West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: October 22nd-28th, 2018 

Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!

Congratulations, WB Marching Band on another amazing performance! The score from Saturday’s Lamphere Invitational was 89.450! Way to go, WB!

Thank you to everyone that participated in another fantastic Feed the Band! It was a hit! THANK YOU for sharing your time and your very special recipes!



* Football Update for Marching Band

* Marching Band State Finals

* Marching Band Banquet

* Feed the Band – Marching Band Lakeland Invitational

* Winter Percussion

* Venmo App for Online Payments

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




The MHSAA will release playoff information later tonight. Please be on the lookout for information regarding football playoff games. The marching band will continue to support our team at home games. More info to come…



Information regarding state finals will be available after next weekend’s invitational. We will get you information as soon as we can. State Finals will take place on Saturday, November 3rd at Ford Field!!!!!!



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.  Please place your RSVP card in an envelope and place it in the band mailbox in the band room. Feel free to contact Renee Floer with any special dietary or financial requests: text or call 248-464-0084 or reneefloer@yahoo.com   Thank you!



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 Lakeland 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.



Registration & Auditions Coming Soon

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

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: treasurer@wbbands.info.

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).



Corporate/Community Sponsorship

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/

Good luck!!!!



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

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

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 (10/22-10/28)
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. 22nd:
* Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, Oct. 23rd:
* Marching Band rehearsal 5:30pm-8:30pm at the HS

Wednesday, Oct. 24th:
* Have a great day!

Thursday, Oct. 25th:
* Marching Band rehearsal 5:30pm-8:30pm at the HS

Friday, Oct. 26th:
* Marching Band rehearsal 3:30pm – 6:30pm


Saturday, Oct. 27th:

* Lakeland Invitational – Times coming soon