West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of June 15, 2014
Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,



UPCOMING SCHEDULE 

Tuesday, 6/17:  Battery & Guard Rehearsal, 1pm – 5pm, meet in the WBHS Band Room (please come at noon if you can to help us with a special project!)
Thursday, 6/19: Battery Rehearsal, 1pm – 5pm, WBHS Band Room

Friday:  BINGO, come on out and play or volunteer to work a shift and earn $30! Click HERE for more information.

Tuesday, 6/24:  Battery Rehearsal, 1pm – 5pm

Tuesday, 6/24:  Color Guard Sectional, 1pm – 5pm

Thursday, 6/26:  Battery Rehearsal, 1pm – 5pm

Friday:  BINGO, come on out and play or volunteer to work a shift and earn $30! Click HERE for more information.

full calendar


GUARD SECTIONAL – TUESDAY, 6/17

Tuesday, June 17 is the first color guard summer sectional!

The sectional will be from 1-5pm. Meet in the WBHS Lobby. Bring a water jug, a snack and all equipment you have.  If you can, please come to the band room at noon to help us with a project.

Members will be fit for uniforms at this sectional so it is important that they are present and wear form-fitting (comfortable, appropriate) clothing. Please wear athletic shoes (no flip flops).


WEST BLOOMFIELD BANDS WISH LIST
West Bloomfield Bands depends on the support of parents and alumni.  The list below shows items/services that West Bloomfield Bands needs to operate as well as some items that would greatly benefit our programs.  Contact us by email at wbbands@gmail.com if you can donate any of the items/services listed (new or used)

Wireless Microphones (soloist) – $2,000
Painting of Truck – $1500

Sabres for Guard (7X) – $1050

New Wheels for Carts/Synth – $320

New Wireless Metronome – $250

Tires for truck (2) – $1000

Fix/Paint Scissors Lift – $700

UPS for Audio Equipment – $600

New Wheeled Base for Pit Drummer – $500

Shelves for Band Instruments – $5,000
  Completed!

New Audio Equipment (Pit) – $2,000

Guard Room Updates – $500

Marching Band Uniforms/Shakos – $72,000
Drumline Room Updates – $500

BAND CAMP INFORMATION
The following documents were just updated and added to the website regarding Band Camp:
Band Camp General Information and Packing List
Band Camp Itinerary
Band Camp Map

IMPORTANT CHANGES WITH HILLERS
If you are currently enrolled in the Hillers Rewards Program please note the following changes:

• Earning points toward current items will finished on Sunday, June 15th but you will be able to redeem points until Thursday, July 31st.

• Hillers will be sending you reminders to redeem your points up until then.  You have the option to donate your points to West Bloomfield Bands.

• On August 1st, the new system will start and will be reset every 90 days.
EARN MONEY FOR WEST BLOOMFIELD BANDS WITH SMILE.AMAZON.COM The Band Boosters Association is now linked with the AmazonSmile program!! Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to BBAWB whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price. To get started: click HERE to register. Every time you shop, go to smile.amazon.com



KROGER CARD RE-REGISTRATION

Earn money for the band program by shopping at Kroger!
- If you are already a member of the Kroger Community Rewards program....it's time to re-enroll! Click HERE to get started today!
- If you are not yet a member, click HERE for instructions and links on how to join. Our "Organization Name" is "Band Boosters Association of West Bloomfield"
Thank you for your support!


BAND MERCHANDISE
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
Come on out on Friday evening to support WB Bands and play BINGO!
We also need volunteers!  For every Friday you volunteer, you earn $30!  The June Signups are now 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, June 17:  Color Guard Sectional, 1pm – 5pm, WBHS Band Room
Tuesday, June 17:  Percussion Rehearsal, 1pm – 5pm, WBHS Band Room
Thursday, June 19:  Percussion Rehearsal, 1pm – 5pm, WBHS Band Room
Tuesday, June 24:  Color Guard Sectional, 1pm – 5pm, WBHS Band Room

 

– Next PARENT MEETING will be announced very soon!
– Next BOARD MEETING is Wednesday, June 17, 7pm, WBHS