Wednesday, February 25, 2015

This week in band! Music in our Schools Month! Performance

Concert Next Tuesday March 3

Next Tuesday is the Band Concert for Music in our Schools Month.  It is a project grade for all band students and all band students are required to attend and perform.  All students must stay for the entire performance in order to receive credit for attending.

What to wear

Beginners - School pants or skirt and Band T-shirt
Intermediate and Advanced Band - All Black dress clothes or any combination of black and gray  dress clothes. Accents may be blue... such as a scarf or tie.   No jeans or athletic shoes.  Ladies may wear a skirt or dress if it is knee length or longer.  Boys may wear a tie or jacket but it is not required.


4:00 - Rehearsal in the band hall and on stage
5:00 - Pizza is served if you order and bring $5 by Monday March 2
6:00 - Concert begins
7:00 - Concert ends

Future Events

March 24  -  DISD Pre-UIL Concert and Sight Reading Evaluations, Tasby Middle School
April 7, 8 -  UIL Regional Evaluations, Cedar Hill High School
April 25 - Band Day at Sandy Lake Park, Sandy Lake Park
TBD - State Honor Band Recording Session
May 12 - End of Year Concert

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Band to perform Thursday night for meet Walker night!

Band Performance Thursday evening  for Meet Walker Night

All 7th and 8th Grade Band Students will perform for incoming students and their parents.

Students that perform will receive 20 extra credit points.
Performance Schedule
6:00 PM - rehearsal
7:00 - performance
7:15 - dismissed

Friday, February 6, 2015

This week in Band!

Congratulations to ALL-CITY Band members

Jose Martinez - Tuba - 1st chair
Rami Bakr - Euphonium - 3rd chair
Zach Revell - Trumpet - 9th chair
Samantha Aquino - French Horn - 3rd chair

We are so proud of you!  Your performance was fantastic! You represented us well!

Solo & Ensemble tomorrow Feb 7

4 students will represent Walker at the DISD Solo Festival. 

Here is your schedule
Note - There is no bus.  You must have your own transportation

8:00 - Meet at E.D. Walker Band Hall to practice
8:30 - carpool to Thomas Jefferson High School 4001 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75229
9:00-10:00 - performance times for individuals.  Once you have finished your performance you are free to go.

Make sure you have your accompaniment CD with you
Make sure you are dressed nice for the performance

Auditions for Booker T Washington HS

Several students will be auditioning for Booker T Washington - Way to go guys!  Your hard work will pay off.

Friday, January 30, 2015

All-city schedule this weekend

All-City Band Schedule

Congratulations on Making the All-City Honor Band.  It is a great privilege.  We are very proud that you will be representing E.D. Walker and our band at this event.  Here is the schedule.  Please arrive early for all rehearsals and the performance.  If you have a conflict please let Mr. Flemons know ahead of time.

I know some of you have auditions for Booker T Washington HS Saturday morning.  The staff at Booker T is also aware and will get you in to audition first if you let them know you have to go to All-City.

 Friday, January 30, 2015 Moises Molina High School 2355 Duncanville Rd., Dallas  TX  75211
 6:00-9:00 p.m.  Rehearsal
 Saturday, January 31, 2015
 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Rehearsal
 12:00-1:30 p.m. Lunch
 1:30-3:30 p.m. Rehearsal
 6:00 p.m.  Concert  Middle School, Director’s Band, High  School

Here are the names of the students that are involved in All-City this weekend.  I’ve included parents names and contact #’s if you want to contact each other and carpool.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Fundraiser ends tomorrow - Friday 1/23

Reminder - Fundraiser ends tomorrow!
  • Friday 1/23, is the conclusion of our fundraiser.  Please turn in all orders and funds during your band class tomorrow.

Monday, January 19, 2015

This Week in Band

This week in Band

  • Tuesday

    • 8:00-8:30   Morning Band  - Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
    • 3:45-4:45   After school Band - Intermediate and Advanced Band
  • Wednesday

    • 8:00-8:30   Morning Band  - Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
  • Thursday

    • 8:00-8:30   Morning Band  - Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced
    • 3:45-4:45   After school Band - Intermediate and Advanced Band
  • Friday

    • 8:00-8:30   Morning Band  - Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced

Looking ahead

  • Jan 30 and 31  - All-City Clinic and Concert
  • Jan 31 - Auditions for Booker T Washington HS of Performing and Visual Arts
  • Feb 7 - District Solo and Ensemble
  • March 3 - Music in our Schools month Concert
  • March 24 - Pre UIL Concert and Sight Reading
  • April 7, 8 - UIL Regional Concert and Sight Reading
  • April 25 - Band Day at Sandy Lake Music Festival
  • TBA - Band recording session and Performance

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

The new year is time for new beginnings.  Students, you accomplished a great deal in the first semester.  Now it's time for us to refocus and move forward in the new year.

This week

No before or after school band this week.  Online assignment is due.  See the Assignment tab for details.

Next week

Before school practices will begin next week Jan 12 - 16.
After school rehearsal will begin the following week on Tuesday Jan 20