Uniform Details for Parents and Students

What uniform parts does my student need to provide for each performance? 
Items your student is responsible for bringing to and wearing in each show include: shako or beret if they need one; a Walton band, black dri-fit shirt; athletic shorts to be worn under their bibbers; plain black crew or knee-high socks; marching shoes; gloves if needed; wristbands if needed; hair supplies such as gel, bobby pins, etc. (note that all exposed nail polish and jewelry must be removed).

Everything students are bringing with them should be placed in a garment bag (Walton Band bags are available for purchase, but any standard garment bag will work) that is clearly labeled with their name and section. Garment bags should be delivered to the band room on your student’s way into school if they are not going home between school and a show.

Want a complete check list of what they need? 
Please click here for a checklist that can be used as your student gets ready for a show.

Wondering what a shako, gauntlet, or plume is?
Please click here for a Walton Band from A to Z list that explains these terms as well as many others you will hear through the marching season.

Help needed!
It takes many hands to ensure that our students and their uniforms will look their best for each performance. The uniform crew asks for volunteers to help get students into the proper uniform before each show and for help getting all the school-owned uniform pieces back in order after each show. Several times throughout the season we also need help washing the uniforms. This volunteer slot can be done at home around your schedule. Please visit our volunteer signup page to see a list of all current band volunteer needs.

Any questions? Please contact Bevin Newton – bevin.newton@gmail.com or 678-427-1517.

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Welcome to Our Rising 9th Grade Families

A word of welcome to all our incoming students and families – we’re very glad that you’re going to be a part of the Walton Band Family!

You’re going to be learning a lot of new things in the coming days and weeks, and you’re going to have a lot of questions. The purpose of this article is to answer some of those questions and equip you to be up to date on what’s going on.

First… the e-blast is by far our most important method of disseminating information to the band family. If you are not already subscribed please go here and subscribe right now. Also, if you miss an issue you can find back issues on the same page.

Second… the calendar page on the site gives you a detailed look at the band calendar throughout the year. As an aside, if you’re someone that is moderately adept with technology there’s a link on the calendar page that will allow you to synchronize the calendar with the one on your smartphone, tablet, or computer-based calendar. As of this writing only part of the summer calendar has been posted online, but you can look at a copy of last year’s schedule to get a rough idea of how things unfold.

Third… You can find general contact information for the WBPA Board of Directors here and you can find specific committee chair contact information here.  If you don’t find the answer to your questions in the e-blast or on the website then feel free to reach out to the appropriate persons to get your questions answered.

Again, welcome to the Walton Band Family.

John & Mitzi Underwood
WBPA Co-Presidents

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