9th Grade All-Region Auditions

6:00AM – Band Room Opens, Load equipment
6:15AM – DEPART FOR Pinkston Middle School (Mountain Home)
10:30AM – TRYOUT MATERIALS POSTED (bring pencil to mark your music!)
5:15PM – DEPART FOR Bentonville West
8:15PM – Arrive at BWHS
· Our departure time is approximate. We will leave when all auditions are completed.
· 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.

Announcements Week of 11/26/18

Annie Dee’s Candle Fundraiser

Money and order forms are due Wednesday Dec. 5th. Candles will arrive before we let out for break. See announcement posted for more information. All students may participate! This is a GREAT way to get caught up on your charms account if you have fallen behind! $6 per candle goes towards charms.

Winter Band Concert

The BWHS Band will be performing their annual Winter Band Concert on Monday Dec. 3rd. Schedule is posted below.

6:30pm Jazz Band

7:00pm Concert Band

7:30pm Symphonic Band

8:00pm Wind Ensemble

Christmas Parades Dec. 8th!!

The Wolverine Marching Band will once again make an appearance in the Bentonville Christmas Parade and the Centerton Christmas Parade. These are required performances for all. Students taking the ACT will be excused from the Bentonville Parade. Students must email Mr. Ortiz a copy of their test ticket to be excused. Full Itinerary out soon.

11:00am Bentonville Christmas Parade

4pm Centerton Christmas Parade

Junior High (9th grade) All Region Auditions Dec. 15th

Auditions are at Pinkston Middle School in Mountain Home. All students must bring $5 for their audition fee. Please bring additional money for concessions. No meal will be provided besides what is for sale. Tentative schedule for ALL 9th grade students.

5:30am Call Time

6:00am Depart BWHS

9:00am Arrive at Pinkston Middle School in Mountain Home.

10:30am Audition Music is Posted

11:00am Tryouts Begin

5:00pm Depart Pinkston Middle School

8:00pm Arrive at BWHS and dismiss

Winter Guard Cast List and Important Documents

Congrats to the members of the 2019 BWHS Winter Guard! All important documents are now posted here. Please return asap with the $98 uniform deposit. We will host a Winter Guard Parent meeting on December 4th at 7pm in the band room. You may turn in your Financial Agreement and Health form at that time if you wish or meet with me afterward if needed. Please read through the documents as there are some important changes from last year.

Winter Guard Cast Members and Cast Member Parents- Please join the 2019 WG Remind. text @2019bwhswg to 81010. We will use this and the west color guard instagram as a means of communication.

Monthly Booster Meeting Tomorrow 11/27/18

We will be having our parent booster meeting tomorrow at 6:30pm in the BWHS Band Room. See you there!

Annie Dee's Candle Fundraiser

Annie Dees Candle Fundraiser

We are running a Candle Fundraiser. All forms and Money is due Wednesday Dec. 5th. Candles will arrive by the 21st before we leave for break. Great Stocking stuffer/Christmas present. Checks can be made out to BWHS Band.

Annie Dee’s Candles are all Soy Wax and the candles have a 50-60 hour burn time each! They burn clean and even and ALL THE WAY GONE! Choose from 12 of the most popular scents. $15 for a 16oz Jar.


Annoucements Week of 11/12/18

Playoff Game Vs. Conway

Attire- Warm clothes! BWHS Gear

5:00pm Dinner Served at BWHS

6:15pm Lined up to troop to stadium

6:20pm Troop to stadium

7:00pm Game Starts

approx 9:45pm Game Ends (Clean stands and dismiss)

Winterguard Auditions and Informational Meeting for Parents/Show Reveal Nov. 15th @8pm- Orchestra Room

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All Region Jazz Clinic/Concert November 16th and 17th @Heritage HS

Itinerary posted in announcements

Congrats to Dylan Engholm!!

Back in April, Dylan was selected to be a member of the Macy’s Great American Marching Band! He will be leaving for New York late on the 17th and will spend the week in NYC while practicing for the Macy’s Day Performance. Participating in the Macy’s parade is a HUGE honor. Congrats Dylan!!

If you would like to contribute towards the cost of Dylan’s trip you can either reach out to me or place your donation into a donation box the boosters will have at the concession stand for the football game this Friday. All donations will go directly to the Engholm family. (these are not tax deductible). I know they would appreciate any assistance in helping offset the cost of this huge honor.

All-Region Jazz Clinic/Concert

All-Region Jazz Itinerary

All Rehearsals/Concerts are taking place at Rogers Heritage High School:

1114 S 5th St, Rogers, AR 72756

Students will need money for Dinner on Friday and Lunch on Saturday. Meals will not be provided. Clinic fee is $12 per student. Please have money ready on Friday. If money is an issue, please talk with Mr. Spaeth or Mr. Ortiz.

FRIDAY, November 16

2:00pm - Load Busses

2:20pm - Leave BWHS for BHS pickup

2:40pm - Arrive/Load at BHS

2:50pm - Leave BHS for Rogers

3:25pm - Registration - HHS Commons

4:00-6:00pm Rehearsals

Jr. High Jazz Band in the Choir Room

Sr. High Jazz Band 2 in the Rehearsal Hall

Sr. High Jazz Band 1 on the stage in the Auditorium.

6:00-7:30pm Dinner Break (bring money)

7:30-9:00pm Rehearsals

9:15pm - Leave Heritage for BWHS

9:45pm - Arrive at BWHS

SATURDAY, November 17

7:30am - Meet/Load buses at BHS

7:45am - Buses leave BHS

8:30 – 11:30 AM Rehearsals.

Same locations as Friday.

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM LUNCH BREAK. (Bring Money and concert black clothes)

1:30 – 2:15 Rehearsal and Warm-up.

Jr. High Jazz Band on stage in the Auditorium

Sr. High Jazz Band 2 in the Choir Room

Sr. High Jazz Band 1 in the Rehearsal Hall

2:30 – Junior High Jazz Band Performance

3:00 – Senior High Jazz Band 2 Performance

3:30 - Senior High Jazz Band 1 Performance


The Concert will be in the Rogers Heritage Auditorium located on the campus of Rogers

Heritage High School. 1114 S 5th St, Rogers, AR 72756.

All-Region Jazz Auditions

Auditions are happening on November 5th at Pea Ridge High School.

Pea Ridge High School

979 Weston St.

Pea Ridge, AR 72719.

Auditions are $8 per student and need to paid on the day of audition. Concessions will be available for purchase.

2:30 - Meet in band room (school business for 7th hour)

3:15 - Load Bus

3:30 - Leave BWHS

4:00 - Arrive at Pea Ridge High School

4:30 - Directors Meeting

5:00 - Audition material posted

5:30 - Auditions begin

Approximately 8:00 - Leave Pea Ridge High School

Volunteers Needed This Week!

The Wolverine Marching Band could use some extra volunteers for concessions while they are away competing in the Bands of America Super Regional in St. Louis! If you are not traveling to St. Louis would you please considering volunteering at one of these nights? No experience necessary!! Free admission to the BWHS football game! Thank you in advance for helping out!

Oct. 25 - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084DA4AB22AAFD0-7thand1

Oct. 6 - https://www.signupgenius.com/go/508084DA4AB22AAFD0-varsity2

Concession profits help us in keeping costs as low as possible for the students. You don’t have to be a band parent to help out. No experience is required! If you can’t volunteer personally, please ask family and friends if they’d like to help. Family members, friends and our future BWHS families and friends are also welcome to volunteer. Thank you for your help!