West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Week of November 6th-November 11th, 2017


Hello West Bloomfield Band families!


  • BBAWB November Parent Meeting
  • Marching Band Banquet
  • Winter Programs
  • Online Bulb Sale
  • SCRIP Program
  • Save the Date
  • This Week’s Schedule


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



Invitations for the 2017 Marching Band Banquet were distributed last week.  A copy of the invitation and RSVP card is attached to this newsletter as a PDFPlease respond by November 7th, even if you are not able to attend. Drop them off in the Band Booster mailbox or you can even bring your RSVP & payment to the parent meeting on 11/7.


Over the years we have tried to keep the price to $25 per person. However, due to rising costs it is somewhat of a challenge.  This year we are asking for donations to help defray the expenses.  If you are in a position to contribute a few extra dollars we would be very appreciative.  To honor our donors, we will list their name on the program if, desired. 


Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions.  Should you have any questions, feel free to contact me by phone, text or email: reneefloer@yahoo.com


Thank you,

Renee Floer

Banquet Chair



Parent Meetings, Auditions and Clinics!  Mark your calendar for winter program events!  Please note the meeting locations. Visit www.http://wbbands.info/wb-bands-2/ for detailed information about our Winter Programs.

WINTER WINDS PARENT/STUDENT MEETING – (Please note the date has changed to Wednesday, Nov. 8th)

Join our award-winning indoor performing ensemble just for Middle School students!

Date:  Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Time:  6:30pm

Location: WB High School Band Room (south side of building)

Who: all students in grades 6 – 8

More information at wbbands.info/west-bloomfield-winds


Want to try something new? Come on out to make new friends and be a part of the award winning West Bloomfield Guard program! Elementary Guard is open to all students in grades 4 & 5 and will begin meeting in November. You will learn performance, dance and how to spin a flag. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!

Date:  Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time:  6:30pm

Location: Abbott Middle School Band Room

Who: all students in grades 4 & 5

More information at wbbands.info/west-bloomfield-guard/elementary-guard


Come on out to make new friends and be a part of the award winning West Bloomfield Guard program! No experience necessary; we teach you everything you need to know!!

Date:  Thursday, November 9, 2017

Time:  7:00pm

Location: Abbott Middle School Band Room

Who: all students in grades 6 – 12

Auditions are November 16 & 17 from 6:00 – 8:30pm in the Abbott Middle School Gym

More information at wbbands.info/west-bloomfield-guard/winter-guard



Join our award winning Winter Percussion program! This program provides an opportunity for students to develop their musical and life skills through the art of percussion performance.  We hope to instill a strong sense of perseverance, dedication, personal achievement, growth, self-confidence, music appreciation, and work ethic through the pursuit of excellence. (For students in grades 8-12;some positions by audition only)


  • Free Percussion Clinic:

Date: Wednesday, November 8th

Time: 5:00 – 8:15 p.m.

Location: Abbott Middle School (meet in band room)


  • Parent / Student Meeting:

Date: Thursday, November 9, 2017
Time: 7:30pm

Who: grades 8 – 12
Location: WBHS Band Room



Now is the time to start stocking up on SCRIP for the holidays!

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.  40% of the money raised by purchasing SCRIP cards goes towards your student points account and 60% 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.

Up-To-Date scrip information:

  • Here is a link to upcoming low-denomination Scrips that will be available starting October 21:



  • Shop With Scrip on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShopWithScrip


  • Current Specials: https://shop.shopwithscrip.com/Shop/Product/Specials


  • An up-to-date retailer list by category is attached to this newsletter (PDF attached).


Contact our BBAWB SCRIP coordinator:  Marguerite DeBello


The website for online ordering will remain open until December 1!  If you need the link for online ordering, it can be found here:  http://wbbands.info/dutch-mill-bulbs-fundraiser/.  Online orders will be monitored and students will receive credit for the sales.  Please fill in student’s name during checkout!  The Band Boosters is offering a generous 80% student account split on the profits.

The proceeds from this sale will be used to hire sectional teachers for MSBOA Festival in March.

E-mail fundraising@wbbands.info if you have any questions.


Winter Percussion Auditions: Monday Nov. 13th & Tuesday Nov. 14th from 5:00-8:15pm at Abbott Middle School


The Lodge Fundraiser: Wednesday, November 15th


Winter Guard Auditions: Thursday, Nov. 16th & Friday, Nov. 17th from 6:00pm-8:30pm at Abbott Middle School

Marching Band Banquet: 2017 Marching Band Banquet is November 19th!


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 (November 6th –November 11th)

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 Nov. 6th :

  • Online bulb sale

Tuesday Nov. 7th:

  • BBAWB Parent Meeting 7:00pm High School I-Center
  • Marching Band Banquet RSVP & Money Due
  • Online bulb sale

Wednesday Nov, 8th :

  • 5:00-8:15 Free Percussion Clinic-Abbott Middle School Band Room
  • 6:30pm Winter Winds Meeting – High School Band Room
  • Online bulb sale

Thursday Nov. 9th:

  • 6:30pm Elementary Guard Meeting – Abbott Middle School Band Room
  • 7:00pm Winter Guard Meeting- Abbott Middle School Band Room
  • 7:30pm Winter Percussion Meeting- High School band Room
  • Online bulb sale


Friday Nov. 10th & Saturday Nov. 11th:


  • Online bulb sale
  • Have a great weekend!


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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