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.

AUDITIONS:  November 13 & 14, 5pm – 8:15pm, Abbott Middle School

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Rehearsals are at Abbott Middle School:
– Tuesdays and Thursdays,  5:00pm – 8:30pm
– Wednesdays, 4:30pm – 7:15pm
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.

2018 Performance Schedule

Saturday, February 3:  West Bloomfield Invitational (MCGC), WBHS
Saturday, February 10:  Troy Regional (WGI), Troy Athens High School
Saturday, March 10:  Lakeland MCGC Invitational
Sunday, March 18: Stoney Creek MCGC Invitational
March 24 & 25:  WGI Mid-East Power Regional, Highland Heights, KY
Thursday, March 29:  Friends and Family Show, Abbott Middle School, 7:45pm
Sunday, April 8:  State Championships (MCGC), Saginaw Valley State University
April 19-22:  World Championships (WGI), University of Dayton, OH


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

WGI (Winter Guard International)

2018 Fees

Winter Percussion Membership Contract
Winter Ensemble Fee Policy
Payment Coupons
Parent Code of Conduct

All checks are to be made out to BBAWB and can be turned in to Chris Vilag.
If there are any questions or concerns regarding fees, email our treasurer at


West Bloomfield Percussion Director
Chris Vilag


2017 WGI Scholastic A World Championship Finalist

2017 MCGC Scholastic A Gold Medalists at Saginaw Valley State University