West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of September 1, 2013

Dear WB Band Family,

First football game & Invitational this week!!!!

Please read all of the information below, as we have a lot going on this week!  It is very important that we have 100% of the marching band at 100% of the rehearsals on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday of this week and our performances at the football game on Friday and the invitational on Saturday.  Marching band is an activity that requires continuity.  We also have our first MCBA Invitational this week at South Lyon High School.  Tickets for MCBA’s field day are $5 for adults and $3 for students and can be purchased at the gate at South Lyon High School.  Field day is not scored, but is an opportunity for the band and staff to talk with the judges before we have our first scored competition.  Parents and band fans we need you to cheer loud when you see or hear something that you like from the WB Marching Band on both Friday and Saturday!!!!  Please click HERE to read the Marching Band Contest Spectator Etiquette.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Rehearsal

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Rehearsal

Friday, September 6, 2013
6:00 p.m. –  Change into full uniform and warm-up
7:00 p.m. –  HOME FOOTBALL GAME

Saturday, September 7, 2013
** 4:30pm – Performance at South Lyon High School
full schedule coming soon

MOVEMENT 3
Remember to learn your part before Tuesday’s rehearsal!

ATTENDANCE
If you cannot make it to practice or need to leave early, you must get it cleared and reported to Mr. Stein.  The best way to contact him is to send an email to directors@wbbands.info.

BAGEL SALE
Bagels and cream cheese will be for sale in the band room around 2:15pm on Wednesdays during marching band season.  Cost is $1.50 for one bagel and cream cheese.

PIT CREW
The invitation for the Pit Crew Sign-Up Genius just went out.  If you did not receive an invite and want to be a part of the pit crew, please send an email to:  brettnsue@gmail.com

Kind Regards, Brett Crawford

WEST BLOOMFIELD LAKER INVITATIONAL
On October 12, 2013 at 4:00pm, we will be hosting several bands at WBHS for the Annual Marching Band Invitational.

Volunteers:  We need every parent to work a shift!  We are in great need of many people to help with concessions and band guides.  Alumni, friends, family, neighbors, responsible children, are all welcome.  Contact Ruth Richards at richardsbandmom@gmail.com today!

Invitational Program Ads:  Attention all band families, we need your help!!! We need to sell ads for our program books!! We are looking for businesses and personal ads to fill our program.

Ask businesses from last year to advertise again!! Ask new businesses to advertise for the first time!!! We have prices ranging from $25 up to $300!!
We also have lots of room for personal ads!!! Just imagine how excited your band member will be in seeing there own ad in the program. These ads will range in price from $25 to $100!!!
Forms will be coming soon, but any questions please either e-mail me at bamo72@msn.com or call/text me at 804-869-3511.           
Thank you, Anne Marie Collier-Miller

EQUIPMENT NEEDED
West Bloomfield Bands is in need of a PA system and wireless microphones.  Please contact the directors at directors@gmail.com if you are willing to donate or can assist in identifying/locating this equipment.

FLOCKING FUNDRAISER
Thank you to all that have helped with the Flocking Fundraiser. We had a very successful visit from our Pink friends, but they must now start heading down south to get ready for winter. Hopefully to return next season to help decorate more front lawns. We will not be taking any more orders for Flockings this season. Thank you to all that helped out with this year’s new fundraiser and thanks to all the band members that helped out with the Flockings.

If any one would be interested in helping ( Need a least 2 Co-Chairs) with next seasons Flocking Fund raiser please contact Heide Dronchi at khnmdronchi@sbcglobal.net.

BAND BANQUET
Mark your calendar and save the date for Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 6pm.  This year’s banquet will be held at Glen Oaks Country Club on 13 Mile in Farmington Hills.

BINGO
Our LATE SESSION has opened and needs volunteers!  We are running a 2nd session of BINGO every Friday beginning at 10:30pm every Friday night!!  This is in addition to our regular 6:15pm session.  We need volunteers!  Add $30/week to your student’s band account and volunteer today!.  August and September signups are now available at wbbands.info/bingo.

TRAILER ADS
We are looking to add a few more corporate sponsors to purchase a trailer ad on the side of our semi trailer.  Please contact John Boruta at jcboruta@comcast.net if you are interested in purchasing one, know of a business that is interested or are able to help go to businesses, and ask them to purchase an ad.  All corporate sponsors will get an ad on both sides of the trailer, advertising on our website and advertising in our concert band programs.  Click HERE for more information.

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!

FACEBOOK
If you are on Facebook please join the “Official West Bloomfield High School Marching Band Page” as we post pictures and videos often there (this is a “private group”).  We also use it as a communication tool.
We also have a “public” Facebook page.  “Like Us” at “West Bloomfield Bands”  facebook.com/wbbands

IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES
Friday, September 6:  first football game
Saturday, September 7:  MCBA Field Day, South Lyon High School
Friday, September 20:  home football game
Saturday, September 21:  Novi Invitational
Saturday – Sunday, September 28 & 29:  Tag Days  (we are doing it again!)

Next PARENT MEETING will be announced soon.  The middle school Open Houses are scheduled for Tuesday, September 10th, so the Parent Meeting will be rescheduled.
Next BOARD MEETING is Tuesday, September 17, 7pm

Thank you for your support!

WB Band Boosters