Denton ISD Fine Arts
Empowering Artistic Growth. Every Student. Every day.
District Winter Guard Showcase, March 22
Youth Art Month Exhibition at GDAC, March 7-23
The Greater Denton Arts Council is hosting its annual exhibition of artwork created by Denton ISD elementary art students to celebrate March as "Youth Art Month". The exhibit will be displayed in the GDAC Gough Gallery at Patterson-Appleton Arts Center at 400 E. Hickory St. in Denton, March 7-23. National Youth Art Month is a month of promoting visual artwork and art education in the United States. Families and children of the Denton community are invited enjoy the work of DISD elementary school students in this delightful exhibition. Many thanks to GDAC and to DISD's elementary art teachers for coordinating this event.
UIL Sweepstakes for DISD Music Programs
We are extremely proud of the outstanding UIL performances by our orchestras, MS choirs, and MS bands. The HS bands and choirs perform their UIL assessments in April. So far in 2018-19, DISD music programs have earned 91 Division 1 ratings, with 16 of those groups receiving Sweepstakes. Click these links below to see a list of DISD's music groups that have already performed this UIL assessment and received Division 1 ratings.
15 Art Students Qualify for State VASE
15 high school art students from Denton ISD have qualified for the state Visual Art Scholastic Event to be held at San Marcos HS, April 26-27. Congratulations to these outstanding student artists and their teachers from Braswell and Guyer HS. The Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) recognizes exemplary student achievement in the Visual Arts by providing art students and programs a standard of excellence in which to achieve. January 2019 marks the Texas High School VASE 25th season. The first VASE event was held in 1994 with just over 400 student entries; in 2018, over 35,000 artworks were entered in VASE. Students create artworks, write about their creative processes and understanding of visual art, and articulate information about their artwork during an interview with a VASE juror, who evaluates their work using a standards-based rubric.
414 First Division Medal Winners at UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest
Denton ISD 5th Grade Honor Choir Concert
On Friday, February 22, the Denton ISD 5th Grade Honor Choir performed an outstanding concert for a packed house of family and friends at the Strickland Middle School Auditorium. 5th Graders were selected by audition from all 23 of Denton ISD's elementary schools to form the Honor Choir. The students were led by guest conductor, Phyllis King and accompanist, Patti Freeman. Many thanks to all of our elementary school music teachers for coordinating this event and for helping their respective students to prepare their music for the performance.
Upcoming UIL & VASE Events for Fine Arts Programs
Mar 22 - 5A District One Act Play Contest @ Lake Dallas HS
Mar 22 - 6A District One Act Play Contest @ Timber Creek HS
Mar 26 - 5A Bi-District One Act Play Contest
Mar 28 - 6A Bi-District One Act Play Contest
Apr 2-3 - 5A-6A Choir Region 2 Concert and Sight-reading Assessment @ Denton HS
Apr 3-4 - Area One Act Play Contest
Apr 11-16 - Regional One Act Play Contest
Apr 13 - MS Art Region 11 North Jr. VASE @ Myers MS
Apr 16-18 - 5A-6A Band Region 2 Concert and Sight-reading Assessment @ Hebron HS
Apr 23-26 - State One Act Play Contest
Apr 26-27 - HS Art State VASE