West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: October 8th-14th, 2018


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!

Thank you to Renee Floer & Julia Roth for organizing our homecoming tailgate! We truly appreciate all of the families that helped with the event! THANK YOU for your time and donations!



* Marching Band Picture Day

* Feed the Band – Livonia Franklin Invitational

* Prism Concert

* Ford Field Forms

* Marching Band Banquet

* Parent Meeting

* Venmo App for Online Payments

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



Picture Day is this Friday, Oct. 12th


Individual photos and a group photo will be taken. Picture order forms are available in the band room.

Pictures will start at 2:30pm on the 12th. Middle school students will take their pictures upon arrival.

Any questions? Contact Anne Marie for more information at bamo72@msn.com



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 Livonia Franklin 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.



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. Marching uniforms will NOT be worn. Students will instead wear black pants and a black dress shirt.

Families – The cost of the Prism Concert is $5 for adults / Students & children are free.



A note from Anne Marie regarding Ford Field Forms:

I am sending this to the entire marching band at this time. This week I want to have all ford field forms in so I can mail them in the beginning of next week.

I also need adult forms for ALL pit parents, and ALL chaperones. If you think you might be there, give me a form. It is better to have it and not need it, than to not allow you to help because we have no form.

Also, please make sure your student’s name is printed clearly on the form. I did receive a few that the parents signed, but I cannot tell who the parent is, and there is no student name on it.

The forms are located on our website, wbbands.info

Thank you in advance,

Anne Marie Collier-Miller



November 11th at 6:00pm 

Banquet invitations will be distributed this week. The RSVPs and payments are due by Saturday, November 3rd. The invitations and RSVP cards will be available online as well.



Thank you to the parents that attended our October meeting. Please see the attached meeting minutes if you were not able to join us. Our November BBAWB Parent meeting will be Wednesday, November 7th at 7:00pm in the High School I-Center.


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!!!!



Prism Concert – Wednesday, October 17th 7pm-9pm at the HS
Football Game — (vs TBD) Friday, October 19th 5:30pm-10pm
MCBA Lamphere — Saturday, October 20th
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

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. 8th:
* Have a great day!

Tuesday, Oct. 9th:
* Marching Band rehearsal 5:30pm-8:30pm at the HS

Wednesday, Oct. 10th:
* Fill out your Ford Field Form if you haven’t already

Thursday, Oct. 11th:
* Marching Band rehearsal 5:30pm-8:30pm at the HS

Friday, Oct. 12th:
*  Marching Band rehearsal: 3:30pm-6:30pm at the HS

*  Picture day starting at 2:30pm


Saturday, Oct. 13th:

* Livonia/Franklin Invitational – Times coming soon

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.
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