Denton ISD Fine Arts
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12 DISD Students Selected to TMEA All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra
Twelve students from Denton ISD's high school music programs have advanced through multiple rounds of auditions from September through January to be selected as TMEA All-State Musicians. These students will travel to the TMEA State Clinic and Convention in San Antonio, February 14-18, to rehearse and perform with the state's top musicians. Congratulations to these outstanding students, their directors, and their private lesson teachers. We are extremely proud of you!
TMEA All-State Band:
Samson Hudson, trumpet, Denton HS
Brent Jackson, trumpet, Guyer HS
Greta MacMillan, flute, Denton HS
Jordan Meza, euphonium, Guyer HS
Rasil Sajid, percussion, Denton HS
Denton HS Band Director, Brian Wilson; Assistant Director, Jesse Woolery; Percussion Director, Phillip Elder
Guyer HS Band Director, Amy Woody; Assistant Director, Oscar Ban; Percussion Director, Dr. Ellis Hampton
TMEA All-State Choir:
Lauren Barr, soprano 2, Braswell HS
Claire Gillman, alto 1, Guyer HS
Zachary Sadeghian, tenor 2, Denton HS
Karlie Sherman, alto 1, Denton HS
Braswell HS Choir Director, Ben Oehlschlaeger
Denton HS Choir Director, Mark Baker; Assistant Director, Nicholas Vance
Guyer HS Choir Director, Mary Mathis-Sadler; Assistant Director, Tyler Fox
TMEA All-State Orchestra:
Christian Luevano, string bass, Guyer HS
Ethan Nguyen, string bass, Guyer HS
Aidan Wood, string bass, Guyer HS
Guyer HS Orchesta Director, Michelle Hanlon; Assistant Director, Jeremy Atkins
Ryan HS Dance Teacher, Roxanne Muncy, Nominated for Lifetime Achievement Award from TDEA
RHS Dance Teacher, Roxanne Muncy, was nominated for the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Texas Dance Educators Association at the 2019 TDEA Convention. Mrs. Muncy continues to be an outstanding teacher, leader, and advocate for dance in Denton ISD and the State of Texas. All of the Denton ISD dance teachers attended the convention and supported Mrs. Muncy at the award presentation. She and Ryan HS colleague, Keli Jones, also presented a workshop at the TDEA Convention titled, "Dancing Around the World." Congratulations to Mrs. Muncy for being recognized by TDEA. We are thankful for her dedication to her dance students and for her leadership in our district and our state!
Mariachi Workshop Jan 16 with Denton HS, McMath MS, Strickland MS, and Special Guests from Grand Prairie ISD
Myers MS Hosts Adopt an Artist, Jan 17, 5-7pm
TMEA All-Region Band Concert, Jan 18 at Guyer HS
Denton ISD hosts the TMEA All-Region Band Concerts at Guyer HS on January 18. The concerts are free for audience members to hear the most outstanding band students from Region 2. The concert schedule is:
5:30pm 9th Grade Band
6:15pm 6A Concert Band
7:00pm 6A Symphonic Band
7:45pm 5A Wind Ensemble
8:30pm 6A Wind Ensemble
Catching Up with... Juliette Richey
Ryan HS Presents Legally Blonde the Musical, Jan 17, 18, 19
Ryan High School Theatre presents Legally Blonde the Musical on Thursday, January 17th and Friday, January 18th at 7:00PM and Saturday, January 19th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in the Ryan High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10. We hope you will come see all of our students' hard work and see that blondes really do have more fun!
Braswell Fine Arts Presents Seussical The Musical, Jan 24-26, 28
DHS Fine Arts Presents Cinderella, Jan 24-26, Jan 31-Feb 2
The Denton High School Fine Arts Department is proud to present a Broadway classic, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Make plans to bring the whole family to watch Cinderella and the Prince Topher fall in love at the ball! Performances are January 24 - 26, and January 31 - February 2 at 7pm in the Denton HS Auditorium. The show begins at 7pm, with house opening at 6:30pm. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students, buy them online now at https://squareup.com/store/dhs-theatre-boosters-inc/. You can also purchase them at the door, or reserve them for a large group by calling 940-369-2087 or 940-369-2013 between 8am and 4pm, and one of the directors will get back to you.
Follow Ella's journey to the ball on our Instagram and Twitter, @dentontheatre, to see how Prince Topher and Sebastian prepare the ball for his guests! Visit our website for more information, and updates about the award winning Denton HS Theatre Department & International Thespian Society Troupe 5358.
Want to meet Cinderella, the Prince, the Fairy God Mother, and all of Cinderella's friends? Come to our Princess Breakfast and dine with the royals before the show! Saturday, January 26th from 8am to 11am in the DHS Cafeteria (enter through the glass doors on Crescent St.). We will be serving pancakes and snacks, $3 for kids and $5 for adults. Want to take a photo with Cinderella and her friends? We will also have a professional photographer taking photos for the additional cost of $1. Have a magical experience with your young ones before the show!
Questions? Feel free to contact DHS Theatre through our website, socials, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and we will get back to you promptly!
Vocal Majority in Concert with Guyer Choir at GHS, Feb 9, 7PM
Five DISD Teachers to Present Clinics at TMEA State Convention
Braswell HS Orchestra Director, Sam Flippin, will share his expertise as a cellist and teacher in his clinic titled, "Beginning Cellists: Striking the Balance."
Strickland MS Choir Directors, Amy Logan and Vinny Thomas, will explain how they effectively implement Google technology into their choir classroom with their clinic, "Make It Work! Practical Applications of Google for Your Choir."
McMath MS Band Director, Travis Harris, will present a how-to clinic on the do's and don'ts of forming and building a school jazz program in his clinic, "Starting a Jazz Band? No Problem!" Mr. Harris will also be leading the McMath Jazz Band in their featured concert as the TMEA Invited Jazz Ensemble.
Wilson Elementary Music Teacher, David Rowland, will co-present a clinic with colleague, Kara Nelson, from Valley Creek Elementary in McKinney ISD, titled, "Music Literacy Fun with Fifth Grade".