West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of May 11, 2014

Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Monday:  Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, WBHS Band Room

Tuesday:  WBHS Spring Concert, 7pm, WBHS Auditorium

Wednesday:
  Jazz Band Rehearsal, 2:30pm – 4:00pm, WBHS Band Room
Wednesday:  Color Guard Auditions, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, WBHS Band Room
Wednesday:  Percussion Rehearsal, Battery Only, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, WBHS Band Room

Thursday:
  Color Guard Auditions, 4:00pm – 7:00pm, WBHS Band Room
Thursday
: Percussion Rehearsal, Battery Only, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, WBHS Band Room

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.

SundayJazz Band Performs at the Hard Rock Café in Detroit, 1pm

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WBHS SPRING CONCERT
Join us tomorrow night (Tuesday, May 12) at 7pm for our Spring Concert and Special Tribute to the West Bloomfield Bands graduating seniors.

JAZZ BAND PERFORMS AT THE HARD ROCK CAFÉ THIS SUNDAY
Join us for an afternoon great food and fantastic music at the Hard Rock Café in Detroit on Sunday at 1pm where our West Bloomfield High School Jazz Band will take the stage at 1pm.  The address is:  45 Monroe St in Detroit.  Free parking (with a validated ticket) is offered in the nearby Compuware parking structure.


MARCHING BAND 2014
Registration is OPEN!  ALL STUDENTS CURRENTLY IN GRADES 8 – 11 ARE INVITED TO JOIN THE BAND!  We currently have openings for all instruments and dancers (color guard).  NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY!  If you enjoy dancing, please come on out to learn about our Award-Winning Color Guard team.  Click HERE to get started!

The 2nd marching band payment of $175 was due on Tuesday, May 6.  If you have not yet made your payment, please bring it to the concert on Tuesday, or place it in the mailbox in the WBHS band room, or mail it to: BBAWB Treasurer 2014, 5678 Shore Dr, West Bloomfield, MI 48324


COLOR GUARD AUDITIONS are THIS week!
There are still 6 positions available in the color guard! Spread the word, tell your friends/neighbors and join this award winning team! Seeking hardworking, ambitions young men and women 8-12 grade! Contact Mark DeDeckere if you ha any questions. Dedeckeremark@gmail.com

Wednesday, May 14:  Color Guard Auditions, 4pm – 7pm, WBHS Band Room
Thursday, May 15:  Color Guard Auditions, 4pm – 7pm, WBHS Band Room

For more information, go to www.wbbands.info

IMPORTANT BBAWB PARENT MEETING COMING UP
BBAWB Annual Meeting:  Tuesday, June 3:  7pm, WBHS Media Center
All members! Plan on joining us for our BBAWB Annual Meeting on June 3. We will be voting on the proposed 2014-2015 budget as well as voting in our BBAWB officers for the coming year.

MARCHING BAND PARENTS:  Your 3rd payment of $175 is due at this meeting.  Cash, check and credit cards are all accepted.


PHYSICALS
A physical is required for marching band and you may want to take advantage of getting the physical right at WBHS! Physicals will be this Wednesday, June 4 beginning at 2:30 pm. Physicals are performed by family practitioners and orthopedic/sports medicine doctors from Henry Ford Health System. Cost is $20. Current sport physicals are required to tryout and participate in any West Bloomfield High School sport and select clubs/classes for the 2014-2015 school year. Appointments can be made by calling the athletic office at (248) 865 –6743.

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 May 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, May 13:  WBHS Spring Concert, 7pm, WBHS Auditorium
Thursday, May 22:  Abbott MS Spring Concert, 7pm, Abbott Gymnasium
Friday, May 23:  Flower Sale Pickup, 2pm – 5pm, WBHS Parking Lot
Friday, May 23:  Marching Band Memorial Day Parade Rehearsal, 4pm – 7pm, WBHS Band Room/Parking Lot
Monday, May 26:  Marching Band to perform/march in the Keego Harbor Memorial Day Parade
Wednesday, May 28:  OLMS MS Spring Concert, 7pm, OLMS Cafeteria

 

– Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, June 3, 7pm, WBHS Media Center
– Next BOARD MEETING is Wednesday, May 21, 7pm, WBHS