Hello West Bloomfield Band families!
 
Sorry for the lateness of this week's newsletter. Please, if you ever have any questions, just ask. You can always email secretary@wbbands.info and I will make sure your email gets to the person that can answer your question(s). These weekly newsletters are always filled with the most known, current information. Additional information may come out later in the week when more information becomes available. As always, that information will come to you via email and Facebook.


IN THIS ISSUE:
*      Congratulations!
*      Hazardous Waste Day: Volunteers
*      October Parent Meeting
*      Thank yous
*      Sponsorship program
*      Save the date
*      This Week's Schedule

LAKE ORION INVITATIONAL
Congratulations to the Marching Band for a solid first performance last week at the Lake Orion Invitational. The band finished third with 81.050 points. Way to kick-start the season with three more invitationals to go before States! The scores:
1) 86.125: Walled Lake Central 
2) 82.050: Clarkston
3) 81.050: West Bloomfield 
4) 80.875: L'Anse Creuse North

HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY
VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
On Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, from 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., the West Bloomfield Bands will be at the West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day at the West Bloomfield Township Public Library, 4600 Walnut Lake Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48323. We are still in need of volunteers, students and parents. Follow this link to the Sign-Up Genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f45a5a822a64-hazardous

OCTOBER PARENT MEETING
Our next parent meeting is at 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY Oct. 13, 2018 in the high school I-Center.

 
THANK YOUS
Thanks to all our parent volunteers last weekend, including those who fed the band, and the prop crew. 


NEW SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
Corporate/Community Sponsorship
 Keep selling those T-shirt/program ads for the Winter Season, too. Every little bit helps the program. Attached to this newsletter is the link to the "Corporate/Community Sponsorship levels."
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!!!!

SAVE THE DATE!
 
Hazardous Waste Day -- Saturday, Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m.-2p.m.
 
October Parent Meeting -- Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7 p.m. at the HS I-Center
 
Homecoming parade--Friday, Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m.

Football Game -- (vs Southfield A&T) Friday, Oct. 5, 5:30-10 p.m.
 
MCBA Livonia Franklin -- Saturday, Oct. 13
 
Football Game -- (vs TBD) Friday, Oct. 19, 5:30-10 p.m.
 
MCBA Lamphere -- Saturday, Oct. 20
 
MCBA Lakeland -- Saturday, Oct. 27
 
MCBA State Finals -- Saturday, Nov. 3
 
Marching Band Banquet -- Sunday, Nov. 11, 6-9:30 p.m. at Glen Oaks Country Club
 
 
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE (9/25-9/30)
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.

Tuesday, Sept. 25
*      Marching band practice, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the high school

Thursday, Sept. 27
*      Marching band practice, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the high school

Friday, Sept. 28
*      Marching band practice, 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the high school

Saturday, Sept. 29
*      Marching band practice, 2:30-8:30 p.m. at the high school
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ONGOING FUNDRAISNG
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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