West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: April 2nd-April 8th 2018


Hello West Bloomfield Band families!

Thank you to all of the families that came out to our Friends & Family Show Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser! What a great night for celebrating our talented Winter Percussion, Winter Winds, JV & Varsity Winter Color Guard! A special thank you to Carol Finkelstein, Susan Broschay, and all of the volunteers for making the evening possible!

Have a great Spring Break!




  • Marching Band 2018 Registration
  • Marching Band Parent Information Meeting
  • John Boruta Alumni Marching Band Scholarship
  • Spring Swing
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule



Marching Band 2018 registration is open! 


We hope your student will join this fun and exciting program.  This year, we have reduced the fee by $100 per student, to $895!  Students will still receive excellent instruction, a week at band camp and at least five performance dates (to be announced).


Please visit http://wbbands.info/home/join-us/ to find detailed information as well as online registration!



Interested in Marching Band 2018? Please plan to attend this informative meeting.

Tuesday April 10 – New and veteran marching band parents are encouraged to attend our next parent meeting, on Tuesday April 10, 7:00 p.m. in the iCenter at WBHS.  There will be lots of information for parents to take home, plus our Director of Bands, Chad Mielens, will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the marching band program.  In the meantime, parents with questions or concerns are encouraged to e-mail Mr. Mielens at chad.mielens@wbsd.org.



Applications for the John Boruta Alumni Marching Band Scholarship are now being accepted through Monday, April 16, 2018 This scholarship will provide a worthy student a positively life-changing experience through participation in the West Bloomfield Marching Band program.  More information and application can be found here.




The Spring Swing will be at Orchard Lake Community Church on Friday, May 4.  Doors will open at 6:00 p.m.  Tickets $10 adults, $8 students and seniors.  More information and flyer coming soon!


Volunteers are needed for this event. Help is needed with decorations, publicity, food, and the silent auction.


Students and Parents – Please start asking businesses if they would like to donate items/services/gift certificates to us as well. For questions regarding donations, please refer business contacts to Anne Marie Collier-Miller at bamo72@msn.com.



West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day – Saturday, April 21st

Marching Band Social Event – Tuesday, April 24th time and location TBD


Marching Band Reveal Night, Social Event, & BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, May 1st at 7:00pm in the HS I-Center


Spring Swing Friday, May 4th starting at 6:00pm

Jazz Band at The Hard Rock Café – Sunday, May 20th



THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (April 2nd–April 8th)

The Band Boosters uses Google Calendar. A link to the full calendar can be found on our website. To add BBAWB events to your calendar on your computer or smart phone, click on the “+Google Calendar” icon located at the bottom right of the calendar.


Monday April 2nd:

  • Varsity Guard 10:00am-5:00pm at the HS

Tuesday April 3rd:

  • Winter Percussion 9:00am-4:00pm at Abbott
  • Varsity Guard 10:00am-5:00pm at the HS


Wednesday April 4th:

  • Winter Percussion 9:00am-4:00pm at Abbott

Thursday April 5th:

  • Winter Percussion 9:00am-4:00pm at Abbott
  • JV Guard 12:00pm-5:00pm at the HS


Friday April 6th:

  • JV Guard 12:00pm-5:00pm at the HS
  • Varsity Guard 4:00pm-8:00pm at the HS


Saturday April 7th:

  • Winter Percussion 9:00am-4:00pm at Abbott
  • Winter Guard State Championships – Saginaw Valley State University


Sunday April 8th:

  • Percussion State Championships – Saginaw Valley State University


Scrips: Earn money for your student account by purchasing scrip! For more information, click here. Scrip Split: 60% to student accounts: 40% to WB Boosters. To sign up and learn more, visit the Great Lakes Scrip website.

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