West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of April 6, 2014

Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Tuesday:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 9:00pm – 5:00pm, WBHS

Wednesday
:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 9:00pm – 5:00pm, WBHS

Thursday:  Winter Drumline to WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH.  Preliminary performance time:  1:03pm

Sunday:  Winter Drumline returns from Dayton, 4:00am
full calendar


MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION/REVEAL NIGHT:  APRIL 16th!!
Who:  ALL 7th – 11th grade students – you do not have to be in a band class – no experience is necessary!
Date:  Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Time:  7:00pm
Location:  WBHS Media Center

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, April 16th, 7:00pm!!  Meet us in the WBHS Media Center for our Marching Band and Color Guard Registration and Informational Meeting.

We will announce the 2014 show theme, introduce the drum majors and section leaders, reveal the winner of the John Boruta Alumni Scholarship and answer any questions that prospective members may have.  There are currently openings for students in all sections and at any level of musical skill.  If you enjoying dancing, please come on out to learn about our Award-Winning Color Guard team.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

For more information, go to www.wbbands.info


FLOWER SALE

–  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


WINTER DRUMLINE
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Thursday, April 10 – Friday, April 11

WGI Percussion World Championships, Dayton, OH
Preliminary Performance:  Thursday, 1:03pm, Nutter Center@Wright State University
Semi-Finals Performance: Friday AM, Nutter Center@Wright State University
Finals Performance:  Friday evening, University of Dayton Arena

Click HERE to check scores throughout the competition

Parents that are unable to it to Dayton can watch a live stream of our performances:  http://wgi.thefannetwork.org/store/service/display

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.

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
Thursday, April 10 – Sunday, April 13:  Winter Drumline to WGI World Championships, Dayton, OH
Wednesday, April 16:  Marching Band and Color Guard Registration Night
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 Audtions

 

– Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, May 6.
– Next BOARD MEETING is TBD