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» 2011 » October Mr. Walker’s Band Site

Select members of the band and choir will be participating the in the West Central Conference Band and Choir Festival on Tuesday, Nov 1st at Monmouth-Roseville High School. The concert will be combined with both groups and begin at 7:00pm.

Fruit Fundraiser Kick-Off

October 31, 2011

The RHS band has begun their annual Fruit Fundraiser. This sale is paramount in helping our band boosters purchase new items for the band. If you haven’t seen an order form yet, ask a band member or let Mr. Walker know what you’d like to buy.

Playoff Game

October 26, 2011

The RHS Marching Rockets will perform at the playoff game against Wilmington this Saturday, Oct 29th at 1:00pm. Call time will be noon. Attire for the event is HALLOWEEN COSTUMES!

Prarieland Band Itinerary

October 21, 2011

On Tuesday, the 8th Grade Band will be attending the Prarieland Band Festival at Mercer County. The schedule will go as follows:

11:00-Eat lunch with the 7th Grade
11:30-Prepare to leave
11:45-Load the bus
12:20-Arrive at Mercer County
12:25-Unpack and warm up
-There will be breaks throughout the rehearsal.
6:00-Dinner at the school
8:15-Arrive home

Fundraising Opprotunity.

October 20, 2011

Friday Evening, November 4
Concessions at the Jr. High Speech Competition held at Rockridge Jr/Sr High

This is our first opportunity to raise money to help out the band. Some of our larger instruments need to be replaced (just ask Tony Garcia about the tenor saxaphone issues at the Metamora Contest!). To raise money for this, we’ve been offered the opportunity to sell concessions Friday evening, November 4th. This is the Friday that Rockridge Schools have parent-teacher conferences in the morning.

Shelley Weikert and Diane Mueller will take care of purchasing the concessions, but we’ll need volunteers to help that evening to set up and sell the concessions. We’ve planned two shifts–4:00-6:30 and 6:30-9:00. We expect students to begin arriving by 4:30.

If you’re able to help, please email Mr. Walker at and he will forward the message to the Band Boosters to get you scheduled.

Playoff Game

October 17, 2011

There is a strong possibility that Rockridge will be hosting a playoff game on Saturday, Oct 29th at 2:00pm. If this is indeed the case, the band will be performing at the game. We will not know for sure probably until next week. As soon as I have more information, it will be posted on the site.

Parent Night Reminder

October 6, 2011

A reminder that tonight is our annual Parent Night with the RHS Marching Rockets. We will begin our performance in the stadium at 6:15. After we perform the show once, parents will be invited to join their students on the field to march the show a second time. We’ve always had a great time with this one in the past, and we hope to see you there tonight!

Parade Time Change

October 3, 2011

The Metamora parade competition step off time has been bumped up five minutes from 1:06 to 12:59. This is only a slight difference, but the schedule now goes as follows:

Metamora Itinerary 10/08
-7:45 Call time. Load trailer and busses upon arrival
-8:10 Depart
-10:20 Arrive at Metamora High School. Begin suiting up as soon as we get there.
-11:00 Depart for warm up area
-11:10 Warm up
-11:40 Leave Warm up Area
-11:50 Arrive at stadium
-12:00 Perform competition show
-12:10 Depart from field
-Brief break from 12:10-12:30
-12:30 Warm up for parade
-12:40 Arrive at step off point
-12:59 Step off for parade
-1:30 Finish parade
-1:30-5:30 Lunch at concessions on your own. Watch other bands.
-5:30 Awards for classes 1A, 2A, 3A
-5:45 Depart for Geo’s Pizza
-6:00 Eat dinner at Geo’s pizza. Meals for band members will be paid for by the band boosters
-7:00 Return to Metamora High School. Sit together and watch the 4A and 5A bands.
-10:00 4A and 5A awards
-10:15 Depart for Rockridge
-12:30 Arrive home

Again, if you are planning on going home with parents, I need to know ASAP. Please let me know no later than Wednesday.