Dear Band, Color Guard and Percussion Members and Families,


Today’s email contains just the essentials. Enjoy the holiday weekend. Hope to see you at the Keego Harbor Memorial Day Parade tomorrow! Check back next week for more news.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE (next 2 weeks)

Monday 5/30: Keego Harbor Memorial Day Parade 8:30am report

Tuesday 5/31: bd’s Mongolian Grill Fundraiser 5-9pm

Wednesday 6/1: OLMS Spring Concert 7:00pm

Thursday 6/2: Color Guard rehearsal 4:00pm

Thursday 6/2: Percussion rehearsal 5:00pm (verify w/ Director)

Saturday 6/4: Color Guard rehearsal 1:00pm


Sunday 6/5: Symphonic Winds @ Commencement (Time TBA)

Tuesday 6/7: Color Guard rehearsal 4:00pm

Tuesday 6/7: Percussion rehearsal 5:00pm

Tuesday 6/7: Band Booster Annual Meeting – All Parents should attend

Thursday 6/9: Color Guard rehearsal 4:00pm

Thursday 6/9: Percussion rehearsal 5:00pm


full calendar


Registration for 2016 Marching Band and Color Guard is open! 
Speak with a band director or request an enrollment packet at

Registration concludes at the end of the school year, when final numbers are given to our show designer.


Parade schedule (Monday, May 30th):

• 8:30 a.m. Meet at Abbott Middle School. We will gather outside, around the area near the band room. The school will not be open, so please do not bring cases.
• 8:30-10:00 a.m. Pre-parade warmup and rehearsal
• 10:00 a.m. Parade begins (start at Abbott, end at Keego Harbor City Hall, 2025 Beechmont, Keego Harbor MI 48320)
• ~12:30 p.m. Ceremony ends, load buses to take students back to Abbott. Students may also be picked up from the Keego Harbor City Hall.
School buses will provide transport from the ceremony back to Abbott Middle School.

What to wear:
• Athletic shoes (no sandals or flip-flops. These can cause injury while marching)
• Jean shorts, or pants.
• A plain red, white, or blue tee shirt.

Only a few donation slots remain open for snack after the parade, for candy (no nuts). If you are able to bring help out, click the link below to sign up.
If there is any other information that you need, please email


May restaurant fundraiser AT bd’S mONGOLIAN gRILL

Join us on Tuesday between 5-9pm at bd’s Mongolian Grill in Novi. Mr. Mielens and Chris Vilag are both scheduled to be dueling sword guest chefs, and the Battle of the Band Moms is set, with Mama Christine Karow taking on Mama Sarah Boyle. What a great way to celebrate the conclusion of a busy month. Invite your friends. Print THE FLYER FOUND HERE and make sure everyone you know has a copy! Bring the flyer, and the Band Program receives 20% of your purchase.



Remember, all marching band participants must provide the completed medical forms before participating in the June 17 mini-camp. Your family physician or a mini-clinic can perform a sports physical. As a convenience, the WBHS Athletic Department will offer appointments for physicals on Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Who: Any person of middle or high school age needing a physical for the 2015-2016 school year. Heart checks are only for those 14 and older.

What: This is a preparticipation physical examination (just like a yearly physical from your own doctor) performed by family physicians and orthopedic/sports medicine doctors from the Henry Ford Health System. Any athlete participating in a West Bloomfield School District sport or marching band will NEED a physical to try out or participate in athletics.

When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 2:30 to 5:00 pm. You may call the high school athletic office at (248)865-6743 to make your appointment.

Where: Physicals will be held at West Bloomfield High School starting outside of the athletic office.

Cost: $20 cash or check payable to the West Bloomfield Athletic Department. Heart checks are an additional $5. Physical may be done alone but if doing a heart check athlete must get a physical.

You’ll Need: You will need to bring $20 or $25 and a filled out copy of the MHSAA physical card/medical history form. This can be found at in your registration packet or on the wbbands web site:   Physical Form .

Questions: Call the athletic office at (248) 865-6743 or email Aimee, the high school athletic trainer at Please no emails for appointments.




May 30 – Keego Harbor Memorial Day Parade

May 31 – bd’s Mongolian Grill Fundraiser

June 1 – OLMS Spring Concert

June 5 – Symphonic Winds plays @ WBHS Commencement

June 7 – BBAWB Annual Membership Meeting, to approve 2016-2017 budget and elect officers

June 14 – Mac N Brewz fundraiser


  • Next PARENT MEETING is Tuesday, June 7, 7pm, WBHS
  • Next BOARD MEETING is June 21, Location TBD