West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of April 27, 2014

Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Tuesday:  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
Wednesday
: Percussion Auditions, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, WBHS (see note below)

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.

full calendar


MARCHING BAND 2014
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!

PERCUSSION AUDITIONS continue this week!
Interested in participating in our 2014 Marching Band Front Ensemble (Pit) or Battery?  Come to the high school band room Tuesday and Wednesday (4/29 & 4/30) 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


COLOR GUARD AUDITIONS begin NEXT week!
The West Bloomfield Color Guard brings the marching band music to life through theatric movement, equipment choreography (flags, rifle, sabre) and more!  Don’t miss out on being a part of this award winning program!  Teamwork, friendship and creative performance are just a few of the great things you will learn from this group!  Dancers, gymnasts and performers:  This is your chance to shine in the 2014 West Bloomfield Marching Band Color Guard!  No experience is necessary – just a positive attitude and a hardworking/motivated personality!

Tuesday, May 6:  Dance Clinic, 4pm – 7pm, WBHS Band Room
Thursday, May 8:  Color Guard Flags/Weapons Clinic, 4pm – 7pm, WBHS Band Room
Wednesday, May 14:  Color Guard Auditions, 4pm – 7pm, WBHS Band Room
Thursday, May 15:  Color Guard Auditions, 4pm – 7pm, WBHS Band Room

For more information, go to www.wbbands.info


FLOWER SALE
ORDERS ARE DUE TOMORROW (MONDAY, APRIL 28)
–  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
SENIORS
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.

PHYSICALS
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.

*NEW FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITY* with SMILE.AMAZON.COM
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

KROGER CARD RE-REGISTRATION
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!
WBHS JAZZ BAND TO PLAY AT THE HARD ROCK CAFE
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!
BAND MERCHANDISE
GREAT GIFT IDEA!  Show your Laker Pride!  Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today!  A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.

SCRIPS
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!

BINGO
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

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

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Monday, April 28:  Deadline for Flower Sale orders
Tuesday, April 29 & Wednesday, April 30:  Marching Band Percussion Auditions, 5pm – 7pm, WBHS Band Room
Tuesday, May 6:  Parent Meeting, 7pm, WBHS Media Center
Tuesday, May 6:  Color Guard Dance Clinic, 4pm – 7pm, WBHS Band Room
Thursday, May 8:  Color Guard Flag/Weapons Clinic, 4pm – 7pm, WBHS Band Room
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 Wednesday, May 21, 7pm, WBHS