West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Week of January 22nd-January 27th, 2018

Hello West Bloomfield Band families!

Please take note of this week’s schedule. There have been changes made to our typical schedule due to facility needs and High School exams. Thank you for your continued support and flexibility.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Winter Invitational – Volunteers
  • Winter Invitational Performance Times
  • Winter Program Ads – Deadline Extended
  • Solo & Ensemble Results
  • Winter Guard Sneak Peek
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule

WINTER INVITATIONAL VOLUNTEERS

We need your help!

On Saturday, February 3, 2018, our band program will host 63 groups at West Bloomfield High School for the MCGC winter guard, percussion and winds show.

This show is an important fundraiser for our band program. We need 60 more volunteers to commit to four-hour shifts. If you can work more than four hours, that would be extremely wonderful. If you have less than four hours to help, just let us know.

Transporting the MCGC Judges:

Additionally, on Friday evening (February 2nd) and Saturday (February 3rd) we will need help to transport the judges to and from the airport and hotel, and to the high school. On Sunday (February 4th) we will need a driver to take them from the hotel to the airport. If you are able to drive any of the judges, please let Ruth Richards know, and she will provide additional details.

Contact us as soon as possible:

Please come and help us! Students can earn NHS service hours. Contact Ruth Richards at  richardsbandmom@gmail.com to sign up to help.

Thank you!

 

 

WINTER INVITATIONAL PERFORMANCE TIMES

 

Please join us at the High School on Saturday, February 3rd for the MCGC WBHS Invitational!

Public Admission:  $8.00 each
$5.00 Students (through HS with ID)
Age 5 and under free

Performance Schedule:

WB Elementary Guard Performance -10:00am
WB JV Guard Performance – 11:13am
WB Varsity Guard Performance – 2:49pm
WB Winter Winds Performance – 5:21pm
WB Winter Percussion Performance – 6:08pm

Follow the link for a complete schedule:
Complete Event Schedule

 

WINTER PROGRAM ADS

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

The deadline for the Winter Program Show Shirt Ads and Winter Invitational Program Ads has been extended to midnight January 29!

Do you know of anyone that has a business to advertise? Maybe you would like to sponsor the program as a family? We are collecting ads for the back of the Winter Program show shirts and for the Winter Invitational program. Remember….it’s a 50/50 split with your student account!

Click on the links below to print the forms:

Business ad information & form: http://wbbands.info/…/2018-Show-Shirt-and-Program-Ad-Form.p…

Personal sponsor information & form: http://wbbands.info/…/2…/01/2018-Winter-Personal-Ad-Form.pdf

Selling ads is a great way to support local business AND West Bloomfield Bands!

 

SOLO & ENSEMBLE RESULTS

I would like to congratulate everyone who participated in MSBOA District IV Solo and Ensemble Festival. Every WB band student who participated earned a first or second division rating.

~ Chad Mielens

1st Division Ratings:

Ishan Biswas – Trumpet Solo

Ishan Biswas, Mitchell Carroll, Abby Freitag, Abbaas Hakim, and Sundeep Ravella – Brass Quintet

Matthew Elliott – Trumpet Solo

Robert Elliott – Piano Solo

Gia Evans – Flute Solo

Gia Evans and Eleanor Goldkamp – Flute/Clarinet Duet

Abby Freitag – Horn Solo

Eleanor Goldkamp – Clarinet Solo

Noah Gorman – Marimba Solo

Cala Hobart – Alto Sax Solo

Grace Jolliffe – Clarinet Solo

Lea McDaniel – Euphonium Solo

Adi Mizrahi – Flute Solo

Gigi Musiol – Flute Solo

Spencer Musiol – Trumpet Solo

Cameryn Neal – Flute Solo

Arina Rodionova – Flute Solo

JonMichael Sinanis – Oboe Solo

 

2nd Division Ratings:

Bonnie Bertin, Gigi Musiol, and Arina Rodionova – Flute Trio

Matthew Elliott – Piano Solo

Aiden Gulati – Alto Sax Solo

Cala Hobart and Lauren Strager – Sax/Horn Duet

Emma Long and Valerie Walls – Flute/Clarinet Duet

Sophia Luna – Trombone Solo

Adi Mizrahi and Sara Patrus – Flute Duet

 

WINTER GUARD SNEAK PEEK

This free performance will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 2nd in the gym at Abbott Middle School.

All WB Band families are invited to a sneak peek of our 3 performances as we host a group dress rehearsal the night before our home show.  The shows will feature all 3 teams: Elementary Guard, JV Guard and Varsity Guard.

We hope to see you there!  Following the performances, rehearsals will continue for JV and Varsity.

 

SAVE THE DATE!

BBAWB Parent Meeting: Tuesday, February 6th 2018 at 7:00pm

Winter Percussion WGI Troy – Saturday, February 10th

No School/Mid-Winter Break: February 15th-20th

JV & Varsity Guard MCGC Novi – Saturday, February 24th

Hockey Pep Band Needed: Saturday, February 24th

 

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (January 22nd–January 27th)

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.22nd:

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

Tuesday Jan. 23rd:

  • Winter Winds 3:30-5:00pm at the HS
  • Winter Percussion (Battery Only) 5:00pm-8:30pm at the HS
  • JV Guard 6:00pm-9:00pm at the HS

Wednesday Jan. 24th:

  • Winter Percussion 4:30-7:15pm at Abbott
  • Varsity Guard 6:00pm-9:00pm at Abbott
  • ½ day of school (High School Only)

Thursday Jan. 25th:

  • Winter Percussion 5:00-8:30pm at Abbott
  • JV Guard 6:00-9:00pm at the HS
  • ½ day of school

Friday Jan. 26th:

  • ½ day of school

Saturday Jan.27th:

  • 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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