Friday, June 15, 2018

Band Camp Saturday Schedule

Band Camp Saturday Schedule - Concert in the Meyerson!


Wear nice pants - A Camp T-shirt will be distributed in the morning.  You will wear that on-stage for your performance in the Meyerson Symphony Center!

Parents - please attend this performance!

The schedule will be almost the same as the rest of the week with a few important differences.

  • 7:30 - meet in the Walker Band hall
  • 7:45 - catch the bus to Booker T. Washington High School
  • 8:30 - Breakfast
  • 9:00 - Rehearsal and pass out T-shirts
    • Camp Picture
    • Final Rehearsal
    • Move to the Meyerson Symphony Center
  • 10:30 - Concert Begins
  • 12:30 - Concert Ends, Load up, Lunch for students and dismiss
    • Ride bus back to Walker or Ride with parents
  • 8th Graders turn in instruments at the Walker Band Hall

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Band Camp - Final Updates

Band Camp Schedule - Time Change!!!

Monday -Saturday
June 11-16
  • You will need to come early the first day in order to check out your instrument
  • Wear you Walker Band T-shirt the first day of Camp
Walker Band Hall Opens at 7:00 each day
7:00 - Band Room opens.
7:30 - Load bus
7:45 - Bus will Depart at this time each day - Don't be late
8:00 - Pick up at Rusk MS
8:30 - Arrive at Booker T Washington HS
  • Check in at front desk
  • Follow the daily schedule and all directions from Camp Staff
3:00 - Load bus
3:07 - Depart for Walker
3:22 - Drop of at Rusk MS
3:37 - Drop of at Walker MS


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Instrument Inventory and Band Camp!

Students we need your help Tuesday!


Tuesday -  9 AM to Noon
Students, come to the band hall Tuesday morning  to help clean instruments and organize the band hall for summer.  There will be pizza for lunch for those that help.

Band Camp!

June 11 - 16
The bus will leave for camp each day at 8:00 AM.
Please arrive at the band hall between 7:30 and 7:45 each day
Breakfast and lunch will be served at camp each day
We will return to Walker each day around 3:45




Sunday, May 20, 2018

Wrapping up the year!

This week 5/21 - 5/25
 - Turn in Camp forms and $25 
- Turn in all school instruments
 - Review for final exams 
- Awards ceremonies Thursday 
- No concert this week.

 Pictures of Sandy Lake Festival can be seen and purchased at https://www.storytoimage.com/John/n-JMGSBz/

Monday, May 14, 2018

Band Camp! Band Camp! Band Camp!

Band Camp!


How much would daycare for 6 days this summer cost?   That is for 8 hours each day - breakfast and lunch each day - all transportation provided to Booker T Washington HS for the performing arts and back to Walker each day -  and your child is engaged in learning and working under the supervision of the top professional musician/educators in Dallas and at the end of the week they perform onstage in the Meyerson Symphony Center in downtown Dallas.   $300?- $400? - $500?

How about $25.  Yes you read that correctly.  The Dallas Winds in partnership with Dallas ISD hosts the largest urban Band Camp in the nation each summer.  It is an amazing camp and the students that go always move further ahead of the other students in their grade level.  They come back better musicians and move up in the band program every year.  The performance in the Meyerson on Saturday is the hilight of the camp and is free and open to families and guests of students. 

June 11 - 16 this year.  Band camp forms have already been sent home with your student.  Just fill out the simple form then sign and return with $25 cash or check made out to "Dallas Winds" and band camp on the memo line.   If you need another form please contact Mr. Flemons at jflemons@dallasisd.org or have your student ask a band director for one. 

Our goal is to take 100 Walker students to Camp this summer.  Help us reach our goal.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Congratulations Symphonic Band! 1st Division at the Peak Festival!

Congratulations Symphonic Band!

The E. D. Walker Symphonic Band performed at the Murchison Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of North Texas Saturday May 5, as part of the Peak Music Festival.  The band put on its best concert to date and came away with a 1st Division rating and trophy for the performance.

In addition to the performance students also went on a walking tour of the University and the School of Music.  After walking the University campus the band went to Mr. Frosty's, a community favorite, and feasted on burgers and ice cream before heading back to Walker, victorious!

Students, we are proud of you!  Good job representing E.D. Walker and Dallas ISD!


















Band Camp Saturday Schedule

Band Camp Saturday Schedule - Concert in the Meyerson! Wear nice pants - A Camp T-shirt will be distributed in the morning.  You will wea...