Winter Percussion

West Bloomfield Winter Percussion

West Bloomfield High School Winter Percussion meets from mid-November through mid-April and competes in both MCGC and WGI events.   The Winter Percussion ensemble consists of battery (Snare, Tenor & Bass Drums), cymbals, front ensemble (Marimba, Vibes, Xylophone), drum set, bass guitar,electric guitar and electric keyboard. They compete on the gym floor with unique forms of drill and rhythmic music.

The Program

WBHS Winter Percussion provides an opportunity for students to develop their musical and life skills through the art of percussion performance.  We hope to instill a strong sense of perseverance, dedication, personal achievement, growth, self-confidence, music appreciation, and work ethic through the pursuit of excellence.


Rehearsals are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at Abbott Middle School from 5:00pm – 8:15pm.  Students are responsible arranging rides to start and leave rehearsal on time.

We will also have several Saturday rehearsals to learn and clean large sections of the show.  The complete rehearsal and competition schedule can be found on the WB Bands Calendar.


2017 Competition Schedule

February 4:  West Bloomfield Invitational (MCGC), WBHS
February 11:  Troy Regional (WGI), Troy Athens High School
March 4:  MCGC Milford Invitational, Milford High School
March 19:  Huron Valley Invitational (MCGC), Lakeland High School
March 25 & 26:  WGI Mid-East Power Regional, Highland Heights, KY
March 30:  Friends and Family Show, Abbott Middle School, 7:45pm
April 2:  State Championships (MCGC), Saginaw Valley State University
April 20-23:  World Championships (WGI), University of Dayton, OH


West Bloomfield Winter Percussion History
MCGC (Michigan Color Guard Circuit)

WGI (Winter Guard International)

2017 Fees

Winter Percussion Membership Contract
Winter Ensemble Fee Policy
Winter Ensemble Registration Form
Parent Code of Conduct

All checks are to be made out to BBAWB and can be turned in to Chris Vilag or mailed to Ruben & Carmen Luna.
If there are any questions or concerns regarding fees, email our treasurers at


West Bloomfield Percussion Director
Chris Vilag

Director of Bands, West Bloomfield High School 


2016 MCGC Scholastic A Silver Medalists at Saginaw Valley State University