West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter

Week of July 30th-August 5th, 2017



Hello West Bloomfield Marching Band families!


Welcome to the 2017 season of Marching Band! The June and July mini-camps provided a great start to the summer. Please see the information below for all of the August pre and post camp rehearsals, Band Camp dates, fundraisers, and more.




Your 2017-2018 BBAWB Board

President: Ruben Luna president@wbbands.info

Vice President: Christine Karow vicepresident@wbbands.info

Treasurer: Raluca Dusa treasurer@wbbands.info

Student Accounts: Steve Bologna studentaccounts@wbbands.info

Secretary: Bree Silski secretary@wbbands.info


Welcome New Members

We have many new members this season – Welcome! Please do not hesitate to contact the Board members or Directors with your questions and needs.

Director of Bands: Chad Mielens chad.mielens@wbsd.org

Assistant Director & Percussion Director: Chris Vilag Christopher.vilag@gmail.com

Color Guard Director: Mark Istratie westbloomfieldcolorguard@gmail.com


August Parent Meeting

Our first parent meeting will take place on Tuesday, August 8th at 7:00pm in the High School I-Center. If you have questions regarding the Scrip Program or how to get started, Christine Karow will be in the I-Center starting at 6:15pm to answer any questions you might have.


Leadership Day (Seniors Only)

Please turn in your signed waivers and payment if you plan on attending.

When: August 5th from 9:15am – 3:00pm

Where: Walled Lake Schools, 3577 Sleeth Ct, Commerce Charter Twp, MI 48382, United States (map)

Description: Please meet at the Walled Lake Outdoor Education Center at 9:15am. Activities begin promptly at 9:30am. There will be morning leadership activities until approximately noon. At that point, we will break for lunch. Pizza will be provided. Following lunch, the afternoon activities will include a high ropes course. We will complete our activities at 3:00pm. Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes since we will be doing group activities and high ropes.


August Car Wash Fundraiser

Join us Saturday, August 12th from 10-4 at the West Bloomfield United Methodist Church located at 4100 Walnut Lake Rd.

We are in need of parents/students to sign up to bring hoses, as well as sign up to help wash and dry. Color Guard is really needed to attend to attract attention.

Keep on selling those tickets! Your student(s) will earn (3) points toward their student accounts for each ticket sold. Points add up quickly and can be used to reduce marching band fees and other music-related purposes!

Sign-up by clicking: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f4aabae2fa46-august

If you need additional tickets or have any questions, please contact car wash chairperson, Anne Marie Collier-Miller at bamo72@msn.com


Band At the Beach

Many thanks to Carmen & Ruben Luna for hosting beach days for members and parents! Everyone has been having a great time! There are two more days this month: Aug 9th for the Full Band and Aug 18th for adults.



August Marching Band Payment

Please continue to turn in your monthly payments to Carmen & Ruben Luna. We are still transitioning to our new Treasurer. Please place payments in the band mailbox in the band room or mail payments to:

Carmen & Ruben Luna: 3581 Woodview, West Bloomfield, MI 48324


Payments are due on the 15th. If you are paying by student account points, please turn in your paperwork no later than August 8th. Thank you!

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (July 31st-August 5th)

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.

Tuesday August 1st: Percussion Rehearsal 5-8:00pm

Thursday August 3rd: Percussion Rehearsal 5-8:00pm

Saturday August 5th: Leadership Day (Seniors) 9:15am – 3:00pm



Mark Your Calendar:

Monday Aug. 7th – Wednesday Aug. 9th: Full Band Rehearsal 9am-4pm

Tuesday Aug. 8th: Parent Meeting 7:00pm High School I-Center (Scrips “how to” at 6:15pm)

Wednesday Aug. 9th: Band at the Beach – Full Band 5-8pm

Thursday Aug. 10th: Color Guard Rehearsal 9am-4pm

Saturday Aug. 12th: Car Wash 10am-4pm

Monday Aug. 14th – Friday Aug. 18th: Full Band Rehearsal 9am-4pm

Friday Aug. 18th: Band at the Beach (Parents) 6-8pm

Monday Aug. 21st-Friday Aug. 25th: Band Camp

Saturday Aug. 26th –Full Band Rehearsal 9-11am & Friends/Family show 11-11:30

Monday Aug. 28th – Wednesday Aug. 30th: Full Band Rehearsal 5-8:30pm

Friday September 1st: Football Game –vs- Bloomfield Hills 5:30-10:00pm



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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