Friday, June 12, 2015

Concert Saturday is Free!

Concert tomorrow!  Bus will run at normal times.  Be at Walker by 7:45.  Bus will leave at 7:55. Concert will begin at 11:00 AM. Meyerson Symphony Center, 2301 Flora Street, Dallas. Parking available at Booker T Washington if you get there early.  Concert is free. We will serve the students lunch after the concert. Bus will get back to Walker around 2:30. All 8th graders must bring their instrument back to Walker after the concert and turn it in. Farewell 8th graders. I'm proud of you.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Great first day of camp!

What a great first day of camp! I'm so proud of the 29 E.D. Walker students for their great work today. We are well represented in every middle group and we even had two students that were promoted to the High School bands. Wow!  We meet in the morning at 7:45. The bus will leave at 7:55. Don't be late, we cannot wait.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Band Camp tomorrow!

Band Campers!
Don't forget to wear your E.D. Walker band t-shirt on the first day of camp.

Summer Band Camp!

Calling all Band Campers!  It's time for Band Camp with the Dallas Winds!

The bus will pick us up at 7:45 in the morning each day Monday thru Saturday this week!  Be there early.  If you still need to check out your instrument the band room will be open at 7:30.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Getting ready for Summer and Band Camp!

Let's get together for and end of the year celebration!  Thursday from 2-4 in the band hall.  Come and go as you wish.  Just some time together to say goodbye for the summer and see friends before we all go our separate ways.  Mr. Flemons will supply cookies and something to drink.  Bring snacks to share if you wish.  We'll have a movie playing in one room.

Come help the band!  Mr. Flemons could use some help getting the band hall ship shape for the summer.  Come by during any of the open hours to help.

Here is Mr. Flemons Schedule

Thursday 2-4 Band hall is open

Friday  11-1 Band hall is open

Saturday 8-12  band Hall open

Band Camp Next Week!

We have a record number of students (28) from Walker attending the camp!  Lots of Walker Alumni are attending the High School Camp as well.  Mr. Flemons will be working with Mr. Owens and the MS Honor Band again this year.  This is going to be a blast!

Schedule  Monday  - Saturday

7:45 AM - catch the bus at Walker Band room and ride to Booker T Washington HS
8:30 AM - Breakfast at Booker T
9:00 AM - Camp Activities begin.  Students will get a schedule each Day
12:00 Noon - Lunch time (this time is approximate)
3:00 PM - load bus and return to Walker
3:45 PM - arrive at Walker and dismiss.  Students should have rides ready to pick up at 3:45

On Saturday June 13 the students concert will begin at 11:00 in the Meyerson Symphony Center.  This is a free concert.  We invite all families to attend. The concert will conclude at 1:00 PM.  Students may ride the bus back to Walker or ride home with parents but each student is responsible for getting their instrument back to Walker and put away properly.

Looking forward to a great week of Camp!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wrapping up the Year!

Here are a few items to be aware of...

*Congratulations Honor Band!

Well, the last performance of the 2014-15 edition of the the E.D. Walker Band is in the books.  The Honor Band performed at the Peak Festival in Frisco TX this past Friday.  The students did an amazing job and received 1st division ratings from all 3 judges.  What a great way to close out the year!  I'm so very proud of you students.

*8th grade Advanced band taking SmartMusic exams this week and ACP's last week of school.

*All students are turning in their school instruments this week.

*Returning students may start checking out instruments for next year starting Tuesday May 26

*Band Camp registration forms are due Friday May 22.  This is going to be a great year for Walker at Dallas Winds Band Camp


Sunday, May 17, 2015

End of year events!

What a wonderful year!

First of all, Congratulations! to the Walker Honor Band for earning 1st division ratings from all judges at the Peak Festival Friday evening!  It was a beautiful performance.  I have loved making music with with you this year!

This week
-8th grade band members will be taking the performance ACP.

-All students will be turning in their instruments for the year.

-All students should turn in their registration for summer band camp with the Dallas Wind Symphony by Wednesday.  June 8-13.  This is a great opportunity that all students should take advantage of.  Cost is only $25 per student including transportation and meals.

-All students that are returning to band at E.D. Walker for the next school year, 2015-16, will be able to check their instrument out starting May 25.