Denton ISD Fine Arts
Empowering Artistic Growth. Every Student. Every day.
Even though Denton ISD campuses are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students can still grow artistically at home by playing their instruments, singing, dancing, running lines, drawing, painting, creating, making, and experiencing their art-form. Watch for email from your campus teachers and administrators for more information about resources for learning experiences at home.
Visit this Google Sheet to find an activity resource page vetted by Denton ISD Fine Arts Faculty with trusted activities for Fine Arts Enrichment at home during the school closure due to COVID-19. When you open the list, locate the content area of your student's interest on the tab at the bottom of the sheet. The grade level recommendation is in Column C on each page. Please enjoy and share as you see fit! Older kids can scroll through and find items of interest independently. Younger kids will need a little more guidance. We hope you find this tool useful in keeping kids active in the arts while at home during the closure.
All Denton ISD Fine Arts events, both on and off-campus, on the event calendars are suspended during the COVID-19 school closures.
Denton ISD's orchestra, middle school band, and middle school choral programs have participated in the Region 2 UIL Concert and Sight-reading Assessments for 2019-20. Each group performed a prepared concert, programmed according to the grade level of literature required for their respective UIL classification. The second evaluation was based on each group's sight-reading performance of a piece of music composed specifically for this event that the students and directors have never seen or heard before. Both performances are evaluated by a panel of three expert judges selected by UIL to assess each group according to the UIL music rubrics. Each performance is assigned a division rating on a scale of 1-5.
Congratulations to Denton ISD's music directors and students for their outstanding performances in these UIL assessments. Click the links below to see the results.
HS Band and Choir UIL Concert and Sight-reading Assessments have been suspended due to COVID-19 closures.
20 Art Students Advance to State VASE
17 Denton HS Art students participated in the Texas Visual Art Association Show. Three DHS students had artwork selected for the TVAA Top 100 Art Show. Click here to see slideshow of the Denton ISD award-winning artwork from VASE and TVAA.
Congratulations to the 104 DISD art students that were awarded a gold medal at Region VASE. Guyer won 90 medals, Braswell won 10 medals, and Ryan won 4 medals. Congratulations to the students that had artwork advance to State VASE and the TVAA Top 100. Their artwork is pictured below.
DISD Theatre Programs Win UIL One Act Play Awards
Braswell HS - Chemical Imbalance
Advanced to Bi-District
Directors: Michelle Greene, Ben Parker, Clay Van Winkle
Outstanding Technician: Makenzie Milhizer
All-Star Cast: Miles Howard
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Joesy De Palo, Austin Hundley
Ryan HS - Death of a Salesman
Advanced to Bi-District
Directors: Jeannene Abney, Michael Thompson, Scott Thompson
Overall Best Tech
Outstanding Technician: Karigan Shook
All-Star Cast: Ava Bonhert, Levi Broom
Gabriel Morgan, Best Performer
Denton HS - Antigone
Alternate to Bi-District
Directors: Kerri Peters, Thomas Stratton
Outstanding Technician: Taylor Brokenbeck
All-Star Cast: Roya Farahani
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Angelina Gonzalez, Kaiah Bush, Christian Wood, Abigail Aslinger, Miles Collier, Celeste Hughes, Halle Harrigonton, Nixon Sanchez