West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Nov 12th – Nov 18th, 2018

Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!

Today marks the official end of an outstanding WB Marching Band season! We congratulate each and every marching band member for a season well done! Thank you to Noah Dyer, Chris Vilag, and Matthew Page for directing our students in life and on the field. We would also like to thank Renee Floer and her banquet committee for organizing such a special banquet night!

To our Seniors,

Thank you for sharing your time, dedication, and MANY talents with all of us for so many years. You will be greatly missed! Good luck in all that you choose to do!

Skyler Babbitt, Joshua Bates, Heather Bologna, Nicklas Capalungan, Zachary Crawford, Nicholas DeBello, Benjamin Finkelstein, Clark Floer, Chase Gerber, Emma Long, Spencer Musiol, Ezra Orel, Josh Poppink, Sarah Richards, and Anne Zachos.



* BBAWB November Parent Meeting

* Winter Percussion Auditions

* Winter Guard Auditions

* Sponsorship Program

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule



Please join us at our monthly parent meeting on Wednesday, November 14th at 7pm in the high school I-Center. We will be discussing the SCRIPS program.


Great Lakes Scrip is an easy, fast way to put money in your student’s account!  Simply purchase store gift cards for everyday purchases such as gas, eating out, travel, clothing and many others, or to give as gifts for any occasion. The merchants give a percentage of the gift card purchase to the band which will then be deposited into your student’s points account.  40% of the money raised by purchasing SCRIP cards goes towards your student points account and 60% earns money for West Bloomfield Bands.  

Join us at our November meeting to find out more!



7th-12th Grade – Auditions Start Tomorrow


West Bloomfield High School Winter Percussion meets from mid-November through mid-April and competes in both MCGC and WGI events.   The Winter Percussion ensemble consists of battery(Snare, Tenor & Bass Drums), cymbals, front ensemble (Marimba, Vibes, Xylophone), drum set, bass guitar, electric guitar and electric keyboard. They compete on the gym floor with unique forms of drill and rhythmic music…


WBHS Winter Percussion provides an opportunity for students to develop their musical and life skills through the art of percussion performance.  We hope to instill a strong sense of perseverance, dedication, personal achievement, growth, self-confidence, music appreciation, and work ethic through the pursuit of excellence.


AUDITIONS:  November 12, 13 & 19, 2018, 5pm – 8:30pm, Abbott Middle School




6th-12th Grade – Auditions Start Tomorrow


Come on out to make new friends and be a part of the award-winning West Bloomfield Guard program! No experience necessary; we teach you everything you need to know!!


AUDITIONS: Mon. November 12 and Wed. November 14, 2018, 6pm-9pm, WBHS Band Room. Dress in workout clothes or dance wear.


For more information about our Guard Program, please visit: http://wbbands.info/west-bloomfield-guard/winter-guard/



Corporate/Community Sponsorship  


Keep selling those T-shirt/program ads for the Winter Season. 


There are seven levels of participation ranging from $50-$2,500+ — Piano, Crescendo, Mezzo-piano, Mezzo-forte, Forte, Fortissimo and Fortississimo — with different incentives.

Incentives for the student remain the same — a 50-50 split between the student and band — except for the $2,000-$2,500+ levels. Any sponsorship package sold at the $2,000-and-above level will be capped at $750 for the student with the remainder going into the general band fundraising coffer.  For individuals wanting to place ads in our programs only, please refer to last year’s donation amounts.  The Corporate/Community Sponsorship form can be printed from http://wbbands.info/


Good luck!!!!




MSBOA Middle School Solo & Ensemble – Saturday, Dec 1, 2018 at Novi Middle School


BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, December 4, 7pm at the HS I-Center


Winter Band Concert (Grades 7-12) – Tuesday, December 18, 7pm – 9pm at the HS


THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (11/12-11/18)

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, Nov 12th:

* Winter Percussion Auditions 5-8:30pm at Abbott

* Winter Guard Auditions 6-9:00pm in the HS Band Room


Tuesday, Nov 13th:

* Winter Percussion Auditions 5-8:30pm at Abbott


Wednesday, Nov 14th:

* BBAWB November Parent Meeting at 7:00pm in the HS I-Center

* Winter Guard Auditions 6-9:00pm in the HS Band Room


Thursday, Nov 15th:

* Have a great day!


Friday, Nov 16th:

* 1/2 day of school



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!