Solo and Ensemble Participants only

Dear Parents,


Tomorrow is our Solo and Ensemble preview concert. Below you will find the schedule for the evening. Concert dress will be nice clothing (no jeans, t-shirts, or tennis shoes), but you do not have to wear your band uniform.


6:30 – Report Time

7:00 – Concert

7:30 – Reception in the Band Room


You should have received a schedule for Saturday last week. Your student should arrive at Hightower Trail Middle School 30 minutes before their scheduled performance time. You will head to the cafeteria to warm up (there will be signs). Your student should be outside their judges room 5 minutes before their performance time. Thank you again, and please let me know if you have any questions.

This Week in Band (Weeks of October 15th and Week of October 22nd)

Dear Parents,
All students have been working hard over the past few weeks. We have started preparation for our November Concerts, and Solo and Ensemble Festival

Fundraiser Delivery (All Grades)

Our fundraiser delivery will be next Wednesday October 24th from 11am-6pm. If you come during the school day you will probably still need to sign in at the front office. We do not have the ability to store items, so everything must be picked up on this day. We are still looking for a few volunteers to help. If you are available please sign up below.

Sign up to help with delivery day.

Solo and Ensemble Groups
We continue to prepare for Solo and Ensemble. Please remember that all Solo and Ensemble groups have two performances. On the night of November 1st we will have a Preview concert in the Dickerson Theater at 7pm. The concert will be followed by a short reception.

Solo and Ensemble will be two days later on Saturday November 3rd at Hightower Trail Middle School. We have just received times, and I will be passing those out on Friday. If you have any questions please let me know.

All State and Honor Band

All All state and Honor Band students should be preparing for auditions. We will know audition times next week.

6th Grade

Our 6th grade concert is fast approaching on November 27th. We will be wearing band T-Shirts and Jeans for that concert. Our band T-shirts should be delivered by next week. The concert will be at 6:30pm and will only last about 30 minutes. Please make sure your calendars. All students are expected to attend all concerts. If there is any issue please let Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown know as soon as possible.

7th and 8th Grade Band

Our first concert will be the night of November 29th at 6:30 for 7th grade and 7:30 for 8th grade. We will continue our tradition of letting the students wear tacky holiday sweaters for this concert. If your student does not want to wear a sweater then a band T-shirt will be fine.


We will be sending out uniform information in the next few weeks. We are reducing the cost a bit this year, so we have had to wait on some funds before we could order uniforms. Thank you for your patience with this.

8th Grade Chicago trip

An email went out today to all parents selected to be a chaperone on the trip. The next payment is due November 9th. If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.


8th Grade Night

On Friday October 5th we will be having our 8th grade night with the Walton Band. All 8th graders will be attending the game, marching in with the band, and performing in the stands with the band. Below you will find the schedule and the forms. If your 8th grader has not turned in their forms yet it is not to late! Please get them in as soon as possible.

5:45 – Report to Walton High School – Enter at the main entrance to the new building off of

Bill Murdock Road.

6:00 – Band Meeting in the theater (Practice and get ready to march into the stadium)

7:30 – Game begins

9:45 – Game will end sometime around here. They can run long, so we will have students

text you when the game is almost over.

After Game – There is a small dessert social after every game for parents and students on the band practice field (the parking lot next to the stadium).

If you have any questions please let us know, and you can find the permission slip and information below:

New Walton Map

8th Grade Night 2018

8th Grade Night Permission