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.
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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
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