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RJH director leaving post for Metroplex

Takes position with Dallas-area school


Walker’s trombone skills drew applause at the annual spring Parade of Bands in the RHS Auditorium in May, 
Reporter/Mike Brown Walker’s trombone skills drew applause at the annual spring Parade of Bands in the RHS Auditorium in May, Reporter/Mike Brown Lance Walker, Rockdale Junior- High School band director, and assistant RHS director, for the past three years, is leaving for a new job in the big city.

Walker told The Reporter on Monday he has accepted a position as assistant director at North Mesquite High School.

North Mesquite is a huge Class 5A high school in suburban Dallas which ser ves par t of the Metroplex suburbs of Mesquite and Garland.

“It’s quite a big step for me,” Walker said. “I’m going to be in charge of the jazz band and that’s something I know I’m going to enjoy.”

Walker submitted his resignation to the Rockdale ISD on Monday.

He’s leaving with good wishes for an RJH band which has seen a steady growth in numbers.

“We put 90 young musicians in the gym for promotion exercises in May,” he said. “That’s beginner’s band plus seventh grade. I’d like to encourage all of them to turn out and participate again in 2012-13 for the new director, whoever it may be.”

Walker said he’s proud of the Big Gold Band’s accomplishments. “We were a state finalist in the Texas Music Educators Asso- ciation competition this spring.

“We’ve enjoyed our time in Rockdale and wish everyone there the best,” he said.


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