Comal ISD Fine Arts Newsletter

February 7-13

JRES Kinder/1st Grade Music Program

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 6pm

30501 Johnson Way

Bulverde, TX

MVMS Bands Pre-UIL Concert

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 6:30pm

1165 Sattler Road

Canyon Lake, TX

Visit for more information.

SVHS Band Midwinter Concert

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 6:30pm

14001 Texas 46

Spring Branch, TX

CHS Night of Jazz

Tuesday, Feb. 9th, 7pm

1404 Interstate 35

New Braunfels, TX

Hanover Research: Key Finding on the Relationship between Arts Participation and Student Success

  • Researchers believe that arts education supports student achievement by increasing engagement in the learning process and fostering students' dispositions and habits of mind.In addition, the arts encourage students to develop skills that can be applied to other disciplines, such as curiosity, collaboration, and spatial thinking skills. Experts in brain development explain that experience gained through arts participation positively impacts neurological growth.
  • Arts participation correlates positively with indicators of student success. Research shows that students who participate in arts education show improved standardized test scores, attendance, and graduation rates, as well as reduced disciplinary incidents when compared to students with lower or no arts participation. In addition, a National Endowment of the Arts (NEA) study found that students with higher exposure to arts education are more likely to attend college and be engaged in their community.
  • Arts education that is integrated into other content areas may have a greater impact on student outcomes than standalone arts programming. Researchers argue that arts integration helps students form connections between the arts and other subjects, and that interdisciplinary learning enhances student learning across content areas. Studies that compare integrated and standalone arts programs find that while the implementation of integrated arts programs may vary, some produce a comparatively positive effect on student achievement.

Comal ISD holds their first official UIL Middle School OAP Contest!


1st Place - Churchill Middle School, Caucasian Chalk Circle

2nd Place - Spring Branch Middle School, The Book of Everything

3rd Place - Smithson Valley Middle School, Zink: The Myth, The Legend, The Zebra

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Our 2nd Support Services Art Showcase of the year was a huge success!

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Canyon High Color Guard off to a Great Start!

The CHS Winter Guard winter guard programs competed at Steele H.S. weekend in TECA (Texas Educational Color Guard Association) competition and had great results!!

The Canyon “A” Varsity Winter Guard earned 1st place in their category!! The Canyon “A” Winter Guard is the returning TECA State Champion.

The Canyon “B” JV Winter Guard earned 9th place in the their category (competing against several other varsity color guards). They were 2nd place overall of JV guards.

Congrats to the Canyon HS Winter Guard.

The CHS Winter Guards are under the leadership of asst. band director Ms. Amanda Fonner.

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Whataburger Grand Opening!

Smithson Valley High School Drumline and Choir performed at the opening of the new Spring Branch Whataburger for their ribbon cutting ceremony.

Ranger Band goes on tour to the elementary schools!

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