West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of August 25, 2013

Dear WB Band Family,

We would like to thank all of the parents, staff and students for making our 2013 Band Camp a huge success!  We had a fantastic week!  We are all very excited about what this band is achieving, and are confident that we will accomplish our goal of putting on a very memorable performance throughout the season.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE THIS WEEK

Monday – NO REHEARSAL. Make up Jump Start day.
Tuesday – Rehearsal from 9-4 at WBHS. Freshman are excused in the afternoon to attend orientation.
Wednesday – Rehearsal from 9-4 at WBHS.
Thursday – Rehearsal from 9-4 at WBHS.  Formal band photos will be taken at 9:30am.  More information coming soon.
Friday – NO REHEARSAL

BAND CAMP PHOTOS
Photos from Band Camp have been posted on Facebook (facebook.com/wbbands).  If you are not a member of Facebook, click on the link below to see the photos:
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 5
(sorry there is no Day 4!)

EQUIPMENT NEEDED
West Bloomfield Bands is in need of a PA system and wireless microphones.  Please contact the directors at directors@gmail.com if you are willing to donate or can assist in identifying/locating this equipment.

FLOCKING FUNDRAISER!
Flocking will resume this week!  Check the flocking schedule below for when your section is responsible for moving the flock (usually around 8:30pm)  There is still time to sign up a house to be flocked for only $20!  If you do not want 25 pink flamingos in your front yard, be sure to purchase the anti-flocking insurance for only $30.  Check out our website at wbbands.info/flamingo-fundraiser for more information.

Here is the flocking schedule:
August 26:  Flutes
August 27:  Guard
August 28:  Trumpets
August 29:  Mellophones
August 30:  Low Brass

BAND BANQUET
Mark your calendar and save the date for Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 6pm.  This year’s banquet will be held at Glen Oaks Country Club on 13 Mile in Farmington Hills.

BINGO
We are opening a LATE SESSION which will begin 10:30pm every Friday night (beginning this Friday, August 30)!!  This is in addition to our regular 6:15pm session.  We need volunteers!  Add $30/week to your student’s band account and volunteer today!.  August and September signups are now available at wbbands.info/bingo.

TRAILER ADS
We are looking to add a few more corporate sponsors to purchase a trailer ad on the side of our semi trailer.  Please contact John Boruta at jcboruta@comcast.net if you are interested in purchasing one, know of a business that is interested or are able to help go to businesses, and ask them to purchase an ad.  All corporate sponsors will get an ad on both sides of the trailer, advertising on our website and advertising in our concert band programs.  Click HERE for more information.


SCRIPS

Go to wbbands.info/fundraising/scrip-program/ and order some SCRIP (gift cards).  By doing so, you make money for the band and for your student’s account!

FACEBOOK
If you are on Facebook please join the “Official West Bloomfield High School Marching Band Page” as we post pictures and videos often there (this is a “private group”).  We also use it as a communication tool.
We also have a “public” Facebook page.  “Like Us” at “West Bloomfield Bands”  facebook.com/wbbands

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Friday, September 6:  first football game
Saturday, September 7:  MCBA Field Day, South Lyon High School
Friday, September 20:  home football game
Saturday, September 21:  Novi Invitational
Saturday – Sunday, September 28 & 29:  Tag Days  (we are doing it again!)

Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, September 10, 7pm, WBHS Media Center
Next BOARD MEETING is Tuesday, September 17, 7pm

Thank you for your support!

WB Band Boosters