NW Arkansas Jazz All-Star Youth Ensemble

If you are interested in registering to audition for the 3rd season of the NW Arkansas Jazz All-Star Youth Ensemble, please read below. There is no fee for students to audition and audition material is the same as the State and All Region Jazz Band material.

Students rehearse Sunday afternoons from February through April at Walton Arts Center with jazz professionals, including Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra’s saxophonist Victor Goines and members of the Fayetteville Jazz Collective.

 Registration deadline is January 20th and auditions are January 26 and 27.

 Students can find out more and audition online at: https://waltonartscenter.org/jazz-all-stars/

 We are recruiting students (9-12 grade) that might be interested.

Please share the website (above) and this promo video.

https://youtu.be/VBk1X4J6g2c

All Region Clinic Itin, Winter Guard Jan. due, Donations needed,

All Region Clinic and Concert Itinerary

All meals will be on your own. If students want to coordinate pizza to be delivered to the school they may do so. Students may leave campus and go home during breaks if they wish.

We will need help moving the JH 2nd band to the commons Friday during dinner and we will need help moving equipment Saturday after the concerts. If you own a trailer (open or otherwise) and would be able to help please contact espaeth@bentonvillek12.org. We will be moving equipment, chairs, and stands back to their respective schools.

Attire: Professional Concert Wear

We are monitoring the weather. Snow date for clinic and concert is 1/25 & 1/26

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Clinic and Concert Hospitality Room

We are asking for donations for the Directors and Drivers Hospitality Room. Please click the link if you are able to donate (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090545a4ac22ab9-asboa). You may also bring a homemade dish if you like. Of course, if you wish to support with a walmart gift card or monetary donation feel free to reach out to aortiz@bentonvillek12.org. We will use those funds to purchase what is needed.

Winter Guard Jan. Fair Share Due.

You may pay online via Charms office or bring a check made out to BWHS Band and turn it into the safe in the Band Room office.

On or before December 16th               $98                        

On or before January 16th                   $98                       

On or before February 16th                $98                       

On or before March 16th                     $98                     

On or before April 16th                        $98                        

Announcements 1/8/18

SH All-Region Auditions Itinerary

SATURDAY, Jan. 12th
7:15AM – Band Room Opens, Load equipment
7:30AM – DEPART FOR Green Forrest HS
9:20AM – ARRIVE AT Green Forrest HS – UNLOAD EQUIPMENT AND MOVE TO WARM- UP AREA
10:30AM – TRYOUT MATERIALS POSTED (bring pencil to mark your music!)
11:00AM – TRYOUTS BEGIN
Approx 5:00PM – LOAD EQUIPMENT
5:15PM – DEPART FOR Bentonville West
8:15PM – Arrive at BWHS
· Our departure time is approximate. We will leave when all auditions are completed.
THINGS TO REMEMBER TO DO/BRING:
· Make sure you eat a good breakfast before coming to the school.
· Please bring money for concessions throughout the day we will not be providing a meal.
 

· It will be a long day of waiting, so bring your cell phone chargers, ipods, tablets, headphones, card games, reading materials, homework, etc., anything to keep yourself occupied throughout the day (we are guests at Green Forrest HS and we must remain well behaved all day, any misbehavior will not be tolerated)

· Make sure you have everything you need for tryouts: instrument, tryout music, scale sheets, reeds, valve oil, sticks, mallets, pencil, etc.

Spirit Wear

Below is the link to the spirit wear store. Find all things BWHS Band and Guard! The link will be active until Jan. 25th.

https://stores.inksoft.com/bwhs_band_spirit_wear/shop/home

Winter Guard Pre-Order T-shirts

Deadline for Winter Guard T-shirts is Jan. 11th. Shirts are $20. All cast members, alternates, and floor crew will receive 1 shirt free. The pre-order form is for parents and supporters. Please turn in money and form to the safe in the band room. Thank you.

Click here for the form

Winter Guard Financial Agreement Reminder

Date Due

November Uniform Deposit $98

On or before December 16th $98

On or before January 16th $98

On or before February 16th $98

On or before March 16th $98

On or before April 16th $98

Announcments 12/12/18

Spirit Night

Beef O Brady’s spirit night is tonight! Join us for dinner and turn your receipt into the fishbowl! The band will receive a percentage of sales.

Concession Stand Clean-Up

Tomorrow we will be having a concession stand clean up starting at 6:30pm. All Students and parents are invited to attend. If you are a Wal-Mart employee we would love to have you come out so we can get VAP event credit! 6:30pm at the BWHS Stadium Concession Stand.

Annie Dees Candles

Candles will be arriving late on Dec. 20th. You may pick up your candles any time during the day on Friday Dec. 21st.

We sold over 700 candles with an average profit of over $30 per participant!!

Winter Guard Pre-Order T-shirts

Deadline for Winter Guard T-shirts is Jan. 11th. Shirts are $20. All cast members, alternates, and floor crew will receive 1 shirt free. The pre-order form is for parents and supporters.

Click here for the form.

9th Grade All-Region Auditions

SATURDAY, Dec. 12th
6:00AM – Band Room Opens, Load equipment
6:15AM – DEPART FOR Pinkston Middle School (Mountain Home)
9:20AM – ARRIVE AT Pinkston Middle School – UNLOAD EQUIPMENT AND MOVE TO WARM- UP AREA
10:30AM – TRYOUT MATERIALS POSTED (bring pencil to mark your music!)
11:00AM – TRYOUTS BEGIN
Approx 5:00PM – LOAD EQUIPMENT
5:15PM – DEPART FOR Bentonville West
8:15PM – Arrive at BWHS
· Our departure time is approximate. We will leave when all auditions are completed.
THINGS TO REMEMBER TO DO/BRING:
· Make sure you eat a good breakfast before coming to the school.
· Please bring money for concessions throughout the day we will not be providing a meal.
 

· It will be a long day of waiting, so bring your cell phone chargers, ipods, tablets, headphones, card games, reading materials, homework, etc., anything to keep yourself occupied throughout the day (we are guests at Pinkston Middle School and we must remain well behaved all day, any misbehavior will not be tolerated)

· Make sure you have everything you need for tryouts: instrument, tryout music, scale sheets, reeds, valve oil, sticks, mallets, pencil, etc.

Parades this Saturday!

Saturday 12.08.18 Bentonville and Centerton Parades

9:00am Band Room opens. Percussion Load/option to pick up uniforms
10:00am 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- We will Cross to First Baptist Church Centerton where students can be picked up.
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. Wear santa hats or a west beanies or christmas beanies

Color Guard- Please wear any West or chrismtas attire and layer up to keep warm!

Thank you.