Keller ISD Fine Arts Notes

A weekly newsletter from Keller ISD Fine Arts

Vol. 2 No. 16 December 14, 2015

High School Band All-Region Results

Keller ISD high school band students auditioned for the Region 2 TMEA All-Region Band last week. Over 1,350 students from throughout the region auditioned for 262 spots in the All-Region Band, and 76 of these students are from Keller ISD! These students will make up three all-region bands, who will perform on January 16 at Denton Guyer High School.


In addition, the top students in each section are selected to audition at the Area round of All-State on January 9 in Abilene.


Congratulations to the following students:


All-Region Results


Keller Central

Eliza Rodriguez, 12th, Flute

Amanda Cox, 11th, Flute

Sarah Rodriguez, 11th, Flute

Caitlin Cox, 11th, Oboe

Ivan Hurtado , 12th, Clarinet

Mark Valenzuela, 12th, Clarinet

Joshua Rodriguez, 10th, Clarinet

Angela Filippelli, 12th, Clarinet

Allison Johnson , 10th, Clarinet

Sarah Piercy , 10th, Clarinet

Maria Kallinikos, 10th, Clarinet

Katherine Kallinikos, 12th, Clarinet

Morgan Elliott, 11th, Bassoon

Brooke Kraeszig, 11th, Bassoon

Chad Fluegel , 12th, Saxophone

Connor Schmelter, 12th, Saxophone

Allen Narita, 12th, Bari Sax

Samual Autrey , 12th, Trumpet

Josh Waibel , 12th, Trumpet

Julia Wong, 11th, Trumpet

Tyler Carpenter , 11th, Trumpet

Caroline Burks, 12th, French Horn

Sarah Bryant, 12th, French Horn

Kathrynne Moses, 11th, French Horn

Keith Barrow, 12th, Trombone

Bennett Burks, 9th, Trombone

Jacob Tiemann, 12th, Bass Trombone

Evan Ross, 12th, Bass Trombone

Sam Williams, 12th, Euphonium

Michael Hope, 12th, Euphonium

Brett Williams, 9th, Euphonium

Miguel Chaidez-Solano, 10th, Tuba

Gabriel John, 9th, Tuba

John Wildridge, 11th, Percussion

Tariq Gay, 12th, Percussion


Fossil Ridge

Jarrett May, 11th, Flute

Kayla Butner, 11th, Flute

Maria Nguyen, 10th, Flute

Laura Bui, 9th, Flute

Jasmine Vu, 10th, Oboe

Ally Rushing, 9th, Oboe

Stacy Edington, 11th, Clarinet

Sam Ash, 10th, Clarinet

Garon Noureddine, 12th, Alto Clarinet

Jacob Beard, 10th, Contra Bass Clarinet

Nick DeWalt, 11th, Alto Saxophone

Rayna DeYoung, 12th, Alto Saxophone

Luke DeWalt, 12th, Tenor Saxophone

Travis Wattigney, 12th, Trumpet

Kris Pritchett, 12th, Trumpet

Jule Haynes, 11th, Horn

Peter Nguyen, 11th, Horn

Mario Garza, 11th, Tuba

Lindsay Allen, 11th, Percussion

Jeremy Rosario, 12th, Percussion

Bailey Minnich, 10th, Percussion


Keller High

Aileen Cho, 9th, Flute

Amanda Berthy, 11th, Flute

Katie Moutafis, 12th, Flute

Emma Mitchell, 12th, Flute

Caryl Klemann, 11th, Flute

Gwen Goble, 10th, Oboe

Hope McDermett, 9th, Oboe

Emily Hodges, 12th, Oboe

Alyssa Smith, 11th, Oboe

Carrie Shaw, 12th, English Horn

Hannah Rische, 11th, Eb Clarinet

Jinwoo Kim, 10th, Bb Clarinet

Natasha Santiago, 11th, Bb Clarinet

Ally Wheeler, 11th, Bb Clarinet

Dylan Mahoney, 11th, Bb Clarinet

Allison McAdams, 10th, Bb Clarinet

Connor Hernandez, 12th, Bb Clarinet

Kaila Brown, 9th, Bb Clarinet

Brendon Byrd, 10th, Bb Clarinet

Sarah Albrecht, 11th, Alto Clarinet

Kevin Kim, 11th, Bass Clarient

Amara Klemann, 10th, Bass Clarient

Kieran Rye, 12th, Bass Clarient

Jung Cho, 11th, Bass Clarient

Brynn Willingham, 9th, Bass Clarient

Kerry Foster, 12th, Bassoon

Gloria Lee, 10th, Alto Saxophone

Madison Lane, 9th, Alto Saxophone

Amanda Bernardi, 9th, Alto Saxophone

Hannah Young, 10th, Tenor Saxophone

Christian Roberts, 9th, Baritone Saxophone

Justin Bernardi, 11th, Trumpet

Brian Boydston, 12th, Trumpet

Kyle Foster, 12th, Trumpet

Ryan Licalsi, 12th, Horn

Andrew Rothwell, 12th, Horn

Joe Venezia, 12th, Horn

Katie Pennington, 10th, Horn

Morgan Huette, 10th, Horn

Ashley Smith, 11th, Horn

Ryan Kam, 12th, Horn

Grant Hodges, 11th, Horn

Evan Warner, 12th, Trombone

Decker Bergin, 10th, Trombone

Owen Lusky, 12th, Bass Trombone

Dylan Moore, 11th, Tuba

Matt Estep, 12th, Tuba

Nick Sardello, 12th, Percussion

Noah Miner, 10th, Percussion

Jack Beckley, 12th, Percussion

Cameron Bright, 12th, Percussion

Alex Latterell, 11th, Percussion

Cole Billingsley, 12th, Percussion


Timber Creek

Benton Westbrook, 11th, Alto Saxophone

Collin Miller, 12th, Alto Saxophone

Mason Chavez, 11th, Alto Saxophone

Matthew Tate, 12th, Bari Saxophone

Alexis Capitano, 9th, Bassoon

Andrew Brooks, 11th, Bassoon

Rebecca Brewer, 10th, Bassoon

Tyler Snody, 11th, Bassoon

Aatmun Baxi, 11th, Bb Clarinet

Analia Kistler, 11th, Bb Clarinet

Danny Kim, 11th, Bb Clarinet

Emily Tate, 12th, Bb Clarinet

Hannah Enbebretson, 9th, Bb Clarinet

Noah Pujol, 11th, Bb Clarinet

Daniel Kleveland, 11th, Contrabass Clarinet

Lauren Simmons, 11th, Eb Clarinet

Quinton Porter, 10th, English Horn

Jayne Margason, 9th, Euphonium

Kacie Carlson, 11th, Flute

Isabella Rodriguez, 9th, French Horn

Katherine Bos, 10th, French Horn

Sam Himes, 11th, French Horn

Colton Williams, 11th, Percussion

Holly Barker, 11th, Percussion

John Roberts , 9th, Percussion

Ryan Melon, 9th, Percussion

Sam Schlebach, 10th, Percussion

Madeline Anderson, 12th, Piccolo

Blake Wells, 12th, Trumpet

Dylan Howard, 11th, Trumpet

Tanner Price, 10th, Trumpet


Area Qualifiers

These students qualified to compete at the TMEA Area Round of All-State Auditions. The top students from this audition will be named Texas All-State Band Members! All-State Members represent the top 2% of all Texas high school musicians!


Keller Central

Eliza Rodriguez, 12th, Flute

Caitlin Cox, 11th, Oboe

Ivan Hurtado , 12th, Clarinet

Mark Valenzuela, 12th, Clarinet

Joshua Rodriguez, 10th, Clarinet

Angela Filippelli, 12th, Clarinet

Allison Johnson , 10th, Clarinet

Morgan Elliott, 11th, Bassoon

Brooke Kraeszig, 11th, Bassoon

Allen Narita, 12th, Bari Sax

Samual Autrey , 12th, Trumpet

Josh Waibel , 12th, Trumpet

Caroline Burks, 12th, French Horn

Sarah Bryant, 12th, French Horn

Keith Barrow, 12th, Trombone

Jacob Tiemann, 12th, Bass Trombone

John Wildridge, 11th, Percussion

Miguel Chaidez-Solano, 10th, Tuba


Fossil Ridge

Jarrett May, 11th, Flute

Jasmine Vu, 10th, Oboe

Nick DeWalt, 11th, Alto Saxophone

Travis Wattigney, 12th, Trumpet

Jule Haynes, 11th, Horn

Peter Nguyen, 11th, Horn

Lindsay Allen, 11th, Percussion

Jeremy Rosario, 12th, Percussion


Keller High

Aileen Cho, 9th, Flute

Amanda Berthy, 11th, Flute

Gwen Goble, 10th, Oboe

Hope McDermett, 9th, Oboe

Jinwoo Kim, 10th, Bb Clarinet

Natasha Santiago, 11th, Bb Clarinet

Sarah Albrecht, 11th, Alto Clarinet

Kevin Kim, 11th, Bass Clarient

Amara Klemann, 10th, Bass Clarient

Kerry Foster, 12th, Bassoon

Hannah Young, 10th, Tenor Saxophone

Christian Roberts, 9th, Baritone Saxophone

Justin Bernardi, 11th, Trumpet

Brian Boydston, 12th, Trumpet

Kyle Foster, 12th, Trumpet

Ryan Licalsi, 12th, Horn

Andrew Rothwell, 12th, Horn

Joe Venezia, 12th, Horn

Owen Lusky, 12th, Bass Trombone

Dylan Moore, 11th, Tuba

Nick Sardello, 12th, Percussion

Noah Miner, 10th, Percussion


Timber Creek

Benton Westbrook, 11th, Alto Saxophone

Andrew Brooks, 11th, Bassoon

Danny Kim, 11th, Bb Clarinet

Noah Pujol, 11th, Bb Clarinet

Daniel Kleveland, 11th, Contrabass Clarinet

Quinton Porter, 10th, English Horn

Sam Schlebach, 10th, Percussion

Madeline Anderson, 12th, Piccolo

Blake Wells, 12th, Trumpet

Timber Creek High School Theatre and Band Students Join Forces for Soundpainting Performance


Guest Artist Leese Walker to introduce “Soundpainting” to TCHS students.


Students of both band and theatre will step out of their comfort zones next week when guest artist Leese Walker visits Timber Creek to teach an experimental form of performance known as Soundpainting. Students will spend the week learning the technique and will present a public performance on Thursday, 12/17 at 7:00pm in the Central High School Auditorium.


What is Soundpainting?


Soundpainting is an improvised form of live performance that uses a system of sign language gestures led by a conductor to create a multidisciplinary performance. The language comprises more than 1200 gestures that are signed by the Soundpainter (composer) to indicate the type of material desired of the performers. The performers then improvise using the “instructions” provided by the gestures.

About guest artist, Leese Walker:


LEESE WALKER is an interdisciplinary performance artist, director, producer and teaching-artist. Leese is the founder and Artistic Director of NYC’s Strike Anywhere Performance Ensemble. The company is comprised of jazz musicians, modern dancers and actors. She established the company in 1997 to create politically-charged, original works. Leese figures strongly in the history of Soundpainting. She was the first actress to be soundpainted and was instrumental in helping inventor Walter Thompson to adapt the Soundpainting language for theater. The language has since evolved to include all performance disciplines and is now practiced in 33 countries world-wide. Leese has been a core member of the Walter Thompson Orchestra since 1997 and is one of three certified multidisciplinary soundpainters in the United States. Leese has soundpainted at Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, American Airlines Theater, the Irondale Center, Bard College, and internationally in Paris, London, Tours, Bordeaux, Barcelona and in Bali, Indonesia. Her work has been featured on Radio France, NPR, German Public Radio and U.S. television. Leese is the recipient of the 2011 BAX Arts Educator Award, the 2010 Arts Presenters Emerging Leaders Scholarship, and the 2004 APPEX Fellowship in Ubud, Bali. Leese freelances as a teaching-artist with B.A.M. and Roundabout Theatre. She served on the board of directors for the Network of Ensemble Theatres from 2003-2008. www.strikeanywhere.info



Contact: For more information about this event, contact Blake Wilson blake.wilson@kellerisd.net

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THIS WEEK IN KELLER ISD

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Monday, December 14

Timberview Middle School Beginning Band Concert, 6:00 pm

Lone Star Elementary Honor Choir and Honor Theatre Festival, 6:00 pm

Hidden Lakes Elementary Orff/Choir Performance, 6:30 pm

Keller-Harvel Elementary Winter Program, 6:30 pm

Trinity Springs Middle School Winter Band Concert @ TCHS, 6:30 pm

Freedom Elementary Choir Holiday Program, 7:00 pm

Keller Central Band Winter Concert, 7:00 pm


Tuesday, December 15

Shady Grove Elementary Stars Choir and Dance Team Winter Program, 1:30 pm/6:00 pm

Caprock Elementary Choir and Orff Ensemble Concert, 6:00 pm

Indian Springs Middle School Winter Band Concert, 7:00 pm

Timber Creek Band Winter Concert, 7:00 pm

Woodland Springs Elementary DRUM Group and Theatre Troup Showcase, 7:00 pm

Friendship Elementary "Aladdin Kids" performance, 7:00 pm

Hillwood Middle School Choir Winter Concert, 7:00 pm

Fossil Ridge High School Band Winter Concert, 7:00 pm

TMS Choir Winter Concert, 7:30 pm


Wednesday, December 16

Friendship Elementary "Aladdin Kids" performance, 8:30 am


Thursday, December 17

Independence Elementary "Fine Arts with Santa" 6:00 pm

Timber Creek High School Band/Theatre "Sound Painting" 7:00 pm at CHS

Fossil Ridge Choir Winter Concert, 7:00 pm

Indian Springs Middle School Winter Choir Concert, 7:00 pm


Friday, December 18

Ridgeview Elementary Rockin' Rattler Holiday Performance, 8:30 am

Show Choir "Premiere Night" at CHS, 7:00 pm

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