West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of February 10, 2013

**  REMINDER:  Tomorrow (Monday, 2/11) if the deadline for submitting your $50 deposit to hold your spot on our concert bands/jazz orchestra trip to the Smoky Mountain Music Festival in Gatlinburg, TN.  Click HERE for more information.  Make checks payable to BBAWB.

WINTER DRUMLINE
– Congratulations to our 2013 Winter Drumline! They received 2nd place at the WGI show in Troy!  Thank you to all of the parents who have put in endless hours to support our amazingly talented kids. Tempers get short and backs get sore, but being able to share this experience with our children makes it all worth it.
– UNIFORMS:  If you took your uniform home after Saturday’s performances, please bring it  to Tuesday’s practice and return it  to the uniform rack in the band room at Abbott.
– Drumline rehearsal this week:  Tues (5pm – 8pm), Wed (5pm – 8pm), Friday, February 15th 5 -9 pm. (due to concert on Feb 14th)
– West Bloomfield Invitational is Sun Feb 17th.  WB Drumline takes the floor at 1:23pm.  Stay tuned for a complete schedule for 2/17.  We are also looking for volunteers!   Please contact Ruth Richards at  richardsbandmom@gmail.com.
– The 3rd and final Drumline payment is due this Friday (2/15). This payment pays for our trip down to Dayton, OH.  Please make your check payable to BBAWB and send your payment to Mary Ingweiller:  2019 Maddy Lane, Keego Harbor, MI 48320

JAZZ BAND
–  Normal rehearsal this week.  February 11 and 13 , 2:30pm – 4:00pm at the WBHS
–  Upcoming performances:

March 11, Harrison High School Jazz Concert, 7:30pm
March 20: Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, 6:00pm

CONCERT BANDS
–  Pre-festival Concert for WBHS Concert Band, Symphony Band and Symphonic Winds,  February 14th @ 7PM at WBHS Auditorium.
–  Festival Dates:

Saturday, March 2  WALLED LAKE WESTERN HS
WBHS Concert Winds 2:00 P.M.
WBHS Symphonic Winds 3:45 P.M.
** Stay tuned for a possible date change for the WBHS Bands **

Friday, March 15 SOUTH LYON HS
OLMS Symphonic Band 6:00 P.M.

Saturday, March 16 WALLED LAKE NORTHERN HS
AMS Symphonic Band 9:45 A.M.

WINTER COLOR GUARD
Monday, February 11
–  Rehearsal from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at Roosevelt
–  Color Guard jacket payment is DUE TODAY!  Make check payable to BBAWB
–  Bring Banquet RSVP and payment ($10/person)  Make check payable to BBAWB

Wednesday, February 13
–  Rehearsal from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at Roosevelt
–  Parent Show!!  Please arrive around 8pm and go up to the balcony of the gym.
–  Bring Banquet RSVP and payment ($10/person)  Make check payable to BBAWB

Saturday, February 16
–  Rehearsal (time and location coming soon)

Sunday, February 17
–  Performance Day and the West Bloomfield Color Guard and Percussion Invitational
–  Arrival at WBHS (time coming soon!)  Black short sleeve shirt and black long leggings
–  Performance time:  2:45pm

Monday, February 18
–  Winter Guard Banquet, 6:00pm at Gino’s Restaurant.  Cost = $10/person and will cover pizza, salad and soft drinks.

WINTER INVITATIONAL – Sunday, February 17, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
– Performance times:  WB Winter Drumline, 1:23pm, Winter Guard:  2:45pm
– Come on out to WBHS this Sunday (Feb 17) from 12:30 – 3:30 to support the WB Winter Drumline and the WB Winter Guard!  For more information, click HERE

CHARMS OFFICE ASSISTANT
We need EVERYONE’S help!  Please log into CHARMS today and update your student’s information.  In order for the band directors to communicate effectively with the students, we need everyone’s email address.  To log in, all you need is your student’s ID number (9 digits, starts with “7000”).

–  Go to wbbands.info
–  Click on the large blue rectangle that says “Charms”
–  School code = wbbands
–  Password = your student’s ID number (ie:  700001111)

To those of you have updated your information, thank you so much!
–  Please email me at wbbands@gmail.com if your student’s ID number is not found.

SPAGHETTI DINNER & SILENT AUCTION FUNDRAISER
–  Wednesday, March 20, 6:00pm
–  Volunteers are needed!  We need help setting up, serving food and cleaning up.  Please email wbbands@gmail.com if you can help.
–  Silent Auction information coming soon!
–  Go to wbbands.info/fundraising/spaghetti-dinner/ for more information.


BINGO!

BINGO is up and running every Friday night!  Add $30/week to your student’s band account and volunteer today.  Go to http://wbbands.info/fundraising/bingo/ for more information.

SCRIPS
SCRIPS is a great way to add money to your child’s student account.  Purchase gift cards to various merchants and the merchant donates a percentage of your purchase to the band.  For more information, go to wbbands.info/fundraising/scrip-program

MARCHING BAND

Coming in April:  Marching Band Registration!

PARENT MEETING
March 4th at 7PM.

Questions?  check out wbbands.info or email wbbands@gmail.com.

Thank you and have a great week!