Dear Band, Color Guard and Percussion Members and Families,
West Bloomfield musicians and performers were very busy this weekend, with soloists, duets and trios competing at State Solo & Ensemble; JV, Varsity Guard and Winter Percussion competing at the MCGC show at Lakeland HS on Saturday; and Varsity Guard competing at the MCGC show at Chippewa Valley HS on Sunday. Our winter ensembles are preparing for State Finals on April 2-3, and World Championships later in April. You are cordially invited to see their final show before States at our Guard and Percussion ensembles’ Friends and Family Show on Thursday March 31 at 7:45pm in the Abbott Middle School gymnasium. If you have never seen a show, you really should go, especially if you are considering Marching Band in the fall. These performers are amazing! Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
And don’t forget to print the flyer and dine at Applebee’s on Haggerty Rd in Commerce Twp (by Target) on Wednesday. Have a great meal, no cooking required, beak bread with your band friends, and the program gets 10% back!
UPCOMING SCHEDULE (next 2 weeks)
Sunday 3/20: Varsity Winter Guard MCGC Show – Chippewa Valley
Monday 3/21: Varsity Winter Guard 5:00pm
Tuesday 3/22: Middle School Percussion 4:00pm
Tuesday 3/22: JV Winter Guard 5:00pm
Tuesday 3/22: West Bloomfield Percussion 4:00pm
Wednesday 3/23: Percussion and Guard Recruiting Trip to OLMS
Wednesday 3/23: HS Jazz Band 2:30pm
Wednesday 3/23: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Wednesday 3/23: Varsity Guard Sectional (Voluntary) 6pm
Wednesday 3/23: Applebee’s Fundraiser
Thursday 3/24: Middle School Percussion 4:00pm
Thursday 3/24: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Thursday 3/24: JV Winter Guard 5:00pm
Friday 3/25: NO SCHOOL
Saturday 3/26: Winter Percussion Rehearsal 9:00am
Monday 3/28: Varsity Winter Guard 5:00pm
Monday 3/28: John Boruta Alumni Scholarship Applications due
Tuesday 3/29: Middle School Percussion 4:00pm
Tuesday 3/29: JV Winter Guard 5:00pm
Tuesday 3/29: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Wednesday 3/30: HS Jazz Band 2:30pm
Wednesday 3/30: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Wednesday 3/30: Varsity Guard Sectional (Voluntary) 6pm
Thursday 3/31: West Bloomfield Percussion 5:00pm
Thursday 3/31: JV Winter Guard 5:00pm
Thursday 3/31: Percussion & Guard Family & Friends Show 7:45pm
Friday 4/1: Varsity Winter Guard 6:00pm
Saturday 4/2: Varsity & JV Winter Guard MCGC State Championships – Saginaw
Saturday 4/2: Winter Percussion Rehearsal 9:00am
Sunday 4/3: Winter Percussion MCGC State Championships – Saginaw
Early Registration for 2016 Marching Band and Color Guard is OPEN!
See the attached flyer for info about the program, or email Mr. Mielens (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions. Band directors have registration packets with full details on rates and payment schedules. Families who register by April 11 (ahead of Reveal Night April 12) will receive $50 OFF their students’ Marching Band fee.
JOHN BORUTA ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for the John Boruta Alumni Marching Band Scholarship are now being accepted through Monday, March 28, 2016. This scholarship will provide a worthy student a positively life-changing experience through participation in the West Bloomfield Marching Band program.
MARCH RESTAURANT NIGHT
Hey everyone, our March restaurant night is on the calendar! March 23, at Applebee’s on Haggerty in Commerce Twp! Click here to print the flyer, take it to Applebee’s and 10% of your purchases will go to your WB Bands! Bonus: Applebee’s has scrip – double dip for an 8% rebate! Invite your friends!
As of today, band families have purchased $1785 in scrip this month, generating $90.55 in rebates for band families and the band funds! There are 11 days left in March and the Applebee’s fundraiser on Wednesday, March 23. Applebee’s has Scrip Now available and pays 8% rebate on purchases. Every purchase brings a rebate, and 60% goes to the to student’s points account, while 40% goes toward instruments, sectional instruction, music program scholarships, equipment purchase, and other initiatives supported by the Band Boosters. Go to wbbands.info/fundraising/scrip-program/ and order SCRIP (gift cards). If you have any questions about scrip purchases, why and how it benefits the band and your student account, and why the ‘small contributions’ that come from them are worth the effort please contact Marci Grossman. Of course, if you don’t want to buy scrip, you can always just make a donation to the band. The benefits of being a 501(c)3: A donation is tax deductible.
YANKEE CANDLE SPRING SALE
Winter Guard and Winter Percussion are set up with Yankee Candle to participate in the Spring Sale during the first two weeks in April. The sale packets will be distributed soon, but in the mean time; online shopping is available now through July 31.
Our seller # is 990077510
Online orders are sent directly to the purchaser, usually in about a week. It’s a great option! Take a look, there are many nice items for Easter and Mother’s Day. A parent volunteer is needed to assist fundraising coordinator Sarah Boyle. Interested? Any other questions? Email Sarah Boyle.
Celebrate the 111th day of the year Spring on April 20 with frozen yogurt at Menchies (Hunter Square near B-Dubs). 20% of our purchased will be donated to the band!
HARD ROCK CAFE
We are excited to announce that the WBHS Jazz Band will be performing at the Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit on Sunday, May 15 from 4pm – 6pm. Mark your calendar!
Show your Laker Pride! Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today! A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
March 23 – Band Fundraiser at Applebee’s, Haggerty Rd in Commerce Twp.
March 31 – Winter Percussion and Guard Friends & Family Show
April 12 – Marching Band Reveal Night!
April 20 – Band Fundraiser at Menchies
May 15 – Jazz Band at Hard Rock Café
May 20 – Spring Fundraiser / Silent Auction
May 21 – OLMS and Abbott Cedar Point Trip
May 30 – Keego Harbor Memorial Day Parade
- Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, April 12, 7pm, WBHS
- Next BOARD MEETING is Tuesday, April 19, WBHS