West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of February 9, 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, Scotch Elementary School

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

Wednesday:  WBHS Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday:  Rifle Sectional, WBHS, 5pm – 7pm, WBHS
Wednesday:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School
Wednesday:  BBAWB Board Meeting, 7:00pm, WBHS

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 Guard WGI Competition at Walled Lake Western High School, 6:45am
SaturdayDRUMLINE FEES ARE DUE:  $300
full calendar

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINTER DRUMLINE
Yesterday the Winter Drumline traveled to Troy Athens High School to compete in the WGI Regional Competition.   Percussion ensembles from 3 states competed and West Bloomfield finished in 5th place with a score of 65.45.  We are so very proud of you!
WINTER GUARD
WGI Invitational:  Saturday, Feb 15.  Please arrive at WBHS NO LATER than 6:45am.  We will warm-up, rehearse, do hair and make-up and depart for Walled Lake Western High School at 9:15am.  You are responsible for your own transportation to and from Walled Lake Western High School.  Performance time is 10:55am.  See the yellow flyer that was passed out after practice on Saturday for further details.  This is almost a second home show for us!  Invite the family, neighbors and friends to come support the WBWG!  There is nothing more exciting when you look up into the crowded stands and see your support system cheering you on!
Rifle Sectional:
  Wednesday, February 12, 5pm – 7pm, WBHS
Payment Due:  The final payment ($100) is due on Monday, February 24. 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.
SAVE THE DATE!
We have been busy putting our WB Bands 2014 events on the calendar.  Here are a few dates that are confirmed:

Winter Guard Friends and Family Show, Friday, March 28
Memorial Day Parade, Monday, May 26
BBAWB Annual Meeting, Tuesday, June 3, 7pm
Marching Band Camp, August 18 – 22
Marching Band Banquet, November 20

Other dates coming soon include:

Spaghetti Dinner/Silent Auction
Winter Drumline Friends and Family Show
Marching Band Experience Night and Ice Cream Social
Marching Band Registration/Reveal Night
Jazz Band to perform at the Hard Rock Café in Detroit
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 email us at wbbands@gmail.com.


WINTER DRUMLINE

Payment DueThe final payment ($300) is due this Saturday (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.
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

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 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 Tuesday, March 4,  7pm, WBHS Media Center
Next BOARD MEETING is Wednesday, February 12, 7pm