Denton ISD Fine Arts

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The Guyer High School Choir program will be livestreaming its Fall Choir Showcase on Friday, October 30 at 7:00pm. Access the livestream at the Guyer Choir's YouTube channel

Guyer HS Choir

Katherine Engle, Director

Tyler Fox, Associate Director

Since the beginning of this semester, students in the Denton High School Theatre program have been working on a film version of Macbeth. The students have completed the project while following COVID mitgation protocols including social distancing and masking. This creative project has provided an outstanding opportunity for the DHS Theatre students to learn about filming and editing.

The film is set to release on October 30, 2020 via the Denton HS Theatre website Visit the site for more information.

Denton HS Theatre

Thomas Stratton, Director

Kerri Peters, Associate Director

Guyer Theatre's production of Bright Star will open on Thursday, November 12, 2020 with additional performances November 13, 14, and Monday, November 16. Audiences will be very limited. Masks are required. Seating is socially distanced and there will be safety protocols in place. Tickets will be available very SOON! Tickets will be $10-$15 and must be purchased in pairs. Stay tuned to the Guyer Theatre Facebook page for ticket information

"Love let me lift this veil of darkness...Love let me see my way back to you." - From the finale of Bright Star.

Bright Star is a brilliant, moving piece that is sure to make you laugh, make you cry, and sometimes you might want to clap your hands or tap your feet. We encourage it. Working on this show together has been such a ray of light for all of us, and we are ready to share it with you!

The Sun is Gonna Shine Again! Guyer Theatre 2020 - let's bring on some light!

Guyer HS Theatre

Eleshia Crotwell, Director

Chris Crotwell, Associate Director

HS Music Students Succeed in Online TMEA Auditions

Choir, jazz band, and orchestra students from Braswell, Denton, Guyer, and Ryan High Schools are participating in the Region 2 Texas Music Educators Association auditions. To mitigate the spread of COVID this school year, TMEA is requiring music students to submit audition recordings online instead of performing in person. Audition recordings for Region 2 high school choir, jazz ensemble, and orchestra were judged October 17-18. Denton ISD students compete with students from other districts in TMEA Region 2 such as Lake Dallas, Lewisville, and Northwest ISDs. Students that were selected to the Region 2 ensembles are named as members and will receive a letter jacket patch from TMEA. However, there is not a live clinic or performance scheduled for the Region 2 ensembles at this time due to the COVID pandemic.

Denton ISD had 8 band students selected for the 20-member Region 2 Jazz Ensemble and 7 of those students qualified to audition for All-State. 30 DISD orchestra students were selected for the Region 2 Orchestras and 13 of those students qualified to audition for All-State. 33 DISD choir students advanced to the All-Region and Pre-Area round. Congratulations to the outstanding students named in the links below. Many thanks to their directors, private lesson teachers, and parents for supporting them and helping them prepare for the audition. Best wishes to the students who have advanced to the Area level audition for a chance at making All-State!

8 HS Band Students Selected for the TMEA Region 2 Jazz Ensemble

33 HS Choir Students Advance in the TMEA All-Region Auditions

30 HS Orchestra Students Selected for the TMEA Region 2 Orchestras

Denton ISD Artists Featured at TASA/TASB Virtual Conference

Each year the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards Fall Conference attracts school board members, superintendents, and district administrators from all over Texas. The 2020 TASA/TASB Conference was virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Texas Art Education Association presents an exhibit of PreK-12 artwork by students from around the state. We are proud of the following student artists who represented Denton ISD in the TAEA Virtual Art Exhibit.

Sights from the Stadium

We celebrate our bands, color guards, and drill teams for their outstanding performances at football games throughout the season. Many thanks to the students and directors for their continued dedication to excellence and for creating the sights and sounds of the gameday atmosphere we all enjoy.

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Denton ISD Fine Arts

Dr. Jackie deMontmollin, Director

Eddy Russell, Assistant Director

Steve Bonham, Administrative Assistant

Becky Taylor, Administrative Assistant