Thursday, December 17, 2015

And the Winner is!

And the Winner is...


The names of all the students who sold 5 or more items in our fundraiser were entered into a drawing for a 5 pound Hershey's chocolate bar.  The winner of that drawing is.....   Brayden Holmes!  Congratulations Brayden.  Come by the band hall to pick up your chocolate bar.


Pick up your fundraiser items.


All Students... if you haven't picked up your fundraising items yet please come by and pick them up today.  We still have packages for the following students:

Lucia ruiz
Sam Hawley
Whitney Lee
Gerrardo Torres
Enrique DeLeon
Micah Martin

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Great Performance!

Great Performance Last night!


  • Congratulations to all the Walker band members for an outstanding performance last night.  I am very proud of the students who attended and performed last night.  
  • Parents, family members and friends...  thank you for your attendance and help last night.  I am truly grateful for your participation in our events.   
  • Thank you to the teachers and administrators that attended last night's concert.  It was great to have our Principal, Dr. Stout in attendance last night.  

Notes

  • Students, please note that attending the entire concert and staying for the other band's performance is always part of the assignment.  Performances are a project grade.  Being seated in the audience and being an attentive listener is a must.  We must not be up out of our seat or in the hallways during the performance.  Always follow directions.  I appreciate you all very much.  With Love, Mr. Flemons.


Friday, December 11, 2015

CONCERT TIME!



Band Concert and Rehearsal Schedule
Monday and Tuesday, December 14 and 15

Concert time is here!  Our students have worked very diligently all semester long to present a wonderful performance Tuesday Evening at 7:00 PM. 
Parents:  We hope you are able to attend your child’s performance.  The PTA meeting begins at 6:30 and the concert will begin at 7:00 PM. 
Students:  Please pay attention to the details and make sure you are on time.  Here is the schedule.
Monday – Regular school day
·         8:00 AM – Meet in the Band room for morning practice
·         3:45 – 4:45 – Meet in the Band room for afternoon dress rehearsal.  You must have your own transportation to go home.
Tuesday – Testing Day – 1st and 2nd period – Wear your concert attire to school that day.
·         1:30 – Meet in the Band hall for dress rehearsal.  We will walk through the whole program and then we will perform it as a practice run through.
·         4:30 – Snack Time.  Students may bring a sack lunch or $3 for a snack of hot dogs and chips that is being provided by the band boosters.  Please contact Stella Castillo at 214-564-8156 to help prepare and serve the meal to the students.  WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Boosters will also be providing some refreshments after the concert.  WE NEED YOUR HELP.  Contact Stella Castillo at 214-564-8156 to volunteer. 
·         6:30 – PTA meeting begins
·         7:00 – Concert Begins
·         8:00 – Concert concludes.  Refreshments are served in the cafeteria.
What to Wear
·         Beginners will wear their new band shirt with school pants and shoes
·         Concert and Symphonic Band will wear Concert Black.  This is any combination of black and grey dress shirt, dress pants and dress shoes.  Boys may wear a coat and tie but are not required to.  Girls may wear a dress or skirt but all skirts MUST be knee length or longer.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving Break and Fundraiser due

Fundraiser orders due Friday 11/20


Tomorrow, Friday 11/20 is the last day to turn in orders for the fundraiser.  We must turn in the orders tomorrow evening in order to get the merchandise in time to deliver before the Christmas holiday.



Thanksgiving Break! What are you thankful for???


I'm very thankful for the privilege of working with our students each and every day.  They are a blessing and a joy to teach.

Monday, November 9, 2015

This Week in Band!


This is a big week in Band Land!


Events

Thursday - Symphonic Band performs at Meet Walker Night
     4:00 - Rehearse in Band Hall
     5:30 - Performance
     6:00 - Dismissed

Friday and Saturday
     All Region auditions - Schedule and map will be sent home Wednesday


Tuesday
Regular Class Schedule

Wednesday
Veterans Day


Audition Locations
Friday Evening Auditions

Flute Zone 1     Room 215
Flute Zone 2     Room 204
Flute Zone 3     Room 206
Trumpet Z 1     Room 102
Trumpet Z 2     Room 105
Trumpet Z 3     Room 109
Horn Zone 1     Room 121
Horn Zone 2     Room 122
Perc Zone 1      Band Hall
Perc Zone 2      Art Room
Perc Zone 3      Choir Room

Saturday Auditions

Flute        Room 215
Trumpet   Room 122
Horn        Room 121
Perc         Band hall
Alto Sax   Room 124
Tenor Sax Room 105
  




Monday, November 2, 2015

Congratulations! to all who auditioned for All-city Honor Band

Congratulations!

There were several students from Walker who auditioned for the All-City Honor Band this evening.  I am very proud of them!  There are 34 Middle Schools in DISD.  These students won top placements over several hundred other students who play the same instrument they play. 
Here are the names of those who auditioned and their placements.

Samantha Aquino - French Horn - 6th Chair in the District -  All-City Honor Band
Nikan Askari -       Percussion  - 9th Chair in the District - All-City Honor Band
Brandon Min -       Alto Sax - 6th Chair in the District - Alternate
Reyes De Santiago Flute - 15th Chair in the District
Kevin Cruz             Flute - 33rd Chair in the District
Viridiana Alvarez    Flute - 39th Chair in the District
Sebastian Gomez    Trumpet - 35th Chair in the District

I'm very proud of you all for putting in the effort and going for it!

Friday
Walker Fall Festival
The band will host two booths.  A Cake Walk and a concession stand.  We need parent volunteers to work at the concession stand.  We need all band families to donate a cake or a dozen cupcakes for prizes for the Cake Walk.  Please send the cake with your student on Thursday or Friday.  To help out at the concession stand please contact Stella Castillo at 214-564-8156. 

This Week in Band!

This Week in Band!  November 2-6


Monday  Nov 2
All-city Band Auditions - Hosted here at Walker
Advanced band students who qualified will be auditioning for the All-City Honor band this evening here at Walker.  Students should arrive by 5:30PM.  Auditions begin at 6:00PM.  Be on time.

Tuesday- Thursday 
Normal schedule

Friday
Walker Fall Festival
The band will host two booths.  A Cake Walk and a concession stand.  We need parent volunteers to work at the concession stand.  We need all band families to donate a cake or a dozen cupcakes for prizes for the Cake Walk.  Please send the cake with your student on Thursday or Friday.  To help out at the concession stand please contact Stella Castillo at 214-564-8156.