Monday, December 18, 2017

A surprise gift!

A surprise gift for the Christmas season! 


We have 10 free tickets to the Dallas Symphony’s “Big Brassy Christmas” at Preston Hollow Presbyterian Tuesday evening.  Contact Mr Flemons at jflemons@dallasisd.org if you want to claim some tickets!  See details at www.mydso.com

Exam Week - Getting ready for the new year

Exam Week

Students will be taking semester exams in all classes this week.

Monday - Full day

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Welcome Back! Concerts coming up next week.

December Concerts next week!


Beginner Band Concert next Tuesday, December 5, at 6:30 PM
  • Students should arrive by 5:30 and meet in the band hall
  • This performance is a required class project and is a Project Grade for the course
  • Students should dress up for the event.
    • Boys - Dress shirt, dress pants, dress shoes.  School uniform is acceptable.  Tie and jacket is optional.
    • Girls - Skirts MUST be knee length or longer.  Dress or blouse and skirt or dress pants and blouse. School uniform is acceptable.

Concert & Symphonic Band  Concert next Thursday, December 7, at 6:30 PM
  • Students should arrive by 5:30 and meet in the band hall
  • This performance is a required class project and is a Project Grade for the course 
  • Students should dress up for the event.
    • Boys - Dress shirt, dress pants, dress shoes.  School uniform is acceptable.  Tie and jacket is optional.
    • Girls - Skirts MUST be knee length or longer.  Dress or blouse and skirt or dress pants and blouse. School uniform is acceptable.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Giving Thanks!

Giving thanks!

Thank you Mr. Pogue and students.  I'm very grateful for Mr. Pogue's hard work and expertise as a music educator here at Walker. He has been handling all the instruction and directed the performances for the Walker preview Thursday. Thank you to the students that went the extra mile and performed in the morning and the evening performances.

Students, remember to take your instruments home and practice for the December concert!

Happy Thanksgiving!  

Monday, November 13, 2017

This week in Band - 3 performances for Symphonic

Symphonic Band performances at Walker showcase!


The Symphonic Band will perform for the Walker showcase Thursday during school and will be featured at the Walker Showcase Thursday night at 6:30 PM.  Students will stay after school Thursday so bring $5 for pizza or snacks.

Band Boosters  - we need your help picking up and serving pizza or other snacks for the students.  Please contact Mr. Flemons or Mr. Pogue if you can help

Here is the schedule:


Thursday - 11/16/17
3:45 - Meet in the Band Hall for rehearsal - Bring $5 for pizza
5:00 - Pizza
6:00 - Orchestra Performance
6:30 - Band Performance
6:45 - Pack up and dismiss

Looking Ahead

Wednesday 11/29 - Cookie dough arrives!
Tuesday - 12/5 - Beginner Band Concert1
Thursday - 12/7 - Concert and Symphonic Band with Orchestra!

Beginners should be practicing at home DAILY on pages 6, 7, 8, & 9 in the Essential Elements Book

Thursday, November 9, 2017

All Region auditions Friday and Saturday

All Region Auditions 

Several students from Walker have qualified to compete at All-Region

Here is the schedule

Friday and Saturday 
Nov 10 and 11
Kennemer Middle School
7101 W Wheatland Rd
Dallas 75249


Friday - 
Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Percussion
4:00 - Load bus and depart
5:00 - Arrive Kennemer Middle
Warm up time and eat a snack, bring a snack or bring $ for concessions
6:00 - Judges meeting and begin auditions
9:00 - Auditions conclude, load bus, return to Walker


Saturday
Phase 2 - students will return if selected
Bass Clarinet, Euphonium, Tenor Sax, Tuba
8:00 AM - Meet at Walker band room
8:15 - load bus and depart for All Region
9:30 - Arrive Kennemer middle
11:00 - Auditions begin
1:00 - auditions conclude, load bus return to Walker



Sunday, November 5, 2017

Thank you parents!

We have the most awesome parents!

The fall festival was a great success and our parents helped make it great.  Thank you to those who helped out!

A surprise gift!

A surprise gift for the Christmas season!  We have 10 free tickets to the Dallas Symphony’s “Big Brassy Christmas” at Preston Hollow Pr...