West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of February 2, 2014

Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE

Tuesday:  YANKEE CANDLE FUNDRAISER ORDER SHEETS ARE DUE (see below)
Tuesday:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal – 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School
Tuesday:  BBAWB Parent Meeting, 7pm, WBHS

Wednesday:  WBHS Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School

Thursday: Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Scotch Elementary School
Thursday: 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.

Saturday:  Winter Drumline WGI Competition at Troy Athens
Saturday:  Winter Guard Rehearsal, 10am – 5pm
full calendar

BBAWB PARENT MEETING IS TONIGHT!
Join us this evening at the high school at 7pm for our monthly Parent Meeting.  There are so many exciting things happening right now with West Bloomfield Bands!  Come tonight to hear all about it!

WBHS WINTER INVITATIONAL
What a fantastic day we had this past Saturday!  68 guard and percussion groups came to WBHS to compete!  Congratulations to the West Bloomfield Winter Guard for their 2nd place finish and congratulations also goes out to the WBHS Winter Drumline for finishing in 2nd place in their percussion division.  We are so very proud of you!  WE HAVE PHOTOS – Click HERE to see photos from Saturday!

SPECIAL THANK YOU:
Christina Nicolaides and I would like to thank you for helping on Saturday.  Although mother nature was working hard to dampen our spirits, we had a great day!  Putting on a show as large as ours can be a very daunting task, but with your help we were able to pull it off and make it a great day for participants, spectators and MCGC representatives.  Thank you to each and every one of you for your hard work and great spirits!
Mary Ingweiller, BBAWB President

HIGH SCHOOL SOLO & ENSEMBLE
Congratulations to the WBHS band students who participated in the MSBOA Solo & Ensemble Festival on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 2, 2014!

First Division Ratings:
Max Berkowitz-Trombone Solo
Andrew McDonald/Max Berkowitz-Trombone Duet
Andrew McDonald-Trombone Duet
Alex Pallazola-Trombone Solo
Christian Kolo/Danny Korot-Alto Saxophone Duet
Brittany Jenkins-Flute Solo
Michael Prewitt-Horn Solo
Christian Kolo-Alto Sax Solo
Meghan Lederman-Clarinet Solo
Lana Sharba-Flute Solo
Aidan Brice-Alto Sax Solo

Second Division Ratings:
Caroline Sucher-Clarinet Solo
Sophia Nicholaou-Trombone Solo
Eriq Carey-Oboe Solo
Sanay Mohile-Alto Sax Solo

*NEW* FUNDRAISER – FIVE BELOW
Support the Winter Guard THIS WEEKEND by shopping at Five Below on Orchard Lake Rd!  Click HERE to print a flyer to hand to the cashier and Five Below will donate 10% of your dollars spent to the WB Winter Guard!  Shopping dates are Friday (2-7) through Sunday (2/9).  More information can be found HERE.  Thank you for your support!

WINTER GUARD AND WINTER DRUMLINE FUNDRAISER – YANKEE CANDLES
All order forms and money (check(s) made out to BBAWB) are DUE TODAY!  Please bring your order forms and checks TONIGHT to drumline rehearsal (5pm at Abbott) or to the Parent Meeting at the high school tonight at 7pm.
Thank you to everyone for supporting these students!

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

LOOKING FOR A FEW CREATIVE PEOPLE!
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 come talk to us at the Parent Meeting tonight or email us at wbbands@gmail.com.

WINTER DRUMLINE

Payment Due:  The final payment ($300) is due next week (2/15/14).  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 as these monies are needed to pay our staff, purchase uniforms, move our equipment to competitions, etc.
Pit Crew Parents are Needed:   We are looking for parents to volunteer on the Pit Crew!  Click HERE to sign up today!

more information

WINTER GUARD
Rifle Sectional:  Wednesday, February 12, TBD
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.

PIT ORCHESTRA
Mrs. Hauk and Mr. Mielens will be running the Pit Orchestra this year for the WBHS musical, “Bye, Bye Birdie”.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Mr. Mielens.

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
Saturday, February 8:  Winter Drumline WGI Regional, Troy Athens High School
Saturday, February 15: Winter Guard WGI Regional, Walled Lake Western High School
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
Wednesday, March 5:  Abbott Pre-Festival Concert/Clinic

Next PARENT MEETING is TONIGHT!  7pm at WBHS
Next BOARD MEETING is Wednesday, February 12, 7pm