West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: May 28th-June 3rd 2018


Hello West Bloomfield Band families!



  • Congratulations
  • Keego Harbor Memorial Day Parade
  • Marching Band Registration
  • Save the Date!
  • This Week’s Schedule



Congratulations to the WBHS Bands Class of 2018!


Colin Bare

Jordan Bondi

Theodore Kagel

Abigail Karow

Jessica Doroslovac

Megan Loebl

Cyann Duncan

Regina McManaman

Robert Elliott

Cameryn Neal

Dilynn Erngren

Diana Odin

Gia Evans

Noelle Sellars

Eleanor Goldkamp

Nora Sharba

Noah Gorman

Devin Sperling

Cala Hobart

Lauren Strager

Nicholas Hoffman

Valerie Walls


The following seniors were recognized at the WBHS Finale Concert on May 24th


John Philip Sousa Band award: Gia Evans

Louis Armstrong Jazz award: Robbie Elliott

Patrick S. Gilmore Band award: Eleanor Goldkamp


Current & Veteran Marching Band Students

When: Monday, May 28th. Call time is 8:30am at Abbott Middle School.

We will meet in the parking lot next to the transportation building. Abbott will be open, so students can go in to use the bathroom, etc. The parade begins at 10am, and should conclude around 11. Drumline will then transition to the Sylvan Lake parade. There will be buses to transport the remaining students back to Abbott for pick up.

Uniform: Red, White and Blue on top! (this is requested by the Keego Harbor organizers). Some sections may request uniformity (example: last year color guard all wore blue).

What to bring: Instrument with no case. There will be nowhere to leave your case during the parade.

Color Guard: Bring your own flag.

Color Guard Attire: Black shorts, Black Color Guard t-shirt (or plain black t shirt), hair in a high ponytail, & red lipstick.


Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4fa5ae28abfa7-memorial

It’s going to be a hot one Monday, and we need to make sure our kids are well hydrated. So we’re looking for parents to chip in with Gatorade, water, chips and some candy for after the parade.

You can drop off everything to Ruben Luna at Abbott beginning at 8 a.m. Ruben plans on leaving Abbott at 9:15 to park at Keego Harbor City Hall, where the parade ends.

Thanks in advance for your help!



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.




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 28th–June 3rd)

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 28th:

  • No school. Happy Memorial Day!
  • Memorial Day Parade 8:30 call time at Abbott

Tuesday May 29th:

  • Percussion Rehearsal 5pm-8pm at the HS
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 5pm-8pm at the HS
  • Abbott Spring Concert 7pm-8pm at Abbott


Wednesday May 30th:

  • OLMS Spring Concert 7pm-8pm at OLMS

Thursday May 31st:

  • Percussion Rehearsal 5pm-8pm at the HS
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 5pm-8pm at the HS

Friday June 1st:

  • Marching Band Payment Due
  • Color Guard Rehearsal 6pm – 9pm at the HS


Saturday June 2nd:

  • Abbott & OLMS Cedar Point Trip


Sunday June 3rd:

  • Symphonic Winds at Commencement


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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