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.  

Friday, March 6, 2015

Have a wonderful Spring Break!

Have a Wonderful Spring Break!


Please click on the tabs at the top of the page at www.edwalkermsband.blogspot.com for chair assignments, band placement and HOMEWORK assignments for over the break.

Students, it is important that you return from the break able to play the music on the assignment page.  Good luck and happy practicing. 

Congratulations

 to all of our students for a fantastic Concert for Music in our schools month!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This week in band! Music in our Schools Month! Performance

Concert Next Tuesday March 3


Next Tuesday is the Band Concert for Music in our Schools Month.  It is a project grade for all band students and all band students are required to attend and perform.  All students must stay for the entire performance in order to receive credit for attending.

What to wear

Beginners - School pants or skirt and Band T-shirt
Intermediate and Advanced Band - All Black dress clothes or any combination of black and gray  dress clothes. Accents may be blue... such as a scarf or tie.   No jeans or athletic shoes.  Ladies may wear a skirt or dress if it is knee length or longer.  Boys may wear a tie or jacket but it is not required.

Schedule

4:00 - Rehearsal in the band hall and on stage
5:00 - Pizza is served if you order and bring $5 by Monday March 2
6:00 - Concert begins
7:00 - Concert ends

Future Events

March 24  -  DISD Pre-UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluations, Tasby Middle School
April 7, 8 -  UIL Regional Evaluations, Cedar Hill High School
April 25 - Band Day at Sandy Lake Park, Sandy Lake Park
TBD - State Honor Band Recording Session
May 12 - End of Year Concert


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Band to perform Thursday night for meet Walker night!

Band Performance Thursday evening  for Meet Walker Night

All 7th and 8th Grade Band Students will perform for incoming students and their parents.

Students that perform will receive 20 extra credit points.
Performance Schedule
6:00 PM - rehearsal
7:00 - performance
7:15 - dismissed








Friday, February 6, 2015

This week in Band!

Congratulations to ALL-CITY Band members

Jose Martinez - Tuba - 1st chair
Rami Bakr - Euphonium - 3rd chair
Zach Revell - Trumpet - 9th chair
Samantha Aquino - French Horn - 3rd chair

We are so proud of you!  Your performance was fantastic! You represented us well!

Solo & Ensemble tomorrow Feb 7

4 students will represent Walker at the DISD Solo Festival. 

Here is your schedule
 
Note - There is no bus.  You must have your own transportation

AM
8:00 - Meet at E.D. Walker Band Hall to practice
8:30 - carpool to Thomas Jefferson High School 4001 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75229
9:00-10:00 - performance times for individuals.  Once you have finished your performance you are free to go.

Make sure you have your accompaniment CD with you
Make sure you are dressed nice for the performance
 

Auditions for Booker T Washington HS

 
Several students will be auditioning for Booker T Washington - Way to go guys!  Your hard work will pay off.