West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Sept. 10th-Sept. 16th 2018


Hello, West Bloomfield Band Families!


A HUGE Thank You to Christine Karow for being our Field Day event chair! This event could not happen without Ruth Richards, our volunteer coordinator, and the dozens of parents that donated their time. Thank you!


Another BIG THANKS to Christine Long, Sandy Donlon, Julie Roth, Surekha Pokle, & Lucy Barber for working overtime to make sure our band had uniforms ready for this past weekend! You ROCK!




  • T-Shirt Ad Sales
  • Show Shirt Orders
  • Promotional Tables
  • Venmo App for Online Payments
  • Hazardous Waste Day
  • 2018 Prop Policy
  • Student Account Email Issues
  • Parent Meeting
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule



We would like to remind everyone to try to sell some ads/sponsorships

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.


The Corporate/Community Sponsorship form can be printed from http://wbbands.info/


The deadline for T-shirt ads is Friday, Sept. 14. All ads must be sent to Claudia Bologna by that day. Crbologna5@gmail.com

All financial forms can be sent to BBAWB Treasurer, Raluca Dusa.



Show shirts are available!

Click on the link below to place your order. In an effort to receive the shirts in time for our first competition on September 22nd, the final day for accepting orders will be September 17th.


If you have any questions, please email Christina Losey at christinalosey@gmail.com



The BBAWB would like to promote our winter programs at the upcoming Middle School open houses. If you can help out at our table on either of the following evenings, please let me know.

Abbott Middle School Open House: Thursday, September 13th at 6:30pm

Orchard Lake Middle School Open House: Monday, September 17th at 6:30pm

Many thanks,

Email Bree at secretary@wbbands.info


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).



More information will be coming soon for this fundraiser…

We will be looking for students to attend the township hazardous waste day. Students will play music while township residents wait in line. Residents offer donations to our band. It’s a great way to showcase the musical talents of our band!


When: Sat, September 29, 8:30am – 2:00pm

Where: West Bloomfield Township Public Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Rd.


After Waste Day Rehearsal – Please note there will be rehearsal on 9/29 from 2:30pm – TBD




This Prop Crew Policy was emailed to all parents last week.

Each “Bearer” assigned “Prop Access” to any West Bloomfield High marching band event agrees to the following:

* Each Bearer must hereby represent he/she is acting on a specific assignment for the Director of Bands and has a legitimate working function in conjunction with the event, which includes halftime shows and invitationals. The pass is not transferable and may be revoked at any time with or without cause.

* Cameras are not allowed on the field during the Bearer’s legitimate working function in conjunction with the event attended. Cell phones are allowed. If a Bearer wishes to use a camera, he/she will be asked to pay for entrance into the event and sit in the stands.

* The rights and privileges granted to the Bearer shall automatically terminate if any term of this credential shall be breached.

* The Bearer shall always display the issued pass during an event.

* While within the venue, the Bearer shall always, adhere to the Band Boosters Association of West Bloomfield Parent/Legal Guardian Code of Conduct Agreement.



If you have tried to log into your student’s account in Charms and have had issues, please let me know. Student IDs may need to be checked and re-entered. Please email secretary@wbbands.info  Bree can help.



Our next parent meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 3rd at 7pm in the high school I-Center. Please note the change to Wednesday for this meeting. Thank you to the many parents that attended our September meeting.




Football Game(vs Lake Orion) Fri, September 21st 5:30pm-10pm


MCBA Lake Orion – Saturday, September 22nd


Hazardous Waste Day – Saturday, September 29th 8:30am-2pm


October Parent Meeting – Wednesday, October 3rd at 7pm at the HS I-Center


Football Game – (vs Southfield A&T) Fri, October 5th 5:30pm-10pm


MCBA Livonia Franklin – Saturday, October 13th


Football Game – (vs TBD) Fri, October 19th 5:30pm-10pm


MCBA Lamphere – Saturday, October 20th


MCBA Lakeland – Saturday, October 27th


MCBA State Finals – Saturday, November 3rd


Marching Band Banquet – Sunday, November 11th from 6pm-9:30pm at Glen Oaks Country Club




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, Sept. 10th:

  • No School

Tuesday, Sept. 11th:

  • Marching Band rehearsal 5:30pm-8:30pm at the HS


Wednesday, Sept. 12th:

  • Have a great day!


Thursday, Sept. 13th:

  • Marching Band rehearsal 5:30pm-8:30pm at the HS
  • Abbott Open House 6:30pm– Promotional Table help needed


Friday, Sept. 14th:

  • ½ day of school
  • Marching Band rehearsal 3:30pm-6:30pm
  • Deadline for T-Shirt Ads




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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