West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: April 30th-May 6th 2018


Hello West Bloomfield Band families!




  • Marching Band Reveal Night & Social Event
  • Marching Band Registration
  • Spring Swing Fundraiser
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule



We hope to see you NEXT Tuesday!

Tuesday May 8, 7:00 p.m. in the Band Room at WBHS: Marching Band show theme reveal!

This is one of the most anticipated events of the season! Your student will not want to miss it! During this time, the fall show theme will be revealed, the John Boruta scholarship winner will be announced, and students and parents will learn who the drum majors and section leaders will be.



There is still time to register! We are very excited about this season!

Register Online at http://wbbands.info/home/join-us/


Marching Band: Registration is open to all students currently in grades 7-11 residing in the West Bloomfield School District who have experience on wind or percussion instruments. It is highly recommended that students be concurrently enrolled in band class, but this requirement can be waived at the director’s discretion. District students who attend International Academy, Oakland Early College or any private or non-profit school without a marching band are welcome to join!

Color Guard: Students who are not in band class and/or who do not play an instrument may join the Color Guard, a visual ensemble that is an essential part of the Marching Band. Some experience in dance is helpful but not required. The dance elements and equipment skills can be taught to interested students.

Visit http://wbbands.info/home/join-us/ to learn more about cost and what that cost covers for your student.

Visit http://wbbands.info/calendar/ to check out our band calendar. Marching Band practices start in May.

Parents with questions or concerns are encouraged to e-mail

our Director of Bands, Mr. Chad Mielens



Join us this Friday, May 4th!

Come see the WBHS Jazz Orchestra, Solo and Ensemble participants and other student performers entertain you while enjoying desserts and beverages in a beautiful lakeside location along the shore of Orchard Lake.

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.


Please visit the following links to donate items or your time for this event! Contact Anne Marie for item drop off or pick up.


Silent Auction Items (donate by 5/2): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aabae2fa46-silent2


Wine Pull (donate by 5/2): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aabae2fa46-wine


Front Desk Help & Raffle Tickets: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30E0F4AABAE2FA46-front


Desserts & Drinks: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aabae2fa46-food



Questions? Please contact Anne Marie Collier-Miller at bamo72@msn.com



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


Sports Physicals – Wednesday, May 23rd at the HS from 2:30-5pm


WBHS Finale Concert – Thursday, May 24th 7pm – 9pm at the HS


OLMS Spring Concert – Wednesday, May 30th 7pm – 8pm at OLMS



THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (April 30th–May 6th)

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 30th:

  • Drum Major Conducting Auditions 4:00-5:00pm
  • Jazz Band 2:30-3:45pm at the HS
  • BBAWB Board Meeting 7:00pm at the HS

Tuesday May 1st:

  • Marching Band Social Event 6pm at the HS Band Room
  • Marching Band Reveal Night 7pm at the HS Band Room
  • Marching Band Down Payment Due


Wednesday May 2nd:

  • Jazz Band 2:30-3:45 at the HS

Thursday May 3rd:

  • Have a great day!


Friday May 4th:

  • Spring Swing Fundraiser! Doors open at 6:00pm


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.

Band Merchandise: Show your Laker Pride! Go to wbbands.info/band-merchandise today! A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.

Amazon Smile: EARN MONEY FOR WEST BLOOMFIELD BANDS WITH SMILE.AMAZON.COM. This is an easy way to get classroom texts or holiday gifts with Amazon’s convenience and competitive prices AND support the bands, at no extra cost to you! To get started: click HERE to register.



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