West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of December 15, 2013

Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Monday:  WBHS Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Monday:  Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Scotch Elementary School
Tuesday:  No Winter Drumline Rehearsal
Wednesday:  WBHS Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday
Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School
Wednesday:  7th & 8th Grade Concert Band Rehearsal at WBHS, 7pm
Thursday: No Winter Guard Rehearsal & No Winter Drumline Rehearsal
Thursday:Festival of Bands Concert, Grades 7 – 12, WBHS Auditorium, 7pm
FridayBINGO, come on out and play or volunteer to work a shift and add money to your student’s account!  Click HERE for more information.
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BARNES & NOBLE BOOKFAIR FUNDRAISER
Thank you to everyone who came out to Barnes and Noble last Wednesday to support our fundraiser.  You can still shop online through Monday, December 16 and raise money for West Bloomfield Bands.  Click HERE to find out more!
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2013 WEST BLOOMFIELD BANDS “Make a Difference” FUNDRAISER
GREAT NEWS!  The fundraiser has been extended to Friday, December 20!  We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.    Go to http://wbbands.info/2013-fundraiser/ for complete details.  We appreciate your generosity and support!

NEW FUNDRAISER – STOMP TICKETS
The Winter Drumline is raising money for their trip to the Regional Championships in Dayton, OH in March.  They are selling tickets to see STOMP at the Fox Theatre on Friday, March 14 at 8pm.  Tickets are $36.50 and for every ticket purchased, $10 will go back to the Winter Drumline.  These tickets make fantastic gifts!  To purchase your tickets online, go to WWW.OLYMPIAENTERTAINMENT.COM/WESTBLOOMFIELD

FESTIVAL OF BANDS CONCERT
Join us on Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 7pm at WBHS for our annual FESTIVAL OF BANDS CONCERT.  All band students in grades 7 – 12 will be performing!  Admission is FREE.
Bake Sale Donations are Needed:   If you can donate a baked good or water, it would be greatly appreciated. You, or your child/ren, can drop off the goodies when they arrive to warm up for the concert. Please bring items pre-wrapped in a single serving. We will be in the hallway outside the auditorium setting up. Baked goods and water will be sold for $1.00 each. Anything with nuts needs to be clearly labeled.  All proceeds will go the WB Band Boosters general fund.  Click HERE to sign up today!
Questions? please contact Natalie Walls at nataliepw@comcast.net.

WINTER DRUMLINE

Drumline Parents:   We are in need of your help on Wed Dec 18 @ 6 PM Abbott Middle school. The kids need to be measured for this year’s drumline uniforms. If you are a able to help please email Heide Dronchi at Khnmdronchi@sbcglobal.net. Thanks

Payment Due:  $200 is due next Wednesday, December 18.  Heide Dronchi will be at Abbott to collect your payment.  You can also mail in your payment to our BBAWB Treasurer, Natalie Walls, 5678 Shore Drive, Orchard Lake MI 48324.
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WINTER GUARD
Show Shirts:  The 2014 show shirt is available for purchase. We will place an order for a long sleeve T-shirts at the end of next week. Any parents, family member, or fan can purchase a long-sleeved T-shirt for $15. Each show shirt will include a schedule of the Winterguard tour, all of are sponsored ads, and an illustration of the show itself! Please enclose all money in an envelope with the size and quantity of shirts you would like and bring it to rehearsal on Thursday, Saturday, or by next Monday at the latest!
December Payment:  $100 for the December payment is due Monday, December 16. Cash or check made payable to BBAWB sealed in an envelope with students name.
Facebook Group:  We have set up a Facebook group for the 2014 Winter Guard team and their parents.  If you are not yet a member, please search for “2014 West Bloomfield Winter Guard” on Facebook and click on “Join Group” to submit a request to join.

BAND MERCHANDISE
GREAT GIFT IDEA!  Now is the time to order sweatshirts and jackets and accessories for the upcoming holiday season!  Show your Laker Pride!  Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today!  A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.

SCRIPS
DON’T FORGET SCRIPS CARDS WHEN YOU START YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING!  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!

WINTER INVITATIONAL
Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 1.  This is the date of our Winter Guard/Winter Drumline Invitational.  We will need all of you to volunteer as this is expected to be a very well attended event.

BINGO
The December 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, December 19:  Winter Concert, Grades 7 – 12, WBHS Auditorium, 7:00pm
Saturday, January 11:  Winter Guard Field Day,
Tuesday, January 14:  OLMS 6th Grade Concert, 7:00pm
Wednesday, January 22: Abbott 6th Grade Concert, 7:00pm
Friday – Saturday, January 31 – February 1:  High School Solo & Ensemble

Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, January 7 at 7pm in the WBHS Media Center
Next BOARD MEETING is Tuesday, December 17, 7pm