West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of March 23, 2014
Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,

Another fantastic weekend!  The Winter Drumline took 3rd place in the Scholastic A Division contest at Novi High School on Saturday!  The Winter Guard also competed and took 1st place in the Scholastic AA Division!  This is a busy week with rehearsals to get ready for the State Championships next weekend in Saginaw.  Be sure to stop by Abbott Middle School on Thursday evening at 7:45pm to see both of these award-winning groups perform.  Admission is FREE and dessert will be served after the performances.

Click HERE for Winter Drumline photos from Sunday (Novi HS)
Click HERE for Winter Guard photos from Saturday (Novi HS)
THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Monday:  WBHS Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, WBHS Band Room
Monday:  Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, Scotch Elementary

Tuesday
:
  Pit Orchestra Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:30pm, WBHS Band Room
Tuesday
:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School
Tuesday:  Winter Guard Sectionals, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, WBHS (Everybody attends)

Wednesday:  WBHS Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, WBHS Band Room
Wednesday
:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School
Wednesday:  Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 8:30pm, WBHS (Cafeteria or Gym)

Thursday:  Pit Orchestra Rehearsal, 2:15pm – 3:00pm, WBHS Band Room
Thursday
:  Winter Drumline Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Abbott Middle School
Thursday
:  Winter Guard Rehearsal, 5:00pm – 7:30pm, Abbott Middle School
ThursdayFriends and Family Show, Winter Drumline & Winter Guard, 7:45pm, Abbott Middle School (details below)

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 Rehearsal, 9am – 5pm, Abbott Middle School
Saturday:  Winter Guard State Championships, 9:45am – 6:00pm (performance time: 3:57pm) , rehearsal in AM at WBHS, 12noon – 6pm at Saginaw  Valley State University

Sunday:  Winter Drumline State Championships (performance time:  1:58pm, awards ceremony:  4:56pm), schedule coming soon
full calendar


WINTER DRUMLINE & WINTER GUARD FRIENDS AND FAMILY SHOW

Date:  Thursday, March 27
Time:  7:45pm
Location:  Abbott Middle School Gymnasium
Cost:  FREE
Who:  Open to the public

Invite your friends, family and neighbors to join us for our Friends and Family Show to celebrate the Winter Drumline and Winter Guard seasons and to send them off to the MCGC State Championships at Saginaw Valley State University on March 29 & 30.  Stay after both performances for dessert, photo opportunities, meet the performers and meet the staff.  The Band Boosters Association of West Bloomfield will be accepting donations at the door to support our wonderful indoor programs.
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 at 7pm 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.
more information

JOHN BORUTA ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP
Applications for the John Boruta Alumni Scholarship are now being accepted through April 1, 2014.  This scholarship will provide a worthy student a positively life-changing experience through participation in the West Bloomfield Marching Band program.
more information

 

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!!

WBHS JAZZ BAND TO PLAY AT THE HARD ROCK CAFE
Date:  Sunday, May 18, 2014
Time:  1pm
Where:  Hard Rock Cafe in Detroit
Join us for an afternoon of great jazz music and good food!
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!
We also need volunteers!  For every Friday you volunteer, you put $30 into your student’s account.
The March and April 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
Thursday, March 27:  Winter Drumline & Winter Guard Friends and Family Show, 7:45pm, Abbott Middle School
Saturday, March 29:  Winter Guard State Championships, Saginaw Valley State University
Sunday, March 30:  Winter Drumline State Championships, Saginaw Valley State University
Monday, March 31:  Marching Band Experience Night, 7pm
Tuesday, April 1:  John Boruta Alumni Scholarship Applications are due
Thursday, April 10 – Sunday, April 13:  Winter Drumline to WGI World Championships, Dayton, OH

 

– Due to the Marching Band Experience Night on March 31st, the April PARENT MEETING will NOT be held on Tuesday, April 1.  The next regularly scheduled PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, May 6.
– Next BOARD MEETING is Wednesday, April 16, 7pm