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Conductor's baton on sheet music

  Our Teachers    

Jared Jones

Has been the Director of Bands at Washington Junior High School since 2010. He has a Bachelors of Music Education from Arkansas Tech University, a Master in Educational Technology from Pittsburg State University and an Education Specialists Degree for building level administration from Arkansas State University.

Nick Fernandez

Has been the Director of Percussion for Bentonville Schools since 2012. In addition to crafting a district wide vision for our percussion program, Mr. Fernandez also teaches 6th grade percussion, 7th grade percussion, 8th grade percussion and the Bentonville Pride Drumline.


Mr. Fernandez's high school percussion ensemble was selected to perform as a premier ensemble during the 2020 Sandy Feldstein's National Percussion Festival that took place during the Music for All's National Festival. 

Phillip Shewmaker

Has been the Associate Director of Bands at Bentonville High School Since 2017. Mr. Shewmaker teaches the Flute and Saxophone class at WJHS and is an integral creator of the Bentonville Jazz Band program. 

Dylan Gililland

Has been the Director of Bands at Fulbright Junior High Since 2014. Mr. Gililland assists with the 8th grade band class at WJHS.

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