Big Walnut Bands

2021 Section Leaders
Flutes – Atalie Klingensmith, Kailyn Merkel
Clarinets – Ashleigh Westervelt, Nick Alexander
Alto Saxes – Charles McKelvey, Grace Brinkerhoff
Horns – Hannah Kaminski
Trumpets – Cindy Serna, Sam Clawson, Will Acree
Low Brass – Prescott Hartzler, Jeevan Konduru, Ethan Segrue
Low Reeds – Morgan Schnurr
Percussion – Tommy Daggett, Ross Carpenter, Kassie Swank, Ben McKelvey

Independence Day Parade Info

July 1 – Parade practice at BWHS, 6-8 pm. Summer uniforms available for pickup as needed

July 3 – Parade beginning at BWHS. Lineup at 9:45 am. ALL BAND MEMBERS MUST ENTER THE BWHS AREA FROM THE DIRECTION OF THE BWI! No participants will be allowed to be driven up the front hill of the HS.

June Music Boosters Meeting

The June Music Boosters Meeting will be held on Thursday, June 17th at 7:00 pm at Mi Sombrero in Sunbury. After a very unusual 2020-21 school year, we are in need of MANY parent volunteers, booster officers, fundraising coordinators, etc.!!!! Please try to attend this meeting so we can plan our upcoming year!

2022 BWHS Percussion
Quints – Tommy Daggett, Spencer Salmon
Snares – Ross Carpenter, Devin Gregory, Logan Chalmers, Avery Siewert
Bass Drums – Kassie Swank, Sam Fujii, Nathan Lasher, Alex Snodgrass
Cymbals – Wyatt Kupfer
Front Ensemble –
Ben McKelvey, Adam Wilhelm, Alayna Boyer, Zach Wecker, Jo Hindenlang, Gavin Compton, Lux Akers, Kaytlin Deutschle, Peyton Phillips, Hayden Stevens, Brody Wingler

Senior Band:  Doors open at 7:45 pm, Performance at 8:00 pm
This performance is limited in seating and tickets must have been reserved.
Seniors are to wear their graduation robes for this performance!

Band Camp 2021

As students and parents begin to make summer plans, we have scheduled our 2021 Band Camp for the week of August 9th at BWHS.  More information on times, etc. will be posted as the school begins protocols for the start of next school year.




“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 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.
    Class of 2024 – Text the number 81010 and put the code @24bwhs as a text.

Chaperones Needed!  New BWLS rules in effect!

We are in need of chaperones for our trips this 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!