Own a Piece of Walton Band History!

The Walton Band is happy to announce a limited time opportunity to own a piece of history. As a part of our ongoing donation drive to raise money for our newly purchased uniforms, we are offering current and alumni students and families the opportunity to purchase old uniforms as a keepsake.

Please note the following:

  • Uniforms will be sold on a first come, first served basis.
  • A particular uniform number, size, or style may be requested, but there is no promise that the request can be satisfied.
  • All sales are final. No returns or refunds will be issued.
  • Uniforms will be available for pickup at the Walton Band room at designated times throughout the sale.
  • Orders may be placed using the paper order form or in the online store.
  • Deadline to process and deliver holiday orders prior to winter break is Friday, December 15th.
  • Sale ends January 31st, 2018.



Uniform Donation Drive

The Walton Band is happy to announce that we will be wearing new uniforms this year. As a part of that, we’re asking friends, family, and alumni of the Walton Band to consider making a tax-deductible donation to help offset the cost of these uniforms.

Please read the letter from our directors concerning our new uniforms.

If you wish to donate by check, please print the donation card, complete the card, and mail it along with your check (payable to WBPA) to:

Walton Band Uniform Donation
c/o Walton High School
1590 Bill Murdock Road
Marietta, GA 30062

If you prefer, you may also donate online. Simply indicate Uniform in the “Purpose of Donation” field.

Your gift is sincerely appreciated! 


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.


Indianapolis Trip 2017

Here’s all of your information concerning the band’s trip to Bands of America Grand Nationals in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 8-12. All students are strongly encouraged to attend as this trip involves a competition, and it is very difficult for the marching band to put on its best show if students are missing.


Each form distributed in the trip commitment packet needs to be reviewed and completed per instructions on the form. If you misplace a form there’s a list of downloadable forms at the bottom of this page.


If you wish to pay by check simply follow instructions on the Trip Commitment Form.

If you wish to pay online proceed to this page.

If you have any questions please contact one of our trip directors: Karen Hudadoff (hudadoff@bellsouth.net) or Carey Chipps (cfriedler@comcast.net).

Type File Name Date Modified Size

Indy 2017 Emergency Contact Information 10:21 am 07/11/2017 195.2k

Indy 2017 Cover Letter 9:55 am 07/11/2017 420.3k

Indy 2017 Trip Code of Conduct 9:54 am 07/11/2017 368.2k

Indy 2017 Trip Commitment 9:54 am 07/11/2017 528.7k

Overnight Permission Indy 9:53 am 07/11/2017 111.7k

Flomarching 8:32 am 11/06/2017 517.4k



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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