Thursday, April 26, 2018

Sandy Lake

Sandy Lake Schedule and Information

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What to Wear
  • Band shirt and school shorts or school pants.
Be on time - follow your schedule closely
  • Students are expected to be at their assigned place at the assigned time and following directions at all times 
    Parents
  • Donations needed
    • A package of hot dogs, or
    • A pound of hamburger,or
    • A 12 pack of soda
    • Hamburger buns
    • Hot dog buns
    • Napkins
    • A gas grill
  • Volunteer
    • Ride the bus with students
    • Grill hamburgers and hot dogs
    • Serve food
    • Chaperon students
Beginner Band
8:30    Beginners meeting in Walker Band Hall
9:00    Load bus as assigned by Directors
9:15    Depart for Sandy Lake
9:45    Arrive at Sandy Lake - Beginners get lined up - busses return to Walker
10:50    Warm Up
11:10    Beginner Concert Performance
11:20    Exit stage return to Band area
11:30    Picnic time
12:30    Time in the Park
1:30    Concert Band Performance
2:30    Symphonic Band Performance
3:00    Load bus and return to Walker
3:30    Unload and dismiss - Busses return to Sandy Lake

Concert and Symphonic Bands
9:30    Concert and Symphonic members meet at Walker
10:00    Load bus as assigned by Director
10:15    Depart for Sandy Lake
10:45    Arrive at Sandy Lake
11:00    Attend Beginner performance
11:20    Return to Band area
11:30    Picnic
12:30    Line up for performance
1:00    Warm up
1:15    Concert Band Perform
1:30    Exit stage
1:45    Symphonic Band line up for Warm up and performance
2:30    Performance
2:45    Time in the Park
3:45    Load bus

Parent Volunteer Schedule
8:30    Beginning Band Parent meeting
9:15    Ride Beginning Band Bus
9:30    Concert and Symphonic Band Parent meeting
10:15    Ride Concert/Symphonic Band Bus
10:30    Set up for picnic - start grilling burgers and hot dogs
11:30    Serve food to students and then to parents
12:30    Clean Up
1:15     Concert Band Perform
2:30    Symphonic band Performance
3:00    Beginners return to Walker
4:00    Concert

Sunday, April 22, 2018

This Week in Band - UIL and Sandy Lake

This Week in Band

Symphonic Band Performance at UIL regionals


When: Tuesday April 24 - see schedule below
What to wear: Concert Black - Black and/or Grey dress clothes
Students should bring $8 for CiCi's pizza buffet after the performance

Our students have been working toward these performances for months and now they are here.  Check your calendar and make sure you have these on your schedule.

  • Tuesday April 24 - Symphonic Band to UIL Regionals at Red Oak High School
    • 3:00 Depart from Walker
    • 5:30 Warm Up
    • 6:00 Concert Performance
    • 6:30 Sight Reading Performance
    • 7:00 Stop for supper
    • 8:00 Arrive at Walker and Dismiss 
  • Saturday April 28 - All Bands perform at Sandy Lake
    • 8:00 Depart from Walker
    • Beginning, Concert and Symphonic Bands Perform
    • 3:30 Depart for Walker
    • 4:00 Arrive and Dismiss 
  • Saturday May 5 - Symphonic Band performance at University of North Texas, Peak Music Festival - Murchison Performing Arts Center
    • 7:00 AM - Meet at Walker
    • 8:00 Depart 
    • 9:30 Warm Up
    • 10:00 Performance 
    • Walking tour of University
    • Lunch
    • Depart for Walker
    • Arrive and Dismiss

Sunday, April 15, 2018

This Week in Band - Concert Band to UIL Regional

This Week in Band

 Concert Band Performance at UIL regionals

When: Wednesday April 18 - see schedule below
What to wear: Concert Black - Black and/or Grey dress clothes
Students should bring $8 for CiCi's pizza buffet after the performance
PERFORMANCES
Our students have been working toward these performances for months and now they are here.  Check your Calendar and make sure you have these on your schedule.

  • Wednesday, April 18 - Concert Band to UIL Regionals at Cedar Hill High School
    • 2:00 Depart from Walker
    • 3:30 Warm Up
    • 4:00 Concert Performance
    • 4:30 Sight Reading Performance
    • 5:00 Depart 
    • 5:30 Stop for Supper
    • 6:00 Depart for Walker
    • 6:45 Arrive at Walker and dismiss 
  • Tuesday April 24 - Symphonic Band to UIL Regionals at Red Oak High School
    • 3:00 Depart from Walker
    • 5:30 Warm Up
    • 6:00 Concert Performance
    • 6:30 Sight Reading Performance
    • 7:00 Stop for supper
    • 8:00 Arrive at Walker and Dismiss 
  • Saturday April 28 - All Bands perform at Sandy Lake
    • 8:00 Depart from Walker
    • Beginning, Concert and Symphonic Bands Perform
    • 3:30 Depart for Walker
    • 4:00 Arrive and Dismiss 
  • Saturday May 5 - Symphonic Band performance at University of North Texas, Peak Music Festival - Murchison Performing Arts Center
    • 7:00 AM - Meet at Walker
    • 8:00 Depart 
    • 9:30 Warm Up
    • 10:00 Performance 
    • Walking tour of University
    • Lunch
    • Depart for Walker
    • Arrive and Dismiss

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Contest Performances and Rehearsals

Contest Performances

Our students have been working toward these performances for months and now they are here.  Check your schedules and make sure you have these on your schedule.  All performances are class project grades and are required.  See schedules below and in the schedules tab.

Congratulations!

Concert and Symphonic Bands both performed at DISD Pre-UIL this week and turned in great performances.  Concert band earned 2nd Division honors in Sight-Reading.  Symphonic Band earned 1st Division honors in Concert performance.  Both bands are preparing for UIL Region Evaluations.

This Week!

Band-a-thon! is here!

UIL Regionals are coming up for both bands.  Since we are STAAR testing this week we will lose several days of rehearsal.  This Thursday both the Concert and Symphonic Bands will rehearse after school from 4:00 - 6:00, then we'll grill hot dogs and have a picnic till 7:00.
This is critical for our band's success at UIL and the rest of our contests.

Students, we need all Concert and Symphonic members to be there Thursday and ready to work.

Parents, we need lots help with the grilling.  If you have a grill you can bring we would love your help.  We would like each family to donate 1 of the following:

A package of hotdogs
A package of hotdog buns
A 2-liter of soda
Condiments (ketchup, mustard, relish)
Paper goods (paper plates, napkins, cups)


PERFORMANCES

Our students have been working toward these performances for months and now they are here.  Check your schedules and make sure you have these on your schedule.

  • Wednesday, April 18 - Concert Band to UIL Regionals at Cedar Hill High School
    • 2:00 Depart from Walker
    • 3:30 Warm Up
    • 4:00 Concert Performance
    • 4:30 Sight Reading Performance
    • 5:00 Depart 
    • 5:30 Stop for Supper
    • 6:00 Depart for Walker
    • 6:45 Arrive at Walker and dismiss 
  • Tuesday April 24 - Symphonic Band to UIL Regionals at Red Oak High School
    • 3:00 Depart from Walker
    • 5:30 Warm Up
    • 6:00 Concert Performance
    • 6:30 Sight Reading Performance
    • 7:00 Stop for supper
    • 8:00 Arrive at Walker and Dismiss 
  • Saturday April 28 - All Bands perform at Sandy Lake
    • 8:00 Depart from Walker
    • Beginning, Concert and Symphonic Bands Perform
    • 3:30 Depart for Walker
    • 4:00 Arrive and Dismiss 
  • Saturday May 5 - Symphonic Band performance at University of North Texas, Peak Music Festival - Murchison Performing Arts Center
    • 7:00 AM - Meet at Walker
    • 8:00 Depart 
    • 9:30 Warm Up
    • 10:00 Performance 
    • Walking tour of University
    • Lunch
    • Depart for Walker
    • Arrive and Dismiss




Tuesday, April 3, 2018

This week 4/2/18 - 4/6/18 Contest Performances

This week - CONTEST WEEK - See schedules below

It is critically important that students attend section rehearsals this week. 

Band Practice-a-thon is coming! Thursday April 12!!! 4:00 - 7:00

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!

Practice 4:00 - 6:00
Picnic 6:00 - 7:00

Parents - sign up to help 
____Grill hamburgers and hotdogs 
____ Provide a package of hotdogs 
____ Provide 4 hamburgers
____ Provide chips
____ Provide drinks


Walker Concert Band - Pre-UIL Contest
4/4/18

DISD Pre-UIL Band Evaluations
Ann Richards Middle School

  • Band Members must wear Black and/or Grey dress clothes for performances

1:15 - Meet in the Walker Band Room for rehearsal and meeting
1:45 - Load bus
2:00 - Depart for Ann Richards MS
2:45 - Arrive and unload bus
3:00 - Warm up time
3:30 - Concert Performance
4:00 - Sight Reading Performance
4:30 - Load bus and depart for Walker MS
5:15 - Arrive and unload bus
5:30 - Depart for home*

*All students must have their own transportation home.  No bus will be provided



Walker Symphonic Band - Pre-UIL Contest
4/6/18

DISD Pre-UIL Band Evaluations
Ann Richards Middle School

  • Band Members must wear Black and/or Grey dress clothes for performances

10:50 - Get A-lunch and meet in Band Hall
11:10 - Rehearsal and meeting
11:30 - Load bus and depart for Ann Richards MS
12:15 - Arrive and Unpack
12:30 - Warm Up
1:00 - Concert Performance
1:30 - Sight Reading Performance
2:00 - Load bus and depart for Walker
3:00 - Arrive at Walker meet in Band Hall
3:35 - Dismissal


Friday, March 23, 2018

Spring Concerts and Contests

March 29 2018, 6:30 PM 
WT White High School Auditorium
4505 Ridgeside Dr, Dallas, TX 75244

Selected students from the Beginning Band, Concert Band and Symphonic Band will perform along with the WT White High School Band in preparation for upcoming contests.

April 4, 2018 - 3:00 PM
DISD Pre-UIL Contest Evaluations - Richards Middle School
Concert Band

April 6, 2018 - 12:30 PM
DISD Pre-UIL Contest Evaluations - Richards Middle School
Symphonic Band

April 17-20 - Exact Date and time to be determined
UIL Regional Non-Vartsity Band Evaluations - Cedar Hill High School
Concert Band

April 24-27 - Exact date and time to be determined
UIL Regional Varsity Band Evaluations - Red Oak High School
Symphonic Band

April 28 -All day Saturday
Sandy Lake Music Festival
All bands will perform

May 5 - 10:30 AM
Peak Music Festival at University of North Texas
Murchison Performing Arts Center
Symphonic Band 

May 22 - 6:30 PM
End of Year Concert - Walker Auditorium
All Bands

Thursday, February 22, 2018

End of Six Weeks

End of Six Weeks - Band Eligibility is at stake!


Tomorrow 2/23 is the end of the six weeks grading period.

- All work must be completed and turned in for all classes
- Algebra 1 students MUST complete and turn in your project!!!


You must pass all classes to qualify for band performances and field trips.  Not completing work for all classes may disqualify you from band performances and field trips.

Sandy Lake

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