Dear WB Band Families,

We are very proud of the progress we have made so far on our 2016 competitive program. We had a very successful camp week. Thank you to all of the staff and chaperones who helped make this past week so positive for our students.

  • This week we will rehearse Monday through Thursday.
  • There will be no rehearsal on Friday.
  • Monday through Wednesday’s rehearsals will be from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Thursday we will rehearse from 9 am to 1 pm, then break until 5:30, when students should be back at the school to prepare for Thursday night’s football game.
  • We will not be wearing full uniforms for the football game.
  • Students should plan on wearing their pride shirt and jeans.
  • For Color Guards, Mark will let them know what to wear.

As always, please feel free to email me with any questions at

Thank you and go Lakers!

Chad Mielens


Show Shirts for Glass Half Full, an order form sent out past week Friday with kids and link is also available on website.

Band members wear these to school on special days, or under the uniform at competitions.  Family members wear these at our field Day, and at away competitions.  Order forms are in your green Registration folder or can be downloaded HERE.  Orders with payment need to be dropped off in the Band Boosters mailbox in the band room. Remember Show Shirt order due August 19.


Monday, August 22
9:00am-4pm Marching Band Rehearsal

Tuesday, August 22
9:00am-4pm Marching Band Rehearsal
7:00pm BBAWB Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 24
7:00am Senior Jump Start
9:00am-4pm Marching Band Rehearsal
10.00am Junior Jump Start

Thursday, August 25
9:00am – 1pm Marching Band Rehearsal
7:00am Sophomore Jump Start
11:00am Freshman Jump Start
2:00pm Freshman Day
5:30pm Football vs Groves

Friday, August 26 – No Rehearsal




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~ Next Parent Meetings is September 6, 2016, WBHS Band Room

~ Next Board Meeting is August 23, 2016