West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of February 16, 2014
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, WBHS

Tuesday:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal – 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School

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.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINTER GUARD
On Saturday the Winter Guard traveled to Walled Lake Western High School to compete in the WGI Regional Competition.   Photos of their outstanding performance can be found HERE.  We are so very proud of you!
WINTER GUARD
Payment DueThe final payment ($100) is due next Monday (2/24/14).  Payments can be mailed to our BBAWB Treasurer, Natalie Walls at 5678 Shore Drive, Orchard Lake MI 48324.  Please be sure to keep your account up to date!

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION
Support West Bloomfield Bands and join us at our Annual Spaghetti Dinner (featuring the WBHS Jazz Band) and Silent Auction on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm in the WBHS Cafeteria.  Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door.
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SILENT AUCTION ITEMS ARE NEEDED
Want to donate to the Silent Auction?  It is an excellent opportunity to showcase your property, product or service, as well as your generous support to West Bloomfield Bands. If you do not have material goods to donate, offer your talents, skills or services. Ask family, friends or neighbors to donate items they are not using, or ask your favorite local business to make a donation on our behalf.   And if local pickup is needed, just contact us. We are excited to make this year’s event the best ever!   Click HERE to print a donation letter.  Questions?  Contact Anne Marie Collier-Miller today!


EAT BREAD TO RAISE DOUGH

Eat at Panera Bread on Wednesday, March 12 from 4pm – 8pm and help raise money for the West Bloomfield Winter Guard!  The Panera Bread located at 6399 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield will donate a percentage of its sales during the event to the West Bloomfield Winter Guard when you show this flyer –>  Click HERE

MARCHING BAND EXPERIENCE NIGHT
Attention all 8th grade and high school dance, drama, band, music and orchestra students and their parents!  Join us on Monday, March 31 for Marching Band Experience Night.  This is a great opportunity to learn what the WBHS Marching Band is all about and how you can be part of the 2014 season!  No experience necessary!  Come try-it-out for yourself!  THIS IS A FREE EVENT WITH COMPLIMENTARY ICE CREAM!
– Meet the WBHS Marching Band Director, Mr. Chad Mielens and other staff members.
– Meet and talk to current WBHS Band students and parents about their experiences with marching band.
– Get information on the 2014 marching season
– Enjoy performance videos of our Marching Band, Winter Guard and Winter Percussion programs.
Watch for more information…coming soon!
SAVE THE DATE!
Mark your calendars!

Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction, Tuesday, March 11
Winter Guard Friends and Family Show, Friday, March 28
Marching Band Experience Night and Ice Cream Social, Monday, March 31
Marching Band Registration/Reveal Night, April, TBD
Jazz Band to perform at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit, Sunday, May 18
Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 26
BBAWB Annual Meeting, Tuesday, June 3, 7pm
Marching Band Camp, August 18 – 22
Marching Band Banquet, November 20
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
We are looking for 1 or 2 people who can update the band display case at OLMS.   We would like to add photos of our OLMS band students and add graphics/words/etc to promote the band program and give it increased visibility.  Please email us at wbbands@gmail.com.
WINTER DRUMLINE 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 Theater 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

ABBOTT PRE-FESTIVAL CONCERT
The Pre-Festival Band Concert that was originally scheduled for Wednesday, March 5 has been rescheduled for Monday, March 10 at 7pm in the Abbott Middle School Gymnasium.  This concert is for Abbott Concert and Symphony Bands.

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
The February 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
February 19 – 21:  Winter Break, No School
Thursday, February 27:  OLMS Pre-Festival Concert/Clinic
Saturday, March 1: Winter Guard MCGC Contest, Chippewa Valley High School
Tuesday, March 4:  BBAWB Parent Meeting, 7pm, WBHS
Thursday, March 6:  WBHS Pre-Festival Concert, 7pm, WBHS

 

Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, March 4,  7pm, WBHS Media Center
Next BOARD MEETING is Wednesday, March 19, 7pm