2018-2019 Wolverine Band Camp

Good Afternoon!!

Monday 07/23/18 is the OFFICIAL start of band camp!! I just wanted to post a few things to help prepare you for camp in the coming days. 

-GO OUTSIDE- This is one of the easiest ways you can help prepare for some of the heat and humidity you will be dealing with. Spend some time outside. Walk the Crystal Bridges trails. Do some easy physical activity outdoors so being outside won't be such a shock. 

-Drink water- This weekend start to drink lots of water. We will give you plenty of water breaks but your body needs time to hydrate. Sunday night drink plenty of water to prepare for Monday. 

-Play your instrument- For those of you not attending Fundamental camps because you are out of town make sure you pick up your horn this weekend and play something on your instrument. 

-Below is a list of things you should bring with you to band camp on Monday. 

• Instrument (and mouthpiece/reeds)

• Black binder and sheet protectors (for your music)

• Water jug (provided by Boosters for new students and Freshmen)

• Tennis shoes • White t-shirt (for band only)

• Shorts

• Hat (this will help keep the sun out of your eyes/off your head) 

• Sunscreen

• Sunglasses

• An awesome attitude!


This year is going to be an AMAZING year. The show is awesome and we have an incredible amount of talent this year. Be ready to work!!

Fundamental Camps and Leadership

Monday/Tuesday 07/16/18- 07/17/18

Drumline Camp 8-11:30am and 1-4pm

Wednesday 07/18/18

Leadership (Brass/WWs) 9-11:30am- Bring marching instrument and be prepared to play.

Thursday/Friday 07/19/18- 07/20/18

Fundamental Camps- We will be inside- please bring marching instruments and be prepared to play. 

8-11:30am and 1-4pm- All Percussion

8-11am- All Woodwinds

1-4pm All Brass

Tuesday-Friday 07/17/18-07/20/18

Color guard Non-Mandatory Practice- 11am-4pm

Charms Online!

We have transferred Charms over to the new year. A few very important things to note as of today. 6.13.18

FJHS students have not been transferred over yet. FJHS Band is having issues with charms. 

Carryover balances from 17-18 school year will be carried over but HAVE NOT been entered yet. I will get to this as soon as possible. 

I believe you must login on a computer to make payments. I don't think the mobile version will give you the option.

Email me at aortiz@bentonvillek12.org if you have any questions. 


CLICK HERE to learn how to login to charms for the first time and make payments online.

Forms/June 1 Payment

Good Morning, 

The band room will be open Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday from 8-12 and 1-4. Please drop off paperwork and the June 1 marching band payment of $113. You may email paperwork to aortiz@bentonvillek12.org if you wish.

You may pick up dominos cards during these times as well. 

If the band room is closed or we are unavailable you may drop it in the front office for A. Ortiz. Checks can be made payable to BWHS Band. 

All Forms can be found at www.bwestband.com/formsdocuments 

Charms will be moved to the new school year shortly after June 1. We are waiting on the junior highs to wrap up their updates. Shortly after we will send a remind and get everything updated for the 18-19 school year. Payments can be made online via charms as soon as we get Charms switched over to the new school year. 


Albert Ortiz


Letter Jacket Info

Below you can find the information regarding LAST YEARS Letter Jacket Pricing through Best Sports in Rogers.  I'm sure their prices have changed, but this will give you an idea of cost estimates.

You can also fill out the form below to request that the BWHS Band provide the letter if it has been awarded to you.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Spaeth.

Best Sports Flyer - Pricing from 2017.   

Best Sports is located at 401 S. 8th St. Rogers, AR 72756

Letter Request Form

BWHS Marching Rehearsals

All Marching Band, percussion, and guard will be rehearsing Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week from 5-7pm. Below are a few answer to some common questions. 

Will we be outside? What should we wear? Yes, band students should wear a white shirt, athletic shorts and tennis shoes. Guard, should wear all black. Bring a water jug or bottle. 

Do I need to bring my instrument? Tubas, Trombones, french horns, do not need to bring their instrument, only mouthpiece. Bassoons or oboes please  bring your alto or flute if possible, unless you are planning to do percussion. Everyone else needs to bring their instrument!

Are these rehearsals mandatory? If you are planning on being in band for the 2018-2019 school year they are mandatory. If you have a conflict please email aortiz@bentonvillek12.org

Can I turn in Dominos Order forms? YES! Order forms/money can be turned in tomorrow before or after rehearsal. Any forms turned in after tomorrow will have to be sent off as a late order and will take longer. 

Who can I contact if I have a questions? Contact band director Albert Ortiz by email at aortiz@bentonvillek12.org

Get excited!!! 


Bentonville West Marching Percussion Results

Congratulations to the following students for making the BWHS Marching Percussion Section:

Snares: Ivin Pineda, Tyrone Luckett, David Paxton

Basses: Angelina Gomez, Nicholas DeVilliers, Garrett Gutteridge, Avery Milford, Logan Spink-Mullen

Marimba/Vibe: Abby McCain, Ethan Bennett, Emily Shepherd, Michaela Schafer

Rack: Caleb Blue, Olivia Ward, Connor Atkinson

Piano: TBA



BWHS Spring Concert

Details for the Spring Concert are listed below:

When: Monday, May 14th


Attire: Concert Black

6:00 PM - Arrival/Warm-up (Concert Band on Stage, Symphonic in Band Room)

6:30 PM - Concert Band Performance

7:00 PM - Symphonic Band Performance

7:30 PM - Wind Ensemble Performance