Picture Day schedule 12/18

Lifetouch will be in the band room on Monday to take individual pictures and our group photo for the band and school yearbook. Students will need their full marching band/color guard uniform. Order forms for pictures were passed out to the students during class time today and will need to be returned Monday and turned in to the Lifetouch photographers. You can also choose to order online instead here

Schedule of Pictures

8:00am- Color Guard (Be dressed before 8am) Zero hour students may take during 2nd period
1st Hour- Wind Ensemble
2nd Hour- Entire Band/Guard Report to band room to get dressed. Group Photo at 9:50 in main gym
3rd Hour- Remaining Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
5th Hour- Remaining Symphonic Band and Concert Band

Wind Ensemble will receive School Business for 2nd and 3rd hour. 
Symphonic Band will receive School Business for 2nd and 5th Hour
Concert Band will receive School Business 2nd and 3rd Hour. 
Guard will receive School Business 2nd Hour. 

Students will need to report to class as soon as they are done with individual pictures.  

All-Region Jazz

All-Region Jazz Schedule

Food will not be provided, please bring money needed to eat dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday.

Friday evening/Saturday morning bus drop off and pick-up location will happen at BHS.

Following the concerts on Saturday, students will travel back to Centerton with parents to march in the Centerton Christmas Parade.  Please remember to bring your uniform, shako, and warm clothing that morning, as well as wear your concert black.



- Report to the band room at the beginning of 6th Hour

- Leave at 2:15 with first group to LJHS to load bus

- Leave at 2:45 with second group to Rogers

-Everyone arrive at Rogers by 3:30 pm

- 3:45 Registration

- 4:00-6:00 Rehearsals Begin
Jr. High Jazz Band in the Band Room
Sr. High Jazz Band on stage in the Auditorium

- 6:00-7:30 Dinner Break

- 7:30-9:00 Rehearsals

- 9:10 Approximate Departure Time

- 9:20 Arrival at BENTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL (all students picked up at BHS, with the exception of those who drove to school)



***Wear concert black when you arrive***

- 7:50 Load busses at BHS

- 8:10 Arrive at Rogers High School

- 8:30-11:30 Rehearsals

- 11:30-1:30 Lunch at Tuscany Square

- 1:30-2:15 Rehearsals

- 2:30 pm JH Jazz Band Performance

- 3:00 pm SH Jazz band Performance

Following the concert, students will travel back to Centerton with parents to march in the Centerton Christmas Parade.  Please remember to bring your uniform that morning, as well as your concert black.

Parades on 12/9/17

Saturday 12.09.17 Bentonville and Centerton Parades

9:00am Band Room opens. Percussion Load/option to pick up uniforms
10:15am Band Meets in FULL UNIFORM at SW 8th St. and Walton (at the TATA building 609 SW 8th St, Bentonville, AR 72712)
11:00am Bentonville Parade Starts
11:45am Parade ends. Students may be picked up at Old High MS/Baker Elementary or any of the parking lots on NW 2nd st. 
4:30pm Students meet in FULL UNIFORM at Harps in Centerton. 
5:00pm Centerton Parade starts
5:45pm Parade ends at Centerton City Hall
6:00pm Band Room Opens for uniforms to be dropped off.

Band uniforms may go home Friday night. Students will need to provide transportation to all events. We hope you will stay and enjoy both parades.  


It will be cold!!

Band- Layer underneath your band uniform. 

Color Guard- Please wear any West attire and layer up to keep warm.

Thank you.

Concessions for Playoff Game (Note from Nov. 9th)

Parents and Supporters,

I want to thank you for your volunteerism and support throughout our 2nd year. It has been an incredible journey building this program from ground zero up to where we are now, and that would not be possible without your help.
We have a game next week on November 16th and will be needing plenty of volunteers to cover the concession stand. Earlier this week, I was contacted by administration about the long lines at the West concession stand this season. I was told if we do not have enough volunteers by Tuesday next week they will assign the concession stand to another organization.
As you know, varsity concessions is our largest fundraiser and helps keep our band fees at an acceptable level. It also provides scholarships for seniors and students in need of extra help. A loss of the concession stand would essentially mean the death of our competitive marching band. I am not sending this out as a threat but simply informing everyone of what would happen. I will continue to fight for the program and will push to ensure our kids are given the same opportunities as other programs in the nation. We need to make sure we can show them we have the volunteer power to handle the concession stand.
Anyone who wants to support our band program is welcome to volunteer. Family members. Co-workers. Friends. Anyone age 14 and in high school or adults can volunteer. We welcome our junior high band parents/guardians as well. Thank you to those of you who have already volunteered with us! If you work for Walmart or Sam’s Club, feel free to open up the opportunity to volunteer to your co-workers. When more than 5 Walmart/Sam’s Club employees volunteer, it qualifies as an event under Walmart’s Volunteerism Always Pays program for additional grant money awarded to our non-profit organization.
Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Again, thank you all for your support and I look forward to seeing your smiling faces in the concession stand Thursday night!

Albert Ortiz
Director of Bands
Bentonville West High School
Phone: 479.286.9800
Bentonville Schools
Where Excellence Lives

All-Region Jazz Auditions

Senior High and Junior High Jazz Auditions

Pea Ridge High School

781 W Pickens Rd

Pea Ridge, AR 72751


3:30 - Load/Depart BWHS for Pea Ridge High School

4:00 - Arrive at Pea Ridge

4:30 - Director's Meeting

5:00 - Auditions Posted

5:30 - Auditions begin

Once auditions are finished we will load back on the bus after results are posted.  We will send a remind when we are headed home.  Approximate return should be 8:30 and 9:00 pm.

West vs. BHS

Good Morning Parents!


I am reaching out to you today to invite you to sign up for the concession stand tomorrow night. The West vs. BHS game has attracted an unprecedented number of spectators. As a result, we will need an unprecedented number of helpers in the concession stand! Estimates have put anywhere from 10,000-12,000 people expected to attend the game. This is an AMAZING opportunity for the band because we should see record profits! We cannot do this without help and we appreciate any time you can offer. Friends, relatives, siblings, or neighbors can sign up to help. We are going to need as many awesome people as possible to make sure this all runs smoothly. Click here to sign up to volunteer. Thank you for an amazing season! Exciting announcements are coming soon so stay posted!!! GO WOLVERINES!!!!!!!


Albert Ortiz



Albert Ortiz

Director of Bands

Bentonville West High School
Phone: 479.286.9800



Bentonville Schools

Where Excellence Lives

Senior Night Information

Senior Band Students will travel to the game on their own in order to be on time for check-in. Wear your uniform and be proud to be the first BWHS Band SENIORS!

Seniors/Escorted By

Kaleigh Alwood/David and Nancy Alwood

Sydney Yttri/Scott and Diane Yttri

Mikhail Silcox/Robert and Olga Silcox

Jonathon Thomas/Jeff and Melissa Thomas

Bridgette Coulter/Kevin and Crystal Coulter

Aaron Kangas/Deborah Kangas

Alexiana Chambers/Thadd Chambers

Skylar Dieu/Jacob Dieu

Kaila Thurman/Maya Thurman

Any corrections need to be sent in ASAP

Below is the email sent out by the Athletic Boosters

Senior Parents,


It’s finally here and you made it, Senior Night!  Friday, November 3rd is our night to recognize your Senior.  I want to give you some information about that night and hopefully answer all your questions.  


Gates open at 5:30.  Due to the magnitude of this game, we suggest that you arrive by 5:30 and place something in your seat to hold your place.  For example, a blanket or sign with your name.  You will need to check in with Cindy McDoulett or Glenda McSpadden at 6:00 in the Southwest corner of the stadium.  We will be somewhere close to the band bleachers. 


We will be recognizing the seniors from Football, Cheer, Dance, Band, Color Guard and Blues Brothers.  There are approximately 60 seniors so it will be crowded and we ask that everyone be patient during this process.  When you check-in we will be placing you in alphabetical order within your associated group.  Football will be first.  The presentation will begin promptly at 6:30, therefore it is very important that you check-in with us at 6:00.  We need time to get everyone placed and we will proceed regardless if you are present or not.  You and your senior will walk on the field while your names are being called, you will be handed a flower,  your picture will be taken in the balloon arch, and then you will be directed off the field where you can return to your seat.  Pretty simple and it will go fast.  


If you have any questions please email Cindy McDoulett at scmcdlt@cox.net.  If you need to reach me that night my cell phone number is 479-903-3746.



Also, there are black seats that are available to purchase for that night.  Please see the information below from the Bentonville Athletic Booster Club:


The Bentonville Athletic Booster Club is anticipating limited stadium seating when both Bentonville West High School and Bentonville High School play on Friday, November 3rd . This is a very exciting time for our community and the BABC wants to make every effort in providing seating for all of our athletic booster club members.  We currently have 200 reserved black seats and 100 reserved parking passes available for this game only. They will be sold on a first come basis while quantities last.  However, Bentonville West is the home team so West and Combo booster club members will have the first opportunity to purchase black seats and parking passes.  All booster club members will have a different day and time to purchase them. 

Keep in mind this will be a single game black seat and parking pass for the BWHS vs BHS game only. 

  • Must be an eligible Bentonville Athletic Booster Club member to purchase.
  • Each individual must have a black seat pass to enter the section and will be strictly enforced.
  • Can only be purchased during your assigned day and time. Only cash or check will be accepted.
  • Only available while quantities last.
  • Must be a Bentonville Athletic Booster Club member to purchase.  If you need to purchase a Booster Club membership go to  http://www.bentonvillesportsnetwork.com/ .  Click on Booster Club and follow the steps, credit card payment only.
  • All sales are final.

Purchase details:

  • Only BWHS or Combo Booster Club members will be allowed to purchase Monday, October 30th from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Wolverine football field during the JV game.  Look for the Booster Club table.
  • BHS, BWHS, and Combo Booster Club members will be allowed to purchase Thursday, November 2nd  from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at the Tiger football field during the 9th grade Championship game.  Look for the Booster Club table. 

Available to purchase:

  • 1 Black seat for $40  - will cover gate entry, use home side north pass gate to enter.
  • 2 Black seats and 1 parking pass for $80  - will cover gate entry, use home side north pass gate to enter.
  • Booster Club memberships can also be purchased during your allotted time for $35 or $50 (includes hat & decal). Cash or check payment only.
  • Single game Gold Seat section seats can be purchased for $15 for the remainder of the regular season home games for BHS & BWHS.  You can purchase these at the Pass Gate on the home side the night of the game.

State Marching Contest Itinerary

•    Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper will be provided
•    Water bottles will be provided, however, students who want to purchase from concessions will need to bring money with them. T-shirts are usually available for purchase during these events in addition to souvenirs.
•    Bring your water jugs filled with water. 
•    Attire: Navy or white T-shirt, compression shorts/sliders (athletic shorts to be worn over compression shorts/sliders when not in uniform) and Band Uniform.

Itinerary for State Marching Contest
War Memorial Stadium- Little Rock, AR (Tickets are $10 each)

5:00am Band Room Opens
5:15am Load Buses
5:30am Breakfast on Bus/Depart for War-Memorial Stadium (1 Stadium Dr, Little Rock, AR 72205)
9:00am Arrive at War-Memorial Stadium/Unload
10:45am Warm-up
11:20am Ready at Field Gate
11:30am STATE Performance
11:40am Load equipment at buses
12:40pm Depart for Lunch (TBA)
1:00pm Lunch at (TBA)
2:30pm Depart for War Memorial Stadium
4:45pm Bentonville High School Performs
5:15pm Awards
6:00pm Dinner on the bus/Depart for Bentonville West HS
10:00pm Arrive at Bentonville West High School, unload, meeting, dismiss

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UCM Warrensburg Itinerary 10/28/17

Overnight trip chaperones will be chosen by Directors. Veteran chaperones/volunteers will be given priority. CDL Drivers who would like to drive a school bus will also be given a room. 

Lunch, Dinner, and Breakfast for Sunday will be provided
•    Water bottles will be provided, however, students who want to purchase from concessions will need to bring money with them. T-shirts are usually available for purchase during these events in addition to tchotchkes.
•    Bring your water jugs filled with water. 
•    Attire: White or Navy T-shirt, and Band Uniform.

Itinerary for UCM
Audrey Walton Stadium - 501 S. Washington Street; Warrensburg, MO 64093

General Admission: $13

8:00am Band room opens
8:30am Depart BWHS
12:00pm Arrive, Unload, Lunch
2:20pm Warm-up
3:00pm Gate Time
3:15pm Performance Time
3:30pm Back to Buses
4:00pm Walk to Stadium to watch bands (all students get in free)
5:45pm Prelims Awards and announcement of finalist bands
6pm Dinner
7:00-9:45pm Finals
10:00pm Finals Awards
11:00pm Depart to Fairfield Inn and Suites (355 East Russell Ave. Warrensburg, MO 64093)
12:00am Lights Out

8:00am Breakfast at Fairfield Inn
9:00am Depart for Bentonville West HS
12:40pm Arrive at Bentonville West HS, Unload, meeting, dismiss

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Homecoming Football Game 10/20/17 vs. Heritage

Bentonville West vs. Rogers Heritage

Attire: White Band T-shirt, Marching Band Uniform

3:55pm: Students will report to band room and eat (food will be provided), Props, Percussion and tubas should load before eating.

5:00pm: Lined up in the band room dressed in Full uniform

5:30pm: Depart for Tiger Stadium

6:15pm: Arrive at Tiger Stadium, unload, and warm-up.

6:50pm: National Anthem and Alma Mater in the stands

7:00pm: Kick Off

End of Game: Props, Percussion, and tubas will load. All other students will line up to clean the stands.

ALL STUDENTS will travel back to BWHS on the bus. This is to make sure all uniforms and equipment is put up.

Approx. 11:00pm: Students will put up uniforms and meet in the band room for dismissal