West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: June 4th-June 10th 2018

West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: June 4th-June 10th 2018

 

Hello West Bloomfield Band families!

On this Commencement Day, we wish the following seniors the BEST of LUCK:

Colin Bare, Jordan Bondi, Theodore Kagel, Abigail Karow, Jessica Doroslovac, Megan Loebl, Cyann Duncan, Regina McManaman, Robert Elliott, Cameryn Neal, Dilynn Erngren, Diana Odin, Gia Evans, Noelle Sellars, Eleanor Goldkamp, Nora Sharba, Noah Gorman, Devin Sperling, Cala Hobart, Lauren Strager, Nicholas Hoffman, and Valerie Walls.

We thank these students for sharing their INCREDIBLE TALENTS with all of us!

You will be missed!

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Congratulations
  • Parent Meeting – New Director Meet & Greet
  • Marching Band Registration
  • Marching Band Payments
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations to our combined middle school Symphony Bands at Cedar Point’s Music in the Parks Festival! 1st place Class A middle school band and Best Overall Middle School Band two years in a row! Way To Go, Abbott & OLMS!

 

PARENT MEETING – NEW DIRECTOR MEET & GREET

We hope that you can all join us this Tuesday!

Dear parents and students,

I’m excited to invite you to attend Tuesday’s parent meeting, when Noah Dyer, our new Director of Bands, will be in attendance. Dyer is excited to meet everyone to discuss the program and provide an opportunity for questions. Please come out for this exciting event —7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5th, in either the band room or orchestra room — and help welcome our new director!

Ruben Luna

BBAWB President

* This event will be LIVE on our Marching Band Facebook page *

 

MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION

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.

Missed the MARCHING BAND INFORMATION MEETING?

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. Mielens, 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

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

SAVE THE DATE!

 

Marching Band Mini-Camp – June 18th-20th

Car Wash Fundraisers – July 21st and August 8th

 

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 4th–June 10th)

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 4th:

  • Have a great day!

Tuesday June 5th:

  • Percussion Rehearsal 5pm-8pm at the HS
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 6pm-9pm at the HS
  • Parent Meeting / Director Meet & Greet 7pm at the HS

Wednesday June 6th:

  • Have a great day!

Thursday June 7th:

  • Percussion Rehearsal 5pm-8pm at the HS
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 6pm-9pm at the HS

Friday June 8th:

  • Have a great weekend!

 

ONGOING FUNDRAISNG

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.

 

CONNECT WITH US

Website: wbbands.info

Calendar: wbbands.info/calendar/

Email: wbbands@gmail.com

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