Big Walnut Bands

Football Home vs. Shelby

Friday, Sept. 13, 2019

Clarinets and Tenor Saxes have hospitality this week!
(each section member brings 2 dozen full size cookies and 24 cans of Pepsi or Coke product or a case of water)

5:30 pm   Report to BWHS to get into FULL UNIFORM
(Make sure to have your PLAIN black shoes and long black socks!)

7:00 pm   Kickoff

10:00 pm  Game over


“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)


2019-20 BWHS Section Leaders

*Lead Section Leader
(roles for will be defined for those sections with more than one section leader)

Flutes – Catelyn Vanhoose*, Samantha Cox

Clarinets – Jasmine Lucas*, Autumn Kurtz

Alto Saxes – Jillian Salmon*, Kat Brammer

Low Reeds – Grace Weber*

Horns – Clint Johnson*

Trumpets – Grady Hemingway*, Brennen Meyer, Cody Carius

Trombones – Emily Kuederle*, David Lott

Baritones – Andre Brammer*

Tubas – Dylan Oglesbee*

Battery Percussion – Grace Salloum*

Front Ensemble – Logan Shinkle*, Jon Daniel

2019 Field Commanders

Congratulations to Kaylee Swank and Noah Fitch on being named the Field Commanders for the upcoming marching band season!

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!