Hello West Bloomfield Band families!

IN THIS ISSUE:

· Congratulations!

· Marching Band 2018 Registration

· Winter Program Scholarship

· Fundraising

· Save the Date!

· This Week’s Schedule

CONGRATULATIONS

WAY TO GO, WB! IT WAS ANOTHER FANTASTIC WEEKEND!

MCGC STONEY CREEK RESULTS

Varsity Winter Color Guard: 2nd place with a score of 79.450

JV Winter Color Guard: 1st place with a score of 80.450

WB Percussion: 3rd place with a score of 73.975

STATE SOLO & ENSEMBLE RESULTS

First Division Ratings

Ishan Biswas-Prof I Trumpet Solo-91

Ishan Biswas, Abby Freitag, Sundeep Ravella, Mitchell Carroll, and Abbaas Hakim-Brass Quintet

Matthew Elliott-Prof I Trumpet Solo-93

Robbie Elliott-Prof III Piano Solo-98

Robbie Elliott Violin/Piano Duet

Gia Evans-Prof III Flute Solo-92

Gia Evans and Eleanor Goldkamp-Flute/Clarinet Duet

Cala Hobart-Prof I Alto Solo-97

Grace Jolliffe, Eleanor Goldkamp, Diana Odin, Nick Capalungan, Ali Hakim and Emma Long-Clarinet Sextet

Adi Mizrahi-9th Grade Flute Solo

Gigi Musiol-9th Grade Flute Solo

Cameryn Neal-Prof III Flute Solo-88

Arina Rodionova-9th Grade Flute Solo

Jon Michael Sinanis-Prof I Oboe Solo-90

Second Division Ratings

Abby Freitag-9th Grade Horn Solo

Eleanor Goldkamp-Prof II Clarinet Solo-74

Grace Jolliffe-Prof II Clarinet Solo-77

Spencer Musiol-Prof II Trumpet Solo-83

MARCHING BAND 2018 REGISTRATION

Marching Band 2018 registration is open!

We hope your student will join this fun and exciting program. This year, we have reduced the fee by $100 per student, to $895! Students will still receive excellent instruction, a week at band camp and at least five performance dates (to be announced).

Please visit http://wbbands.info/home/join-us/ to find detailed information as well as online registration!

Here are some important dates. Please mark your calendar!

Tuesday April 10 – New and veteran marching band parents are encouraged to attend our next parent meeting, on Tuesday April 10, 7:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS. There will be lots of information for parents to take home, plus our Director of Bands, Chad Mielens, will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the marching band program. In the meantime, parents with questions or concerns are encouraged to e-mail Mr. Mielens at chad.mielens@wbsd.org.

Tuesday April 24 (time and location to be announced) – The first marching band social gathering. New and veteran students are encouraged to attend this fun, social event. New students are encouraged to bring their instruments so they can learn the WB fight song and a few marching basics. Pizza and desserts will be served. This event is just for fun. It is free and there is no obligation!

Tuesday May 1 – Second marching band social gathering and Reveal Night! Marching band show reveal night is one of the most anticipated evenings of the year. If your student is new or returning, he or she will not want to miss this opportunity to get their first look at the 2018 show! They will learn the show title and theme, and find out who will be drum major(s) and section leaders.

· Prior to the meeting will be another social gathering – students will meet a couple of hours before the meeting for more fun, food and marching basics. Social gathering time and location to be announced.

· Reveal Night will take place at our regular parent meeting time and place, 7:00 p.m. in the I-Center at WBHS.

WINTER PROGRAM SCHOLARSHIP

The West Bloomfield Band Boosters association of West Bloomfield (BBAWB) is proud to announce scholarships for the Winter season.

The applications are for the 2018 winter season only and scholarships are given based on financial need. A portion of the Winter fees will be paid for by the BBAWB scholarship award. The scholarship is open to the following groups Winter drum line, Winter Guard, Winter JV guard, Winter Winds.

To be awarded an amount, please fill out the following form:

http://www.wbbands.info/Misc/General%20Forms/Financial_Assistance_Form.pdf

This is found in the “forms” section in the web site under:

Forms

The form is due by March 23 and will be awarded by March 30th. A form for each child should filled out and sent to both treasurer@wbbands.info and studentaccounts@wbbands.info. These may also be delivered by hand to Steven Bologna. If there are any questions you may call or e-mail Steve Bologna at 248-797-2802 or studentaccounts@wbbands.info

Thank you,

Steven Bologna

BBAWB Student Accounts treasurer

FUNDRAISING

FLOWER SALE

Materials for the annual flower sale will be distributed on Monday, March 19th to band students across the district. Our goal is make at least $1,500 in profit. The sale will run from March 19th-29th. Flower order will be placed on April 2. The products are expected to be delivered in May.

Volunteers are needed to help pick up order forms from schools and to help sort orders upon delivery. Please contact vicepresident@wbbands.info if you are able to help.

FRIENDS & FAMILY SHOW SPAGHETTI DINNER

The Band Boosters are planning a dinner fundraiser prior to the Friends and Family show on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in the Abbott Middle School Cafeteria. Come for dinner and then watch our Winter Percussion, Winter Winds, Winter JV & Varsity Guard performances!

Percussion and JV Guard students & staff will be able to purchase dinner before their practice from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM.

The cost of a meal is only $8.00, or $6.00 for children 5 and under. Sorry, we are not able to accept checks, points or credit cards for this event.

Each meal will include penne baked with cheese & marinara sauce, a tossed salad with your choice of Italian or ranch dressing, a warm breadstick and a bottle of water. You can add meatballs in marinara sauce for just $2.00.

We encourage you to bring your friends & family for dinner from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM, then enjoy watching our students perform in the Friends & Family Show at 7:45 PM.

We encourage you to RSVP so that we can get an accurate count.

In case you didn’t receive your evite, here’s the link to RSVP: http://evite.me/HmvrSwZKWQ

We need volunteers, and donations of items listed or cash to purchase food & paper goods.

Here is the signup link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084ea9a92eaa8-friends

100% of the proceeds of this evening will support our amazing West Bloomfield Band program. If you can’t attend, please consider making donation.

With Laker pride,

Your Band Boosters

SPRING SWING

The Spring Swing will be at Orchard Lake Community Church on Friday, May 4. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets $10 adults, $8 students and seniors. More information and flyer coming soon!

Volunteers are needed for this event. Help is needed with decorations, publicity, food, and the silent auction.

Students and Parents – Please start asking businesses if they would like to donate items/services/gift certificates to us as well. For questions regarding donations, please refer business contacts to Anne Marie Collier-Miller at bamo72@msn.com.

SAVE THE DATE!

BBAWB Parent Meeting & Marching Band Information Night – Tuesday, April 10th in the High School I-Center

West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day – Saturday, April 21st

Marching Band Social Event – Tuesday, April 24th time and location TBD

Marching Band Reveal Night, Social Event, & BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00pm in the HS I-Center

Spring Swing – Friday, May 4th starting at 6:00pm

Jazz Band at The Hard Rock Café – Sunday, May 20th

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (March 19th–March 25th)

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 March 19th:

· Jazz Band 2:30-4:00pm at the HS

· Varsity Guard 6:00-9:00pm at Abbott

Tuesday March 20th:

· Winter Percussion 5:00-8:30pm at Abbott

· JV Guard 6:00-9:00pm at the HS

Wednesday March 14th:

· Jazz Band at Planterra – 5:30-8:30pm for the Greater West Bloomfield Community Coalition 9th Annual Fundraiser

· Winter Percussion 4:30-7:15pm at Abbott

· Varsity Guard 6:00pm-9:00pm at Abbott

Thursday March 21st:

· Winter Winds 3:30pm-5:00pm at the HS

· Winter Percussion 5:00pm-8:30pm at Abbott

· JV Guard 6:00pm-9:00pm at the HS

Friday March 22nd – Sunday, March 24th:

· Winter Percussion Mid-East Power Regional – Preliminary Performance: Sat, Mar 24, 12:54pm BB&T Arena, 500 Louie B Nunn Dr, Newport, KY

· Varsity Winter Guard Mid-East Power Regional – Preliminary Performance: Sat, Mar 24, 2:04pm Campbell County High School, Alexandria, KY

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.

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