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The Pride is the program's marching band.  The Pride performs at BHS football games and competes in Bands of America competitions regionally and nationally. 

Description

"Pride" Marching Band is a developing ‘state of the art’ competitive marching band. It will explore the latest trends in competitive marching band. The ‘Pride’ is an extra-curricular offering for band students at Bentonville High School.

Goals

"Pride" marching band provides an outlet for students interested in the realm of ‘state of the art’ design, performance, social, and competitive opportunities.

Rehearsals

Since the "Pride" is a Co-Curricular activity, its rehearsal schedule falls almost entirely outside of the typical school day. Pride rehearsals are as follows, but not limited to:

  • Monday 4:30 - 6:30

  • Tuesday 5:00 - 9:00

  • Thursday 4:30 - 6:30

  • Saturday Rehearsals as Scheduled

Performances

The "Pride" marching band performs at halftime of all home varsity football games as well as at all away varsity football games (travel schedule permitting). The "Pride" also performs at all competitive contests and festivals; approx. 4 contests per season. The format of most contests are a prelim / finals contest. The "Pride" also performs various community support appearances based on need and accessibility. The ‘Pride’ will also perform with the Pre-game band, in the Stands, and at select Parades.

Costs

Each student occurs a “fare share” fee that pays for all travel and goods. The cost for the Bentonville Band Program are $750 for proper and $900 for guard.

Academic Achievement

Pride members receive Grades for marching band as co-curricular grades to their band class grades on their report of progress and their permanent transcript. Grades fall under the guidelines of the Bentonville Schools Assisted and Un-Assisted grades.