West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of January 12, 2014

Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,


WB Winter Guard’s final rehearsal before heading to Field Day in Flushing, MI on Saturday.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Monday:  WBHS Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Monday:  Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Scotch Elementary School

TuesdayWinter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School
Tuesday:  OLMS 6th Grade Concert, 7pm

Wednesday:  WBHS Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm
Wednesday
Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School
Wednesday:  WB Bands Parent Meeting, 7pm WBHS

Thursday: Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Scotch Elementary School
Thursday:Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School

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.

SaturdayWinter Guard Rehearsal, 9:00am – 4:00am, Location TBD
Saturday
Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 9:00am – 9:00pm, Abbott Middle School
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PARENT MEETING
The January Parent Meeting has been rescheduled for this Wednesday at 7pm at WBHS.  We will be giving updates on Winter Drumline and Winter Guard, Concert Band activities and Marching Band recruiting plans.  SCRIP gift cards will be on sale, so make sure to bring a checkbook or cash!

WINTER INVITATIONALSATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

VOLUNTEER TODAY!  We are so excited to be hosting over 50 Winter Guard and Winter Drumline groups at WBHS on Saturday, February 1st!  Many hands and feet are needed to make it a success.  We ask that everybody contact Ruth Richards today to sign up for a shift.  We need people to work the front desk, tickets, concessions, parking lot, band guides and so much more!  Ruth can be reached by email at richardsbandmom@gmail.com

Invitational Ads:  We need ads!  We are expecting hundreds of spectators to come and enjoy this day of music, performing and competition at West Bloomfield High School.  This is a great way to honor your student for all their hard work while supporting all of the West Bloomfield band programs.  If you are a business owner, or can get a business ad, 10% of the cost of the ad goes into your student’s account!  One parent has made close to $100 for their student with ads!  The business and personal ad forms can be found on the West Bloomfield Bands website at (http://wbbands.info/winter-drumline/wbhs-winter-invitational/).  For each ad, fill out the form and mail or email the ad with payment to Anne Marie Collier-Miller at bamo72@msn.com.  Add ads must be received by Tuesday, January 28.
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WINTER GUARD FUNDRAISER – THE LODGE GRILL & BAR
Eat at The Lodge Grill and Bar in Keego Harbor on Thursday, January 23!  Bring in this certificate and 20% of all purchases will be donated to the WBHS Winter Guard.

WINTER GUARD AND WINTER DRUMLINE FUNDRAISER – YANKEE CANDLES
Please support the Winter Drumline and Winter Guard by purchasing high quality Yankee Candles.  Contact a Winter Drumline or Winter Guard student today to place an order.  Online Shopping will be available on January 19.  We will include the link in next week’s e-newsletter.

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 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

WINTER DRUMLINE

Pit Crew Parents are Needed:   We are looking for parents to volunteer on the Pit Crew!  Click HERE to sign up today!

Payment Due:  $200 is due this Wednesday, January 15.  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.
Show Shirts:  Orders are due by this Saturday, January 18!  Click HERE to print an order form.
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WINTER GUARD
Great job at Field Day on Saturday!  We are so proud of all of you!
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!  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 January 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
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
Saturday, February 1:  Winter Invitational at WBHS (all day)

Next PARENT MEETING is Wednesday, January 15 at 7pm in the WBHS Media Center
Next BOARD MEETING is Tuesday, February 18, 7pm