Denton ISD Fine Arts

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Denton ISD's Fine Arts programs are presenting fall shows and performances right now and throughout the rest of the semester. Follow the links below and make plans to see the outstanding work being done by our Fine Arts students throughout the district.





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All four of Denton ISD's high school marching bands are having a very successful contest season. On Saturday, October 16, all four of our marching bands performed in the UIL Region 2 Marching Band Contest at C.H. Collins Athletic Complex and all four received unanimous 1st Division "Superior" ratings from all of the judges. All four bands will advance to their respective UIL classification's Area level contest.

Denton High and Ryan High bands will perform in the UIL 5A Area B Marching Band Contest on Saturday, Oct. 23 at Children's Health Stadium in Prosper ISD. Braswell High and Guyer High bands will perform in the UIL 6A Area C Marching Band Contest on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Mesquite ISD's Memorial Stadium. The Area contests will determine which bands will advance to the UIL 5A and 6A State Marching Band Contests at the San Antonio Alamodome.

Denton ISD is extremely proud of the students and directors in all four of its high school marching bands. We congratulate them for their UIL 1st Division ratings and wish them the best in the Area level competition. Click the links below to see the results from earlier contests this season.




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Students Audition for TMEA All-Region Choirs and HS Orchestra

Oct.16, 18, and 19, students from Denton ISD performed in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region 2 auditions for high school orchestra and high school and middle school choir, competing with students from all across Region 2. We are extremely proud of the outstanding students who earned a position in the All-Region Choirs and Orchestras. Many thanks to their awesome directors and private lesson teachers for helping them prepare for the auditions. Best wishes to the 20 choir students and 12 orchestra students who advanced to the next round of auditions. Congratulations!

A total of 38 Denton ISD HS orchestra students were selected to the Region 2 HS Orchestra and 12 students qualified to audition for the TMEA All-State Orchestras. These students will perform in the All-Region Orchestra Concert, Dec.11 at Eaton HS.

A total of 34 Denton ISD HS choral students were selected to the Region 2 HS Choir and 20 students have advanced to the Pre-Area level auditions. These students will perform at the High School All-Region Choir Concert on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Denton HS.

A total of 24 Denton ISD MS choral students were selected to the Region 2 MS Choir. These students will perform at the Middle School All-Region Choir Concert on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Braswell HS.

Theatre Programs Present Fall Shows

Denton ISD's theatre arts programs have been making many preparations for their fall shows. On October 7-9, Navo Middle School Theatre presented The Suessification of Romeo and Juliet . We encourage audiences to experience the outstanding work being done by the student casts and crews in our middle school and high school theatre programs. Visit the links below for ticket information.

Coming Soon:

Oct 20 & 22 (7pm) - Calhoun MS - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Oct 28-29 (7pm) - Crownover MS - Addams Family Musical Young at Part - Tickets $5

Oct 28-30 (7pm; Sat 2pm) - Braswell HS - Clue: On Stage -

Oct 28-31 (7pm; Sun 2pm) - Denton HS - Puffs!

Oct 29 (6pm) - Harpool MS - Murder at the Banquet -

Nov 4-6 & 11-13 - Guyer HS - Matilda the Musical -

Nov 4-6 & 11-13 - Ryan HS - Steel Magnolias and Never the Sinner

Nov 5-6 (6:30pm) - Rodriguez MS - Tall Tales of Texas - Tickets $5

Nov 11-13 (6pm; Sat 2pm) - Strickland MS - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Nov 17-19 - McMath MS - Peter and the Starcatcher

Click here for other upcoming shows on the Theatre Arts Events Calendar

Denton ISD Student Art on Display at Denton Arts & Jazz Festival

Fine Arts in Action at Football Games

Varsity football games provide a showcase of student skills and talents across many Fine Arts programs in Denton ISD. DISD's bands, cheer teams, color guards, and drill teams provide an exciting game atmosphere filled with the sight and sounds our audiences enjoy. Our students carry on their school's unique traditions, provide the soundtrack to the game, and lead the crowd to cheer the teams to victory week after week. At halftime, Denton ISD's audiences enjoy the drill teams and the marching band shows that the bands are performing in contests. The Denton ISD communities love and appreciate all of their student performers at these games both home and away. Many thanks to our hard working students and directors!

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Denton ISD Fine Arts

Dr. Jackie deMontmollin, Director

Eddy Russell, Assistant Director

Steve Bonham, Administrative Assistant

Becky Taylor, Administrative Assistant