Dear Band Family,

I hope everyone’s summer is continuing to go well! I have a few marching band announcements to discuss in this week’s newsletter.

Our car wash, the biggest fundraiser of the year, takes place next on Saturday. Please sell as may vouchers for our car wash as you can to friends and family, and sign up to work a shift. Supplies are also needed. See the paragraph below for ore information and links to sign up. Section leaders, please contact your section to make sure we have full participation.

Our new member woodwind/brass rehearsals start next Monday July 27! Just because they are “new member” rehearsals does not mean that veterans cannot attend. If you would like to get more work in on your marching technique and the music, show up to the band room at 9 a.m. next Monday!

Important reminder: we need to have certain forms turned in before students can participate. The following forms must be in our hands for your students to practice:

  1. Medical forms HERE and HERE
  2. “Count Me In ” Registration Form HERE
  3. Policies for Membership HERE

Email me if you will miss rehearsals and let me know when you will have these forms completed.

Go Lakers!

Chad Mielens

Director of Bands, West Bloomfield High School


UPCOMING SCHEDULE(next two weeks):

Tuesday, 7/21: Drumline & Guard Rehearsal, 12pm – 4pm

Tuesday, 7/21: BBAWB July Board Meeting – 7pm

Thursday, 7/23: Drumline & Guard Weapons Rehearsal, 12pm – 4pm

Saturday 7/25: Mandatory Fundraiser – Car Wash 10am – 4pm
Monday, 7/27: Percussion and Color Guard Pre-Camp 9am – 4pm

Monday, 7/27: Brass & Woodwind New Member rehearsal 9am – 12pm Health Forms are Due

Tuesday, 7/28: Percussion and Color Guard Pre-Camp 9am – 4pm

Tuesday, 7/28: Brass & Woodwind New Member rehearsal 9am – 12pm

Wednesday, 7/29: Percussion and Color Guard Pre-Camp 9am – 4pm

Wednesday, 7/29: Brass & Woodwind New Member rehearsal 9am – 12pm

Thursday, 7/30: Percussion and Color Guard Pre-Camp 9am – 4pm

Thursday, 7/30: Brass & Woodwind New Member rehearsal 9am – 12pm

Friday, 7/31: Percussion and Color Guard Pre-Camp 9am – 4pm

Friday, 7/31: Brass & Woodwind New Member rehearsal 9am – 12pm


Full Calendar


Mandatory Fundraiser – Car Wash July 25.

Parents, CHECK NOW to make sure your child has vouchers to sell. All students are required to sell 10 vouchers for the July 25 car wash ad to sign up for a shift.

If you do not have vouchers, please email Sarah Boyle ( All band members are expected to bring in 10 donations of at least $5 ($10 is better!)

Click Here to Sign Up. Lots of help is needed! You may have been waiting until closer to the date to sign up…..Now is the time! Dress to wash, but please follow WB School dress code. If you want to wear swimsuits, wear a shirt (plus shorts for girls) over your swimsuit.

Date:  Saturday, July 25, 2015
Time:  10:00am – 4:00pm
Location:  Holy Spirit Lutheran Church  (across the street from West Bloomfield High School)

We will need to borrow hoses and buckets, donations of soap to wash the cars, and snacks and water for the people helping.



July 23 – Car Wash Money Due. Make all checks payable to BBAWB. Please put cash and checks in an envelope, put the student’s name on the front and place in the Band Boosters Mailbox in the band room or mail to

BBAWB Treasurer

Steve & Claudia Bologna

4352 Greenstown Dr

West Bloomfield MI 48323

August 4 (Second day of full ensemble rehearsal) – Marching Band payments are DUE IN FULL! A late fee of $25 will apply for any payment made after August 4, 2015. Students without fees paid in full or a payment plan in place before band camp will not be GOING TO BAND CAMP.

Also, Show Shirt orders are due.

August 10 – Uniform Fitting Day – Shoe orders due. Ford Field Waivers for State Finals due for all students, staff, and parents who will be stepping onto the field at State Finals must fill out and sign the form.


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Show your Laker Pride!  Go to today!  A portion of every sale goes to West Bloomfield Bands.

Go to and order SCRIP (gift cards).  By doing so, you make money for the band and for your student’s account!

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~          Next Board Meeting July 21, 2015

~          Next Parent Meeting is August 4, 2015, WBHS Band Room