Denton ISD Fine Arts
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DISD Fine Arts Starts 2018-19 with New Look and Empowering PD
Welcome New Fine Arts Team Members!
Marisa Banworth, Bell ES, Music
Faith Kiger, Savannah ES, Music
Melanie Goerner, Providence ES, Music
Travis Oliver, Ginnings ES, Art
Jordan Rice, Fine Arts Office, Administrative Assistant
Heather Alverson, Myers MS, Theatre Director
Bailey Atkinson, Navo MS, Theatre Assistant Director
Ben Parker, Braswell HS, Theatre Assistant Director
Rachel Richardson, Harpool MS, Orchestra Assistant Director
Chassity Rauscher, Rodriguez MS, Orchestra Director
Kelly Desjardins, Rodriguez MS, Band Director
Sandy Osborne, Rodriguez MS, Band Assistant Director
Brittany Yanniello, Strickland MS, Band Assistant Director
Juan Nunez, Ryan HS, Band Assistant Director
Oscar Ban, Guyer HS, Band Assistant Director
Alice Ann Hostetter, Navo MS, Choir Director
Angelia Ford, Braswell HS, Art
Matthew Sallack, McMath MS, Art
Guyer Wind Ensemble Invited to Western International Band Clinic
The Guyer HS Wind Ensemble was selected as one of only four high school honor bands to perform in the 2018 Western International Band Clinic in Seattle, Washington. The WIBC is held annually the weekend before Thanksgiving Day. 2018 marks the 40th Anniversary for WIBC. High school bands from all over the globe that meet very strict criteria submit auditions of their best concert recording in order to be considered. The four top performing bands are selected to perform at the annual WIBC. The WIBC offers attendees world-class clinics and concerts by top middle school bands, high school bands, university bands, as well as professional ensembles ranging from the Canadian Brass to the US Navy Commodores. Guyer's WIBC concert will take place on November 17, 2018 in Seattle. It will be a challenge for the Wind Ensemble members to prepare such a demanding program in the middle of marching band season but it is a challenge the GHS students and directors are ready for. "This is exciting news for the Guyer Band program," says GHS Director of Bands, Amy Woody. "The concert will feature our Wind Ensemble members in the fall and we have begun the process of planning the concert and the trip."
DISD Fine Arts Begins Formal Partnership with UNT CVAD
McMath Jazz Band Selected as State's Top MS Jazz Band
McMath Middle School's Tiger Jazz Band has been selected as the top MS Jazz Ensemble in the state by the Texas Music Educators Association. The McMath Jazz Band will be the TMEA Invited Middle School Jazz Ensemble to perform at the Feburary 2019 TMEA Clinic/Convention in San Antonio. The 2017-18 Tiger Jazz Band submitted an audition recording into the TMEA/TJEA sponsored contest among many other top middle school jazz ensembles from around the state. "Very excited to get the call from TJEA that the McMath Tiger Jazz Band will be the middle school jazz band representative at the TMEA Convention," said Travis Harris, McMath MS Director of Bands. "Congratulations to some amazing young musicians doing amazing work!"