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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Congratulations to WT White Band!

Congratulations to the WT White Band on their 1st Division performance at the UIL region 20 marching contest today! Now it's on to Area competition next Saturday. Come out to Mesquite next week to cheer on all the former Walker students and the rest of the WTW band.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Fall Events

Fall events

 Saturday, 10/18:

--UIL Region 20 6A Marching Contest – Panther Stadium – Duncanville, TX
--UIL Region 24 Marching Contest – Standridge Stadium – Carrollton, TX

Get out and cheer on the WT White band at regionals in Duncanville Saturday. They perform at 6:00 PM at Panther Stadium by Duncanville High School.   900 Camp Wisdom Rd.  Duncanville TX  75116.  If you can't make it to Duncanville head over to Carrollton for some of the strongest high school marching bands in the country. Both events are FREE and so is the parking

Monday, Nov 3:

--All-City Band Auditions.  Hosted by the Walker Band and Band Boosters at Walker Middle School. 7th and 8th grade students should be practicing daily to be ready to qualify for this event

Friday, Nov 7:

--Walker Fall Carnival. Parent volunteers are needed to help run a concession stand at the carnival in order to raise funds for new instruments

December 16:

--Fall Semester Concer. All band students will be involved   

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Thursday performance - WT White Homecoming parade

Thursday - The Advanced Band will perform at the WT White Homecoming parade Thursday October 9, 2014.  WT White HS is located at 4505 Ridgeside Dr, Dallas, TX 75244.

The parade is a project grade for all Intermediate and Advanced band students.

- Students should wear the black Band t-shirt and khaki school pants/shorts or skirt
- A bus will take the students from Walker to WT White HS for the parade.
- The parade begins at 4:15.  Come out and support the band and enjoy the parade!
- The parade should be done by 5:00.
- Students should be picked up at WT White in the teachers parking lot on Welch Street by the portable buildings.  Students are responsible for transporting their instruments after the parade.  There will NOT be a bus to transport students after the parade.

After the parade, Nathan Adams elementary school is holding a Fall Carnival.  Band students may attend the carnival and perform with the band at 5:30.  Performance at the carnival is voluntary and not for a grade.  Any students that choose to perform at the carnival will receive a meal at the festival.  Nathan Adams Elementary is down the street from WT White HS at the corner of Welch and Harvest Hill.

Monday, October 6, 2014

This Week in Band 10/6/14

This Week in Band

Advanced Band

  • Monday - Football game at Franklin Stadium.  Refer to itinerary that was sent home with the permission slip.  Students will stay after school for rehearsal and leave by bus for Franklin Stadium.  Located at Ben Franklin Middle School on Hillcrest Drive.  Students should bring a sack lunch or $5 for pizza.  We will return to Walker at 8:30PM.  Students can be picked up at the game at 8:00PM or at Walker at 8:30PM
  • Thursday - Parade at WT White High School.  Advanced band members will perform at the WT White homecoming parade at 4:30PM.  Students should be picked up at WT White HS in the East parking lot by the portable buildings.  There will NOT be a bus coming back to Walker.  
  • After School - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday every week the band hall is open for practice from 3:45 to 5:00.  Woodwinds have a required section rehearsal on Tuesdays.  Brass and Percussion are Thursdays.  There is a bus that will transport students to their home elementary schools at 5:30 each of the three days.
  • Students should be practicing and preparing the scales and music for All-City Auditions that take place Nov 3 at Walker MS

Beginning Band

  • Morning practice times start this week.  The band hall opens every day at 8AM.  Students are encouraged to come in before school to take advantage of the time and have supervised practice time
  • Students should be practicing Lessons 1 - 5 this week

Friday, October 3, 2014

No performance today! Nathan Adams closed.

Our performance at the Nathan Adams Carnival is canceled for today. Nathan Adams Elementary is closed due to the power outage. I will let you know if it gets rescheduled.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Time for Marching Band!

Fall is in the air and it's time for marching band!  Yay!  I encourage and recommend that everyone get out and see a show or two thís year. It's a great family event!

Here is a listing of many of the marching band shows in our area this fall. 

Any of the events that are listed as a UIL event are FREE admission.  The very best shows are in BOLD type. 

Saturday, 10/4:
--Bands of America Denton Regional – University of North Texas – Denton, TX
--Centennial Marching Festival – Frisco Memorial Stadium – Frisco, TX
--Plano East Marching Invitational – Clark Stadium – Plano, TX
--Golden Triangle Marching Classic – Collins Stadium – Denton, TX
--Mesquite Marching Festival – Mesquite Memorial Stadium – Mesquite, TX
--Midlothian Marching Showcase – Midlothian Multi-Purpose Stadium – Midlothian, TX

 Saturday, 10/11:
--Tournament of Champions – Standridge Stadium – Carrollton, TX
--HEB (Hurst-Euless-Bedford) Marching Contest – Pennington Field – Bedford, TX
--Birdville Marching Festival – Birdville ISD Fine Arts & Athletic Complex – North Richland Hills, TX
--The Classic Marching Competition – Eagle Stadium – DeSoto, TX
--Marching Classic on the Lake – Little Elm Athletic  Complex – Little Elm, TX
--UIL Region 25 5A/6A Marching Contest – Clark Stadium – Plano, TX

Tuesday, 10/14:
--UIL Region 20 5A & Below Marching Contest
 Wednesday, 10/15:
--UIL Region 3 4A & 6A Marching Contest – Mesquite Memorial Stadium – Mesquite, TX

 Saturday, 10/18:
--UIL Region 20 6A Marching Contest – Panther Stadium – Duncanville, TX
--UIL Region 24 Marching Contest – Standridge Stadium – Carrollton, TX

 Wednesday, 10/22:
--UIL Region 3 2A-3A-5A Marching Contest – Mesquite Memorial Stadium – Mesquite TX
--UIL Area C 6A Marching Contest – Mesquite Memorial Stadium 

 Friday, 10/31 – Saturday, 11/1:
-Bands of America  San Antonio Super-Regional – Alamodome – San Antonio, TX
 Saturday, 11/1:
-Duncanville Marching Invitational – Panther stadium Duncanville
 Monday, 11/3:
--UIL Class 4A State Marching Band Contest – Alamodome – San Antonio, TX
 Tuesday, 11/4:
--UIL Class 6A State Marching Band Contest – Alamodome – San Antonio

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Performances and Practice Tips

Performance Additions and Changes

  October 3.  The Advanced Band has added a performance.  A group of Advanced Band students will have a short performance this Friday October 3rd at Nathan Adams Elementary school.  Their Fall Carnival will take place that afternoon.   This is performance is voluntary.  This is NOT a required performance and it is not for a grade.  It is a voluntary performance. No transportation will be provided.  Students will need to show up at Nathan Adams Elementary between 5 and 5:15 for the performance in their Black Band Shirt and school khakis or jeans that meet school dress code.  Students that participate will receive a meal at the carnival.  The performance will conclude at 5:40.  Parents should pick up students at Nathan Adams immediately following the performance.

October 6  Walker football game.  This game will go on as scheduled.  Advanced band will perform. This is a required performance.  

WT White Homecoming Parade has been changed to Thursday October 9.  Updated calendars will be sent home with students later this week.  This is a required performance.