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WBPE Drumming Students to perform at the Ethnic Dinner February 2, 2012!

WBPE Drumming Students to perform at the Ethnic Dinner February 2, 2012!


WBPE Ethnic Dinner Performance February 2, 2012 (CLICK LINK FOR VIDEO)


Great news!  The WBPE Drumners have been invited to play at the annual Ethnic Dinner to be held at Miller Elementary School from 6:00pm-7:30pm on February 2, 2012.  All WBPE drummers should meet Ms. Harden in the Music room at 5:30pm for practice.  Drummers are invited to attend the dinner or may be picked up at 6:30pm.

Uniform:  Ethnic clothing (Example: Sash, Outfit, hat, scarves, etc.) that shows what other cultures would wear at a festival/celebration in that country.  Student may wear an outfit that represents any country.  T-shirts with a flag are fine if students do not have an outfit.

Alternate uniform:  Red  or White Top, Black Bottoms, Black Shoes/Socks.

WBPE and S.O.U.L. Perform on the same stage!

WBPE and S.O.U.L. Perform on the same stage!

What a great time we had on January 19, 2012 performing with the Singer Of United Lands!  Members of the WBPE had a welcomed suprise when they were asked to perform onstage with the Members of S.O.U.L.  They played a piece that we had just learned called “Afrogroove” and learned a new piece that Virgil (India) taught them.  The members of S.O.U.L. 2012 are: Virgil (India), Zuzanna (Poland) Paola (Bolivia) and Engelhardt (Namibia).  You can learn more about S.O.U.L. by visiting their website:

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Clean Up Parade May 6, 2011

Clean Up Parade May 6, 2011

Congratulations to everyone who was involved in the 2011 Miller School Clean Up Parade!  We are now a GREEN school!  Our very own Mayor came to speak as well as the Superintendant of the Dearborn Public Schools.  And…..the WBPE did a GREAT job to open and close the ceremony!   I am proud of you!~  Here are some pictures of the event.

W.B.P.E. and Farm Team Field Trip

W.B.P.E. and Farm Team Field Trip

Get ready drummers, we are going on a Field Trip!  On Tuesday February 15 we will be spending the day at Oakland University and have some wonderful activities planned!  Our itinerary includes:

Tour of the University

Lunch/Games at the Student Center

Arts at Noon Concert featuring the University World Music Drumming Ensemble

A Hand drumming Workshop with Professor Mark Stone

1.  Students should bring warm clothing as we will do some walking outside.

2.  Please keep in mind that the food available at the food court is not Halal, but they will have some vegetarian food choices.  Students may bring their       own packed lunch and snacks.   Students may bring money to purchase food and to play in the game room if time allows.

3.  All students who have their own drums should bring them along.

4.  Permission slips are due on Monday February 14, 2011.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me at 313-827-6850.

We had a GREAT day!!!  Here are some of the pictures from our Field Trip.