Dear Band, Color Guard and Percussion Members and Families,
Congratulations to WBHS Symphonic Winds and Concert Winds for their 2 Ratings at MSBOA Band Festival Friday evening. Good luck to our Middle School bands competing March 11 and 12!
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (next 2 weeks)
Monday 2/29: Varsity Winter Guard 5:00pm
Tuesday 3/1: Middle School Percussion 4:00pm
Tuesday 3/1: JV Winter Guard 5:00pm – WBHS
Tuesday 3/1: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Tuesday 3/1: Band Parents Meeting – Marching Band Registrations Opens!
Wednesday 3/2: HS Jazz Band 2:30pm
Wednesday 3/2: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Wednesday 3/2: Middle School Concert Bands Pre-Festival Concert
Thursday 3/3: Middle School Percussion 4:00pm
Thursday 3/3: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Thursday 3/3: JV Winter Guard 5:00pm
Friday 3/4: Varsity Winter Guard 6:00pm
Saturday 3/5: Winter Percussion WGI Regional Indianapolis
Sunday 3/6: Winter Percussion WGI Regional Indianapolis concludes
Monday 3/7: Varsity Winter Guard 5:00pm
Tuesday 3/8: Middle School Percussion 4:00pm
Tuesday 3/8: JV Winter Guard 5:00pm
Tuesday 3/8: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Wednesday 3/9: HS Jazz Band 2:30pm
Wednesday 3/9: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Thursday 3/10: Middle School Percussion 4:00pm
Thursday 3/10: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Thursday 3/10: JV Winter Guard 5:00pm
Friday 3/11: OLMS Concert Band @ Festival 1:05pm
Friday 3/11: Varsity Winter Guard 6:00pm
Saturday 3/12: Abbott MS Concert Band @ Festival 8:00am
Saturday 3/12: Varsity Guard – WGI Grand Blanc
Saturday 3/12: Winter Percussion 9:00am
MARCHING BAND NEWS!
Marching Band registration opens at the BBAWB Parents Meeting on March 1! Discounts offered for early registration. Attend the meeting and win a door prize! We’ll be moving forward and making plans even before the show reveal on April 12. Tell your friends; any WB student in grades 7-11 can sign up for Marching Band 2016. Students who live in the district but attend other schools are also eligible.
BAND PARENTS MEETING
Please join us at 7pm Tuesday evening March 1 at the WBHS iCenter for the Band Boosters Parents meeting. In addition to opening registration for Marching Band 2016, updates will be provided for all ongoing activities. Minutes from last month’s meeting are attached to this email.
CONCERT BANDS AT MSBOA BAND FESTIVAL
The OLMS 8th grade Concert Bands will attend Festival on March 11 at 1:05pm at Clarkston High School. Buses will be provided. AMS 8th grade band will attend Festival on March 12 at Lake Orion High School at 8:00am. Parents are responsible for transportation. The Middle Schools will hold a Pre Festival concert on March 2. Band directors will provide more details to their students.
There is still tomorrow to purchase Scrip that counts toward February’s total. If you made a commitment (to yourself and your student) to purchase Scrip monthly to support the band and you haven’t made February’s purchase, you still have time. If you would like to join us in a monthly commitment, there is still time to start it in February. This is a great opportunity to raise money for the band without calling your friends and family (though offering them scrip is pretty easy and painless). Every purchase brings a rebate, and 60% goes to the to student’s points account, while 40% goes toward instruments, sectional instruction, music program scholarships, equipment purchase, and other initiatives supported by the Band Boosters. Go to wbbands.info/fundraising/scrip-program/ and order SCRIP (gift cards). If you have any questions about scrip purchases, why and how it benefits the band and your student account, and why the ‘small contributions’ that come from them are worth the effort please contact Marci Grossman. Of course, if you don’t want to buy scrip, you can always just make a donation to the band. The benefits of being a 501(c)3: A donation is tax deductible.
YANKEE CANDLE SPRING SALE
Winter Guard and Winter Percussion are set up with Yankee Candle to participate in the Spring Sale during the first two weeks in April. The sale packets will be distributed soon, but in the mean time; online shopping is available now through July 31.
Our seller # is 990077510
Online orders are sent directly to the purchaser, usually in about a week. It’s a great option! Take a look, there are many nice items for Easter and Mother’s Day. A parent volunteer is needed to assist fundraising coordinator Sarah Boyle. Interested? Any other questions? Email Sarah Boyle.
GREAT NEWS FOR THE BAND PROGRAM!
We are so pleased to announce the return of instrumental music to the Elementary School level! In a pilot program, Winds instruction will be offered as a 5th grade extracurricular at Roosevelt Elementary School. The course will run 10 weeks beginning late March. We hope to expand to other elementary schools in time.
Show your Laker Pride! Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today! A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
March 1 – Marching Band Early Registration opens
March 2 – MS bands Pre Festival concert
March 11 – OLMS Concert Band Festival
March 12 – Abbott MS Concert Band Festival
March 31 – Winter Percussion and Guard Friends & Family Show
April 12 – Marching Band Reveal Night!
May 15 – Jazz Band at Hard Rock Café
May 20 – Spring Fundraiser / Silent Auction
May 21 – OLMS and Abbott Cedar Point Trip
- Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, March 1, 7pm, WBHS
- Next BOARD MEETING is Tuesday, March 15, WBHS