Friday, January 23, 2015

Spring Music Calendar

The Music Carnival is now the PBIS Carnival. It will still be the first Friday in March, March 6th. If you would like to volunteer to help or make a cake (or cakes) for the cake walk, please contact Mrs. Kock! 6th Grade Honor Choir: March 10 in Treynor, 7pm concert; 5th and 6th Grade Band Solo Contest: Saturday, May 2nd, 9am - 12pm, here; K-6 Spring Concert: Tuesday, May 12, 7pm

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Welcome Back to School!

Mrs. Kock is back in the music room! In addition to her principal duties, she will be teaching K-6 general music, 5th grade band, and 6th grade band this year. Notifications went home to interested band students last week. Please return those signed sheets to Mrs. Kock ASAP so that she can be sure we have the proper number of instruments on hand and in good condition for those who plan to borrow the instrument from the school. If you're interested in renting or renting-to-own from the music store, she can get you that information as well.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Music Carnival is March 1st!

The Music Carnival is Friday, March 1st. The evening will begin in the old gym at 6:30pm with a performance by the 7-12 show choir and the crowning of the Music Carnival King and Queen. Games will be in the new gym from 7:00-9:00. We will also have a Schwan's truckload sale from 4:00-9:00. All 5-12 music parents and 6-12 music students are scheduled to work at the carnival. Schedules were mailed and emailed today. All 5-12 students are reminded to bring a cake or other baked good for the cake walk. Those are to be in the band room by 6:00pm that evening. Come one, come all! It's fun for all ages!!


Tuesday, February 26th is the 5-12 pops concert at 7pm in the old gym. Admission is $3/adults and $2/students. Desserts and refreshments will be provided. 5th grade band, middle school band, middle school choir, high school choir, and the 7-12 show choir will perform. All 6-12 music students are asked to bring a dessert to the old gym by 6pm that evening so that the Music Parent volunteers can cut and plate the desserts before the concert.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Spring Concerts

The K-5 Spring Concert was moved to Tuesday, April 10th due to a church night conflict.
The 6-12 Spring Concert and Music Awards Night is Tuesday, May 1st.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Music Carnival and Schwan's Truckload Sale

It is that time of the school year again! This year’s Music Carnival will be held on Friday, March 2nd at 6:30p.m. starting in the OLD gym. As a reminder, a Music Parent is any parent having a child in 5th-12th grade band or 6th-12th grade chorus.
The Music Carnival is the Music Parents Organization’s biggest fundraising project. All of the money we raise goes to the Walnut Music Department. Some of the things we paid for this year included cleaning the choir robes, band uniforms, and show choir outfits, and taking music students to see the musical “Wicked.” We purchased new concert band dresses and funded private music lesson scholarships for several students. We also fund show choir contests each year, with the exception of state contest.
The program portion of the evening begins at 6:30 when the High School Show Choir performs. The 2012 Royalty have been selected by the music students, and the king and queen will be crowned during the program. The Carnival will immediately follow in the NEW gym.
There are three shifts for the Carnival. The first two shifts will be working the game booths. The third shift will be the clean-up committee. However, for those of you listed to work the game booths second shift, please take a few minutes to tidy your area and take down the tables in order to make the packing up and putting away go more smoothly for the clean-up committee. The first shift will begin directly after the program and end at 8:00. The second shift will start at 8:00 and ends at 9:00p.m. The clean-up shift will begin directly at 9:00 when the Carnival is over.
Once again this year, there will be a Schwan’s truckload sale at the school from 4:00-9:00. Pre-orders are welcomed and encouraged, and can be made online at: or by contacting Cyndi Jensen at 784-3768. Our event number, which is necessary for internet pre-orders, is 38377. If you are a regular Schwan’s customer and “don’t need” more Schwan’s food from a school event, please consider purchasing yourself a gift card through this program. Your gift card purchases can then be used for your home orders in the future, and the music department gets a percentage of the gift card purchase. Gift cards must be purchased online or via phone, and cannot be used at the truckload event.
Advance game ticket sales will be available Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (Feb. 28th – March 1st) starting at 3:00p.m. on T/Th, and 2:00p.m. on Wed. outside of the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade rooms. The price of advance tickets will be five for $1. Tickets purchased at the door will be four for $1.
Thursday evening, March 1st, we will be setting up the games in the new gym at 6:00p.m. The more people that can come and help, the sooner we can get done – we would love to have your help!
Each family is asked to bring a cake, pie, or other baked goods for the Cakewalk. (We encourage you to bring more than one!) These baked goods should be taken to the band room. It is very important that each family contributes a cake, pie, or baked goods, because the Cakewalk is the one event at the carnival which is 100% profit for the music department.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO FULFILL YOUR DUTIES AS LISTED IN THIS LETTER, YOU MUST FIND YOUR OWN REPLACEMENTS. Please contact one of the following parents to let them know the name of your replacement. Thank you for your support, and we hope you enjoy the program and the Carnival!
Steve Brockmann – 402-305-1143 Michelle Mertz – 784-3674
Ticket Sellers(Ticket sales only – 1st shift starts at 6 p.m.)
1st – Teri Harmon & Rebecca Harmon
(Ticket sales only – 2nd shift starts at 7:30p.m.)
2nd - M/M Larry Helms

First shift for the game booth begins right after the program and finishes at 8:00.
Second shift for the game booths begins at 8:00 and lasts until the end of the Carnival at 9:00.

Redemption Table
1st – M/M Bob Kixmiller
M/M Brian Champion
2nd – M/M Ron Hamilton
M/M Bryan Simonsen
Face Painting
1st – Kandy Dea
Dakota Brockmann
Haley Blum
2nd – Morgan Simonsen
Kaitlyn Tooley
McKenna Martin
1st – Jan Loverin
Amy Loverin
2nd – Deb Brockmann
Briar Brockmann
Cake Walk
1st – M/M Dave Anzalone
Josie Anzalone
2nd – M/M Mike Stillian
Mariah Stillian
Bolo Golf
1st - M/M Jeremy Sievers
2nd – Bill Kearney
Frisbee Golf
1st – Diana Sievers
Lauren Sievers
2nd – Greg Mertz
Ashli Walker
Pop Toss
1st – Lenny Becerra
Alyssa Becerra
2nd – Rhonda Brockmann
Carly Regnas
Casey Champion
Dart Board
1st – M/M Jon Mitchell
2nd – M/M Israel Rivera
Duck Pond
1st – Julie Croghan
Will Croghan
2nd – Michelle Tooley
Emily Mitchell
1st – Rich Holtz
Lucas Blum
Jared Ploen
2nd – Allan Sievers
Mike Mertz
Corbin Schmitz
Fish Pond
1st – Judy Ploen
Jessica Helms
2nd – Darren Tooley
Breanna Kixmiller
Bumper Skate
1st – Jack Ploen
2nd – Staci Montgomery
Marissa Pikula
Lollipop Tree
1st – Michelle Mertz
2nd – Sarah Kock
Duck Hunt
1st – M/M Jordan Krummel
2nd – M/M Pete Thomas
Find the Monkey
1st – Jason Bradley
Erynn Julich
2nd – Andrea Kearney
Bean Bag Toss
1st – Rich Hester
Sarah Hester
2nd – Shawn Ballinger
Laura Ballinger
1st – Steve Brockmann
Codi Hays
2nd – Christie Holtz
Mackenzie Simonsen
Cut the Deck
1st – Shannon Bradley
2nd – Xavier Smith
Stuff the Clown
1st – Rick Blum
2nd – Cyndi Jensen
Lexie Thomas
Tic Tac Toe
1st – Pat Sachs
Madison Hamilton
2nd – Dustin Jensen
Jolene Jensen
Clean-up Committee
M/M Steve Brockmann
M/M Jordan Krummel
M/M Mike Stillian
M/M Bryan Simonsen
M/M Greg Mertz
Jr. Concession Stand
Gwen Blum & non-music juniors/parents

Following is a list of parents you may call if you are unable to work your shift:
Steven & Renae Sachs
Jason & April Martin
Sandra Merk

Thursday, January 26, 2012

6-12 Pops Concert

The 6-12 Pops Concert will be Thursday, February 23rd at 7pm in the old gym. (Please note that this is a change from our originally scheduled date, which conflicted with the district basketball tournament schedule.) Drinks and refreshments will be available, and there is an admission fee of $3/adult and $2/student. All 6-12 band and vocal students will perform at this event. High school music students are asked to provide one pan of a dessert of their choice. Please note that this is a change from years past. Recipe requests will NOT be sent home. It is a potluck dessert bar. When choosing what dessert to bring, please keep in mind that we will not have a fridge or freezer available in the old gym. Students are asked to have their desserts delivered by 6pm so Music Parent volunteers have time to cut and plate them for serving. PLEASE MARK YOUR PANS WITH YOUR NAME for easy return. We are also hoping to have a silent auction at this concert, pending the donation of enough items. If anyone is interested in donating an auction item, please contact the school at 784-3615. Thank you for your support of the music department!