West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Nov 19th – Nov 25th, 2018  


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* Winter Percussion Auditions

* Winter Season Parent Meetings

* Student Account Points

* Winter Invitationals

* BBAWB Parent Meeting

* Sponsorship Program

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule


7th-12th Grade – Final Audition Day is 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.

AUDITION:  November 19, 2018, 5pm – 8:30pm, Abbott Middle School



Please join us tomorrow


Parents will hear information on our winter programs from the directors!  Handbooks and policies will be shared, as well as information on show themes, rehearsal expectations, performance dates, and more.  Hope to see you there!


All meetings are at Abbott Middle School on Monday, November 19th in the Choir Room:


JV Guard: 6:00 p.m.

Elementary Guard: 6:30 p.m.

Varsity Guard: 7:00 p.m.

Winter Percussion: 7:30 p.m.




If you plan on using any student account points towards Winter Program payment, please submit the “Student Credit Transfer Form” found on the forms page of our website. If you need help entering your student’s Charms account, please refer to the “How to Access Charms” and “Student Account 101” documents on the forms page. These forms can be found at http://wbbands.info/forms/




West Bloomfield will be hosting TWO Invitationals this winter season! Please mark these dates on your calendars now. We will need families from both Winter Guard and Winter Percussion to assist with both. These are very large events and many volunteers are a must. Thank you in advance!

  • MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard Only, Saturday, Feb 16th, 2019
  • MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard & Percussion, Sunday, Mar 17th, 2019



Many thanks to the parents that joined us at our monthly parent meeting. Please see the attached meeting minutes if you were not able attend.

The SCRIPS program was presented. Please read about the program below.

  • Great Lakes Scripis 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.
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Keep up with current SCRIP information by joining the SCRIP Facebook page for West Bloomfield Bands! Just go to the West Bloomfield Bands Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wbbands/ and look under “Groups.”


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 HS Band Concert (Grades 9-12) – Tuesday, December 18, 7pm – 9pm at the HS
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, January 8th, 7pm at the HS I-Center
  • OLMS Winter Band Concert – Tuesday, January 15th, 7pm at OLMS
  • Abbott Winter Band Concert – Wednesday, January 16th, 7pm at Abbott
  • MSBOA High School Solo & Ensemble – January 18th & 19th
  • MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard Only, Saturday, Feb 16th, 2019
  • MCGC WBHS Invitational: Guard & Percussion, Sunday, Mar 17th, 2019


THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (11/19-11/25)

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 19th:

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

* Winter Season Parent Meetings, Abbott Choir Room:

JV Guard: 6:00 p.m.

Elementary Guard: 6:30 p.m.

Varsity Guard: 7:00 p.m.

Winter Percussion: 7:30 p.m.


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!