Important Announcements

Important Summer Dates

(check bwestband.com/calendar for more details)

July 17- Leadership Day for Drum Majors, Captains, and Section Leaders

Dates for all and color guard

July 18-19- Fundamental Days- (required for Brass/WWsif you are in town) (required for percussion and guard)

July 22-26- Band Camp Week 1

July 29-Aug 2- Band Camp Week 2

Aug 5th- Marching Band “normal” schedule begins

Spirit Store Open for 2 more days!

Order your Wolverine Band Fan gear at https://stores.inksoft.com/bentonvillewesthsband/shop/home

Exemption Forms Due June 1st

Students who are exempting from marching band responsibilities MUST have a from on file by June 1st or they will be required to participate in all marching band activities. The form can be found at www.bwestband.com/forms

Online Forms

All Parents MUST fill out the online forms for their child. These are the same forms we went over at the parent meeting. Deadline to have all forms filled out is June 1st. You may fill them out online at www.bwestband.com/forms

Student Contact Info

Health Form

Chocolate Permission Form

Booster Volunteer Form

Financial Agreement- Physical form (must sign and return)

Items needed by first football game (Aug. 30)

Super Drill Masters Marching Shoes (black) - if money is an issue we have shoes available to borrow for the season.
         o    Purchase at https://www.bandshoppe.com/Super-Drillmasters-Marching-Band-Shoes-p/3030ms.htmhttp://www.mccormicksnet.com/Super-Drillmaster-Shoe-p/6031135.htm, or any other marching band shoe retailer. 

•    Sheet Music Flip-folder- purchase at Arkansas Music Works, Palen Music or online

•    WW’s will need lyres- purchase at Arkansas Music Works, Palen Music or online

•    Compression Shorts/tight fitting shorts for under your band uniform AND long black dress socks. (you must always wear normal shorts over your sliders/compression shorts when not in uniform)

 

Keep these items as you will use them EVERY year! Upperclassmen SHOULD already have these.

2019-2020 Booster Officer Election Results

President- Amber March

Exec VP- Niki Nichols

Co-Treasurers- Thadd Chambers, Zina Marshall

Secretary- Vacant

VP of Concessions- Kristy Antonacci

VP of Volunteers- Brooke Huckabay

VP of Student Services- Vacant

VP of Fundraising- Vacant

VP of Operations- Kendall Rush

VP of Communications- Vacant

The Wall that Heals- Tuesday 5/21

Don’t forget black socks, marching shoes. If you do not have the proper uniform accessories you will not be asked to go back to class.

12:54- 2nd lunch, head to band room and get into uniform. (if you have 3rd lunch eat first)

1:40- Depart BWHS on bus

2:00- Arrive at Bentonville Square

2:20ish- Play for Wall that Heals as it parades around the square

2:45- Load Bus

3:15- Arrive at BWHS

Please use flip folders/music- we will play Star Spangled Banner and Patriotic Parade Sequence. Seniors you are invited to join if you wish.

What do I need for marching band practice?

Plan to be outside for all practices. We wear white shirts, athletic shorts, and tennis shoes to practice. Please have all correct athletic wear by next week. We will provide marching instruments to those who need it. You may get dropped off and picked up at the BWHS band room. Bring your instruments.

Schedule for afterschool practices these two weeks.

M, T, TH- 5:30-7:30

Palen consultant opportunity for parents.

Palen Music Center needs help with instrument rental nights!


The “job description” is:

  • Attend a training session on how to rent instruments.


Training sessions (REQUIRED – even if you trained last year)
Tuesday, August 6th from 6 to 8 PM at the Springdale Palen store.
Thursday, August 8th from 6 to 8 PM at the Springdale Palen store.

**We can set-up an in-school training session for Booster clubs**

You are required to complete one training, but it is preferred that you attend both if possible.


  • Arrive on time to the rental display location.

  • Help set up the rental display area.

  • Rent instruments one-on-one to customers.

  • Help tear down the rental display area.




They will pay the band boosters $9.00 per consultant per hour worked. Most of the sessions will be 6 hour blocks. That would put $54 in your student’s account for each night worked. Three nights plus training could get you $198 for your student’s account! You can pick and choose and work the dates that fit. Palen takes care of the transportation to and from these schools. I think this is a great way to earn money for student accounts instead of selling frozen food. This will be a recurring opportunity next year as well! If you are interested in taking advantage of this, please email Amy Hinkson at amy@palenmusic.com. She will email you a Google Doc to fill out that lists your availability.  You will then receive a schedule that lets you know what dates they will need your help.  If you have any questions about rental nights, please email or call Amy (479) 387-4820.




Consultants from BWHS who helped last year are listed below.  Feel free to discuss with them to see if this is something you would be interested in.


Kristen Phillips

Trish Peterson

Yeyry Perez

Ruben Perez

Tracy Easter

Jimmy Easter


How to turn in money/make trip payments

All checks/cash that are being turned in (not online) must be placed in an envelope with the following information.

Student Name

Amount Enclosed

Purpose of Payment (BWHS Band Fees)

The envelope must be dropped into the safe located in the corner of the bwhs band room office. Do NOT hand checks or cash to anyone or leave them on our desks. Checks can also be mailed to the school at the following address.

Bentonville West HS Band

Attn: Albert Ortiz

1351 Gamble Rd

Centerton, AR 72719

Rising 9th Grade Parents- You may drop envelopes off at your respective junior high or bring them when your child has band practice at BWHS. Make sure you clearly write BWHS on the envelope. Once we transfer your charms accounts over to the HS (around July usually) you will be able to make payments online.

If you are working the AMP you do not need to let us know you will be using that to make your trip payments. We will keep track of that as we get the info and update charms once we move everything to the new fiscal year.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

AMP Concert May 6th

We are in need of Color Guard families and students to sign up to work the May 6th AMP Concert. The band has a concert that night. Remember, working the AMP will help reduce your $550 trip fees.

See the email below from 2019bpsampvolunteers@gmail.com


WE ARE STARTING OVER  WITH VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS FOR BWHS STUDENTS AND PARENTS FOR THE KILLERS CONCERT ON 5/6/19.

  • DUE TO A CONFLICT ON 5/6/19 WITH THE BWHS SCHOOL BAND CONCERT, ALL BWHS PARENTS AND STUDENTS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM THE SIGN-UP FOR THE KILLERS CONCERT ON 5/6/19.

  • PLEASE SIGN UP AGAIN IF YOU CAN WORK THE AMP CONCERT FOR THE KILLERS ON 5/6/19.

Thank you for your understanding!  

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PLEASE READ ENTIRE EMAIL

 

YOU MUST NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.

YOU MUST SEND A NEW EMAIL WITH THE SUBJECT "HUMAN X2"

 

 

Greetings Bentonville Schools Band Parents,

 

Our NEXT concert of the 2019 AMP season is THE KILLERS on MONDAY, MAY 6TH.

 

 

To sign up: - please email 2019bpsampvolunteers@gmail.com  with “HUMAN X2” in the subject line. This makes sorting quicker, easier and lessens the potential of staffing mistakes.  In the body of the e-mail please include:

 

·       Your First and Last Name

·       Any other workers you are signing up to work with you

·       The FULL NAME (First and Last) of the student you are working for

·       The school that they will be attending next fall (BHS, BWHS, FJHS, LJHS, WJHS).  

 

Current students enrolled in High School are eligible to work at theAMP.  Rising junior high students will become eligible to work after their first day of school their 9th grade year.  ALL band parents of high school and junior high school students, adult family members (high school freshman and older) and friends are eligible to work. 

 

The planned number of workers for this show had not been finalized.  Shows differ on the number of workers due to the ticket sales and the expected concession sales.  I do my best to have volunteer who are put on the list for that event on a first come basis on properly responding to my emails on each concert.  We have over 30 events this year so everyone has a lot of opportunities, even if you do not get on the first couple of shows. Worker volunteers will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance.  I will also keep a list of alternates who will be notified if they are needed to work the event.  All the rules and regulations of the AMP and your responsibilities and requirements will be included in the emails notifying you that you have been slated to work the concert.

If you are selected to work, you will receive a confirmation email.  In the email you will see your name (if selected) and your start time.  DO NOT COME TO AMP more than 10 minutes BEFORE your start time as you will only be signed in at your start time or actual arrival time, whichever is later.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  

 Please let me know if you have any questions and get ready for a GREAT SEASON AT THE AMP!

 

Thanks,

Amelia Dziwanowski

 

Show

THE KILLERS - 5/6/19 - MONDAY