West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: May 21st-May 27th 2018


Hello West Bloomfield Band families!

Thanks to everyone that came out to support our extremely talented Jazz Band! They had a busy week performing at Temple Israel and The Hard Rock Café Detroit. Their music brought so much joy to so many!



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




Click HERE for more information


Register Online Today 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.

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:




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 21st–May 27th)

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 21st:

  • Jazz Band 2:30-3:45pm at the HS

Tuesday May 22nd:

  • Marching Band New Member Rehearsal 5pm-7pm in the HS Band Room
  • Percussion Rehearsal 5pm-7pm in the HS Band Room
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 5pm-8pm at the HS


Wednesday May 23rd:

  • Jazz Band 2:30-3:45 at the HS

Thursday May 24th:

  • WBHS Finale Concert 7pm-9pm at the HS

Friday May 25th:

  • Battery Veteran Members Parade Rehearsal 5pm – 8pm at the HS
  • Parade Rehearsal 5pm – 8pm at the HS
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 5pm – 8pm at the HS


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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