West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter

March 18th_March 24th, 2019  


Hello, West Bloomfield Band families!


* Congratulations

* Thank you

* Winter Percussion Update

* John Boruta Scholarship

* Marching Band Information Meetings

* Save the Date!

* This Week’s Schedule

* Ongoing Fundraising




* So proud of our Winter Percussion Ensemble for taking 2nd place earlier today at the MCGC Chippewa Valley Invitational! They received a score of 81.150!


* Congratsto our JV Color Guard for receiving 5th place earlier today at our MCGC West Bloomfield Invitational! They received a score of 68.930!


* So proud of our Varsity Color Guard for taking 2nd place earlier today at our MCGC West Bloomfield Invitational! They received a score of 80.310!


WAY TO GO, WB!!!!!!!!





* Dear West Bloomfield Band Family –

We did it once again… another amazing winter show is in the history books! The feedback I heard was very positive – MCGC, the judges and group directors were happy with how the show was run.

I want to give a special and heartfelt THANK YOU to our incredible Alumni parents and former students who came through in our hour of need!  I was so happy to see and spend a few minutes with many of you.

And of course, thank you to ALL of our AMAZING parents, students and supporters who took the time to volunteer at our show. I wish there was enough space and time to thank each and every one of you individually, for making all of our guests feel welcome in our school.

We also owe a debt of gratitude to the teachers, administrators and custodial staff, who kindly lent us their spaces and worked closely with us to prepare WBHS for this event.  This is a true team effort!

Christine Karow

Winter Invitational Chair



* I’d like to thank show chair Christine Karow for all her hard work the past two months. Again, she helped show why West Bloomfield has such a fabulous reputation as a show host. Her passion and energy keep everybody inspired and keep us all moving forward for the sake of our band program and the sake of our students. I cannot say thank you enough to show how appreciative we are of her leadership on show days.

Ruben Luna

BBAWB President





Hello everyone!


Awesome showing this weekend at Chippewa Valley!  Shout out to all the parents who helped us with uniforms, carries, and props the past two weeks.  Also shout out to everyone who went back to WB to finish off a long day working at our home show!


I was recently notified that there will be a volleyball tournament at Abbott on Thursday that could potentially last up to 8 pm which would wipe out our gym time leading up to our big regional this coming weekend.  Due to this fact we have been working quickly with the Abbott administration to reschedule our gym time for Wednesday night.  We are planning to rehearse with the following schedule this week:


Tuesday: 4:30 (unload) to 8:30

Wednesday: 5 to 8:30

Thursday: 5 to 7 then load for Kentucky


Thank you again for your continued flexibility.  It is very important to the success of our ensembles!


Thank you,





The John Boruta Alumni Scholarship was created for West Bloomfield Marching Band members in need of financial assistance.  Since 2013, John has provided more than $5300 to passionate students wanting to be member of the West Bloomfield Marching Band.  The deadline to apply is Monday, April 22 and the winner will be announced at our Marching Band Reveal Night on Tuesday, May 14th.


Application information:  wbbands.info/john-boruta-scholarship



Interested in Marching Band 2019? Please plan to attend one of the following informative meetings.

* Tuesday March 26, 7pm, Abbott Middle School *
New and veteran marching band parents and students are encouraged to attend.  There will be lots of information for parents to take home, plus our Director of Bands, Noah Dyer, will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about the marching band program.  Get a sneak peak at the Winter Percussion rehearsal in the gym after the meeting! In the meantime, parents with questions or concerns are encouraged to e-mail Mr. Dyer at noah.dyer@wbsd.org.

* Thursday, March 28, 7:15pm, Abbott Middle School *
Students and parents are welcome to join us for our Friends and Family Dinner and Show featuring our Elementary Guard, JV Winter Guard, Varsity Guard and Winter Percussion ensembles.  The Marching Band meeting will begin at 7:15pm followed by our winter ensemble performances at 7:45pm.  *More information on the Dinner Fundraiser coming soon!


  • Thursday, March 28thGuard & Percussion Friends and Family Show/Dinner Fundraiser, Abbott Middle School, 6:15pm – 8:15pm
  • Saturday, March 30th Varsity Guard at MCGC 2019 Varsity Guard State Championships, Saginaw Valley State University
  • Sunday, March 31Percussion at State Championships (MCGC), Saginaw Valley State University
  • Tuesday, April 2 – Saturday, April 6th Varsity Guard at WGI World Championships, Dayton, OH
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, April 9th at 7pm in the HS I-Center
  • April 13thSpring West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day (Tag Day Event)
  • April 13thMiddle School Solo & Ensemble at Oakview Middle School
  • April 11-14Percussion at World Championships (WGI), University of Dayton, OH
  • BBAWB Parent Meeting – Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm in the HS I-Center
  • West Bloomfield High School Spring Concert, Wednesday, May 22, 2019, 7:00pm WBHS Auditorium
  • Abbott Spring Concert – Tue, May 28, 2019, 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Abbott
  • OLMS Spring Band Concert -Wed, May 29, 2019, 7pm – 8pm at OLMS
  • October 5thFall West Bloomfield Hazardous Waste Day (Tag Day Event)


THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (3/18/19-3/24/19)

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

Monday, March 18th:

* Jazz Band Rehearsal 2:30-4pm at the HS

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6-9pm at Roosevelt

Tuesday, March 19th:

* Elementary Guard Rehearsal 4:30-6pm at Roosevelt

* Winter Percussion Rehearsal 4:30 (unload)-8:30pm at Abbott


Wednesday, March 20th:

* Jazz Band Rehearsal 2:30-4pm at the HS

* JV Guard Rehearsal 4-7pm at the HS

* Winter Percussion 5-8:30pm at Abbott

* Varsity Guard Rehearsal 6:00-9pm at Roosevelt

Thursday, March 21st:

* Winter Percussion 5-7pm (then load for Kentucky) at Abbott

Friday, March 22nd:


* JV Color Guard Rehearsal 6:30-9pm at Roosevelt


* Varsity Guard WGI Mid-East Power Regional


* Winter Percussion WGI Mid-East Power Regional

Saturday, March 23rd:


* Varsity Guard WGI Mid-East Power Regional – Preliminary Performance Time: 10:40am


* Winter Percussion WGI Mid-East Power Regional -Preliminary Performance Time:  1:32pm


* JV Guard MCGC State Championships

Sunday, March 24th:


* Varsity Guard WGI Mid-East Power Regional


* Winter Percussion WGI Mid-East Power Regional



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