West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Nov 26th – Dec 2nd, 2018  


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* Jazz Band Auditions

* Winter Season Down Payment Due

* Student Account Points

* Winter Invitationals

* Shop SCRIPS for the Holidays

* Sponsorship Program

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule



9th-12th Grade


WBHS Jazz Band auditions will be held after school Wed-Fri 11/28-11/30. Audition music is posted on Google Classroom. Auditions will run 2:30 pm-3:40 pm with five minute slots. Students may sign up for a slot at the link below. I’d encourage everyone to audition if they play a jazz instrument (any saxophone, trumpet, trombone, piano, drum set, or upright bass)! It’s a great experience and a ton of fun!




Students that are participating in Winter Percussion and Winter Guard must have all previous program fees paid in order to participate in the Winter Programs.


The down payments for the Winter Programs are due this week:

Winter Percussion – Tuesday, 11/27

Winter Guard – Saturday, 12/1


To make a payment, please make check payable to BBAWB and mail to our Treasurer, Raluca Dusa, 5383 Coomer Rd, West Bloomfield 48324




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



For all of your Holiday shopping needs!

  • 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!!!!



  • 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


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 26th:

* Have a great day!

Tuesday, Nov 27th:

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

Wednesday, Nov 28th:

* Winter Percussion 4:30-7:15 at Abbott MS (Lessons only. Students attend during their designated time slot.)

Thursday, Nov 29th:

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

Friday, Nov 30th:

* Varsity Guard 6-9pm at Abbott MS

Saturday, Dec 1st:

  • MSBOA Middle School Solo & Ensemble at Novi Middle School
  • Winter Percussion 9am-4pm at Abbott MS
  • JV Guard 12-3pm – Location TBA
  • Varsity Guard 4-9pm at Abbott MS


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!