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!

Roxanne Muncy with all DISD dance teachers

Mariachi Workshop Jan 16 with Denton HS, McMath MS, Strickland MS, and Special Guests from Grand Prairie ISD

On January 16, Denton HS Mariachi Los Broncos hosted a mariachi workshop for students and teachers from DHS, McMath MS, and Strickland MS. The workshop was conducted by special guest, Marta Ocampo, director of the Mariachi Sol Azteca at Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy. Under Ms. Ocampo's direction, the Mariachi Sol Azteca has received numerous awards and accolades including winning Mariachi Nationals of Jose Hernandez, placing 2nd in the Texas Association of Mariachi Educators Mariachi State Finals, and a 1st division at the UIL State Mariachi Festival. Denton ISD mariachi students and teachers learned about performance practices, traditions, vocabulary, and stylistic nuances of mariachi. This hands-on workshop allowed the Denton ISD students and teachers to learn from Ms. Ocampo and her students from Grand Prairie and for all the participants for perform together. Many thanks to the Denton ISD mariachi directors for making this possible for our students: Julianne Booth and Carrie Atkins (Denton HS), Michael Burris and Michael Dandron (Strickland MS), and Gina Segapeli (McMath MS).

Myers MS Hosts Adopt an Artist, Jan 17, 5-7pm

Myers Middle School will be hosting "Operation: Adopt and Artist" on Thursday, January 17, 5:00-7:00pm, in the Myers MS Cafeteria. It will be a meet-and-greet event in which young artists from the Stephens Elementary School Kindergarten can find their original 2D works of art and meet a 7th or 8th grade artist from Myers MS who created a 3D version of their artwork. The Kindergarten artists will be able to take home their art as well as the rendered 3D pieces. This will be an exciting event for all of the student artists and families. Many thanks to Myers MS art teacher, Dashia Richey, and Stephens Elementary art teacher, Megan Trammell, for coordinating this event.
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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

Find out what the current Head of Production at a top marketing firm in New York City and Ryan High School graduate, Juliette Richey, is up to as she manages the images for some of the world's most recognizable brands. Click here to read the interview with Juliette.
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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!

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Braswell Fine Arts Presents Seussical The Musical, Jan 24-26, 28

The Braswell High School Fine Arts Department presents Seussical The Musical on January 24, 25, 26, and 28 at 7:00PM in the Braswell High School Auditorium. Tickets are $10 pre-sale and $15 at the door. Buy tickets online at Fun for the whole family!
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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 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 for more information, and we will get back to you promptly!

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Vocal Majority in Concert with Guyer Choir at GHS, Feb 9, 7PM

Come see the world-champion Barbershop Chorus, Vocal Majority, perform at Guyer High School on Saturday, February 9th, at 7:00pm. Over 150 singers from the Chorus will be joined by several Guyer choirs for an unforgettable evening of babershop music and contemporary a cappella. Tickets can be purchased for $20 online ( or at the GHS Front Office. All proceeds go toward the Guyer Choir Booster Club, including to help support the Guyer Chamber Chorale Spring Tour in Boston. We'll see you there!
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Five DISD Teachers to Present Clinics at TMEA State Convention

The Texas Music Educators Association holds its annual Clinic/Convention in San Antonio, February 13-16. It is the largest music education convention of its kind with almost 30,000 attendees. Denton ISD is proud to have four of our outstanding music teachers invited by TMEA to present clinics and share their knowledge and experience with their colleagues at the 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".

Fine Arts Event Calendars

Check out the calendars for each Fine Arts area on the Denton ISD Fine Arts website and go witness the amazing work of Denton ISD students!




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Denton ISD Fine Arts

Jackie deMontmollin, Director

Eddy Russell, Assistant Director

Amy Colvin, Administrative Assistant

Jordan Rice, Administrative Assistant