Greetings band parents and students, and happy spring break! Everyone involved in our program certainly deserves some rest after an excellent 3rd marking period. The time has come for us to celebrate our recent successes (more on those below) and to prepare for MARCHING BAND REGISTRATION!!!!

– Mr. Fig & Mr. Mielens

Spaghetti Dinner a Success!

The annual Spaghetti dinner was a huge success! Thank you to all of our volunteers who made the event truly special, and to our excellent jazz band for their performance. And Ally F., get ready for Mr. Markworth, Mr. Mielens, and Mr. Fig to destroy you in the laser tag game that you won in the raffle. You might want to bring some friends….

Jazz Band @ Farmington Harrison Gig

The jazz band recently performed at the Farmington-Harrison Jazz Concert and put on quite a show! Congrats to all of the members of the jazz band, they have been busy and representing the WB Bands well!

State Solo & Ensemble Festival Shows off WB Musicians

The festival was this past weekend at Farmington-Harrison High School. WB had several events participate, and all of the students were excellent! We are proud of the following students for all of their hard work and achievements:

  • Christian Kolo (alto sax) – Proficiency II, score of 87
  • Emily Levine (bassoon) – Proficiency II, score of 83
  • Meghan Lederman (clarinet) – Solo, Division I Rating
  • Bradley Joshowitz (flute) – Proficiency II, score of 99
  • Lauren Klemz (flute) – Proficiency III(!), score of 90
  • Bradley Joshowitz (clarinet) – Proficiency II score of 98
  • Lana Sharba (flute) – Proficiency I, score of 96
  • Rian Berry (flute) – Solo, Division II Rating
  • Marissa Hansen (flute) – Solo, Division I Rating
  • Rachel Berkowitz (flute) – Proficiency II, score of 99

These scores are the reflection of a marvelous group of hardworking students, and they are the musical leaders of West Bloomfield! Thank you for representing us well, and again, congratulations!!!

Michigan Youth Arts Festival Nominations 

Following the State Solo & Ensemble festival, two of our students were nominated for the Michigan Youth Arts Festival. This is the highest honor that MSBOA (The Michigan School Band & Orchestra Association) can present to musical students. We are so proud of Ms. Rachel Berkowitz and Mr. Bradley Joshowitz, who were accepted in both the Solo festival as well as the MYAF Honor Band! Congratulations!

WB Flutist Achieves Top Honors @ Young Artist Competition

Ms. Rachel Berkowitz recently attended the Southeast Michigan Flute Association Young Artist competition, and has been named a finalist for her hard work! Congratulations for all of your efforts and inspirational playing Rachel!

Winter Drumline @ MCGC State Championships this weekend!

Be sure to catch the West Bloomfield Drumline as they perform at the State Championships THIS Sunday, April 1! Their performance time is 4:27 p.m. at Saginaw Valley State University! GOOD LUCK FOLKS, you will be awesome!

Saginaw Valley State University
7400 Bay Rd.
Kochville Twp MI 48710

Marching Band Registration April 10

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! 

The excitement that the design team has for the 2012 season isn’t a stretch by any means. We look forward to seeing everyone at registration to help make this the best season for WB yet! Remember, what we believe we are. The memories that you will make and the friendships that you share will last a life time. This band is yours, and we cannot wait for 2012 to begin!!!