West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: May 14th-May 20th 2018


Hello West Bloomfield Band families!

 Happy Mother’s Day to our band Moms and Grandmas! Thank you for all that you do!



  • Congratulations!
  • Marching Band Registration
  • Physicals
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule



Congratulations to Natalia Luna on receiving the John Boruta Alumni Scholarship this year! Thank you to John C. Boruta for your generosity! You have made such a positive impact on many students and families!

Introducing the 2018 Marching Band Leadership Team

Drum Majors: Emma Long & Chase Gerber
Winds/Brass: Zipporah Abarca, Nic Capalungan, Zachary Crawford, Josh Bates & Natalia Luna
Front Ensemble: Clark Floer
Battery: Mark Losey
Color Guard: Heather Bologna



Veterans & New Members – Please Register ASAP!


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

Once you register online, you will receive a welcome e-mail with links to forms, a payment schedule, and more!

Paper Registration Packets are available in all band classes at Abbott Middle School, Orchard Lake Middle School and at WBHS.

Financial Aid: Parents, don’t let finances be a barrier to your student’s participation in this fun and rewarding activity. Many parents have made alternative payment arrangements with us, and you can too. Communication is key – please notify Mr. Mielens, Chris Vilag, or Raluca Dusa, our treasurer (treasurer@wbbands.info) or any board member if you need help. These conversations will be held in strictest confidence.

Fundraisers: The BBAWB and Director of Bands will offer fundraisers throughout the season to help defray the cost of the program and any unexpected expenses that may arise. Some fundraisers may offer points for individual student accounts, others may not. In any event, all students are expected to participate in our fundraising efforts.

BBAWB Calendar – Parents, please get in the habit of checking the calendar at http://wbbands.info/calendar/. Last minute schedule changes and/or cancellations will be communicated as soon as possible via e-mail.



All Marching Band students are required to have an updated physical for the 2018 season.

Physical Form – Copies of this form are also available in the Athletic Director’s office. District policy requires students to have a physical every year in order to participate in a sport (in the West Bloomfield School District, Marching Band is considered a sport). If your student has a physical form on file, it will expire on June 30. Your student can NOT participate in rehearsals after June 30 until their physical is completed. Please address filled out form to Anne Marie Collier-Miller and drop it off in the WBHS Band Room.


For your convenience, physicals are being offered at West Bloomfield High School on Wednesday, May 23rd from 2:30pm-5:00pm in the athletic hallway. To read more and/or to sign up, please follow the link:



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


Memorial Day Parade – Monday, May 28, 8:30am – 12:00pm in Keego Harbor


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


OLMS & Abbott Cedar Point Trip (tentative) – Saturday, June 2nd


Commencement – June 3rd


BBAWB June Parent Meeting – Tuesday, June 5th


Last Day of School – June 14th


Car Wash Fundraisers – July 21st and August 8th


Marching Band Camp – August 20th -24th


Football Game – (vs Oxford) Fri, September 7th 5:30pm – 10:00pm

MCBA Field Day – Saturday, September 8th



THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (May 14th–May 20th)

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 May 14th:

  • Jazz Band 2:30-3:45pm at the HS

Tuesday May 15th:

  • Marching Band New Member Rehearsal 5-7:00pm in the HS Band Room
  • Percussion Clinic 5-7:00pm meet in the HS Band Room


Wednesday May 16th:

  • Jazz Band 2:30-3:45 at the HS
  • Percussion Rehearsal 5-7:00pm in the HS Band Room
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 5-8:00pm at the HS

Thursday May 17th:

  • Jazz Band at Temple Israel 1:30-2:30pm
  • Marching Band New Member Rehearsal 5-7:00pm in the HS Band Room
  • Percussion Rehearsal 5-7:00pm at the HS
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 5-8:00pm at the HS

Sunday May 20th:

  • Jazz Band at the Hard Rock Café Detroit


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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