West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter

May 6th_ May 12th, 2019  

 

Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!

IN THIS ISSUE:

* Thank you!

* 2019 Marching Band Experience Nights & New Parent Meeting

* 2019 Marching Band Registration – STILL OPEN

* Lacrosse Pep Band Needed for May 9th

* Spring Swing Fundraiser – Raffle Items due Wed

* Farmington Civic Theater Opportunity

* 2019-2020 School Year Physicals

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule

* Ongoing Fundraising

THANK YOU

A BIG thanks to Olaf Walter for setting up our bowling fundraiser! Thank you to everyone that came out to support the band! Our next fundraiser is this Friday, May 10th. We hope to see you all at the Spring Swing (details below)!

2019 MARCHING BAND EXPERIENCE NIGHTS & NEW PARENT MEETING

Attention NEW & Returning marching band students & parents…

  • May 7 and May 8: Marching Band Experience Night (for new and veteran students, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. in the Band Room at WBHS. Veteran members, please report at 6:45 p.m.)

 

  • May 7: New Parent Orientation (new and veteran parents welcome, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS – learn about marching band, including camp, how to access Charms and fundraising opportunities)

 

  • May 8: Disney Trip Meeting (for all parents interested in the Disney Trip, 7:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS – the representative from Music Travel Consultants will be on hand to talk about the trip and answer any questions you may have.

 

  • May 14: BBAWB Parent Meeting and Marching Band Show Theme Reveal Night (7:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS – learn the marching band show theme; the winner of the John Boruta Family Alumni Scholarship will be announced as well as marching band leadership)

2019 MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION

Registration is STILL Open!

Marching Band: Registration is open to all students currently in grades 8-11 residing in the West Bloomfield School District who have experience on wind or percussion instruments. It is highly recommended that students be concurrently enrolled in band class, but this requirement can be waived at the director’s discretion. District students who attend International Academy, Oakland Early College or any private or non-profit school without a marching band are welcome to join! NEW THIS YEAR: students who participate in Marching Band will have the opportunity to take a trip to Walt Disney World during winter break in 2020!

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.

Online Registration: Click HERE to register online. The online form is designed to cut down on the amount of paperwork; however, there are still forms that will need to be filled out and returned. Once you register online, you will receive a welcome e-mail with links to the additional forms, payment schedule, and more.

The fee for the 2019 Marching Band Season is $925.00, plus $150 fundraising

What’s included in the fee:

  • Band Camp, including room/board, travel and entertainment
  • “Pride” Marching Band shirt – for members only!
  • Invitational entry fees
  • In-state competitions, including travel (at least 5 performance opportunities)
  • Show composition – music and drill customized for each student
  • Music royalties and usage fees
  • Instructor salaries for 6 months
  • Uniforms

Additional Expenses:

Marching Shoes (a/k/a “Dinkles”): $40 per pair. New members must purchase new Dinkles; returning members have the option to purchase replacements. A fitting for shoes will take place during the summer.

Color Guard Shoes: $40 per pair. All Color Guard members must purchase new shoes. A fitting for shoes will take place during the summer.

 

Paper Registration Packets are also available in all band classes at:

Abbott Middle School, Orchard Lake Middle School and at WBHS

Questions?  Contact Noah Dyer or email wbbands@gmail.com

 

Reminder of Important Marching Band Dates:

  • May 7 and May 8: Marching Band Experience (for new and veteran students, 7:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. in the Band Room at WBHS. Veteran members, please report at 6:45 p.m.)
  • May 7: New Parent Orientation (new and veteran parents welcome, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS – learn about marching band, including camp, how to access Charms and fundraising opportunities)
  • May 8: Disney Trip Meeting (for all parents interested in the Disney Trip, 7:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS – the representative from Music Travel Consultants will be on hand to talk about the trip and answer any questions you may have.
  • May 14: BBAWB Parent Meeting and Marching Band Show Theme Reveal Night (7:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS – learn the marching band show theme; the winner of the John Boruta Family Alumni Scholarship will be announced as well as marching band leadership)
  • May 27: Memorial Day Parade in Keego Harbor.
  • June 4: BBAWB AnnualMeeting, 7:00 p.m. at WBHS
  • June 17-19: Marching Band Rehearsal (full ensemble): 1-8 p.m. at WBHS

LACROSSE PEP BAND NEEDED

Pep Band Needed May 9th for Lacrosse Senior Night

The Varsity game starts at 7 pm with the senior ceremony at half time.  The JV game starts at 5:30 featuring your very own marching Alto Sax Jason Grose on Defense and your Baritone Ethan Gulati tending Goal.  Please feel free to arrive anytime before 6:30 pm to catch the JV game and be ready for the Varsity game.  Please wear your Laker Pride shirt and any other band swag as needed for the weather.  Be prepared to have fun watching a fast-paced game while supporting some of your band members.  Band Alumni are welcome and encouraged to attend!  

Location: West Bloomfield High School Athletic Field

Sign up here! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f45a5a822a64-pepband

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Join us this Friday, May 10th for our Annual Spring Swing Fundraiser!

Come see the WBHS Jazz Band, Solo and Ensemble participants and other student performers entertain you while enjoying dinner and beverages at Santia Banquet Hall in Keego Harbor.

Buffet Dinner • Cash Bar • Raffle • Wine Pull • Silent Auction

Date: Friday, May 10, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Santia Banquet Hall, 1985 Cass Lake Rd, Keego Harbor
Tickets: $25/adult, $20/students & seniors

Purchase tickets in advance by:
1. Check made out to “BBAWB”.  Mail check to the following address or place in the Band Boosters mailbox in the high school band room.

Steve & Claudia Bologna
BBAWB Treasurers
4352 Greenstown Dr.
W. Bloomfield, MI 48323

  1. VENMO: our id is Treasurer-Bbawb (no fees apply)
  2. PAYPAL: (fees apply) Visit http://wbbands.info/spring-swing/

 

* RAFFLE & AUCTION DONATIONS ARE DUE THIS WEDNESDAY *

Donations are still needed: Take a look at the sign-up genius to help with the silent auction. Please read the description on the sign-up because donation is a bit different this year! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aabae2fa46-silent3

Please contact Anne Marie Collier-Miller

at bamo72@msn.com regarding donation drop-off

FARMINGTON CIVIC THEATER OPPORTUNITY

The Farmington Civic Theater is looking for fun, summertime music from talented students!

“Out Front” is the venue in front of the theater where, during warmer weather, performers busk/street perform. Engagement comes from people arriving and departing to and from movies, sidewalk strollers and people dining outdoor at nearby eateries.

They are looking for bluegrass, country, folk, pop, light rock, classics, solo, duet, trio, rockabilly, show-tunes, strings, reeds, brass, etc. Instrumentalists and vocalists are welcome.

If you are interested in the possibility of being an “Out Front” performer, please email Noah Dyer and include any videos of you performing live.

If you have any additional questions, please contact Noah Dyer at noah.dyer@wbsd.org

You will find some past Out Front performances here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnmBCYMfKuXBu-30jSAjDFtKk9UrhIs5K

2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR PHYSICALS

Henry Ford Health Systems will once again be conducting physicals at West Bloomfield High School on Tuesday, June 4th between 2:30-5pm.  Physicals will cost $20 and will be good for the 2019-2020 School Year.  Sign up to get your physical now as space is limited.  See attached flyer below and click on the link provided to schedule your physical.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0B4FA5AE28A0FC1-west2

* Physicals are required for marching band. Please see your family physician or sign up for the physical event listed above *

SAVE THE DATE! 

 

  • Marching Band Reveal Night & Parent Meeting – Tuesday, May 14, 7pm – 8pm at the HS
  • West Bloomfield High School Spring Concert, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:00pm WBHS Auditorium

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  • May 27: Memorial Day Parade in Keego Harbor

 

  • Abbott Spring Concert – Tuesday, May 28, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Abbott

 

  • OLMS Spring Band Concert -Wed, May 29, 2019, 7pm – 8pm at OLMS

 

  • Annual BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, June 4, 7pm – 8pm in the HS I-Center

 

  • June 17-19: Marching Band Rehearsal (full ensemble): 1-8 p.m. at WBHS

 

  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, July 2, 7pm – 8pm in the HS I-Center

 

  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tues, August 6, 2019, 7pm – 8pm in the HS I-Center

 

  • Marching Band Camp – Aug 19 – 23, 2019

 

  • October 5thFall West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day (Tag Day Event)

 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (5/6/19-5/12/19)

The Band Boosters uses Google Calendar.  A link to the full calendar can be found on our website at http://wbbands.info/calendar/. 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, May 6th:

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

Tuesday, May 7th:

* Marching band down payment due

 

* Instrument Rental Night 6:30pm – 8:00pm at the HS

 

* Marching Band Experience Night: 7:00pm – 8:30pm in the HS band room

 

* Marching Band New Parent Orientation: 7pm – 8pm in the HS I-Center

Wednesday, May 8th:

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

* Marching Band Experience Night: 7:00pm – 8:30pm in the HS band room

 

* Disney Trip Meeting: 7pm – 8pm in the HS I-Center

 

Thursday, May 9th:

* Lacrosse Pep Band

Friday, May 10th:

 

* Spring Swing Fundraiser: 6:30pm – 8:30pm at Santia Banquet Center

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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