Hello West Bloomfield Band families!



  • Winter Program Registration
  • Raffle Ticket Sales
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting
  • Restaurant Night
  • SCRIP for The Holidays
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule




Online Registration is STILL OPEN for those who have not yet registered.

Registration has never been easier! Click HERE to register online for our Winter Programs.



Go to http://wbbands.info/ to find information about all of our Winter programs.

Contact Percussion Director, Chris Vilag at Christopher.vilag@gmail.com

Color Guard Director, Mark Istratie at Markistratie@gmail.com




Keep selling those tickets!

All band students have been given tickets.

We are asking that students and their families sell a minimum of two tickets so we can meet our goal and offer the Grand prize of $1,000.

This year, we are awarding PRIZES for the individual top ticket seller AND the band class who sells the most tickets!
– the top individual ticket seller receives a gift card valued at $50!
– the band class that sells the most tickets receives a pizza party or equivalent (to be decided by the teacher)!

Price:  $5 each
Prize:  $1,000 (if 400 or more tickets are sold.  If not, the prize goes to a 50/50)
Drawing:  Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Winter Band Concert (WBHS Auditorium) You do not need to be present to win.
Return SOLD Tickets by
:  Monday, December 11, 2017


  1. Have purchaser fill out their name, email address and phone number on the ticket stub.
    2. Give them the purchaser the larger part of the ticket with the information on it.
    3. Seller returns the stubs in the envelope provided by Monday, December 11 along with the cash or check (made payable to BBAWB) to:
    • black mailbox in the high school band room, or
    • your student’s band teacher (Mr. Mielens or Mr. Stein)
    4. PLEASE DO NOT THROW OUT ANY TICKETS OR PARTS OF TICKETS OR EXCHANGE/SHARE TICKETS! Every ticket is numbered and assigned to a specific student.  We have to record every ticket for the State of Michigan whether it is sold or not.  Contact Christine Karow if you want additional tickets.
    5.  If you have any questions, send an email to:  Christine Karow

Thank you!

BBAWB Parent Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, December 5th at 7:00pm in the High School I-Center for our monthly parent meeting. We hope to see you there!





Don’t Cook on December 11th!


Our restaurant fundraiser for December takes place on Monday, December 11th at Mene Sushi!  Order between 5:00pm-10:00pm. Flyers are available for download from the WB Bands website www.wbbands.info . 10% of purchases made with the flyer included (both dine in and carry out) will be donated to West Bloomfield Bands!

SCRIP for the Holidays

Now is the time to stock up on SCRIP for the holidays!

Print a current participating retailer list by visiting http://wbbands.info/fundraising/scrip-program/


SCRIP is an easy, fast way to put money in your student’s account!  Simply purchase store gift cards for everyday purchases such as gas, eating out, travel, clothing and many others, or to give as gifts for any occasion. The merchants give a percentage of the gift card purchase to the band, which will then be deposited into your student’s points account.  60% of the money raised by purchasing SCRIP cards goes towards your student points account and 40% earns money for West Bloomfield Bands.

How To Order:

  • Go to www.shopwithscrip.com
  • Register: Sign on as a member or sign up as a new member. The enrollment code for Band Boosters of West Bloomfield is: 18L5CFD5612L. This code is case sensitive — type it exactly as you see it here.
  • Order: Select the cards and quantity you plan to purchase. Encourage family and friends to place orders through you!
  • Payment & Delivery:  Write a check to BBAWB for the amount of your purchase.   Orders typically go in at 9:00 p.m. on Sunday nights and are available for pick up/delivery by Tuesday/Wednesday of the following week.  Checks need to be made out to BBAWB, or cash is due by the time of pick up.  You can mail your check or drop it off at our SCRIP coordinator’s home.   You will be able to check your order history and quickly reorder standard items.

Questions?  Contact our BBAWB SCRIP coordinator: Marguerite DeBello



BBAWB Parent Meeting: Tuesday, January 2nd at 7:00pm in the High School I-Center.


Winter Invitational: On Saturday, February 3, 2018, West Bloomfield Bands will host our winter invitational. Last year 81 groups performed at our show. Our concessions and admissions served over a thousand performers and spectators. This is the most important fundraiser of the year for the band program! In order to host the show, we need many volunteers. Please plan to help us on that day.



THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (December 4th –December 9th)

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 Dec. 4th:

  • Jazz Band 2:30-4:00pm at the HS
  • Elementary Guard 4:30-6:00pm at Roosevelt Elementary
  • Varsity Guard 6:00-9:00pm at Abbott

Tuesday Dec. 5th:

  • Winter Winds 3:30-5:00pm at the HS
  • Winter Percussion 5:00pm-8:30pm at Abbott
  • JV Guard 6:00pm-9:00pm at OLMS
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting 7:00pm HS

Wednesday Dec. 6th:

  • Jazz Band 2:30-4:00pm at the HS
  • Winter Percussion 4:30-7:15 at Abbott
  • Varsity Guard 6:00pm-9:00pm at Abbott

Thursday Dec. 7th:

  • Winter Winds 3:30-5:00pm at the HS
  • Winter Percussion 5:00-8:30pm at Abbott
  • JV Guard 6:00-9:00pm at OLMS

Friday Dec. 8th:

  • Have a great day!

Saturday Dec. 9th:

  • Winter Percussion 9:00am-4:00pm at Abbott
  • JV Guard 11:00am-4:00pm at OLMS
  • Varsity Guard 4:00pm-9:00pm at Abbott



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.

Amazon Smile: EARN MONEY FOR WEST BLOOMFIELD BANDS WITH SMILE.AMAZON.COM. This is an easy way to get classroom texts or holiday gifts with Amazon’s convenience and competitive prices AND support the bands, at no extra cost to you! To get started: click HERE to register.



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