Denton ISD Fine Arts
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On Thursday, March 5 at 6:30pm the Denton ISD 6th Grade Honor Choir and 9/10 Honor Choir will perform in concert at the Ryan High School Auditorium. Choir students in 6th grade, 9th grade, and 10th grade have the opportunity to audition to be selected for these honor choirs. Students from DISD's middle school and high school choir programs will be represented and will be performing together in concert. The concerts on Feb 21 and March 5 are open to the public and free to attend.
Congratulations to the nine Denton ISD music students listed below that were selected by audition to perform with the Texas All-State Bands, Choirs, Jazz Ensembles, and Orchestras in San Antonio, February 12-15, 2020 at the Henry B. González Convention Center as part of the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention, the nations largest convention of its kind. These students were chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held this year across the state at District, Region, and Area levels. Only the top 2.5% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians. We are extremely proud of these outstanding students. Many thanks to their parents, directors, and private lesson teachers for supporting them on their journey towards this goal.
Eric Crenshaw, Denton HS (TMEA Jazz Ensemble 1, alto sax 1)
Matthew Garcia, Denton HS (TMEA Jazz Ensemble 2, tenor sax 1)
Audrey Lee, Guyer HS (TMEA Sinfonietta, violin)
Christian Luevano, Guyer HS (TMEA Symphony Orchestra, double bass)
Greta MacMillan, Denton HS (TMEA 5A Symphonic Band, flute)
Margaret Nicholson, Denton HS (TMEA Mixed Choir, alto)
Ben Snethen, Guyer HS (TMEA 6A Symphonic Band, clarinet)
Owen White, Denton HS (TMEA Jazz Ensemble 1, bass)
Kenia Zetino, Braswell HS (TMEA 5A Symphonic Band, clarinet)
Fillies Follies, Feb 21-22, 7pm at Denton HS
Myers MS Operation: Adopt an Artist, Feb 26
Bettye Myers Middle School Art program proudly presents its 3rd annual Adopt an Artist event, Wednesday, February 26. Myers MS has collected drawings from the kindergarten students of Stephens and Pecan Creek Elementary Schools and Myers MS Art students have turned these drawings into 3D creations! All of the drawings and creations will be on display in the Myers MS cafeteria, Feb 26, 5:30-7:30pm. The parents of the elementary and middle school students are all invited to come see the artwork and meet their adopted artists. Kindergarten students will be able to take home their artwork and the Myers MS created pieces. This is an open house style event in which attendees may come and go as they wish.
Ocarina Concert at Blanton Elementary, Feb 27
With its 12th Annual Jazz Fest, Apex Arts League will present the University of North Texas One O’clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, February 29 at 7:00 p.m., at Carroll Senior High School Auditorium, 1501 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake.
These three talented high school jazz bands will open the program, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students at UNT: Carroll HS, Boswell HS, and Denton HS.
The One O’Clock, under the direction of Alan Baylock, is the premier seven time Grammy- nominated performing jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program. Tickets at the door are $15 for adults, $10 for band parents, seniors and Apex members and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at apexartsleague.com or at the door.
Borman Elementary School is inviting all previous members of the Borman Handbell Choir to perform alongside the current handbell choir at the school's 50th Anniversary Celebration, Thursday, March 5, 2020, 4:00-5:00pm. Rehearsal will be held at 3:00pm before the event. Music will be color coded and easy to learn. Contact Kiaran Beck if you are interested firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms Beck is partnering with two of the previous Borman Music Teachers, Nancy Holcom (1986-1993) and Rebecca Busby (1993-2006) for this special Borman reunion performance.
Youth Art Month Exhibit, March 5-26 at GDAC
All events will be at the respective campus unless noted. Visit the Fine Arts calendar for more details.
Feb 18 - Guyer HS Band Concerto Competition, 7pm
Feb 18 - McMath MS Choir UIL Showcase Concert, 6:30pm
Feb 19 - Guyer HS Band Chamber Dinner Concert, 6:30pm
Feb 20 - Braswell Zone BHS-NMS-RMS Bands Pre-UIL Concert, 6:30pm
Feb 21 - DISD 5th Grade Honor Choir Concert at Ryan HS, 6:15pm
Feb 21-22 - Denton HS Fillies Follies "Believe", 7pm
Feb 22 - HS Art VASE Region 11-North at Timber Creek HS
Feb 22 - UIL Region 2 Band and Choir Solo and Ensemble Contest at Lake Dallas HS
Feb 25 - Crownover MS Orchestra Pre-UIL Concert, 7pm
Feb 25 - McMath MS Choir 6th Grade Concert
Feb 25 - Strickland MS Band Pre-UIL Concert, 7pm
Feb 27 - Denton HS Jazz Concert, 5pm
Feb 27 - Braswell HS Band Late Winter Concert, 7pm
Feb 27 - UIL Region 2 MS Choir Concert & Sight-reading Assessment at Ryan HS
Feb 27-28 - UIL Region 2 Orchestra Concert & Sight-reading Assessment at Guyer HS
Feb 28 - Denton HS Percussion Bash, 2pm
Feb 28 - Ryan Zone HS-MS Jazz Concert, 7pm
Mar 4-5 - UIL Region 2 MS Band Concert & Sight-reading Assessment at Lake Dallas HS
Mar 5 - UIL 5A One Act Play District Contest
Mar 5 - DISD 6th Grade and 9/10 Honor Choir Concert, 6:30pm at Ryan HS
Mar 19 - Stephens Elem 4th Grade Music Program, 6:30pm
Mar 20 - UIL 6A One Act Play District Contest
Mar 24 - UIL 6A One Act Play Bi-District Contest
Mar 24 - McMath MS Orchestra Spring Concert, 6pm
Mar 25 - DISD Winter Guard Showcase, 7pm at Guyer HS Gym
Mar 26 - UIL 5A One Act Play Bi-District Contest
Mar 26 - DISD HS Band Pre-UIL, 8am-5pm at Denton HS
Mar 26 - Paloma Creek Elem Fine Arts/STEAM Night, 6-7:30pm