cost of the program and any unexpected expenses that may arise. Some fundraisers may offer points for individual student accounts, others may not. In any event, all students are expected to participate in our fundraising efforts.

BBAWB Calendar – Parents, please get in the habit of checking the calendar at http://wbbands.info/calendar/. Last minute schedule changes and/or cancellations will be communicated as soon as possible via e-mail.




Marching Band payments are due on the 1st of each month. Please place your check in the black mailbox in the band room or mail to our Treasurer, Raluca Dusa, at 5383Coomer Rd, West Bloomfield 48324


Please help out on Saturday, July 21st

This is the first of two car washes we hold over the summer. It is Saturday July 21, 2018 at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 4800 Orchard Lake Rd (across from the high school).

I have sign-ups for car soap, water and snacks.

I have the sign up broken up into two different needs. People who volunteer to wash and dry cars will sign-up in 2-hour blocks. I also need color guard to come twirl flags, etc. Their sign-up is in half hour blocks. You can sign up for more than one block if you want. Please follow the link to sign-up.


Thank you!

Anne Marie Collier-Miller


Car Wash Fundraisers – July 21st and August 8th


BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, August 14th at 7pm at the HS. (No meeting in July)


Marching Band Camp – August 20th -24th


Football Game – (vs Oxford) Fri, September 7th 5:30pm – 10:00pm

MCBA Field Day – Saturday, September 8th



THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (June 11th–June 17th)

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 June 11th:

  • No rehearsals

Tuesday June 12th:

  • No rehearsals

Wednesday June 13th:

  • No rehearsals

Thursday June 14th:

  • Last day of school!!!!!!! Have a great summer!


Scrips: Earn money for your student account by purchasing scrip! For more information, click here. Scrip Split: 60% to student accounts: 40% to WB Boosters. To sign up and learn more, visit the Great Lakes Scrip website.

Band Merchandise: Show your Laker Pride! Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today! A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.

Amazon Smile: EARN MONEY FOR WEST BLOOMFIELD BANDS WITH SMILE.AMAZON.COM. This is an easy way to get classroom texts or holiday gifts with Amazon’s convenience and competitive prices AND support the bands, at no extra cost to you! To get started: click HERE to register.



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