6th Grade Concert Order

For our 6th Graders that wish to practice over the break here is the concert order:

Exercise #.

52 – Everyone

17 – Everyone

18 – Everyone

24 – Everyone

31 – Everyone

69 – Flutes only

62 – Clarinets only

69 – Saxophones only

78 – All Woodwinds

23 – Trumpets Only

34 – Trombones Only

28 – Euphonium Only

33 – Tuba Only

54 – All Brass

38 – Everyone

39 – Everyone

55 – Everyone

56 – Everyone

57 – Everyone

58 – Everyone

Concert Week is next week

Dear Parents,

Concert week is next week. On Friday we sent home an information sheet, but just in case it was lost.

6th Grade

November 27th

Uniform – Band T-Shirt and Jeans

6:15 – Students report to Band Room

6:30 – Concert

7:00 – Dissmissal

Any 6th Grader wishing to practice over the break can find the concert order here.

7th Grade

November 29th

Uniform – Band t-shirt and jeans or tacky holiday sweater.

6:15 – Students report to Band Room

6:30 – Concert

7:00 – Dissmissal

8th Grade

November 29th

Uniform – Band t-shirt and jeans, Walton 8th Grade Night t-shirt, or tacky sweater.

7:15 – Students report to Band Room

7:30 – Concert

8:00 – Reception in the Cafeteria- The Walton Band Parents would like to host a reception for all our students. You can view the evite here, and you can sign up to bring food here. We will need lots of food (you have all seen your 8th graders eat). If you have any questions please email Mr. Grimes.

This week in Band (Week of November 12th)

6th Grade Band

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 were sent home two weeks ago. The concert will be at 6:30pm and will only last about 30 minutes. Students should arrive 15 minutes early and wait in the band room.  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. Students should arrive 15-30 minutes prior to the concert in order to get their instrument and be seated in time for the warm up. As always, all concerts are required. If there are any issues please contact Mr. Grimes or Mr. Brown as soon as possible.

This Week in Band (Week of November 5th)

Smart Music

On Friday we sent home information about SmartMusic.com This website (and corresponding apps) will be how we test students for the foreseeable future. You have the option of purchasing a home subscription for $40 a year. This will allow your student more time to complete assignments and provide them with valuable feedback as they play. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Mr. Grimes

To enroll in a class please use the link below:

6th Grade:

https://gradebook.smartmusic.com/enroll/class/189786

7th Grade:

https://gradebook.smartmusic.com/enroll/class/189788

8th Grade Symphonic Band:

https://gradebook.smartmusic.com/enroll/class/189789

8th Grade Concert Band

https://gradebook.smartmusic.com/enroll/class/189790

All State and Honor Band

First round audition times will be sent home this week. Please prepare to pass off all scales and sight reading with Mr. Grimes by November 16th. 

6th Grade

We continue to prepare for our 6th grade concert on November 27th. The concert attire will be jeans and the band T-Shirt. Band T-Shirts were sent home last week. There is now a tab at the top of the page called assessment. Any student wishing to make up a test (written or playing) can find the information about the test there.

7th Grade

We continue to prepare for our concert on November 29th. Concert attire will be Band T-Shirt and jeans or a tacky holiday sweater. We will be sending home information about formal uniforms this week.

8th Grade

Please remember there is a Chicago payment due this week. $185 is due on Friday November 9th. We continue to prepare for our concert on November 29th. Concert attire will be Band T-Shirt and jeans or a tacky holiday sweater. We will be sending home information about formal uniforms this week.