West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Week of January 1st-January 6th, 2018

Hello West Bloomfield Band families!

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! We hope you have an incredible 2018!

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Winter Festival of Bands
  • Winter Festival Afterglow
  • Raffle Tickets
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting
  • Winter Invitational
  • Winter Program Payments
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule

 

WINTER FESTIVAL OF BANDS

Join us this Thursday

The 7th-12th grade band students will hold their winter concert on Thursday, January 4th at 7pm in the WBHS Auditorium. Students check in at 6:30pm.

We understand that there may be new conflicts that arise due to this date change. Please check your calendars, and communicate any unresolvable conflicts to your student’s band director:

Thank you,

Chad Mielens: chad.mielens@wbsd.org

Karl Stein: karl.stein@wbsd.org

WINTER FESTIVAL AFTERGLOW

Please join us in providing an Afterglow for students, family & friends at our January 4th Winter Festival of Bands.

Please click on the link for our NEW sign-up. We could not assume that everyone on the last sign-up could volunteer on the new date. Please sign up again. Your patience and understanding is greatly appreciated!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050d49a5a82da02-winter1

We are still in need of volunteers, cookies, gluten free cookies, and water. We are asking that all of the cookies be nut-free. They can be either homemade or store bought. Monetary donations will also be accepted and appreciated.

Please contact Renee Floer with any questions. Reneefloer@yahoo.com or 248-464-0084.

Thank You & Happy New Year!

RAFFLE TICKET SALES

Keep selling those tickets IF YOU STILL HAVE SOME!

Price:  $5 each
Prize:  $1,000 (if 400 or more tickets are sold.  If not, the prize goes to a 50/50)
DrawingThursday, January 4th, 2018 at the Winter Band Concert (WBHS Auditorium) You do not need to be present to win.

This year, we are awarding PRIZES for the individual top ticket seller AND the band class who sells the most tickets!
– 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)!

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 with any questions.
BBAWB PARENT MEETING

Please join us this Tuesday, January 2nd at 7:00pm in the High School I-Center for our monthly parent meeting. we hope to see you there!

WINTER INVITATIONAL

Volunteers Needed

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 contact Ruth Richards at richardsbandmom@gmail.com to volunteer. No matter how many hours you are able to help, we need you!

 

 

 

WINTER PROGRAM PAYMENTS

Monthly payments are due on the 15th of each month. Please mail payments to:

Raluca Dusa, Treasurer

5383 Coomer Rd.

West Bloomfield, Mi 48324

For assistance with payments, email treasurer@wbbands.info

 

 

SAVE THE DATE!

BBAWB Parent Meeting: Tuesday, February 6th 2018 at 7:00pm in the High School I-Center.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (January 1st–January 6th)

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 Jan.1st:

  • Happy 2018!!!!

Tuesday Jan. 2nd:

  • 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 at the HS

Wednesday Jan. 3rd:

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

Thursday Jan. 4th:

  • 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
  • Winter Concert 7:00-9:00pm at the HS

Friday Jan. 5th:

  • Have a great day!

 

Saturday Jan.6th:

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

 

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.

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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