West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of June 8, 2014

Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,


As this year is closing we just want to thank you for all of your continued help and support and please remember that we cannot do what we do for our kids without your help!  We are excited about the coming 2014-2015 school year and have many events lined up or in the planning stages that will give us critical fund-raising opportunities to support our school music programs.


Tuesday, 6/10:  Last Day of School!

Thursday, 6/12: Marching Band Mini-Camp, 9am – 4pm, meet in the WBHS Band Room

Friday, 6/13:  Marching Band Mini-Camp, 9am – 4pm, meet in the WBHS Band Room
Friday, 6/13:  BINGO, come on out and play or volunteer to work a shift and earn $30! Click HERE for more information.

Tuesday, 6/17:  Battery Rehearsal, 1pm – 5pm
Tuesday, 6/17:  Color Guard Sectional, 1pm – 5pm

Thursday, 6/19:  Battery Rehearsal, 1pm – 5pm

Friday, 6/20:  BINGO, come on out and play or volunteer to work a shift and earn $30! Click HERE for more information.

full calendar


Dates:  Thursday, June 12 and Friday, June 13
Time:  9am – 4pm
Who:  All students in grades 8 – 12 (Fall 2014).  These rehearsals are required for all current marching band members (Color Guard, Winds and Battery).  We would also like to invite those student considering marching band to come join us.  Come try it out!   Front Ensemble (Pit): Come in and work on exercises/music. Lilly will be there for sure Thursday morning if anyone wants to work with her.
What to Bring
:  lunch, large water bottle, hat, sunglasses, wear sturdy athletic shoes

We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday and very excited to kick-off the 2014 Marching Band season!  Be sure to bring a friend to come try it out!  No experience is necessary.   Click HERE to print/email a flyer to hand out.
Questions about marching band?  Check out our website at wbbands.info or email us at mailto:wbbands@gmail.com


Congratulations to the Color Guard for all their recruiting efforts! We still have slots open for the 2014 Marching Band show “Rise & Fall”.  Please invite your friends to come to the mini-camps this week on June 12 & 13, 9am – 4pm.   These minicamps are mandatory for all guard members. Any conflicts with being out of town should be communicated ahead of time by contacting Mark DeDeckere or send an email to wbbands@gmail.com. June 13th is also the last day we will accept new members into the color guard for the fall show.


We are pleased to announce our 2014 – 2015 BBAWB Board of Directors:
President:  Mary Ingweiller
Co-Vice Presidents:  Sarah Boyle & Christine Long
Co-Treasurers:  Steve & Claudia Bologna
Secretary:  Natalie Walls
Student Accounts:  Christina Nicolaides

We would also like to thank the following Directors who are leaving the Board for all of their dedicated service to the Band Boosters:  Heide Dronchi and Marguerite DeBello


In case you haven’t seen it, the Winter Drumline and Winter Guard are featured on the front page of the June edition of “The Lake” publication, announcing their State Championship titles!  Thank you to Suzanne Crawford for all your hard work in making this happen!  Click HERE to read it online!


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


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!


Show your Laker Pride!  Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today!  A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.


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!


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


“Like Us” at “West Bloomfield Bands”  facebook.com/wbbands


Thursday, June 12:  Marching Band Mini-Camp, 9am – 4pm, WBHS Band Room and Parking Lot
Friday, June 13:  Marching Band Mini-Camp, 9am – 4pm, WBHS Band Room and Parking Lot
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 18, 7pm, WBHS