Band Camp Show – Fri., Aug. 9th at 7:00 pm

Band Camp has only started but you can hardly wait for the end-of-camp show this coming Friday night.  Be sure to leave plenty of time to get out to camp because you really don’t want to miss any part of the show.  On that note, Burkhardt Rd., the road that camp is on, is closed just north of Grand River.  There is a detour posted, and below are Google Map directions from Walled Lake Western to Waters Edge Camp with the detour.  See you Friday at 7 pm!


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Band Camp Eve

Twas the night before Band Camp and all through the house….. there was chaos. But, not to despair we have some words of encouragement and directions from Miss Edie –  Band Booster President:



Edie Fitzpatrick wanted to send you the following message regarding the sign up: WLW Marching Band Camp Volunteers:

Hi Everyone –

Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow morning at WLW at 10:00 to check-in. Remember….no drop-offs – please sign your child in!

Here are a few packing reminders / highlights from the parent meeting:

– See the Packing List and Parent Information Handout at WLWBANDS.COM

– Kids are welcome to pack snacks (and ziploc bags). No pop, energy drinks (Monster, Red Bull, etc.) are allowed. Gatorade, Powerade, etc. is fine.

– There will be a softball game this week. Bring a mitt so you can play!

– Pack any board games, decks of cards, etc. that you would like to play with friends in the evening.

– Bring your name tags from pre-camp week.

– Each section is assigned a specific snack to donate for the week, if possible. Please see the list below of instruments and the snack to bring.

– Returning Members – Try on your Dinkles before you come to camp! If they do not fit, and you would like to donate them to the ‘used shoe closet,’ please bring them to camp with you. Shoe fittings will take place this week at camp.

– There is NO TRANSPORTATION HOME PROVIDED at the end of the week. Please plan to come out to camp on Friday, 8/9 at 7:00 to see our show and take your child home. The directions to camp are found on the Parent Info Handout at

– Bring your checkbook on Friday! We will be selling Band Spirit Wear after the show. You can also pay for your Dinkles (marching shoes) at that time.


Please donate the following Snacks on Sunday when you check in:

Drum Line: 32 ct. case of water (16.9 oz bottles)

Drum Line – Pit: 24 ct. package of string cheese

Color Guard: 24 count Peanut Butter or Cheese Crackers

DrumMaj / Twirler: 12 pack of Diet Coke (Caffeine Free)

Flutes A – M: Large jug of orange juice (96+ ounces)

Flutes N – Z: 2 packages of cookies (not individually wrapped)

Piccolos: Large bag of baby carrots

Clarinets: Regular family size bag of potato chips

Trumpets: 18 count granola bars (chocolate chip are most popular)

Saxes: 5 lbs (15ish) washed apples

Trombones: Regular family size box of Cheez-Its

Mellophone: 1 bag of oranges (12ish)

Baritones: 3 regular size bags of long pretzel rods

Sousaphones: 1 Watermelon (uncut)

Marching Band Parent Meeting Tonight 7:30 p.m.



Well, another Marching Band season has started and to kick it off properly there is a Parent Meeting tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium at Walled Lake Western.  Looking forward to seeing all returning Band Parents and meeting the new Band Parents.  With this year’s Marching Band being 100+ strong we are looking forward to a very exciting and fun year.  Go Warriors!

WLW Marching Band Camp Volunteers

We are looking for Marching Band parents, friends, family to help out at Band Camp.  Please consider spending some time with the kids at camp – it is a lot of fun!

Camp is Sunday, August 4th – Friday August 9th at Water’s Edge in Howell.  We need afternoon help, evening help, food donations, and our biggest need ….. overnight chaperones. 

Once you have signed up to volunteer, you will be contacted to discuss the details of your ‘assignment.’

At this time, please sign up for no more than 2 slots so that everyone gets a chance to participate.

If you are unable to volunteer your time, but would like to donate some money to help cover the cost of the evening snacks, please email me.

Linda Nielsen, Edie Fitzpatrick and Mary Nordstrom will be the full time chaperones this year.

Thank you in advance for your help.  It takes many volunteers to make Band Camp run smoothly!  If you have questions, please contact Edie Fitzpatrick at 248 669-4592 or


To sign up, go to:

A message from Edie Veros-Fitzpatrick

Hello Band Families –

Welcome to all new and returning Walled Lake Western Marching Band members!  We are looking forward to a great season!

Here are a few important reminders:

Rehearsals at WLW are Monday July 30th – Friday Aug. 3rd from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. We will meet in the band room.  Don’t forget a water bottle, comfortable tennis shoes, and bug spray.  Remember…rehearsal starts at 6:00, so get to the band room early.

– If your child needs a school-issued instrument, he/she should be in the band room at 5:00 on Monday, July 30th.

Mandatory Parent Band Camp Meeting – Wed, Aug. 1 in the school auditorium. 7:00 Registration/Check-In, 8:00 Meeting.

Uniform Fittings will take place next week before/during rehearsals. We will be at the school at 4:00 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (8/1, 8/2, 8/3) to do fittings before rehearsals. If any students can come between 4:00 – 6:00 on those days, it would be very helpful!

– Returning students – please try on your Dinkels to be sure they still fit.

Forms – If you haven’t turned in your forms for band camp, please send them with your student to the Monday, July 30th rehearsal.  If you need another set of forms, have your child see me.

– and…Band Camp – Aug. 5 – 10th at Water’s Edge in Howell!
Arrive at school on Sun., Aug 5th at 10:00 AM.  Parents must check in their students.
More details at the Parent Meeting on 8/1.

Thanks to all the parents that volunteered to help at camp! We still need overnight volunteers for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights (Aug. 5, 6, 7).  This job requires you to stay awake all night to keep an eye on the kids, and handle any issues that may arise.  If you can help, please contact Edie Fitzpatrick.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!

Edie Fitzpatrick – WLW Band Boosters

Pat Dudzinski – Band Director