West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of May 25, 2014

Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Tuesday:  Percussion Rehearsal, Battery Only, 5:00pm – 7:00pm, WBHS Band Room

Wednesday:
  OLMS Spring Concert, 7pm, OLMS Cafetorium

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.

Sunday:  Symphonic Winds Perform at the WBHS Commencement Ceremony, Compuware Arena, bus leaves approx. 8am

full calendar

MEMORIAL DAY MARCHING BAND PERFORMANCE
Thank you to everyone who came out to perform and support the marching band yesterday at the Keego Harbor Memorial Day performance.  Mr. Mielens received lots of compliments from the parade organizers and spectators.  Photos can be found HERE!

BATTERY REHEARSAL CHANGES
The battery will hold rehearsal this week on Tuesday and Thursday, but will NOT be rehearsing on the following dates:  June 3, 5 & 10.


IMPORTANT COLOR GUARD INFORMATION

Congratulations to the Color Guard for all their recruiting efforts!  Yesterday we marched 20 color guard 
students at the parade!    We still have slots open for the 2014 Marching Band show “Rise & Fall”.  
Please invite your friends to come to the mini-camps on June 12 & 13, 9am – 4pm.   These mini-camps
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.

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!  Plans are underway for our fall show “Rise and Fall” and we are so excited to get started on it!  Click HERE for more information!

“COME TRY IT OUT” at our Marching Band Mini-Camps on June 12 & 13 from 9am to 4pm.  Meet in the band room at the high school.  If you have any questions, contact Mr. Mielens or send an email to wbbands@gmail.com.

The 3rd marching band payment of $175 is due on Tuesday, June 3.  If you have not yet made your 2nd payment, please place it in the mailbox in the WBHS band room, or mail it to:
BBAWB Treasurer 2014, 5678 Shore Dr, West Bloomfield, MI 48324
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 next 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 June 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
Wednesday, May 28:  OLMS MS Spring Concert, 7pm, OLMS Cafeteria
Sunday, June 1:  Symphonic Winds to perform at WBHS Commencements, Compuware Arena
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 is Tuesday, June 3, 7pm, WBHS Media Center
– Next BOARD MEETING is Wednesday, June 18, 7pm, WBHS