West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: October 15th-21st, 2018
Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!
Congratulations, WB Marching Band on another amazing performance! The Livonia Franklin scores from Saturday:
90.500 Grand Bland
91.875 Lake Orion
Thank you to Renee Floer & Julia Roth for organizing another fantastic Feed the Band! We truly appreciate all of the families that helped with the event! THANK YOU for your time, food, and donations!
IN THIS ISSUE:
* Prism Concert
* Friday Football Pizza
* Ford Field Forms
* Marching Band Banquet
* Feed the Band – Lamphere Invitational
* Venmo App for Online Payments
* New Sponsorship Program
* Save the Date!
* This Week’s Schedule
The West Bloomfield High School Music Department Presents…
The 2018 Prism Concert will take place on Wednesday, October 17th at 7:00pm in the High School Auditorium. There will be a rehearsal on Monday, October 15th from 6pm-9pm.
The marching band will attend the Prism concert. The marching band will NOT wear marching uniforms. Marching students that are also in the concert program will just wear their concert uniform. The only people who need to wear black pants and a black shirt are the students not in the rest of the concert program — there are only three or four of those students.
Clarification about the Color Guard — we’re only going to require it of Guard students already in the concert program, but anyone in the Guard is free to come perform. The Guard will wear all black material that’s easy to move around in as they do during rehearsal/early season before we have uniforms. If they are in a concert program, they will need to change out of their concert uniform into the black Guard outfit.
Families – The cost of the Prism Concert is $5 for adults / Students & children are free.
Rehearsal Note – If you are a marching band member that is NOT also in a concert group, you can leave Monday’s rehearsal at 7:30pm.
FRIDAY FOOTBALL PIZZA
Please bring $5 to rehearsal this Friday, October 19th. We will be serving pizza before the football game. Parents, please let us know if you can help serve at 5pm. Please email Bree at email@example.com
FORD FIELD FORMS
Ford Field Forms Are Due ASAP!
Anne Marie is still in need of student forms. She also needs adult forms for ALL pit parents, and ALL chaperones. If you think you might be there, give her a form. It is better to have it and not need it, than to not allow you to help because wedon’t have a form.
Also, please make sure your student’s name is printed clearly on the form.
The forms are located on our website, wbbands.info,
Please place your signed forms in the band mailbox in the band room ASAP. THANK YOU!
MARCHING BAND BANQUET
November 11th at 6:00pm
We are looking forward to having all our Band members and their families attend the 2018 Band Banquet. By now your student should have received their invitation. Please note that we have kept the price at $25 per person, including the student
In order to defray increasing costs perhaps you will consider making a donation of any amount; $10, $25, $100 or whatever. Donors will be honored at the Banquet and in the Banquet program.
Our committee is working on a lovely event, please RSVP by the day of State Finals which is Saturday, November 3, 2018. Feel free to contact Renee Floer with any special dietary or financial requests: text or call 248-464-0084 or firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you!
FEED THE BAND – LAMPHERE INVITATIONAL
Information Coming Soon!
We will be emailing you a sign-up very soon regarding Saturday’s Feed the Band. We will feed the band before the Lamphere Invitational. The Invitational schedule will be given to you soon as well. The information will be sent to you via email as well as Facebook.
VENMO App for Online Payments
New Payment Method: Starting this fall we have added Venmo as a payment method for various band related charges including Registration Fees, Other fees collected centrally (shoes, equipment, etc), Donations, Feed the Band contributions. For the parents interested in using this payment method, our Venmo ID is Treasurer-Bbawb.
If you have any difficulties locating this ID please e-mail: email@example.com.
Please note: this new payment method is in addition to the existing options: Cash, Checks, Credit Card (Processing Fee Applies), Electronic checks and transfers from individual bank accounts and Paypal (Processing Fee Applies).
NEW SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Keep selling those T-shirt/program ads for the Winter Season, too. Every little bit helps the program.
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/
SAVE THE DATE!
MCBA Lakeland — Saturday, October 27th
MCBA State Finals — Saturday, November 3rd
BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, November 6, 7pm at the HS I-Center
Fall Middle School Band Concert – Thursday, November 8th 7pm-8pm at Abbott
Marching Band Banquet — Sunday, November 11th from 6pm-9:30pm at Glen Oaks Country Club
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 (10/15-10/21)
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, Oct. 15th:
* Prism rehearsal 6-9pm at the high school
Tuesday, Oct. 16th:
* Marching Band rehearsal 5:30pm-8:30pm at the HS
Wednesday, Oct. 17th:
* Prism Concert 7-9pm at the HS
Thursday, Oct. 18th:
* Marching Band rehearsal 5:30pm-8:30pm at the HS
Friday, Oct. 19th:
* ½ day of school
* Bring $5 to rehearsal
* Marching Band rehearsal 3:30pm – 5:00pm / Dinner Break: 5pm – 6:15pm / Warm Up: 6:15pm / Football Game: 7:00pm
Saturday, Oct. 20th:
* Lamphere Invitational – Times coming soon