This will be another busy week here in West Bloomfield. With many rehearsals, performances, and festivals occurring, we would like to remind everyone of these important dates and times. Please be sure to read all of this information as ALL bands including Marching Band have upcoming events. If you have any questions, as always feel free to email us at either mielensc@wbsd.org or figlewiczj@wbsd.org.

Sincerely, Chad Mielens and Jeremy Figlewicz

 CONCERTS (WBHS) :

TUES. FEB. 28: Pre-Festival Rehearsal (Required): WBHS Auditorium.

Mr. Bob Ambrose from Andover High School will be leading a clinic with our high school bands.

Wind Ensemble’s rehearsal will be from 4-5, and Symphony Band will rehearse from 5-6. Students involved in Winter Drum Line will then report to Abbott as soon as the clinic is completed.

WED. FEB. 29: Pre-Festival Concert (Required): WBHS Auditorium

The Pre-Festival Concert will be at 7pm. The Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band will be performing their upcoming festival programs.

SAT. MAR. 3: MSBOA Festival Performances: BRIGHTON High School

*Please note: Students must FIND THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION to Brighton.

Brighton High School Address:   7878 Brighton Rd, Brighton, MI 48116

* Wind Ensemble 11:30 a.m. call time, 12:20 p.m. performance
* Symphony Band 1:45 p.m. call time, 2:40 performance

It is important for students to arrive at Brighton early enough to find parking, and make it to our “coat room” comfortably before the call times.

OTHER REHEARSALS THIS WEEK (WBHS):

WBHS Jazz Band: Monday 2:30-4
Pit Orchestra: Thursday 2:30-5:30
Winter Drum Line Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday 6-9
NO REHEARSAL THURSDAY (due to AMS Concert)

OTHER PERFORMANCES THIS WEEK (Middle Schools):

THUR. MAR. 1, 7pm: Abbott Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Bands Concert: AMS Gym

SAT. MAR. 3: Orchard Lake Middle School Symphony Band: MSBOA Festival Performances: BRIGHTON High School

*Please note: Students must FIND THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION to Brighton. Brighton High School Address: 7878 Brighton Rd.  Brighton, MI 48116
* OLMS Symphony Band 8:30 a.m. call time, 9:00 a.m. performance.

It is important for students to arrive at Brighton early enough to find parking, and make it to our “coat room” comfortably before the call times.

IMPORTANT MARCHING BAND DATES:

MANDITORY MARCHING BAND INFORMATIONAL MEETING AND REGISTRATION NIGHTS.

Mark your calendars!

TUES, MAR. 13, 7pm: Marching Band Fall 2012 Informational Meeting, WBHS Media Center

Important paperwork necessary for registration will be handed out.

TUES, APR. 10; Marching Band Registration Night, WBHS Cafeteria

Schedule:

7:00 pm Class of 2013/Senior Parents
7:15 pm Class of 2014/Junior Parents
7:30 pm Class of 2015/Sophomore Parents
8:00 pm Class of 2016/Freshman Parents

Thank you again for supporting your students and the band program. We are very excited for this upcoming week!