West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of September 22, 2013

Dear WB Band Family,

What a great weekend!  Thank you for all of your help this past Friday and Saturday as our2nd football game and invitational were both a great success!!!

:  Rehearsal, 3pm – 6pm
Wednesday:  Rehearsal, 3pm – 6pm;  Pizza Sale in the band room after school!
Thursday:  Rehearsal, 3pm – 6pm
Friday:  Tag Day, 5pm – 7pm, sign up HERE
Friday:  BINGO, come on out and play or volunteer to work a shift!  Click HERE for more information.
Saturday, Tag Day, 9am – 7pm, sign up HERE
Sunday, Tag Day, 10am – 5pm, sign up HERE

We are doing it again in 5 days!  We need every band member to sign up for a shift (or two!)  Our last Tag Day in August brought in $2600!  Go to wbbands.info/tag-day to sign up today!


More Pit Crew members needed!!!  The Pit Crew has the important job of getting the marching band front ensemble, front walls and props on and off the field.  They are also responsible for loading and unloading the semi truck at competitions. With the added front walls, prop frames and bells, we need 9 more members.  Click HERE to sign up today!
Questions?  contact Brett Crawford by email at brettnsue@gmail.com or phone at 248-941-4003

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. 10% of every ad sold will go into your student’s account!

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 their own ad in the program. These ads will range in price from $25 to $100!

Click HERE for the Business Ad Form.
Click HERE for the Personal Ad Form.

1) All section leaders get one free quarter page ad to give a shout out to their section
2) We would like to sell at least 100 ads total
3) Anne-Marie Collier-Miller need all ads by 10/2/13

Questions?  please contact Anne Marie Collier-Miller by e-mail at bamo72@msn.com or call/text at 804-869-3511.

Bake Sale Chairperson(s):  We are looking for 1 or 2 people to run a bake sale at 3 high school concerts.  The concert dates are:  12/19/13, 3/6/14 and 5/13/14.  Your time involvement would be a minimum of 2-3 hours at each concert and maybe 1-3 hours working on getting donations for the sale.  This a great way to make money for the band.  Last year we made $250 on one sale!
Merchandising Chairperson:  We are looking for someone to promote our online store at concerts and and some Parent Meetings.  This person would also be responsible for selling a few items that are not on our online store such as:  luggage tags, stickers, magnets and headbands.  You would also be responsible for monitoring our online store (which pretty much runs itself!)  The concert dates are:  12/19/13, 36/14 and 5/13/14.  Time involvement is very minimal.  You must be available for concerts and a few parent meetings as well as order more merchandise when the inventory runs low.

If interested, please contact Heide Dronchi or Mary Ingweiller.

We opened our brand new ONLINE West Bloomfield Bands store this past week!  Now is the time to order sweatshirts and jackets to keep warm during those October football games and invitationals.  Show your Lake Pride!
Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today!  A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.

Please note that WGI World Championships are during Spring Break this year (April 10, 11, 12). Please do not plan anything that week as we will have rehearsals on the days leading up to championships.

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.

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.

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!

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

Friday, October 4:  Homecoming Parade, Tailgate and Football Game – Troy
Friday, October 1:  Home Football Game – Stoney Creek
Saturday, October 12:  WBHS Marching Band Invitational
Wednesday, October 16:  Prism Concert (marching band and all high school concert bands)
Saturday, October 19:  Clarkston Invitational

Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, October 1 at 7pm in the WBHS Media Center
Next BOARD MEETING is Tuesday, October 15, 7pm, Location TBD

Thank you for your support!
The WB Band Boosters

Email: wbbands@gmail.com
Website: wbbands.info
Facebook: facebook.com/wbbands