West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of April 7, 2013
–  Registration night is only 2 days away!  ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 8 – 11 ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE BAND!  We have openings for all instruments and dancers (color guard).  The fall show WILL BE REVEALEDand you do not want to miss it!  We have a fantastic marching band season planned and WE NEED YOU to make it the best season ever!  The drum majors and section leaders will be announced and a very special surprise is planned for the evening.

2013 Marching Band & Color Guard Registration Night
Wednesday, April 10, 7:00pm
WBHS Auditorium
–  ATTENTION ALL PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE MARCHING BAND STUDENTS:  We’re going to show our marching band pride on Wednesday, April 10 (the date of the registration night)!
If you have a marching band t-shirt…wear it to school on Wednesday!

Show your marching band spirit and pride to your school…and when your friends ask about your shirt…invite them to registration night!  You do not have to be ready to register that night….just come and see what it’s all about!

THE SHOW:  The 2013 season show will be revealed on Wednesday, but check out the marching band Facebook page for daily clues!!

– Check out www.wbbands.info/join-us  for more information, lots of photos from the 2012 season and a video of last year’s show.

more about Marching Band


– Congratulations to the Winter Drumline for earning the silver medal yesterday at the MCGC State Championships with a score of 89.57!!!  We are unbelievably so proud of each of you!  Photos will be up on the wbbands Facebook page very soon.  Thank you so much to all the parents who helped purchase, design, build and test the props that were added this past week.  We could not have done it without you!  (especially John Boruta!)

–  Rehearsal schedule for this week:

Tuesday (4/9):  4:30 – 8:00pm (show up at 4:30 to unload the truck before rehearsal)  BRING YOUR UNIFORMS!
Wednesday (4/10):  see you all at the Marching Band Registration Night at WBHS Auditorium at 7pm!
Thursday (4/11):  5 – 8pm
Friday (4/12):  5-8pm
Saturday (4/13):  9am – 5pm

–  Rehearsal schedule for next week (we’re going to Worlds!):

Monday (4/15):  5-8pm
Tuesday (4/16):  5-8pm
Wednesday (4/17):  5-8pm
Thursday (4/18):  rehearsal in AM, perform at Abbott, depart for Worlds in Dayton.  Performance time for prelims in Dayton is 6:35pm.  Detailed schedule coming soon.

– PARENTS:  we are still in need of several cases of water and snacks for the trip to Dayton.  Please drop off your donation at ABBOTT MS band room anytime this week (before, during or after practice)- WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS!!

Thursday, April 18 – Saturday, April 20
WGI Percussion World Championships
Dayton, OHPreliminary Performance:  Thurs, 6:35pm, Nutter Center @Wright State University
Semi-Finals Performances (top 20 groups):  Friday, 9:30am – 1:10pm, Nutter Center @Wright State University
Finals Performances(top 12 groups):  Saturday, 10:00am – 12noon, University of Dayton ArenaParents unable to make it to Dayton can watch a live stream of our performances!
Here’s the link: http://www.wgi.org/2013/WGI_WebcastFlyer_PERC_032513FINAL.pdfThe Dayton trip is only 1.5 weeks away!

more about Winter Drumline

–  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 May 10, 2013.
–  Pick Up Date:  May 17, 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!


–  The Jazz Orchestra is on a short break during the month of April.  Rehearsals will return to the normal Mondays and Wednesdays beginning Wednesday, May 1.- more about Jazz Orchestra


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 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 

Due to the Marching Band & Color Registration night on Wednesday, there will be no Parent Meeting tonight.  The next meeting will be held on Monday, May 6 at 7pm.  We look forward to seeing you there!


Monday, April 15, 7pm

West Bloomfield Band BoostersWebsite:  wbbands.info
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