Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,

Welcome to new, returning and potential Marching Band Families! This will be the final email of the year for the curricular band program. To stay in touch, become part of the Marching Band Family.

Marching Band Registration Closing Soon…

Interested in Marching Band but haven’t decided yet? There are still openings for all instruments and dancers (color guard). This year’s Marching Band season includes a week-long band camp in August, two parades, competitions in September and October, State Finals at Ford Field and Bands of America Grand National Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis!

But final numbers are to be delivered to the show designer this week. You are still wanted and needed! Email Mr. Chad Mielens, WBHS Band Director by MONDAY JUNE 15 if you want to be part of this award-winning ensemble.


SO, What’s it like to be in Marching Band?  Please take a look at the newly updated Marching Band Handbook, filled with tips and suggestions for families. And to be sure, Marching Band is a family activity. The Band cannot succeed without the support of parents, guardians, and siblings.




Tuesday, 6/16: Drumline & Guard Rehearsal, 12pm – 4pm
Thursday, 6/18: Drumline & Guard Rehearsal, 12pm – 4pm

Tuesday, 6/21: Drumline & Guard Rehearsal, 12pm – 4pm Thursday, 6/23: Drumline & Guard Weapons Rehearsal, 12pm – 4pm

full calendar

Help our Marching Band Raise Money for their Trip to the Bands of America National Competition!

The West Bloomfield High School Marching Band is having a car wash to help raise money for their trip to the Bands of America National Competition in Indianapolis in November.  Bring all your cars, your friends’ cars and your neighbors’ cars! Vouchers were passed out at the parade rehearsal, and more will be available at this week’s mini-camps. All band members are expected to bring in 10 donations of at least $5 ($10 is better!)

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.  Watch for a Sign-Up Genius soon. 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.


“PRIDE” SHIRT DESIGN CONTEST – Each year, the Marching Band members receive a West Bloomfield Marching Band Pride shirt to wear at the first performance on the new show, on the last night of band camp. Students are encouraged to submit a design for this year’s shirt. Email Mr. Mielens for the design specifics.



  • 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. In addition, Health/Physical Forms due, students WILL NOT be permitted to rehearse without having these forms submitted. 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 perents wo will be stepping onto the field at State Finals must fill out and sign the form.


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~      Next Parent Meeting is July 14, 2015, WBHS Band Room

~      Next Board Meeting July 21, 2015