West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of March 2, 2014
Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,

Congratulations to the West Bloomfield Winter Guard team for placing 1st in their division at the MCGC Chippewa Valley Invitational on Saturday!  We are so very proud of you!  Click HERE for photos

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE – several changes this week!
Monday:  WBHS Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, WBHS Band Room
Monday: Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Scotch Elementary

Tuesday:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School
Tuesday:  BBAWB Parent Meeting, 7pm, WBHS Media Center – ALL ARE WELCOME!

Wednesday:  NO WBHS Jazz Band Rehearsal
Wednesday:  Pit Orchestra Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, WBHS Band Room
Wednesday
:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School

Thursday:  Pit Orchestra Rehearsal, 2:15pm – 3:00pm, WBHS Band Room
Thursday:
  WBHS Pre-Festival Clinic:  Concert Winds (1st hour), 4pm – 5pm, WBHS Auditorium (dress in concert attire, this clinic replaces the concert)
Thursday
:  WBHS Pre-Festival Clinic:  Symphonic Winds (2nd hour), 5pm – 6pm, WBHS Auditorium (dress in concert attire, this clinic replaces the concert)
Thursday
:  Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Scotch Elementary

Friday:  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 Drumline Departs for WGI Regionals, Dayton, OH:  6:00am
Saturday:  Winter Guard Rehearsal Rehearsal, 10am – 5pm, WBHS
Saturday:  OLMS Symphony Band, WBEF Performance at Orchard Mall, 10am

full calendar
BBAWB PARENT MEETING IS THIS TUESDAY
Join us at the high school on Tuesday, 3/4 at 7pm for our monthly Parent Meeting.  There are so many exciting things happening right now with West Bloomfield Bands!  Come hear all about it!  Agenda coming soon….

WINTER DRUMLINE
Dayton Regionals Trip, March 8 & 9:  A webpage has been created to help you keep track of all the trip info –>  wbbands.info/winter-drumline-dayton-regionals-trip/

 

CONCERT BANDS
Upcoming Concerts/Clinics:    ** the WBHS Clinics will replace the scheduled concert for this Thursday evening **
WBHS Pre-Festival Clinic for Concert Winds (1st hour), March 6, 4pm – 5pm (dress in concert attire)
WBHS Pre-Festival Clinic for Symphonic Winds (2nd hour), March 6, 5pm – 6pm (dress in concert attire)
Abbott Pre-Festival Concert, March 10, 7pm (Symphony and Concert Bands)

Festival Performances:
High School Bands:  Friday, March 14, evening, Walled Lake Northern High School
Middle School Bands:  Saturday, March 15, Walled Lake Northern High School

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION
Support West Bloomfield Bands and join us at our Annual Spaghetti Dinner (featuring the WBHS Jazz Band) and Silent Auction on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm in the WBHS Cafeteria.  Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 at the door.
Click HERE to purchase or reserve tickets
Click HERE to volunteer
more information

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS ARE NEEDED!
Want to donate to the Silent Auction?  It is an excellent opportunity to showcase your property, product or service, as well as your generous support to West Bloomfield Bands. If you do not have material goods to donate, offer your talents, skills or services. Ask family, friends or neighbors to donate items they are not using, or ask your favorite local business to make a donation on our behalf.   And if local pickup is needed, just contact us. We are excited to make this year’s event the best ever!   Click HERE to print a donation letter.  Questions?  Contact Anne Marie Collier-Miller today!


EAT BREAD TO RAISE DOUGH

Eat at Panera Bread on Wednesday, March 12 from 4pm – 8pm and help raise money for the West Bloomfield Winter Guard!  The Panera Bread located at 6399 Orchard Lake Road in West Bloomfield will donate a percentage of its sales during the event to the West Bloomfield Winter Guard when you show this flyer –>  Click HERE

MARCHING BAND EXPERIENCE NIGHT
Attention all 8th grade and high school dance, drama, band, music and orchestra students and their parents!  Join us on Monday, March 31 for Marching Band Experience Night.  This is a great opportunity to learn what the WBHS Marching Band is all about and how you can be part of the 2014 season!  No experience necessary!  Come try-it-out for yourself!  THIS IS A FREE EVENT WITH COMPLIMENTARY ICE CREAM!
– Meet the WBHS Marching Band Director, Mr. Chad Mielens and other staff members.
– Meet and talk to current WBHS Band students and parents about their experiences with marching band.
– Get information on the 2014 marching season
– Enjoy performance videos of our Marching Band, Winter Guard and Winter Percussion programs.
Watch for more information…coming soon!
MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION/REVEAL NIGHT COMING IN APRIL!
Date is coming soon!  This is an exciting night where the student leadership and the Fall 2014 show theme will be announced!!
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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 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

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
Come on out on Friday evening to support WB Bands and play BINGO!
The March 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, March 4:  BBAWB Parent Meeting, 7pm, WBHS
Thursday, March 6:  WBHS Pre-Festival Concert, 4pm – 6pm, WBHS Auditorium
Monday, March 10:  Abbott Middle School Pre-Festival Concert (Symphony Band and Concert Band)
Tuesday, March 11:  Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction, 6:30pm, WBHS Cafeteria
Wednesday, March 12:  Panera Bread Fundraiser, click HERE for more information
Friday, March 13:  STOMP at the Fox Theatre, click HERE to purchase tickets
Friday & Saturday, March 13,14:  MSBOA Festival

 

Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, March 4,  7pm, WBHS Media Center
Next BOARD MEETING is Wednesday, March 19, 7pm