We Need (2) Canopy Tents for Camp Registration This Sunday


We could use (2) of  the canopy-type tents to use at check-in on Sunday.  I would like to get them before Sunday so we can set up early (unless someone wants to come early to put their tent up….that would be the best!).  If the family could wait until we finish check-in, take down the tent and take it home that would be good.  Please contact Edie Fitzpatrick at fitzveros@yahoo.com.

Band Camp – What to Pack, Directions to Camp, What Snack to Bring

Band Camp departure is this Sunday at Geisler. Be there no later than 11:00 a.m. (earlier if you are front ensemble or drumline) to check in your student, turn in your instrument section snack. The students take a bus to camp but parents must pick up their students this Friday after the 7:00 p.m. concert.

Please see attachments: What to Pack for camp and Directions to Camp

What To Pack Page 6  Band Camp Parent Mtg Handout 2016

Scrip Order Due Tuesday Night, August 2nd

Band Families,

The next Scrip gift card order will be placed on Wednesday 8/3.  Please email me your order by 8/2 to dembinskig@msn.com, or see me at the Parent meeting on 8/2.  Let me know the gift card retailer, denomination and quantity.  Remember, money earned goes directly into your student’s band account.

Scrip is running a back to school sale through 8/5, so there are a number of retailers offering bonus rebates.  A few examples:
Old Navy/Gap rebate is 19% instead of usual 14%
ITunes rebate is 10% instead of usual 5%
Chilis/Macaroni Grill rebate is 16% instead of usual 11%

Details and list of retailers at www.shopwithscrip.com See Scrip Defined under Pages to the right of this screen for more details on the program.

Let me know if you have any questions,


Marching Band Uniforms

Hello Band Moms!

Marching Band uniform fittings will take place during rehearsals next week, Monday through Friday, 5:30-8pm.  We still need a few more volunteers so that all the kids can be fitted before camp.  Especially for freshmen moms, it would be exciting to help out and see your son or daughter in the uniform for the first time!  If you can help one or more days next week, please contact Miyuki Dembinski, contact information is below.  Any amount of help is appreciated.

Miyuki Dembinski
cell 248-821-4639

This Monday – Marching Band Begins

Marching band practice begins this Monday 5:00 – 8:30 p.m. at GEISLER. You must have your physical paperwork turned in before practice.

This Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. is a parent meeting to review marching band camp. Please arrive at 7:30 if you have not turned in all paperwork.

Returning students – try on your dinkles. Do they fit? Do you need to order a new pair? If so, bring your dinkles to practice and see Mrs. Dembinski.



Volunteers – Please Complete These Forms

Hi Everyone –
Thank you for signing up to help at band camp!  It’s going to be a great week – let’s just hope for good weather!
Water’s Edge Camp, as well as the Walled Lake School District, requires volunteers that will be directly involved with kids to complete forms for background checks.  The camp also has a couple of additional forms for us to complete.  You will find these forms attached to this email – please complete them and return to me as soon as possible.  You can scan / email, mail, drop off at my house or I can meet you somewhere to get them.
Edie Fitzpatrick
2208 Hedigham Blvd.
Wixom, MI  48393
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Note regarding the camp forms:  You only need to complete Sections 1,2,6 and 7.  Be sure to sign/date the second page.  We do not need references, education history, etc.  We also need the Waiver of Liability form completed for the camp.
Thanks again!  Edie Fitzpatrick

August 25th – WLW Marching Band at the Big House

This August 25th, our marching band will be performing at the University of Michigan football stadium for the WLW football game. The WLW Football Boosters have extended the offer, to our band, to pre-order t-shirts. If interested, download the form below and mail to the address stated. Orders must be received by August 1st. Go Blue! Go Warriors!