Dear West Bloomfield Band Family,
Hello! Hope you all are having a wonderful summer. Our Percussion and Guard ensembles are already hard at work on the 2015 show, “Venezia.” Section Leaders and new members report July 27. But before then, we have one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, a car wash on July 25. It is critically important that ALL band members seek support by pre-“selling” car wash vouchers for donations. All band members should have gotten their vouchers at the Memorial Day rehearsal and mini-camps. See below for more info.
If you haven’t already, please join the Official West Bloomfield Marching Band Page on Facebook. This is a closed group that allows members, parents, and alumni to share information. If you have a question, that’s a good place to go with it.
Tuesday, 6/30: Drumline Rehearsal, 12pm – 4pm
Thursday, 7/2: Drumline Rehearsal, 12pm – 4pm
Tuesday, 7/7: Drumline & Guard Rehearsal, 12pm – 4pm
Tuesday, 7/7: Band Fees July Payment Due.
Thursday, 7/9: Drumline & Guard Weapons Rehearsal, 12pm – 4pm
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 mini-camps. If you do not have vouchers, please email Sarah Boyle (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP 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.
Marching Band Registration is Technically Closed BUT…….
There are still openings for all instruments and dancers (color guard). If you know someone who really wants to join, please Email Mr. Chad Mielens,
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.
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DEADLINES:
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
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 parents who 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