Dear WB Marching Band Family,Below are a few important reminders as you prepare to go to band camp this week.  Students should all bring a pair of blue jean shorts to wear for our performance on Friday.  We will be providing them with a West Bloomfield Marching Band T-Shirt to wear for the performance.  We are taking the band to camp by school bus on Monday, but all students must be picked up on Friday as we do not provide transportation home.  Please also make sure that all of your paperwork has been turned in and payment arrangement’s for balances has been made  before arriving Monday morning.  Students WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE BUS IF PAPERWORK IS OUTSTANDING.

WBHS Marching Band Camp
Monday, August 19th – Friday, August 23rd 2013
LOAD BUS at 6:30 a.m. outside of WBHS Band Room on Monday, August 19th and depart at 7:00 a.m.  Please arrive by 6:30 a.m. as it takes time to load all of the luggage and check everyone in.


What to Bring:
Do not bring valuables to camp!

*Pencils (2 or more)
*A box of reeds
*Oil and grease
* 1″ 3 Ring binder with pencil case
* Plastic sheet protectors (10)
* Highlighters
* Set book 3×5 or 4×6 spiral notebook with neck strap (string/yarn works)
* Folding Music Stand

* Blue jean shorts for Friday performance
* Sleeping bag or a sheet & blankets
* Extra sheet for mattress
* Pillow and case
* Comfortable athletic shoes (do NOT plan to wear sandals to practice)
* Many changes of underwear/socks
* Many light colored and loose fitting t-shirts, shorts, hats for rehearsals
* Casual wear for evening activities
* Rain gear & warm jacket
* Jeans and sweatpants for cooler weather
* Sweaters and sweatshirts
* Bathing suit- For girls: 1 piece or 2-piece covered with a t-shirt (no midriff)
* Pajamas, robe
* Towels and washcloths
* Soap with container, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, comb, brush, deodorant, sunglasses
* Sunscreen, bug spray
* Water bottle
* Flashlight, with extra batteries
* Camera
* Money  for a pizza snack one night, $10 should be plenty.
*Medication, orthopedic appliances, Ace bandage or anything else necessary for your personal well being.
* Personal first aid kit
*Flip-flops to use in the community bathrooms

Monday, August 19
6:30 am Arrive at WBHS
7:00 am Depart for camp
8:00 am Arrive at camp
8:30 am Breakfast, Announcements & Camp Orientation
10:00 am Rehearsal
Noon Lunch
1:00 pm Rehearsal
3:00 pm Free time (swim tests will be offered only on this day)
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Rehearsal
9:15 pm Evening Activity
11:00 pm To rooms
11:30 pm Lights out

Tuesday — Thursday
8:00 am Breakfast (bring instruments)
9:00 am Rehearsal
Noon Lunch
1:00 pm Rehearsal
3:00 pm Free time
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 pm Rehearsal
9:15 pm Evening activities
11:00 pm To rooms
11:30 pm Lights out

Friday August 23
8:00 am  Breakfast (bring instruments)
9:00 am Rehearsal
11:00 am Lunch and pack up rooms
1:00 — 4:00 pm Rehearsal
5:00 pm Dinner
6:00 — 8:00 pm Rehearsal
8:00 — 8:45 pm Performance

Evening Activities
Monday:  Get to know you games (Mr. Mielens, Mr. Stein) — Dining Hall
Tuesday:  Game night (parent) — Dining Hall
Wednesday: Surprise Activity and Senior Dinner  – Horse Field, Dining Hall or Allen Lodge
Thursday:  Dance — Dining Hall
Friday: Parent Performance and dismiss.

Location: Camp Copneconic
10407 N. Fenton Road
Fenton, MI 48430
Phone: 810-629-9622
Fax: 810-629-2128

For more information, go to

If you have any questions or concerns while preparing to leave or during the week feel free to call me. 
Mary Ingweiller
President BBAWB