Big Walnut Bands

BWHS Jazz Band

Jazz Band Rehearsal start on Monday, Jan. 6, 2019 at 7:00 am on stage.

Altos – Still spots available (see Mr. Porter to audition)

Tenors – Grace Weber, Amanda Grim

Bari – Josh Gutierrez

Trumpets – Calvin Searles, Sam Clawson, Hannah Kaminski, Clint Johnson, Brennen Meyer, Lauren Hoppe

Trombones – David Lot, Devin Gregory, Brian Irvine (one opening left)

Rhythm Section – Prescott Hartzler (piano), Avery Rak (bass), Spencer Salmon (set), Cole Matos (set), Ryan St. John (set), (guitar spot available)


First Pep Band is Friday, January 3rd!  Report time is 6:30 pm




Pep Band Dates

Fri., Jan 3        Girls BB vs. Franklin Hts.
Tues., Jan 7     Girls BB vs. Westerville Central
Sat.,  Jan. 11    Boys BB vs. Mt. Vernon (Homecoming)
Fri, Jan. 17      Boys BB vs. Canal Winchester
Sat., Jan. 18     Girls BB vs. Madison Comprehensive
Tues., Jan. 21  Girls BB vs. Olentangy
Fri., Jan. 24      Boys AND Girls BB vs. New Albany (2 games)
Fri., Jan. 31      Boys BB vs. Newark
Tues., Feb. 4     Boys BB vs. Marysville



“Remind” Sign up!

Parents and students are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to join the appropriate band “Remind” group if they have not already done so.  Important information can be sent out quickly for such things as:

  1.  A change of uniform for a performance due to weather.
  2.  Information regarding a change of return time after a performance so that parents aren’t stuck waiting and wondering.
  3. General reminders about report times, activities, etc.To get this important info, parents and students sign up as follows:Class of 2020 – Text the number 81010 and put the code @20bwhs as a text.
    Class of 2021 – Text the number 81010 and put the code @21bwhs as a text.
    Class of 2022 – Text the number 81010 and put the code @22bwhs as a text.
    Class of 2023 – Text the number 81010 and put the code @23bwhs as a text.If you have already signed up, you are already in the system.

“Early Band”

Early band is every Tuesday and Wednesday during marching season.  Students need to be READY to begin rehearsal at 7:00 am on these days!  If transportation is a concern, students can talk to Mr. Porter so that he can find someone who lives close to you that could pick your band member up.


2019 Summer and Fall Calendars Here!

Summer and Fall Dates are available here:    Summer and Fall 2019 Calendar 

Important Info Letter for all parents:  New Band Member Info v2(2)


Chaperones Needed!  New BWLS rules in effect!

We are in need of chaperones for our trips fthis fall!

Big Walnut Local Schools now require all chaperons/volunteers to have a background check and application on file with the school district.  To do so, please visit and click on Parents/Community to scroll to “Volunteer Opportunities”.  Volunteers need to do this at least one week prior to the trip.  All of our chaperones and equipment bus drivers need to do this ASAP!