Sunday, January 22, 2017

This Week in Band

All-City Week and Parent/Teacher conferences

The Walker Band will be taking part in the DISD all-City Honor Band this week.  Some activities will take place at Walker MS while full band rehearsals and the concert will take place at Molina HS. 


Mois├ęs E. Molina High School
2355 Duncanville Road
Dallas, TX 75211


  • Monday -      Parent teacher conferences - at Walker MS - If your student is in the All-City band please see Mr. Flemons for details of this week's events. 
  • Wednesday - Percussion sectionals for All City Concert and Symphonic Bands - at Walker MS
  • Thursday -     Directors' Band rehearsal, Mr. Flemons conducting - at Molina HS
  • Friday -         MS and HS honor bands rehearsal - at Molina HS
    • Rehearsal 5PM - 9PM
  • Saturday -     MS and HS honor bands rehearsal and Concert - at Molina HS - 
    • Rehearsal 9 AM
    • Concert at 6 PM

Congratulations!

Selection to the All-City Honor Band is earned by audition.  This year a record number of Walker students (7) earned a position in either the All-City Concert or Symphonic Band.  Congratulations to the following students!
  • Heather Tull - Clarinet
  • Janette Jimenez - Clarinet
  • Sebastian Gomez - Trumpet
  • Jose Contreras - Trumpet
  • Jasmine Farias - Baritone
  • Raul Montano - Baritone
  • Brandon Lopez-Cardona - Baritone Saxophone

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!


Busy January - All City Band

Welcome Band Family!  January is already half over with.  Can you believe it?  The first big event on our calendar is the All-City Clinic and Concert.  Students who auditioned and were chosen will participate and perform Friday and Saturday, January 27 and 28.  All rehearsals and performances are at Molina High School.

Friday Rehearsal 5 PM - 9PM and Saturday is all day 8 AM to 8PM.  A schedule will be given to students next week.

 

Pass off sheets

Pass of sheets will be given to all band students.  This is a list of all playing tests that the student will be responsible for during the six weeks.  Students already have their first assignments and should be working on them.

Sectionals

Section rehearsals for Concert and Symphonic band students have begun for the semester.  All sectionals are from 3:45 to 4:45 after school.  Sectional attendance is required to qualify for field trips.  The schedule is:

Monday - Flutes and Clarinets
Tuesday - Trumpets
Wednesday - Saxophone, French Horn, Percussion
Thursday - Low Brass

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Concert and Dress Rehearsal Thursday Evening

All band students will stay after school for a dress rehearsal and concert performance Thursday December 15.  Concert begins at 6:30.  It is free and open to the public. 

3:35 - Students eat after school snack in the cafeteria
3:45 - All students meet in the auditorium
4:00 - Run through for blocking, transitions and timing
4:30 - Restroom break and snack break
4:45 - Meet in the auditorium with instruments
5:00 - Dress rehearsal
6:00 - Doors open to the public
6:30 - Concert Begins

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Performance week!

Performance week! 

Winter Concert - December 15 at 6:30 PM.  You're all invited!

  • All Bands will perform. 
  • This performance is a project grade. 
  • Student dress for concerts
    • Beginning Band -  Band T-shirt and school uniform pants. 
    • Concert & Symphonic Band will wear Concert Black - 
      • Any combination of Black and Gray dress clothes.
        • Boys - Black and/or Gray Dress Shirt, dress pants,  dress shoes.  Boys may wear a jacket and tie but it is not required. 
        • Girls may wear a dress pants outfit or a dress/skirt outfit.  Skirts must be knee length or longer - no exceptions.  Leggings and a short skirt is not acceptable.  

  • Snacks for students
    • The Band Parent Booster will be selling concessions in the cafeteria that afternoon with all the proceeds going to benefit the Walker Band.  Students can purchase a hot dog, drink and chips for $3
    • The cafeteria will provide a snack immediately after school at not charge to the students.
  •  Rehearsal schedule the day of the concert.  Thursday December 15 all band students will stay after school for a dress rehearsal.  They should come to school that day dressed for the performance.   
    • 3:35 - Meet in the Auditorium
    • 4:00 - Blocking/placement run through
    • 4:45 - Break
    • 5:00 - Dress rehearsal
    • 6:00 - Doors open to the public
    • 6:30 - Performance Begins

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Welcome back

Welcome back!

Our year is moving quickly and we have a lot to accomplish in this last month before the break.
Here are a few things to remember as we get ready for our December 15 Concert.
  • Rehearsals before and after school are an essential part of a successful performance.  See the schedule below.  Open practice time is for all students.  Sectionals are for Concert and Symphonic band students.
  • Student dress for concerts
    • Casual -  Band T-shirt and school pants.  This is for performances such as football games, parades, Sandy Lake, etc
    • Concert Black
      • Both boys and girls may wear a Black Dress Shirt, black dress pants, black dress shoes.  
        • Boys may wear a jacket and tie but are not required to.Blue accents like a tie for boys or jewelry for girls are acceptable.  
        • Girls may wear pants or a skirt.  Skirts must be knee length or longer - no exceptions.  Leggings and a short skirt is not acceptable.  Skirts above the knee are not acceptable for appearing on stage.  
      •  
    • December Concert Special Dress - Same as Concert Black but with Holiday accent colors.

    This Week Nov. 28 -  Dec. 2

    Monday
    8:00 - 8:30 - Open practice time for Beginning and Advanced Bands
    3:45 - 4:30  - Flute and Clarinet sectionals

    Tuesday
    8:00 - 8:30   Open practice time for Beginning and Advanced Bands
    3:45 - 4:45   Trumpet sectionals

    Wednesday
    8:00 - 8:30   Open practice time for Beginning and Advanced Bands
    3:45 - 4:45   French Horn/Alto Sax and Percussion sectionals

    Thursday
    8:00 - 8:30   Open practice time for Beginning and Advanced Bands
    3:45 - 4:45   Low Brass sectionals

    Friday
    8:00 - 8:30   Open practice time for Beginning and Advanced Bands

    Thursday, November 17, 2016

    Fund raiser Orders are due

    Fund raiser orders due Thursday, November 17.

    Our fund raiser is ending today, Thursday November 17.  All order forms and payments are due today. 

    Monday, November 7, 2016

    November 7-11, This Week in Band

    All-City Auditions

    All-City Honor Band Auditions are Monday evening, Nov. 7 from 5PM until judging is complete and results are posted.  Only selected students from the Symphonic band are participating. 

    If your student was selected to audition they were notified last week and received an itinerary last Friday.  A group of band parents is providing snacks from 5 - 6 PM in the Walker cafeteria.  If you would like to help with that please arrive between 4 and 4:30.


    Nov. 7 - 11

    Monday
    8:00 - 8:30 - before school practice time - all band students
    3:35  -          All-City Honor Band Auditions - select students only

    Tuesday
    8:00 - 8:30 - before school practice time - all band students
    3:45 - 4:45  - Trumpet section rehearsal

    Wednesday
    8:00 - 8:30 - before school practice time - all band students
    3:45 - 4:45  - Alto Sax, French Horn and Percussion section rehearsal

    Thursday
    8:00 - 8:30 - before school practice time - all band students
    3:45 - 4:45  - Low Brass/Low WW section rehearsal

    Friday
    8:00 - 8:30 - before school practice time - all band students
    3:45 - 4:45  - No rehearsal - All Region Auditions

    Saturday
    All Day - All Region Auditions