West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter

March 4th_March 10th, 2019  


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* Congratulations

* Winter Invitational Volunteers Needed (3/17/19)

* MCGC WBHS Winter Invitational #2

* March BBAWB Parent Meeting

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule (Changes have been made from typical schedule)

* Ongoing Fundraising




* We’re very proud of the High School Symphonic Winds’ excellent performance at yesterday’s District IV Band Festival! Our students earned an overall Division I (Superior) Rating and were awarded straight A’s from three of the four adjudicators. Congratulations to all!


* So proud of the amazing performance by our Winter Percussion Ensemble at the Michigan Color Guard Circuit competition at Milford HS yesterday! They finished in 1st place with a score of 79.65!!


WAY TO GO, WB!!!!!!!!





MCGC WBHS Invitational: Sunday, March 17th, 2019

We Need Volunteers from 6:00am -6:00pm (Any amount of time given is appreciated!)

This is a HUGE fundraiser for the boosters. We expect to have 56 groups performing at this event! The funds we raise help offset the costs of all of the programs that BBAWB supports!

We need EVERYONE to volunteer to make this a successful event.   The show will run most of the day.  Some jobs require people to do set up and clean up, such as concessions, so those jobs are also before and after the show. Just let us know what hours you are available, and we will try to schedule it.  We are in need of helpers in concessions, admissions, parking lot, and band guides.

MCGC does allow students to be band guides for the winter invitational, so students are welcome to contact Ruth. LOTS of band guides are needed due to the fact that we have 56 groups performing!

Need student community service hours?  This event is a great way to earn those hours!

*** Contact Ruth Richards today to sign up! ***

* Note to Winter Percussion students & families – Your Chippewa Valley invitational performance time is 12:47pm on this day. Your help after you are done atthat Invitational is GREATLY appreciated at our home Invitational! MANY thanks, in advance!



Join us on Sunday, March 17, 2019

Time: 8:30am – 5:17pm
Location: West Bloomfield High School
4925 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48323
Admission: $8.00 each
$5.00 Students (through HS with ID)
Age 5 and under free

Elementary Guard Performance – TBD
WB JV Guard Performance – 10:33am
WB Varsity Guard Performance – 3:21pm

Follow the link for a complete schedule of events: http://wbbands.info/wbhs-winter-invitational/




We hope to see you on Tuesday, the 5th at 7pm in the High School I-Center for our monthly BBAWB Parent meeting! Feel free to bring your March winter program payment. The payment is due on the 15th.



  • 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 28thGuard & Percussion Friends and Family Show/Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, Abbott Middle School, 6:15pm – 8:15pm
  • 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 (3/4/19-3/10/19)

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, March 4th:

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

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6-9pm at Roosevelt

Tuesday, March 5th:

* Elementary Guard Rehearsal 4:30-6pm at Roosevelt

* Winter Percussion Rehearsal 5-7pm at Abbott


* WBHS Concert & Symphony Band Rehearsal 6:30pm – 8:30pm

* BBAWB March Parent Meeting at 7pm in the High School I-Center


Wednesday, March 6th:

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

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS

* Winter Percussion Rehearsal: Battery 5-7pm, Vibe Sectional 5-6pm, Marimba Sectional 6-7pm

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

Thursday, March 7th:

* Winter Percussion 5-8:30pm at Abbott

Friday, March 8th:


* Concert/Symphony Band Festival Performance at Walled Lake Northern High School, Performance Time: 7pm


* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6-9pm at Roosevelt

Saturday, March 9th:


* Varsity Guard WGI Flint Regional: 9am – 10pm at Grand Blanc Community High School


* Winter Percussion Rehearsal 9am-4pm at Abbott




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