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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Performances and Practice times!

Big Week for the Band - Let's go Timberwolves!

  • Advanced Band Has two performances this week.  

  • Tuesday - Walker Homecoming game - last year's blue shirt
  • Thursday - WT White game - new shirt
  • For both games the advanced band will wear khaki school pants and their band t-shirt.
  • Students can bring a sack lunch for snack time or $5 for pizza the day of the performance
  • Permission slips and itineraries were sent home with students on Friday.

  • Beginning Band students will begin bringing instruments home this week

  • students should practice about 10 - 15 minutes each day
  • Practice assignment sheets will give students specific tasks that should be completed in each practice session
  • Instruments and binders MUST be brought to class each and every day
  • Instruments should never be opened except in the band hall or at home in the practice area, never outdoors.
  • The only person that should ever handle the instrument is the student it is assigned to or the parent.  Other students should never handle the instrument.  Never attempt to work on the instrument or touch it with tools.  If something is wrong with a school instrument bring it immediately to a band director.  

  • Calendar is up on the web

  • Click on Band calendar on the right to see our schedule of events and rehearsals
  • Weekly Rehearsal Schedule
  • Open Morning rehearsals Monday thru Friday from 8:00 to 8:30 AM
  • Woodwinds Tuesday afternoons from 3:45 to 5:00 PM
  • Open Rehearsal Wednesday afternoons 3:45 to 5:00 PM
  • Brass and Percussion Thursday afternoons from 3:45 to 5:00 PM
  • These rehearsals are not part of the class grade.  Students earn points by attending.  Students will earn points by passing off music assignments, attending rehearsals, completing their daily band responsibilities 100%, and passing all of their classes every six weeks.  Attitude is key to success in the band program.  Band students are leaders at Walker and the expectation is that band members show leadership in behavior, academics and effort.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Performance tomorrow!

Performance tomorrow morning 8:00 AM! We'll meet in the band hall to rehearse. The WT White high school band will be joining us. We will be done by 10:00.  See you there.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Walker Band Back in Action!

Walker Band Back in Action!

Wednesday August 20th the Walker Band will perform for the DISD Convocation.  The faculty and staff of all the schools in our feeder pattern will gather here at Walker for the district-wide meeting.  

We will combine forces with the WT White High School band.  

Rehearsal begins at 8:00 AM in the band hall.  The performance is at 9:00 AM in the auditorium.

Dress for the event is school pants or shorts and your Band t-shirt.

If you don't have a band shirt available I will supply one.

Come be a part of the performance!  Even if you weren't at summer band last week you can still participate.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer Band! Adjustments

We had a great first rehearsal today. The students that participated did a great job and we had a lot of fun.

Thanks to Mr.Osborne for providing Schlotzky's sandwiches today!

We will meet again Thursday from 10 AM till 1PM.

Students need to bring their own sack lunches. We will not be ordering out Thursday.

Our performance will be next Wednesday starting at 8AM.

We will be performing along with the WT White band!  Yay! This is going to be a lot of fun.

Come join us on Thursday.  Even if you weren't here today or don't have an instrument checked out you can still come take part in the band.

See you Thursday

Mr. Flemons

Monday, August 11, 2014

Welcome back! Let the fun begin!

Well summer is winding down and school starts in two weeks!  But the Walker band has a performance before school even starts. We have been asked to perform for the faculty of all the schools in our area at E.D. Walker on Wednesday Aug 20 at 8 AM. Wow!  What an honor!

Summer band fun starts this week. We will meet on Tuesday and Thursday from 10 AM until 1 PM each day to get ready to perform and to get the band room ready for school to start. 

I want to see who my leaders are so share this post and get the word out to all the band students. I want to see everyone there tomorrow. Bring a sack lunch or bring $5 to order pizza.  See you there!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Band Camp 2014!

Update from Band Camp!

Dallas Wind Symphony Band Camp 2014 has come to a close. This was absolutely the best year ever for this camp. Here are the highlights:

- Over 20 current E.D. Walker MS Band students performing in a band at the camp
- At least 9 former Walker Band students in the High School Honor Band
-Over 600 students at the camp total. 6 bands in all.
-Outstanding performances by all 6 bands.
-Mr. Flemons got to conduct a piece on the concert. What a privilege!
-Lots of new friends!
-We made great music together!
-Great way to kick off the summer
-Look for pictures to come later
-Stay tuned for more events over the summer!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Time for Band Camp!

It's time for Band Camp!  Here is what our schedule looks like for Monday. 

7:30 AM meet at Walker band hall

7:45 AM load bus and depart for Booker T. Washington HS

8:15 AM arrive at Booker T. 

8:30 AM check in and get room assignment. Auditions on Monday. 

9:00 AM Auditions begin

12:00  Lunch time. Lunch is provided each day. There will be a recital each Tuesday - Friday

1:00 PM rehearsal with your assigned group

3:00 PM  load busses and return to Walker. Please be ready to pick up you student between 3:30 and 3:45