Denton ISD Fine Arts

Empowering Artistic Growth. Every Student. Every day.

Cross Oaks Principal, Matt Preston, TMEA Distinguished Administrator

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Every year, the Texas Music Educators Association recognizes upper-level school administrators (e.g., superintendents, deputy superintendents, principals) across the state of Texas who have been instrumental in preserving high quality music education programs on their campuses and in their districts.

Denton ISD congratulates Cross Oaks Elementary School Principal, Matt Preston, for receiving TMEA's Distinuguished Administrator Award. Mr. Preston was nominated by Cross Oaks Music Specialist, Erin Finley, for his outstanding support for music education. DISD and the Cross Oaks Elementary School community would like to thank Mr. Preston for his continued support and dedication to fine arts education for all students!

Nov 11, DHS Lab Bands with Bobby Burns, Jr. of Earth, Wind, & Fire

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Guyer Theatre Presents ELF the Musical! Nov 14,15,16, 7:30pm

This musical follows the story of the well known and well loved movie. Buddy the Elf, who has been living in Christmastown with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and all the elves, has recently discovered he isn't an elf at all! He is human! And he has a human dad in none other than the sparkling New York City! Buddy hops a ride on the nearest iceberg and heads South to NYC - after all, he's departing the North Pole, everything is South! When he arrives in NYC he discovers that his real dad, Walter Hobbs, who is on Santa's naughty list, is not a fan of Christmas. In fact, according to Walter, Christmas always gets in the way!

Meanwhile, Emily and Michael Hobbs just want Walter to spend some time with them at Christmas - and then Buddy arrives on the scene. Buddy the Elf changes everything! After discovering that Buddy really is Walter's son, the family takes Buddy in. But not before Buddy has fallen in love with Jovie, a smart talking store elf at Macy's department store! Hilarious antic ensue as Buddy the Elf learns to navigate life and love in the human world.

Elf the musical is a heart warming, hilarious comedy that is sure to get everyone in the holiday mood! With ice skating, snow, laughter, singing, dancing, and a flying sleigh - Elf the musical will make you feel all Sparklejollytwinklejingly!

Tickets $10 and $15 available at the door, and online at the following link:

Guyer Band Junior Color Guard Clinic, Dec 7

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So Far, 274 DISD Students Selected for TMEA All-Region Groups

High school and middle school students from Denton ISD bands, choirs, and orchestras participate in the TMEA All-Region auditions each year among students from districts in Region 2 including Argyle, Lake Dallas, Lewisville, and Northwest ISDs. Students must perform a competitive audition on pre-determined music etudes. The top performing students qualify to perform in the TMEA Region 2 Bands, Choirs, and Orchestras. The top performing students from Region 2 also qualify to audition at the Area level for a chance at making TMEA All-State.

So far, 274 Denton ISD music students have been selected for the Region 2 bands, choirs, and orchestras. High school band students have All-Region auditions coming soon on December 5 and 7. Congratulations to all of our All-Region student musicians. Best wishes to our high school band students and to those preparing for their All-State auditions. Click the links below to see the names of DISD's All-Region students.

35 HS All-Region Choir members performed in concert Nov 9

56 MS All-Region Choir members perform in concert, Nov 16 at Flower Mound HS

9 HS All-Region Jazz Ensemble members perform in concert, Nov 23 at Eaton HS

28 MS All-Region Band, 60 7th Grade Select Band, All-Region Concert Dec 14 at Flower Mound HS

33 HS All-Region Orchestra members perform in concert Dec 14 at Eaton HS

53 MS All-Region Orchestra members perform in concert Dec 14 at Eaton HS

Guyer Band Finishes Marching Season in US Bands "Salute to Veterans" Texas Championship at AT&T Stadium

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The Guyer HS Band performed its show, "Chutes and Ladders" in its final marching competition of the season on November 11 at AT&T Stadium in the US Bands "Salute to Veterans" Texas Championship. In prelims, the Guyer Band placed 1st in its class, earning the Outstanding Color Guard, Outstanding Music, and Outstanding General Effect Captions. Going into the finals round, GHS had another outstanding performance and finished 3rd overall. See scores here.

Congratulations to the Guyer Band and directors, Amy Woody, Dr. Ellis Hampton, Oscar Ban, and Susan Hanggi, for their outstanding performances and continued success!

A Lot Happening in November and December!

All events will be at the respective campus unless noted. Visit the Fine Arts calendar for more details.

Nov 11 - Denton HS Jazz Concert with Bobby Burns, Jr, 7pm

Nov 12 - Guyer HS Choir with UNT Choirs, UNT Murchison PAC, 7pm

Nov 16 - TMEA All-Region MS Choir Concert, Flower Mound HS (time TBD)

Nov 19 - TMEA Pre-Area Choir Auditions, Northwest HS

Nov 20 - Rodriguez MS Band Winter Concert, Braswell HS, 6:30pm

Nov 21 - Stephens Elem 5th Grade Music Program, 6:30pm

Nov 21 - TMEA 6A Region 2 Band Auditions, Phase 1, Lewisville HS

Nov 23 - TMEA Region 2 Jazz Ensemble Concert, Eaton HS (time TBD)

Dec 3 - Stephens Elem Choir performs at Barnes and Noble, 6pm

Dec 3 - McMath MS Choir Concert, 6:30pm

Dec 3 - Harpool MS Choir Concert, Trinity United Methodist Church, 6:30pm

Dec 3 - Strickland MS Choir Concert, 6:30pm

Dec 5 - Denton HS Zone String Fling, 7pm

Dec 5 - Crownover MS Band Beginner Recital, 7pm

Dec 6 - Paloma Creek Pre-K and K Holiday Concert, 6pm

Dec 6 - Navo MS Band Concert, Braswell HS, 7pm

Dec 6 - Ryan HS Zone String Fling, 7pm

Dec 7 - Denton HS Choir Craft Fair, 9am-4pm

Dec 9 - Harpool MS Orchestra Winter Concert, 6pm

Dec 9 - Braswell HS Band Winter Bliss Concert, 7pm

Dec 9 - Strickland MS Band Winter Concert, 7pm

Dec 10 - Paloma Creek Elem Choir Winter Concert, 6:30pm

Dec 10 - Ryan HS Band and Orchestra Winter Concert, 7pm

Dec 10 - Braswell HS Choir Winter Concert, 7pm

Dec 10 - Denton HS Band Holiday Concert, 7pm

Dec 11 - McMath MS Band Concert, 6:30pm

Dec 12 - Myers MS 6th Grade Band Concert, 6pm

Dec 12 - Guyer HS Band and Orchestra Mosaic Concert, 7pm

Dec 13-14 - Denton HS Theatre, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 6pm

Dec 13-14 - Navo MS Theatre Show, 7pm

Dec 13-14 - Rodriguez MS Theatre, Elf Jr, 7pm

Dec 14 - Guyer HS Choir, Dessert Theatre 12:30pm, Dinner Theatre 6:30pm

Dec 16 - Crownover MS Full Orchestra Concert (Band/Orch), 7pm

Dec 16 - Rodriguez MS Choir Winter Concert, Braswell HS, 7pm

Dec 16 - Ryan HS Choir Winter Concert, 7pm

Dec 17 - Crowonver MS 7th-8th Grade Band Concert, 7pm

Dec 17 - Denton HS Choir Winter Concert, 7pm

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Denton ISD Fine Arts

Dr. Jackie deMontmollin, Director

Eddy Russell, Assistant Director

Jordan Rice, Administrative Assistant

Steve Bonham, Administrative Assistant