West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Week of January 8th-January 14th, 2018

Hello West Bloomfield Band families!

 

IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Winter Invitational
  • Winter Program Openings
  • Winter Program Ads
  • United We Walk
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting Minutes
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule

WINTER INVITATIONAL

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

 

On Saturday, February 3rd, the West Bloomfield bands will host over 70 groups during our Winter Invitational at West Bloomfield High School. Last year, we had over 1600 students compete at our show. In addition to the students, there will be spectators!

To host this many groups, we need many volunteers! We will need people to help from 9am until the show ends at 10pm. Even if you are only available for a few hours, we need your help!

 

(NOTE: This is a great opportunity for students to earn NHS volunteer/service hours)

Our volunteers help the various groups with parking, getting into the building, moving from the practice area to the performance area in a timely fashion, and helping them reload their equipment into their trucks. We sell concessions, raffle tickets, programs and shout outs. Our winter show generates a big profit for our program. It is a very important fundraiser for us.
Please contact Ruth Richards today at richardsbandmom@gmail.com to volunteer.

 

Thank you!

 

WINTER PROGRAM OPENINGS

 

STUDENTS NEEDED FOR OPEN SPOTS & PEP BAND

 

 

Jazz Band – In need of one more trombone player.

 

Winter Winds – In need of a flute, as well as three percussionists.

 

Hockey Pep Band – We have been invited to perform on February 24th for the WB hockey team. More information will come out soon, but the more the merrier. Please think about participating in this event!

 

Please contact Mr. Mielens if you are interested.

Thank you!

Chad Mielens: chad.mielens@wbsd.org

 

 

 

 

WINTER PROGRAM ADS

 

TIME TO SELL ADS!

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!

 

UNITED WE WALK

WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR OTHERS?

Join us on Sunday, January 14th at 2:15 in the West Bloomfield High School Atrium to kick-off the 24th Annual United We Walk. Remember to bring your canned food for the canned food drive. The schedule for the event:

2:15pm – Join us in the High School Atrium to listen to a performance by our very own Jazz Band.

2:30pm – Live TV Broadcast on Channel 15 & 19 and on WBLD 89.3 FM Radio.

3:00pm – The Walk begins. Led by our very own WB Drumline. The Walk will be followed by light refreshments.

 

See you there! www.unitedwewalk.org

 

BBAWB PARENT MEETING MINUTES

 

Thank you to the parents that attended our 1/2/18 meeting. In case you were unable to attend, please find the minutes attached to the end of the week’s newsletter.

 

We hope to see you at our next parent meeting on Tuesday, February 6th at 7:00pm in the High School I-Center.

SAVE THE DATE!

Winter Program Payment Due: Monday, January 15th

 

High School Solo & Ensemble: Friday, January 19th & Saturday, January 20th at Brighton HS

 

Winter Ad Sale Forms Due – Friday, January 19th

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 8th–January 14th)

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.8th:

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

Tuesday Jan. 9th:

  • 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

Wednesday Jan. 10th:

  • 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. 11th:

  • 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 Jan. 12th:

  • Have a great day!

 

Saturday Jan.13th:

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

Sunday Jan. 14th:

  • United We Walk 2:15 at the HS

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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