West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Nov 5th – Nov 11th, 2018 


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* Congratulations

* Marching Band Banquet

* BBAWB November Parent Meeting

* Jet’s Pizza Night Fundraiser

* Winter Percussion Tryouts

* Winter Guard Tryouts

* New Sponsorship Program
* Save the Date!
* This Week’s Schedule


Congratulations to The West Bloomfield High School Marching Band on receiving 7th place over the weekend at the MCBA State Finals at Ford Field! Their show, Technologic Takeover, received a score of 90.075!  What a fantastic way to end the season!

  1. L’anse Creuse North 88.325
    9. Clarkston 89.225
    8. Hudsonville 89.450
    7. West Bloomfield 90.075
    6. Grand Blanc 91.675
    5. Novi 91.850
    4. Lake Orion 93.025
    3. Plymouth Canton 94.275
    2. Walked Lake Central 94.300
    1. Rockford 94.800

Thank you to all of the chaperones, drivers, and parents that helped with props, Feed the Band, uniforms, and paper plate awards! Thank you to Noah Dyer, Chris Vilag, and Matthew Page for being an outstanding staff. We look forward to celebrating with you at the banquet this Sunday!



Sunday, November 11th


The 2018 Marching Band Banquet takes place this Sunday, November 11th at Glen Oaks Country Club, 30500 W. 13 Mile Rd, Farmington Hills, MI 48334.


Doors open at 6:00pm. Dinner starts at 6:30pm.  The attire is dressy casual. No jeans, please. Questions? Feel free to contact Renee Floer – text or call 248-464-0084 or reneefloer@yahoo.com.


Thank you!



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!




Don’t Cook on November 7th!

Order from Jet’s Pizza at Orchard Lake and Maple between 11am and 10pm on November 7th! Bring in the attached flyer to help raise money for the band! Spread the word!


7th-12th Grade – Auditions Next Week


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.


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


6th-12th Grade – Auditions Next Week

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 work out 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!!!!


Winter Percussion Auditions – November 12th, 13th, & 19th from 5-8:30pm at Abbott


Winter Guard Auditions – November 12th and 14th from 6-9pm at the WBHS Band Room


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

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 5th:
* Have a great day!

Tuesday, Nov 6th:
* No School. Election Day.

Wednesday, Nov 7th:
* Jet’s Pizza Fundraiser

Thursday, Nov 8th:
* Fall Middle School Band Concert 7pm at Abbott


Sunday, Nov 11th:

*Marching Band Banquet 6pm-9pm at Glen Oaks Country Club