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Walsh Middle School Honor Band

  • The band program at Walsh Middle School serves more than 350 students, with seventh and eighth graders enrolled in one of four performing bands and sixth grade beginning band classes in a homogenous setting. The Walsh Bands have been consistent UIL Sweepstakes winners and have been well-represented at Solo and Ensemble contest, TMEA All-Region Band and Region Orchestra auditions. Under the direction of Jennifer Bergeron, the Walsh Bands have earned numerous honor and awards at festivals in Texas. In 2018 and 2019, the program at Walsh earned distinction as a National Wind Band Honors Winner. In 2019, the Walsh Middle School Honor Band was a finalist in the TMEA Class CCC Honor Band contest. In 2018, the Walsh percussion ensemble was featured at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention as the middle school division winner of the International Percussion Ensemble Competition. To improve their individual skills and musicianship, students in the three advanced bands attend weekly section rehearsals, and many students take advantage of the opportunity for private lessons through the RRISD private lesson program. The Walsh program prides itself on providing a variety of music making opportunities. In addition to the traditional concert band format, students have numerous opportunities to participate in small and large chamber ensembles and solo recitals throughout the year. The students in the Walsh band participate in a culture of kindness and teamwork, participating in multiple mentor programs throughout the year of student-led rehearsals, sectionals, and tutoring of younger students. Through the dedicated work of many individuals, the program has built a tradition of excellence that has flourished within the school and community.
  • Middle School Band
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  • Walsh Middle School Honor Band
  • Jennifer Bergeron
  • Jennifer Bergeron is in her seventeenth year of teaching and has been a band director at Walsh Middle School in Round Rock, Texas since 2012. Mrs. Bergeron received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana State University where she participated in numerous performing groups including the Wind Ensemble under the direction of Frank Wickes. Mrs. Bergeron’s bands at Walsh have consistently been awarded unanimous first division ratings, Best in Class, and Overall Outstanding Band honors at festivals around the state. In 2018 and 2019, the program at Walsh earned distinction as a National Wind Band Honors Winner. In 2019, the Walsh Middle School Honor Band was a finalist in the TMEA Class CCC Honor Band contest. In 2018, the Walsh percussion ensemble was featured at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention as the middle school division winner of the International Percussion Ensemble Competition. Mrs. Bergeron is a frequent guest clinician and lecturer around the US and enjoys mentoring student teachers from UT and Texas State Universities. Under Mrs. Bergeron’s direction, the students at Walsh have multiple opportunities each year to participate in solo recitals and prolific chamber music program, as well as concert bands. She is honored to have the opportunity to share her passion for music and learning with the Walsh students each day and has the great pleasure of being supported by an outstanding staff who reflect the same desire to provide quality music education. Mrs. Bergeron, her husband Michael, and sons Jacob and Ethan feel privileged to be a part of the incredible Walsh community.
  • Alejandro Gonzalez