West Bloomfield Bands Newsletter – Week of September 8, 2013

Dear WB Band Family,

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE
Rehearsals: Tues, Wed & Thurs:  3pm – 6pm
Bagel (or pizza) sale:  Wed, WBHS Band Room after school.
Parent Meeting:  Wednesday, Sept 11, 7:00pm, WBHS Band Room.  The agenda is attached.
BINGO:  Friday, Sept 13.  Come on out and play or volunteer to work a shift.  Click HERE for more information.

MARCHING BAND 2ND CHANCE SHOW SHIRT ORDER
Don’t miss out on getting this year’s show shirts!  2nd chance orders will be accepted until Friday, September 13!  This is a great way to show your support of our Marching Band at our football games and invitationals.  Click HERE to print out an order form and deliver to the WBHS Band Room mailbox or a band director in a sealed envelope with “2nd Shirt Order” written on the outside.  If you have any questions, please email Leah Worthy at wbbands@gmail.com.

HOMECOMING HELP IS NEEDED!
We have an urgent need for a Homecoming chairperson or chairpersons to plan and run the Homecoming tailgate on Friday, October 4.  Please contact Mary Ingweiller at president@wbbands.info today if you are interested.

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.

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

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. 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.

DARK GREEN MARCHING BAND SHIRTS – Important Information
Some of the dark green “West Bloomfield Marching Band” t-shirts that we got last season have a defect on the screen print and it has peeled after the first wash. Embroid Me will redo them if we get the defective ones back. If you have one of these defective shirts, please bring your shirt(s) to the Parent Meeting on Wednesday (7pm in the WBHS Band Room) or drop them off in the band room before Wednesday.

FEED THE BAND
You guys are AWESOME! We managed to get all the food items signed up for in less than 24 hours for last Saturday’s Taco Bar Lunch!   Stay tuned for more food sign-up request emails.  Our next FEED THE BAND meal is Saturday, September 21.  Thank you to Kirstin Watkins-White for planning and organizing our meals!

FLOCKING FUNDRAISER
Thank you to all that have helped with the Flocking Fundraiser and thank you especially to Heide Dronchi for all your hard work in planning and organizing this 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 20:  Home Football Game – Rochester
Saturday, September 21:  Novi Invitational
Saturday – Sunday, September 28 & 29:  Tag Days  (we are doing it again!)
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)

Next PARENT MEETING is this Wednesday (9/11) at 7pm in the WBHS Band Room
Next BOARD MEETING is Tuesday, September 17, 7pm

Thank you for your support!

WB Band Boosters