Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Schedule for Sandy Lake 4/30/16



April 30 – All  Bands to Sandy lake Music Festival
1800 Sandy Lake Road, Carrollton 75006


7:30 – Band Hall Opens

8:00 – Meeting in band hall, discuss schedule for the day, assignments given

8:15 – Load busses, roll check on bus

8:30 – Busses depart from Walker – (We will leave on time or EARLY)

9:00 – Arrive at Sandy Lake, unload bus, line up for beginner performance

9:30 – Beginner band Warm up

9:45 – Beginner Band Performance – Concert and Symphonic in the audience

10:00 – Beginner band pack up and seated in the audience

11:00 – Concert Band Get instruments and line up

11:15 – Concert Band Warm up and Performance

12:00 – Symphonic Warm up

12:30 – Symphonic performance

12:45 – Picnic lunch

1:00- 3:00 – Time in the park for RIDES!

3:00 – Load busses – roll call

3:15 – busses depart

4:00 – Arrive Walker MS – Put away equipment - then dismissed


Students can bring $5 BEFORE we go on the trip to sign up for the picnic lunch or they may bring their own sack lunch the day of the trip.  Please indicate below your choice and return this slip with $5 if choosing the picnic lunch.

My student______________________________, will
_____  eat at the picnic.  $5 is included with this slip
_____  will bring their own sack lunch.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Volunteers for Band trip to Sandy Lake - Required meeting!

Band Parents Meeting Monday - Regarding Sandy lake - Required meeting


Parent Meeting - Come and go - 5 Minutes -  Monday afternoon between 4PM - 6 PM

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to chaperon for us!  We have two more steps that must be completed by everyone who is volunteering as a chaperon. 
  1. Volunteer Application.  Our district is requiring that we have all of our chaperons complete a "Volunteer application" online at www.dallasisd.org    Click on the "Volunteer" tab then scroll to the bottom of the page and click on "Volunteer application".  Fill the form out and submit.  You will receive an email confirming your status as a volunteer.
  2. Volunteer Orientation.  Short 5 minute meeting.  At your convenience Monday afternoon.  Come by any time between 4PM and 6 PM for just a quick orientation.  If that time frame doesn't work for you please call or email at the number below to schedule a time that works for you.  I will stay as late or get here as early as you need me to.

 We need volunteers to:
  • Ride the bus
  • Supervise small groups of students while at the park
  • Cook and serve hot dogs/hamburgers
  • Drive your own pickup to haul musical instruments to the Park and back to Walker

If you want to volunteer to help on the trip please contact Mr. Flemons @
  • 469-774-9934 and leave a message, or
  • jflemons@dallasisd.org

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Getting Ready for Sandy Lake

Calling All Band Parents!

Parent Meeting - Thursday April 14 @ 6 PM.  There is an informational meeting for band parents regarding the field trip to Sandy Lake and volunteer opportunities.  We need volunteers to:
  • Ride the bus
  • Supervise small groups of students while at the park
  • Cook and serve hot dogs/hamburgers
  • Drive their pickup to haul musical instruments to the Park and back to Walker

If you cant make it to the meeting that's OK.  We will send all the forms home with your student.  Just sign and return.

If you want to volunteer to help on the trip please contact Mr. Flemons @
  • 469-774-9934 and leave a message, or
  • jflemons@dallasisd.org

Sunday, April 3, 2016

UIL this week! Important Info!

Symphonic Band Extra rehearsals! - and Pizza party

 The Symphonic band will have rehearsals before and after school the following days.

Monday
     8:00 AM until first period
     3:45 - till 5:00  Pizza is provided by Mr. Flemons
Tuesday
     8:00 AM
Wednesday
     8:00 AM

Concert Band and Symphonic Band to travel to UIL Regionals

The Concert and Symphonic bands will travel to Cedar Hill TX April 5 and 6 to perform in the UIL Region 20 Concert and Sight Reading evaluations.  Eligible members of the Concert Band will travel on April 5 and eligible members of the Symphonic Band will travel on April 6.  See the schedules below.

Students that are traveling to the contest will need $6 for CiCi's pizza that day.
Dress for the day of the contest is Concert Black.  Black, grey or a combination is acceptable.  Black dress pants or school pants are acceptable for boys or girls.  Black shoes.  Black shirt.  Boys may wear a coat and tie but are not required.  Girls may wear a dress or skirt as long as the skirt is knee length or longer.  A skirt that is above the knee is not acceptable.  Girls that show up with a skirt above the knee will be asked to change.  Any student not in concert attire may not be allowed to go on the trip.

April 5 - Concert Band

10:00 - Meeting in the Band Hall
10:30 - Load bus and depart
11:00 - Lunch at CiCi's pizza
11:45 - Load bus and depart for contest
12:30 -Arrive at Cedar Hill High School - 1 Longhorn Dr. Cedar Hill TX
             Unload bus
             Check in
             Travel to warm up location
1:30 - Warm Up
2:00 - Stage performance
2:30 - Sight Reading performance
3:00 - Load bus
3:30 - Depart for Walker
4:45 - Arrive at Walker, unload equipment, then dismissed

April 6 - Symphonic Band

11:00 - Meeting in the Band Hall
11:15 - Load bus and depart
11:30 - Lunch at CiCi's pizza
12:30 - Load bus and depart for contest
2:00 -Arrive at Cedar Hill High School - 1 Longhorn Dr. Cedar Hill TX
             Unload bus
             Check in
             Travel to warm up location
3:00 - Warm Up
3:30 - Stage performance
4:00 - Sight Reading performance
4:30 - Load bus
5:00 - Depart for Walker
6:30 - Arrive at Walker, unload equipment, then dismissed

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Upcoming Band Events

Upcoming Band Events

No Concert this Week

Because of STAAR testing preparations there is no concert performance this week.

Upcoming events

April 5,6,7          UIL Regional Evaluations              
April 30              Band Day at Sandy Lake Music Fest   
May 5,6             Peak Music Festival           
May 19              End of Year Concert          
June  6-11         Band Camp with Dallas Winds

Concert Band and Symphonic Band to travel to UIL Regionals

The Concert and Symphonic bands will travel to Cedar Hill TX April 5 and 6 to perform in the UIL Region 20 Concert and Sight Reading evaluations.  Eligible members of the Concert Band will travel on April 5 and eligible members of the Symphonic Band will travel on April 6.  See the schedules below.

Students that are traveling to the contest will need $6 for CiCi's pizza that day.
Dress for the day of the contest is Concert Black.  Black, grey or a combination is acceptable.  Black dress pants or school pants are acceptable for boys or girls.  Black shoes.  Black shirt.  Boys may wear a coat and tie but are not required.  Girls may wear a dress or skirt as long as the skirt is knee length or longer.  A skirt that is above the knee is not acceptable.  Girls that show up with a skirt above the knee will be asked to change.  Any student not in concert attire may not be allowed to go on the trip.

April 5 - Concert Band

10:00 - Meeting in the Band Hall
10:30 - Load bus and depart
11:00 - Lunch at CiCi's pizza
11:45 - Load bus and depart for contest
12:30 -Arrive at Cedar Hill High School - 1 Longhorn Dr. Cedar Hill TX
             Unload bus
             Check in
             Travel to warm up location
1:30 - Warm Up
2:00 - Stage performance
2:30 - Sight Reading performance
3:00 - Load bus
3:30 - Depart for Walker
4:45 - Arrive at Walker, unload equipment, then dismissed

April 6 - Symphonic Band

11:00 - Meeting in the Band Hall
11:15 - Load bus and depart
11:30 - Lunch at CiCi's pizza
12:30 - Load bus and depart for contest
2:00 -Arrive at Cedar Hill High School - 1 Longhorn Dr. Cedar Hill TX
             Unload bus
             Check in
             Travel to warm up location
3:00 - Warm Up
3:30 - Stage performance
4:00 - Sight Reading performance
4:30 - Load bus
5:00 - Depart for Walker
6:30 - Arrive at Walker, unload equipment, then dismissed


   




Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Symphonic Band meets at 8:00 AM

Symphonic Band! Get ready to rock Pre-UIL. Rehearsal at 8 AM. bus leaves at 8:30.  Dress your best, bring your permission slip and pizza $.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Concert Band to Pre-UIL

Pre-UIL tomorrow!  You are gonna be great Concert Band!  Bring your permission form!  Dress your best. Even if it's school clothes.