Walled Lake Marching Band Preview Show – Sat. Sept. 7, 2013

It ‘s nearly time again for the  Walled Lake Marching Band Preview Show.  Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 7, 2013 and come out to:

Walled Lake Central High School
1600 Oakley Park Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390
* Bus transportation WILL NOT be provided for this event *

for great Marching Band performances.  Here is the itinerary for the WLW Warrior Marching Band:

  • 5:00pm Arrive at Walled Lake Central HS. Meet in coat room.
  • 6:00pm Rehearse “America the Beautiful” on the field.
  • 6:20pm Warm-Up
  • 7:00pm Staging area
  • 7:15pm PERFORM
  • 7:30pm Watch Shows WL Northern, Kettering, and WL Central
  • 8:15pm Mass Band Performance of “America the Beautiful”
  • 8:30pm Load trailer, clean homeroom
  • 8:45pm Dismissed!

Click the following link and download the itinerary.  See you at the show!  Go Warriors!

Preview Show Itinerary 2013

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!


View Driving directions to 4171 Woodland Dr, Howell, MI 48855 in a larger map

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 wlwbands.com.

– 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 fitzveros@yahoo.com.


To sign up, go to:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0C49ADA92DA46-wlwmarching2

Its Time for the Memorial Day Parade

A message from Mr. D.: The Walled Lake Memorial Day parade is just around the corner! Students should meet in the Methodist Church parking lot on the corner of Witherall and Northport in Walled Lake at 9:30 a.m.  The parade step-off is 11:00 a.m. Students should wear their black marching band shirt, shorts and athletic shoes.  Please make sure students remember to take their instrument home on Thursday night after the band concert!


Upcoming events from Mr. D – Part 2

Thursday, May 16 – Rotary Carnival Performance (Jazz Band I)
Location: Commerce Township Library (M5 and Pontiac Trail)
Perform: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Call Time: 5:15pm
Attire: All Black
Transportation: ON YOUR OWN

Sunday, May 18 – Wixom Founder’s Day (Both Bands)
Location: Gibson Park in Wixom (Pontiac Trail and Old Wixom Road)
Perform: 2:00pm
Call Time: 1:00pm
Attire: Jazz Band T-Shirts and jeans
Transportation: ON YOUR OWN

Thursday, May 23 – Spring Band Concert (All Bands)
Location: WLW
Perform: 7:00pm
Call Time: 6:20pm
Attire: Concert Uniform

Wednesday, May 29 – Cancer Survivor Day (Both Bands)
Location: Huron Valley Hospital
Perform: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Call Time: 4:00pm
Transportation: ON YOUR OWN
Attire: Dress Nice (khaki and polo type clothes)

Thursday, May 30 – Senior Celebration (Jazz Band I)
Location: WLW Gym
Perform: 1:00pm
Call Time: 12:00pm
Attire: All Black

Thursday, May 30 – WLW POP Concert (Both Bands)
Location: WLW Auditorium
Perform: 7:00pm
Call Time: 6:30pm
Attire: Jazz Band Shirts and Jeans

Friday, May 31 – WLW POP Concert (Both Bands)
Location: WLW Auditorium
Perform: 7:00pm
Call Time: 6:30pm
Attire: Jazz Band Shirts and Jeans

Sunday, June 2 – Commencement Ceremony (Jazz Band 1 + subs)
Location: EMU Convocation Center
Perform: 12:40pm
Call Time: 10:30pm
Attire: All Black
Transportation: School Bus