Denton ISD Fine Arts
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Denton ISD high school theatre students and directors had the opportunity to attend the Texas Thespians State Festival, November 21-23 at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Grapevine. Each year, Texas Thespians hosts a state-wide festival including over 8,000 delegates. As one of the largest annual Thespian festivals where theatre is everywhere, students and their troupe directors celebrate an entire weekend of theatre that includes performances, competitive events, and college auditions.
Braswell HS and Denton HS theatre troupes both earned the honor of Texas “All Star Troupe” based on community service, community outreach, production history and company/school traditions and culture. Congratulations to the 26 outstanding theatre students that received a Superior rating at Texas Thespians and are National Qualfiers.
337 Band, Choir, and Orchestra Students in 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.
In all, 337 Denton ISD music students have been selected for the Region 2 bands, choirs, and orchestras. 19 HS band students and 5 HS choir students have qualified to audition at Area, Jan 11, the final round that determines if they make All-State. So far, 5 students have qualified for All-State. DHS students Eric Crenshaw, Matthew Garcia, and Owen White have been selected for the All-State Jazz Ensembles. GHS students Audrey Lee and Christian Luevano have been selected for the All-State Orchestras.
Congratulations to all of our All-Region student musicians listed on the links below.
This year, Denton ISD had almost 350 entries from 26 campuses participate in PTA Reflections program. The schools advanced 142 student works across all six PTA Reflection Art Categories and Grade Divisions. Artwork will be displayed in the North Denton Library during winter break, Sunday, December 22 through Friday, January 3rd.
Special thanks to Angie Morse, Denton Community Council of PTA's Vice President of Arts in Education. Congratulations to these DISD students that advanced from their campus to the district-level contest. Students advancing to State Level contest will be announced in January.
All-District MS Band Concert at Denton HS, Jan 10
The Organization of American Kodály Educators (OAKE) National Conference is an annual event occurring in a different city each year, bringing together music educators and clinicians over the course of four days and culminating in the performance of singers selected to participate in the National Choirs. There are four audition-based OAKE National Conference Choirs, each led by a nationally renowned conductor. Accepted singers will learn and memorize the music at home with their own teachers before going to the conference city. Denton ISD is proud that seven DISD 5th grade students have been selected for the OAKE National Children's Chorus. They will be representing Denton and the State of Texas at the OAKE Conference in Portland, OR on March 7.
Blanton Elementary School, Nicolas Miranda, music specialist
Sam Houston Elementary School, Christine Martin-Beutner, music specialist
3rd Graders Attend The Nutcracker at TWU
All events will be at the respective campus unless noted. Visit the Fine Arts calendar for more details.
Jan 9-11 - Ryan HS Theatre: Daddy's Dyin'. Who's Got the Will?, 7pm
Jan 10 - Denton ISD All-District MS Band Concert at DHS, 7pm
Jan 14 - Guyer HS Zone String Fling at GHS Gym, 7:30pm
Jan 17 - TMEA All-Region HS Band Concerts at Guyer HS, 5:30pm
Jan 18 - Region 2 7th Grade Select Band Concert, Forestwood MS, Flower Mound
Jan 23-25, 27 - Braswell HS Theatre: The Wizard of Oz, 7pm
Jan 30-Feb 1 - Denton HS Dinner Theatre, 7pm
Jan 31 - Strickland MS Fine Arts: "Night of Shining Stars", 5-8pm