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Springdale Band spent $300 to play at Asa Hutchinson's presidental run announcement in Bentonville

Hutchinson speaking to Springdale HS Band members Records obtained from the Springdale School District reveal that the school district spent $300 of taxpayer funds for three buses to take 63 Springdale High School band members to Bentonville to play for former Arkansas governor and now private citizen Asa Hutchinson's Presidential bid announcement on April 26th. Rob Burgess, Hutchinson's campaign manager, was concerned about parking for the buses and wanted to make sure that the band did not leave when Hutchinson was speaking. Apparently the band was not prepared to play more than a few songs, including the school fight song and national anthem. We are sure that the Springdale fight song being played in Bentonville went over well. Some parents did not allow their kids to participate. The school district considered this a "community event" even though it occurred in another city in an adjacent county and was a partisan political campaign event. Public funds should ne