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!
IN THIS ISSUE:
* 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
FOOTBALL UPDATE FOR MARCHING BAND
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…
MARCHING BAND STATE FINALS
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!!!!!!
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. 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 email@example.com Thank you!
FEED THE BAND – MARCHING BAND LAKELAND 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 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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