Comal ISD Fine Arts Newsletter
Where Excellence is an Attitude!
Fine Arts Events for the Week of March 9-14
March 9, 2015
March 10, 2015GRES 1st Grade Performance @1:30pm and 6:00pm in the GRES Cafeteria
March 12, 2015
One Act Play Clinic at SVHSGRES- “Texas is Grand” @ 2:00 and 6:00pm
HLES 2nd Grade Performance @6:30 in the cafeteria
RCES 4th grade music program celebrating Texas@ 6:30pm
March 13, 2015SVHS CP Nationals@ The Berry Center Houston TX
March 14, 2015
CLHS Crowd Pleasers Nationals in Houston with Emerald Dancers and First Class Ballroom
SVHS CP Nationals@ The Berry Center Houston TX
Fine Arts Quote of the Week
Did You Know?
Comal ISD Students Recognized at the State and National Level in PTA Reflections Contest
For the 2014-2015 Reflections program, students reflected on how “The World Would Be a Better Place If…” Out of the 1,023 entries received by Texas PTA, 30 students will be advancing to the national level for their outstanding work!
Kyle D. from Garden Ridge ES has advanced to the National Level in Music Composition!!
Several CISD students will be recognized at the State Level with an awards ceremony in Austin.
Jackson P.- TPES
Sydney R. - GRES
Noah M. - HLES
Hannah B. - SBMS
Kyle R. - SBMS
Jordan L.- SVMS
Taylor N.- SVHS
Comal ISD will also recognize students at a ceremony at SVHS on March 30.
Comal ISD Participates in Big Art Day!
Big Art Day is an art happening to raise awareness of art education and art as a creative force in our communities on a BIG statewide scale. It is an attempt by the Texas Art Education Association (TAEA) to engage all art educators, their students and communities in a single day art event.
This year, Big Art Day was Thursday, March 5, 2015. Art was celebrated at Comal ISD campuses through displays of student works and hands on participation in creating artwork.
Pictures below are from the art displayed at HLES for their open house on Big Art Day. The art educator at HLES is Carla Shipley.
CHS Band Triumphs at UIL Solo and Ensemble
UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest Results:
* 128 Student Participants from CHS Band in UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest
* 98 1st Division UIL Medals Earned (64 1st Division Solo Medals and 34 1st Division Ensemble Medals)
* 39 CHS Band Students Advance to UIL State Solo & Ensemble Contest!!!
CHS Piano Student Qualifies for State with UIL Piano Solo
Cindy (Hsin) Huang participated in the UIL Piano Solo Competition at Steele HS, where she earned a first division medal with a Class One solo. She has now qualified to attend the State UIL Solo and Ensemble contest in Austin in May. Cindy is a student in the CHS Accelerated / Advanced Piano class.
Shareen Vader is the Choral Director and Piano Instructor at Canyon High School.
The CHS Winter Guards Advance in TECA Winter Guard Competition
Ranger Regiment Brings Home First at "Festival of Colors"
Aristocats Named Grand Champions of San Marcos Competition!
The Aristocats were named Grand Champions of the ENTIRE competition in San Marcos!
1st Place Team Jazz (Highest Scoring Dance of the competition)
1st Place Team Hip Hop
1st Place Team Contemporary
1st Place Medium Ensemble
1st Place Trio
Senior Soloist Results
1st Place Solo Finalist Caitlynne K.
1st Runner Up Daniella G.
4th runner up Hannah M.
Sammi N., Alex M., Gigi F., Kamden F.
Junior Solo Results
Natalie Y. 1st Runner Up
Alyssa L. 2nd Runner Up
Sophie M. 4th Runner Up
Artistry Award for Team Contemporary
Outstanding Performance Quality Award
Choreography Award for Jazz and Contemporary
Judges Award for Hip Hop
Megan Nebgen is the Aristocat Director/Dance Teacher at Canyon High School.
CLHS Dancers Shine at MA Competition!
Emerald Dancers Officers:
1st place in Lyrical
1st place in Jazz
1st place in Modern
1st place OVERALL in the entire competition
Technique awards for Jazz and Lyrical
Choreography awards for Jazz and Lyrical
1st place in Open
1st place in Modern
2nd place in Jazz
3rd place in Hip Hop
4th place in Medium Division
6th place OVERALL in the competition against 30 other teams
Technique awards for all 4 dances
Choreography awards for all 4 dances
First Class Ballroom:
1st place in Contemporary/Foxtrot
1st place in Open/Swing
1st place in Modern/Tango
10th place OVERALL in the competition against 30 other teams
Choreography awards in all 3 dances
Technique awards in all 3 dances
Team II Ballroom:
2nd place in Open/Cha Cha
Choreography award in Open/ChaCha
5th place tie- Brianna R. and Megan E.
4th place- Dakota P.
1st place- Francesca C.
1st place- Francesca C., Megan E., Kylie B.
Kara Endsley is the Canyon Lake High Dance Director
Comal ISD Fine Arts Calendar
Check with campuses to confirm events as dates and times are subject to change.
Clear Spring Elementary Students Dive Into Clay!
Freiheit Elementary Students Master The Color Wheel
Kindergarten and First grade are painting rainbow flowers after learning about the color wheel.
Freiheit Art Educator- Kara Koen
Calling All Arts Supporters!-Arts In Action Invitation- Next Meeting is April 6, 2015
It is not too late to become a member of Arts in Action
Arts in Action provides a forum for parents and community members to discuss goals for our district fine arts programs.
Our goal is to maintain current programs, manage growth, expand offerings, and foster community support to provide our fine arts students the resources they need to be successful. We would love to have you join us!
6:00pm-7:00pm at Support Services Board Room
The last meeting of the year is April 6.
Comal ISD Ovations!
STANDING OVATIONS THIS WEEK GO OUT TO:
The choir students from CHS and SVMS and the band students from MVMS and CLHS who performed at the UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest. Thank you to Gwen Graham, Jennifer Rivera, Bobby Delong, Eduardo Gonzales, Mark Watley and Joseph DeSantis and their students for excellent stage performances and solid sight-reading. You represented Comal ISD with confidence and class!