West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: March 26th-March 30th 2018


Hello West Bloomfield Band families!



  • Congratulations!
  • Marching Band 2018 Registration
  • Marching Band Parent Information Meeting
  • John Boruta Alumni Marching Band Scholarship
  • Flower Sale
  • Friends & Family Show Spaghetti Dinner
  • Spring Swing
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule



A HUGE thanks to all of the dedicated parents and staff who helped make this weekend a success! These weekends simply could not happen without you! As for Ohio & Kentucky weather… couldn’t keep WB down!

Congratulations to the Varsity Color Guard on their 11th place finish in Semi-Finals competition in the WGI Mid-East Power Regional in Cincinnati, OH!  They missed earning a slot in Finals by .01!  Semi-finals score:  80.71

Congratulations go out to West Bloomfield Winter Percussion for placing 4th at the WGI Mid-East Power Regional at Northern Kentucky University! They competed against groups from all over the Midwest and earned a score of 85.163!



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.



Materials for the annual flower sale have been distributed to band students across the district. Our goal is make at least $1,500 in profit.  The sale will run from March 19th-29th.  Flower order will be placed on April 2.  The products are expected to be delivered in May.

Volunteers are needed to help pick up order forms from schools and to help sort orders upon delivery. Please contact vicepresident@wbbands.info if you are able to help.




The Band Boosters are planning a dinner fundraiser prior to the Friends and Family show on Thursday, March 29, 2018 in the Abbott Middle School Cafeteria.  Come for dinner and then watch our Winter Percussion, Winter Winds, Winter JV & Varsity Guard performances!

Percussion and JV Guard students & staff will be able to purchase dinner before their practice from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM.

The cost of a meal is only $8.00, or $6.00 for children 5 and under. Sorry, we are not able to accept checks, points or credit cards for this event.

Each meal will include penne baked with cheese & marinara sauce, a tossed salad with your choice of Italian or ranch dressing, a warm breadstick and a bottle of water.  You can add meatballs in marinara sauce for just $2.00.

We encourage you to bring your friends & family for dinner from 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM, then enjoy watching our students perform in the Friends & Family Show at 7:45 PM.

We encourage you to RSVP so that we can get an accurate count.

  • In case you didn’t receive your evite, here’s the link to RSVP: http://evite.me/HmvrSwZKWQ

We need volunteers, and donations of items listed or cash to purchase food & paper goods. 

  • Here is the signup link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084ea9a92eaa8-friends

100% of the proceeds of this evening will support our amazing West Bloomfield Band program. If you can’t attend, please consider making donation.

With Laker pride,

Your Band Boosters




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 (March 26th–March 30th)

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 March 26th:

  • Jazz Band 2:30-4:00pm at the HS
  • Varsity Guard 6:00-9:00pm at Abbott

Tuesday March 27th:

  • Winter Percussion 5:00-8:30pm at Abbott
  • JV Guard 6:00-9:00pm at the HS
  • BBAWB Board Meeting 7:00pm at the HS


Wednesday March 28th:

  • Winter Percussion 4:30-7:15pm at Abbott
  • Varsity Guard 6:00pm-9:00pm at Abbott

Thursday March 29th:

  • Friends & Family Show Spaghetti Dinner 6:15-8:15pm (Group practice times TBA)

Friday March 30th:

  • No School – Have a wonderful Spring Break!


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.

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