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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org or 678-427-1517.
The 2017-2018 handbook is now available. Please visit http://waltonband.org/handbook to review and download.
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 (email@example.com) or Carey Chipps (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Want to check in on your students or friends while they’re at Walton Band Camp? This is the place to do it. You’ll find pictures for the entire week in this gallery.
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
Parents and students: if you follow this page top to bottom you’ll get a complete list of what you need to do.
- Letter from WBPA Co-Presidents
- First Aid information
Online Fee Payments
Online fee payments can be made here.
Electronic Form Submission
Deadline for electronic form submission has passed. If you have outstanding forms download them from here, print, complete, and turn in to Mr. Back immediately.
Because these forms belong to CCSD they cannot be completed electronically. Please download each, print, complete, and turn in.
- CCSD Blanket Permission Form (updated to new form as of June 2017)
- CCSD Overnight Permission Form (for band camp, updated to new form as of June 2017)
- CCSD Permission to Display Photograph
- CCSD Clinic Card
- Review this document for payment and document submission deadlines.
If you need to download and re-print a form from your packet you can find all printable forms here.
New picture galleries are going up all the time! The latest round of updates include Spring Concert, Percussion Ensemble performances, and Jazz Festival.
Thanks to Jewel Kepner for shooting and uploading all the great photos.
Walton Band 2016-2017 Picture Page
Pictures of your students and friends can be found here.
Here’s a great chance to see your students in action!
The Walton Marching Raider Band recently competed in what was widely regarded as the toughest BOA Atlanta Super Regional ever, and walked away with an 8th place finish. The band’s score of 84.10 was their highest score at BOA Atlanta since 2005 and the second highest ever for Walton at this event.