West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Week of August 27-September 2, 2017


Hello West Bloomfield Marching Band families!

It was absolutely amazing to see our students in action at the friends & family show! Summer has been full of hard work and dedication and it SHOWS! Thank you, again, to our Band Camp parents and staff. Lifelong memories were made because of your incredible planning and attention to detail! Please take a look at this week’s news as we gear up for the first home football game. Have a great week!



All band students can make up their Jump Start days on Monday, August 28 from 7:00 a.m. to noon. The West Bloomfield School District has e-mailed its August 2017 newsletter Insights, which has a lot of information on Jump Start. It can be found here. (Monday’s marching band rehearsal is from 5:00 – 8:30 p.m.)


Students are being fitted for marching band shoes (a/k/a “Dinkles”) this week. Dinkles are a required part of the marching band uniform. We cannot accept substitutes. New students are expected to purchase new Dinkles, as well as veteran students who have outgrown or damaged theirs. Dinkles cost $40 a pair. Veteran students, please locate and try on your Dinkles! Questions? Please contact Mrs. Long as soon as possible.


Our new marching band uniforms are expected to arrive at WBHS any day now. An updated uniform contract will be e-mailed to all families of students who will be wearing them prior to their distribution

FOOTBALL GAME (WB-vs-Bloomfield Hills)

On Friday, September 1st, West Bloomfield hosts its first home football game. The Marching Band will perform during the game and at halftime. Mr. Mielens will notify students of the appropriate call time and will let them know what they need to wear. We will share these details with you as game day draws closer.

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (August 27-September 2)

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 Aug. 28: Color Guard Rehearsal 2-8:30pm. Full Band Rehearsal 5-8:30pm
  • Tuesday Aug. 29: Color Guard Rehearsal 2-8:30pm. Full Band Rehearsal 5-8:30pm
  • Wednesday Aug 30: Color Guard Rehearsal 2-8:30pm. Full Band Rehearsal 5-8:30pm
  • Thursday Aug 31: Board Meeting 7pm WBHS
  • Friday Aug 25: Football Game (WB -vs- Bloomfield Hills) 5:30-10:00pm


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