Friday, April 24, 2015

Sandy Lake! Tomorrow - Saturday 4/24

Sandy Lake! Tomorrow - Saturday 4/24


It's time to Shine!  The sun should be out tomorrow.  We're looking forward to a beautiful day.  Parents, please come join us for a fun day in the park.

Schedule

8:00 AM - Morning Meeting and rehearsal - ALL STUDENTS must attend
8:30 AM - Load bus and depart from Walker
9:00 AM - Arrive at Sandy Lake Park - Unload bus, prepare for performances
9:40 AM - Beginning Band Warm Up and Performance
11:00 AM - Symphonic Band Warm up and Performance
11:30 AM - Honor Band Warm up and Performance
12:00 Noon - Lunch is served at our pavilion - see details below
12:30 - 3:00 - Time to play in the park
3:30 PM - Busses depart for Walker
4:00 PM - Students picked up at Walker

Dress:  Students should wear their band T-Shirt with school appropriate blue jeans or school pants or school shorts

Lunch:  Students may bring $5.00 to purchase a hamburger combo or hot dog combo from the band boosters.  Students my bring their own sack lunch if they prefer or buy food from the park concession

Pick Up:  If a student is to be picked up at the Park the parent or guardian must check their student out in person with a director.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Congratulations Band!

Congratulations Walker Band! for  EXCELLENT ratings in Concert and Sight Reading at UIL.  Way to go Band!  Let's keep working hard toward our next performance.

The following letter of congratulation is from Mr. Tim Linley,  Director of Instrumental Music for DISD.


Mr. Flemons, Mr. Osborne and Mr. Heffernan,

Just a quick email to extend my congratulations to Mr. Flemons, Mr. Osborne and the Walker Middle School Band for bringing home EXCELLENT ratings in UIL Concert & Sight Reading!  This is a great honor and represents the fantastic teaching of the staff, the hard work of the students, and the support of the campus administration. Your students were EXCELLENT ambassadors for the tremendous work going on at Walker Middle School and within the Dallas ISD Visual & Performing Arts programs.

A most heartfelt congratulations! 

Tim Linley
Director of Instrumental Music
Dallas Independent School District

Sunday, April 5, 2015

UIL Contest Week at Cedar Hill High School

UIL week - Contest at Cedar Hill High School

Symphonic band  travels to UIL Tuesday. Honor band travels to UIL Wednesday.   Students should wear dress black.  Girls, black and/or gray dress or pants outfit.  Boys, black and/or gray pants and shirt. Accessories can be blue as an accent color. All students should bring $6 for lunch at CiCi's pizza the day of the contest.

Schedule

Monday
8:00 AM rehearsal
3:45 - 5:00 rehearsal

Tuesday Symphonic Band
8:00 AM Rehearsal
10:00 load bus and depart for contest
11:00 lunch at CiCi's
12:30 depart for Cedar Hill HS
1:00 arrive CHHS
1:30 warm up
2:00 Stage Performance
2:30 Sight Reading Performance
3:00 load bus and depart for Walker
4:00 Arrive at ED Walker

Wednesday - Honor Band
8:00 rehearsal
9:00 load bus and depart
10:00 arrive Cedar Hill High School
10:30 Warm Up
11:00 stage Performance
11:30 Sight Reading Performance
12:30 load bus and depart for lunch
1:00 arrive CiCi's pizza
2:00 Depart for E.D. Walker
3:00 Arrive Walker


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rehearsal schedule

Rehearsal schedule for this week and next.

It's been a busy week full of STAAR testing.  With very little time left until UIL regionals our band needs all the rehearsal we can get.  So here is the schedule.

Thursday
8 AM - 8:30 rehearsal
4PM - 6 PM rehearsal
6PM - 8pm. Band Movie night ( not required) students can bring $5 for pizza and we'll watch a movie. Have your ride here to pick you up by 8:00.

Friday
8am - 8:30 rehearsal

Monday
8am - 8:30 rehearsal

Tuesday
Symphonic band travels to UIL

WEDNESDAY
Honor band travels to UIL

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Congratulations to the Walker Honor Band!

Walker Honor Band makes a clean Sweep!

The Walker Honor Band made a clean sweep of Pre-UIL Concert and Sight reading evaluations.  They received a 1st division rating from all judges on both judging panels.  This is a tremendous accomplishment and the first time this has happened in Walker history.

I am so proud of you students.  You have set the bar high this year.  In two weeks we will perform at UIL Regionals. We travel on 4/8 and 4/9.  Let's keep working toward our best performance of the year.

Mr. Flemons


Score summary.                 CONCERT.                                            SIGHT READING

Band.    Judge 1.   Judge 2.   Judge 3. Overall  Judge 4.   Judge 5.  Judge 6.  Overall

Symphonic  1.            1.             2.           1             1.              1.              3.            1

Honor.         1.             1.            1.           1             1.              1.              1.            1



UIL RUBRIC
1= Superior
2= Excellent
3= good/average
4= fair/needs improvement
5= poor

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Congratulations to the Symphonic Band!

Congratulations to the Walker Symphonic Band for their great performance today at Pre-UIL Concert and Sight Reading!


The band earned a 1st division in Concert and a 1st division in Sight reading!  Way to go Band!  This is the first Sweepstakes win for the Walker Band program.  

Honor Band performs tomorrow!


The Honor Band will be traveling on Wednesday 3/25.  They will leave at  8:00 AM and return at 1:00 PM.

Dress for tomorrow is dress black. Any combination of black and/or grey.  Blue accents or accessories are ok too.  They can wear it to school.  If ladies wear a skirt or dress it should be knee length or longer.

Honor Band members need to bring $6 for lunch at CiCi's pizza after the contest.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Contest week

Symphonic and Honor Bands travel to DISD band evaluations

The Walker bands will travel to DISD band evaluations this week.  Schedules went home with students last week.  

The Symphonic band will be traveling on Tuesday 3/24 and will leave at 1:00 PMand return at 5:00 PM.  The Honor Band will be traveling on Wednesday 3/25.  They will leave at  8:00 AM and return at 1:00 PM.

Dress for tomorrow is dress black. Any combination of black and/or grey.  Blue accents or accessories are ok too.  They can wear it to school.  If ladies wear a skirt or dress it should be knee length or longer.