West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Week of February 13, 2017

News Updates

Congratulations to West Bloomfield Percussion on their 2nd place finish for their show “Into the Canvas” at Saturday’s WGI Regional Championship at Troy Athens High School!

On Saturday February 18, the Varsity Winter Guard travels to Indianapolis to compete at the WGI Regional! They will perform their show “Tomber Amoureax.” Best of luck!

On Monday February 20, Mene Sushi will host a fundraiser during their dinner timeframe, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Mene will donate 10% of any purchase (dine in or carry out) with an accompanying flyer to WB Bands. Click here for a printable flyer.


Mark Your Calendar:

Monday February 20, 2017: Restaurant fundraiser at Mene Sushi, 6239 Orchard Lake Road, West Bloomfield 48322.

Wednesday March 8, 2017: Pre-Festival Concert at WBHS.

Friday/Saturday March 10 and 11, 2017: MSBOA Festival for middle and high school bands.  See Curricular Band update for more information.

Saturday March 18, 2017: State Solo & Ensemble. Location to be announced.

Friday May 5, 2017: Second Annual “Spring Swing” fundraiser featuring the WBHS Jazz Band at Orchard Lake Community Church!

Curricular Band:

MSBOA Festival is approaching for our West Bloomfield concert bands.  Please mark your calendar for the following dates (more details and exact performance times to come):

Wednesday March 8, 2017: Pre-Festival concert at WBHS (AMH and WBHS only; OLMS will perform for a clinician during the school day)

6:00 p.m.: Abbott Symphony Band

6:45 p.m.: WBHS Concert Band

7:30 p.m.: WBHS Symphony Band

8:15 p.m.: WBHS Symphonic Winds

Friday March 10, 2017: WBHS Bands to perform at Clarkston High School

4:00 p.m.: WBHS Concert Band

6:20 p.m.: WBHS Symphony Band

9:10 p.m.: WBHS Symphonic Winds

Friday March 10, 2017: OLMS Bands to perform at Walled Lake Northern High School: 5:00 p.m.

Saturday March 11, 2017: Abbott Bands to perform at Lake Orion High School: 9:05 a.m.

State Solo & Ensemble will take place on Saturday March 18.  Location to be finalized soon.

Winter Ensembles – Percussion, Guard and Winds:

Reminder (All Groups – Winter Guard, Percussion and Winds):

Payment #3 is due on Wednesday February 15! You can drop off your payment to the mailbox in the WBHS band room, or hand it in to your student’s instructor. If you need to make alternative arrangements, please contact our Treasurer, Ruben Luna, at treasurer@wbbands.info

Check the listings below or the BBAWB calendar for rehearsal dates, times and locations, or for last minute changes, such as school cancellations!

Winter Winds: Show shirt order forms have been distributed!  Money and orders are due on Thursday February 16.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (week of February 13 – February 18)

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 February 13:

Jazz Band, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. WBHS Band Room

Varsity Guard, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Abbott Middle School (AMS)

Tuesday February 14:

Winter Winds, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. WBHS Band Room

Winter Percussion, 5:00 -8:15 p.m. AMS

JV Guard, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. WBHS

Wednesday February 15:

Jazz Band, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. WBHS Band Room

Winter Percussion, 5:00 – 8:15 AMS

Varsity Guard, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Abbott Middle School (AMS)

Thursday February 16:

Winter Winds, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. WBHS Band Room

Winter Percussion, 5:00 -8:15 p.m. AMS

JV Guard, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. WBHS

Friday February 17 (Winter Break):

Varsity Guard, TBD

Saturday February 18 (Winter Break):

Varsity Guard, WGI Regional Championship, Indianapolis


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.

Returnable Containers: We have big returnable containers placed around West Bloomfield High School; please bring your returnable cans and bottles to the band room or drop it off in these containers any time.

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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