West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of April 20, 2014

Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,

Monday:  BBAWB Board Meeting, 7pm, WBHS

:  Pit Rehearsal, 2:30 – 5:00pm, WBHS Band Room
Tuesday:  Percussion Auditions, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, WBHS (see note below)

Wednesday:  Pit Rehearsal, 2:30 – 5:00pm, WBHS Band Room
: Percussion Auditions, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, WBHS (see note below)

Thursday:  Pit Rehearsal, 2:30 – 5:00pm, WBHS Band Room

Friday:  BINGO, come on out and play or volunteer to work a shift and add money to your student’s account!  Click HERE for more information.

Sunday:  Winter Drumline Banquet, Waterford Lanes, 5:00pm
full calendar

Registration is still OPEN!  ALL STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN GRADES 8 – 11 ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE BAND!  We currently have openings for all instruments and dancers (color guard).  NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!  If you enjoy dancing, please come on out to learn about our Award-Winning Color Guard team.  Click HERE to get started!

Interested in participating in our 2014 Marching Band Front Ensemble (Pit) or Battery?  Come to the high school band room tomorrow and Wednesday (4/22 & 4/23) from 5pm – 7pm to see what it’s all about!
Positions include:  snare drums, tenor (quad) drums, bass drums, marimbas, vibraphones, electric keyboards, electric guitars and rack.  NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!
Questions?  email Mr. Mielens

Marching Band 2014 Competition Schedule:
9/13:  Field Day @ WBHS
9/27:  BOA Regional, Dayton, OH
10/11:  MCBA Plymouth Canton
10/18:  MCBA Clarkston
10/25:  MCBA Lakeland
11/1:  MCGA State Finals, Ford Field

Congratulations to the 2014 Leadership Team:

Drum Majors: Michael Bologna, Haley Kleimola
Flute Section Leader: Marissa Hansen
Reeds Section Leader: Cheng Jiang
Assistant Reed Section Leader: Aidan Brice
Trumpet Section Leader: Nick Tottis
Mellophone Section Leader: Rachel Walls
Low Brass Section Leader: Andrew McDonald
Battery Section Leader: Nic Dronchi
Front Ensemble Section Leader: Lilly Richards
Color Guard Captain: Carine Ingweiller

Congratulations to our 2014 John Boruta Alumni Scholarship Winners: Lilly Richards and Marissa Hansen! Thank you to John Boruta for your generosity, dedication and support to the West Bloomfield Marching Band program!

For more information, go to www.wbbands.info


–  It is time again for the annual West Bloomfield Bands Flower Sale!  We are selling beautiful flats, hanging baskets and planters. Orders forms can be found on our website at wbbands.info/flower-sale/
–  Fill out an order form (found HERE), and send in your order form and payment (check made out to BBAWB) by Monday, April 28, 2014
–  Pick Up Date:  Friday, May 23, 2-5pm, WBHS parking lot.
–  This is an really easy way to put money in your student’s account and make money for the bands at the same time!  Hand out order forms to family, friends and neighbors!

more about the Flower Sale Fundraiser
If you are in Concert Band, Symphony Band or Symphonic Winds, please bring your concert tuxedo into the WBHS band room and give to Mr. Stein or Mr. Mielens.

A physical is required for marching band and you may want to take advantage of getting the physical right at WBHS!  Physicals will be this Wednesday, June 4 beginning at 2:30 pm. Physicals are performed by family practitioners and orthopedic/sports medicine doctors from Henry Ford Health System. Cost is $20. Current sport physicals are required to tryout and participate in any West Bloomfield High School sport and select clubs/classes for the 2014-2015 school year. Appointments can be made by calling the athletic office at (248) 865 – 6743.

END OF SEASON DRUMLINE PARTY:  Sunday, April 27, 5pm – 7pm, Waterford Lanes

The Band Boosters Association is now linked with the AmazonSmile program!!  Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to BBAWB whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price.

To get started:  click HERE to register.  Every time you shop, go to smile.amazon.com

Earn money for the band program by shopping at Kroger!
–  If you are already a memeber of the Kroger Community Rewards program….it’s time to re-enroll!  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!
Date:  Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time:  1pm
Where:  Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit
Join us for an afternoon of great jazz music and good food!
GREAT GIFT IDEA!  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!

Come on out on Friday evening to support WB Bands and play BINGO!
We also need volunteers!  For every Friday you volunteer, you put $30 into your student’s account.
The April Signups are up on the website.  Click on the following link to sign up for a shift or two —–> wbbands.info/bingo

“Like Us” at “West Bloomfield Bands”  facebook.com/wbbands

Tuesday, April 22 & Wednesday, April 23:  Marching Band Percussion Auditions
Saturday, April 26:  Middle School Solo & Ensemble
Monday, April 28:  Deadline for Flower Sale orders
Tuesday, April 29 & Wednesday, April 30:  Marching Band Percussion Auditions
Tuesday, May 13:  WBHS Spring Concert, 7pm, WBHS Auditorium
Thursday, May 22:  Abbott MS Spring Concert, 7pm, Abbott Gymnasium
Wednesday, May 28:  OLMS MS Spring Concert, 7pm, OLMS Cafeteria


– Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, May 6, 7pm, WBHS Media Center
– Next BOARD MEETING is Monday, April 20, 7pm, WBHS