Sunday, October 22, 2017

This week in Band 10/22 - 10/28 - Parade this Week

Practice Priorities and a Parade

Practice outside of class is where students make the greatest amount of progress.  There are many opportunities for students to practice outside of class including:
  • before school each day from 7:55 - 8:25
  • after school  each day from 3:45 - 4:45, except Friday
  • Taking instruments home to practice
Parade
  • The Symphonic Band and select members of the Concert band will perform in the WT White High School Homecoming Parade this Thursday.  Students will ride the bus from Walker to WT White.  Parents will need to pick students up at the High School.  4505 Ridgeside Dr.  
  • Click on the Schedules tab for details

Monday -
  • 8:00 Morning Practice, 
  • 3:45  Flute Sectional
Tuesday
  • 8:00 Morning Practice
  • 3:45 Clarinet Sectional 

Wednesday
  • 3:45 Trumpet, Horn, Saxophone, Percussion Sectional

Thursday
  • 8:00 Morning Practice
  • 4:30 - WTW Parade

Friday
  • 8:00 Morning Practice

Monday, October 16, 2017

This week 10/15-10/21

Homecoming Game tonight


All members of the Symphonic band and members of the Concert Band who qualify will perform at the Homecoming game Monday afternoon and evening.  Click on the "Schedules" tab for the itinerary. 

Monday -
  • 8:00 Morning Practice, 
  • Pep rally during 7th/8th period, 
  • 3:45 all Symphonic and concert Band members that are performing meet in the band hall for rehearsal.  You must be there on time in order to get to go to the game.
Tuesday
  • 8:00 Morning Practice
  • 3:45 Clarinet Sectional 

Wednesday
  • 3:45 Trumpet, Horn, Saxophone Sectional

Thursday
  • 8:00 Morning Practice
  • 3:45 Low Brass & Low WW Sectional

Friday
  • 8:00 Morning Practice

Monday, October 9, 2017

Week of 10/8 - 10/14

All band students

 Six week project

  • Register yourself and your parents on 

    • www.edwalkermsband.blogspot.com

      • www.charmsoffice.com

Beginning Band

Beginners should all have secured their instrument at this time.  They should be working on the following:
  • The first 3 notes with professional
    • posture
    • position 
    • tone production
  • Learning the maintenance and care of their instrument

Concert and Symphonic Bands

Students will be practicing and preparing the following music
  • All-City/All-Region Etudes and Scales - this is a project grade this six weeks
  • Pep band - Stands music - for chair tests
  • Music for concerts - sight reading
Students will bring home field trip permission forms that need to be completed and returned ASAP

Rehearsal schedule

Morning practice in the band hall is 7:45 - 8:15 each day except Wednesday.
All  afternoon sectionals are from 3:45 - 4:45
Monday -  Flute sectional 
Tuesday - Clarinet and Saxophone
Wednesday - Trumpets
Thursday - Low brass and Low Woodwinds

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Week of 9/17 through 9/23

                                                                                                                                                                       Beginning Band

Beginners will be trying out instruments.  Placements will be made and students will begin their musical journey. 


Concert and Symphonic Bands

Students will be practicing and preparing music and exercises for performances.
  • All-City/All-Region Etudes and Scales
  • Pep band - Stands music
  • Music for concerts 
Students will bring home field trip permission forms that need to be completed and returned ASAP

 

Rehearsal schedule

Morning practice in the band hall is 7:45 - 8:15 each day except Wednesday.
All  afternoon sectionals are from 3:45 - 4:45
Monday -  Flute sectional 
Tuesday - Clarinet and Saxophone
Wednesday - Trumpets
Thursday - Low brass and Low Woodwinds

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Week of 9/10/17 - 9/16/17

Kicking off the year!

Thursday night was a great kick off event.  The Symphonic Band performed and we had hundreds of parents and students there to learn about our program and getting an instrument.  We have over 400 students in the band this year!  Students progress through 3 levels of band.
  • Beginning Band
  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band

 Sectionals

We live in one of the top band communities in one of the top states in the US.  In order for our students to be successful and remain competitive in our region we have required section rehearsals once per week after school.
  • The rehearsals are from 3:45 to  4:45 on the designated day.  
  • Transportation is NOT provided.  Students must exit the building at 4:45
  • Students that are in other activities (sports, art, etc) are excused from those activities.  We work with the coaches of the other activities to make a workable schedule.
  • Attendance is required for members of the Symphonic and Concert Bands
Monday - Flutes
Tuesday - Clarinets and Saxophones
Wednesday - Trumpets, French Horns and Percussion
Thursday - Low Brass - T-bones, Baritones, Tubas

Before and After School practice

The band hall is open mornings starting at 7:30 and afternoons until 4:45 for students to complete their outside practice hours.  Transportation is NOT provided.  Students must exit the building at 4:45
Mornings - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday - not on Wednesday.
Afternoons - Monday thru Thursday - not on Friday

Meet the Teacher night this Tuesday

Come meet your child's teachers this Tuesday evening

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Rent to own your own instrument

Brook Mays music has set an online store for Walker Band families. Just click the link below to go directly to the Walker online store.

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Band Parent Night - Getting your child started on the road to success!

Band Parent Night!

Thursday - September 7, 2017

All parents of Walker Band students are invited to our kick-off event

  • Walker Timberwolf Pep Band will perform
  • Information for parents will be presented regarding:
    • Acquiring an instrument
    • Volunteer opportunities
 Brook Mays Music is a DISD approved vendor and will be on site and available to contract instruments that evening.

This week in Band 10/22 - 10/28 - Parade this Week

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