UPCOMING SCHEDULE (next 2 weeks)
Monday 4/20: WBHS Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal 2:30pm
Monday 4/20: Color Guard Ice Breaker, 5pm
Tuesday 4/21: BBAWB Board Meeting
Wednesday 4/22: WBHS Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal 2:30pm
Thursday 4/23: OLMS Symphony Band State Festival 3pm
Thursday 4/23: Drumline Help Session, 5pm
Sunday 4/26: Winter Guard Banquet 3pm
Monday 4/27: WBHS Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal 2:30pm
Wednesday 4/29: WBHS Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal 2:30pm
Thursday 4/30: Drumline Help Session, 5pm
Marching Band registration is now open! If you didn’t make it to Reveal Night, pick up a green folder in the WBHS Band Room or CLICK HERE to request a registration packet.
Congratulations to the 2015 Marching Band Leadership Team:
Drum Majors: Hershal Satam, Aidan Brice
Field Commander: Andrew McDonald
Flute Section Leaders: Heather Haely and Madeline Kaufman
Clarinet Section Leader: Brian Semrau
Saxophone Section Leaders: Cala Hobart and Reese McCaskill
Upper Brass Section Leaders: Ashley Joranstad and Nate Bertin
Low Brass Section Leader: Andrew McDonald
Battery Section Leader: coming soon!
Front Ensemble Section Leader: coming soon!
Color Guard Captain: coming soon!
Congratulations to Noelle Sellars on receiving the 2015 John Boruta Alumni Scholarship! …. and thank you to John Boruta for your generosity, dedication and support to the West Bloomfield Marching Band program!
COLOR GUARD and DRUMLINE: These coming weeks there are big opportunities to check out our guard and percussion ensembles. See the attached flyer to see the schedule of social events, try-it-out nights, and auditions for Color Guard. Percussion will be hosting a series of “Help Sessions” beginning this Thursday.
Middle School Solo & Ensemble was held this past weekend. Congratulation to all participants! Your directors will be forwarding scores for posting in next week’s enews.
SENIORS IN CONCERT BAND:
Young men who are graduating this year should start returning concert uniforms to the band room now. Tradition has you wearing your own attire at the final concert, and (of course) cap and gown at commencement. That tuxedo jacket can be turned in any time. Make sure your name and contact info is attached, so we don’t have to hunt you down. Questions or concerns? Email Anne Marie Collier Miller. And if you haven’t yet paid the $5 rental/cleaning fee, now is the time.
THANK YOU 2015 DRUMLINE PIT CREW! Thank you for all your hard work, commitment and dedication to the 2015 Drumline! Without your constant help and support, the season couldn’t have happened or been as successful! You are a great team! I especially thank:
Scott Miller, Renee and Scott Floer, Holly and Dominique Ratinaud, Cathy and Bob Gimby Kristine and Keith Montone, Claudia and Steve Bologna, Kara Kalanek, Christine Long, Heather Bologna, Nia Nicolaides, and The JV and Varsity Winter Guard. I especially thank my wife, Suzanne, and my two sons, Brandon and Zachary.
~Brett Crawford, Pit Crew Coordinator
KROGER CARD RE-REGISTRATION
Earn money for the band program by shopping at Kroger!
– If you are already a member of the Kroger Community Rewards program…. it’s time to re-enroll for the May 1, 2015 – April 30, 2016 time period! Click HERE to get started today!
– If you are not yet a member, click HERE for instructions and links on how to join. Our “Organization Name” is “Band Boosters Association of West Bloomfield”
Thank you for your support!
CHECK REIMBURSEMENT REQUESTS
Just a friendly reminder that all receipts for reimbursement need to be accompanied with our “Check Request Form” which can be found on the band’s website HERE. Without this form, your payment may be delayed.
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. Every time you shop, go to smile.amazon.com
BAND EQUIPMENT SALES COORDINATOR NEEDED
Have you ever wondered what happens to last year’s guard uniforms and flags, or the Winter Drumline tarp from two years ago? We hope to sell them to another school’s guard or drumline. In fact, the “For Sale” page on our web site is one of the most visited pages we have. Now, a volunteer is needed to take over the sales of our used items. It is time sensitive and requires follow-through and creative problem-solving skills.
The job entails:
- Getting a request for a purchase
- Finding out to where we are shipping
- Going to a shipping place with the items and the destination (we have been using going postal, other options are sought) and getting a cost.
- Sending an invoice out
- Hope for a reply to the invoice – often the shipping cost puts them off and then they just don’t reply –
- Collecting the check or PO if the item sells
- Shipping the items. If the items don’t sell they need to be returned to the band room.
This needs to be someone with time during business hours, creative shipping ideas, and tenacity to secure commitments from buyers. Email president@wbbands for more info. .
WEST BLOOMFIELD BANDS WISH LIST
West Bloomfield Bands depends on the support of parents and alumni. The list below shows items/services that West Bloomfield Bands needs to operate as well as some items that would greatly benefit our programs. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate any of the items/services listed (new or used)
Wireless Microphones (soloist) – $2,000
Painting of Truck – $1500
Sabres for Guard (7X) – $1050 Completed!
New Wheels for Carts/Synth – $320
New Wireless Metronome – $250 Completed!
Tires for truck (2) – $1000
Fix/Paint Scissors Lift – $700
UPS for Audio Equipment – $600
New Wheeled Base for Pit Drummer – $500
Shelves for Band Instruments – $5,000 Completed!
New Audio Equipment (Pit) – $2,000
Guard Room Updates – $500
Marching Band Uniforms/Shakos – $72,000
Drumline Room Updates – $500
Show your Laker Pride! Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today! A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.
Go to wbbands.info/fundraising/scrip-program/ and order SCRIP (gift cards). By doing so, you make money for the band and for your student’s account! When we hear of exceptional deals, you will receive an email with information and links to the details.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
April 20 – Color Guard Ice Breaker
April 23 – OLMS Symphony Band State Festival
April 23 – Drumline Help Sessions begin
May 5 – BBAWB Parent Meeting – 2015-2016 Budget presented
May 12 – WBHS Spring Concert
May 21 – AMS Spring Concert
May 22 – Memorial Day Parade rehearsal
May 25 – Memorial Day Parade
May 27 – OLMS Spring Concert
May 31 – Symphonic Winds at Commencement
June 2 – BBAWB Annual Meeting / Officer elections
~Next BOARD MEETING is Tuesday, April 21, WBHS
~Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, May 5, WBHS Media Center