West Bloomfield Bands E-Newsletter: Week of Sept. 3rd –Sept. 9th, 2017


Hello West Bloomfield Marching Band families!

Welcome back to school! The school year practice schedule starts this week. Practices will be held every Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday from 3:30-6:30pm. Have a great week and an awesome 2017-2018 school year!!



The props are coming along, and we’re in need of some help. If you’re available, we’re meeting at the high school at 9 a.m. Monday to paint the props. If we have enough volunteers, it should only take a couple hours. If you can make it, please bring brushes, rollers and paint trays. Also, if anyone can bring along a soldering gun, we’re hoping to fix the rack.


Section Leaders – Please send your personal ads to Anne Marie Collier-Miller by Monday, Sept. 4th.


We are looking for the black band garment bags. If you have one from the 2017 Winter Program season, please return it to the bench in the band room near the exit door as soon as possible. Thanks! Please contact Christine Long with any questions at christinelong@mac.com


Students will have rehearsal the first day back to school from 3:30-6:30pm. If a student is taking Band as a class, Mr. Mielens will assign them a locker for their instrument. Please see Mr. Mielens if you do not have Band as a class and need a locker.


Please attend this month’s parent meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 5th at 7:00pm in the High School I-Center. The August parent meeting minutes are attached to this newsletter.


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.


Field Day will take place on Saturday, September 9th from 4:00-8:00pm. Admission is $5 a person, & children under age 5 are FREE! Performing Bands: South Lyon East, Linden, Clio, South Lyon, Livonia Franklin, Lakeland, Marysville, & West Bloomfield. West Bloomfield Performance Time: 7:30pm

THIS WEEK’S SCHEDULE (September 3rd -September 9th)

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 Sept. 4th: Volunteers needed at 9am at the HS
  • Tuesday Sept. 5th: School Starts! Marching Band Rehearsal 3:30-6:30pm. Parent Meeting 7:00pm
  • Wednesday Sept. 6th: Marching Band Rehearsal 3:30-6:30pm
  • Thursday Sept. 7th: Marching Band Rehearsal 3:30-6:30pm
  • Friday Sept. 8th: Have a great day!
  • Saturday Sept. 9th: Field Day 4:00-8:00pm


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.

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