Denton ISD Fine Arts
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Band, Choir, and Orchestra students from all over the state of Texas are auditioning for TMEA All-State using the new format of submitting recorded auditions online and navigating the challenges of taking private lessons virtually rather than in person. Students in high school band and choir are in the midst of the Region-level rounds of auditions. Students in high school orchestras and jazz ensembles have now completed their Region and Area rounds of auditions and the rosters have recently been named for the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble and All-State Orchestra. We are proud to announce there are two Denton ISD students returning to the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble and All-State Orchestra.
Matthew Garcia, Denton HS senior, has been named 2nd tenor saxophone in the TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble 2. This is Matthew's second time to make the All-State Jazz Ensemble. Matthew is a student of Jesse Woolery, Denton HS Lab Band Director, and Emilio Mesa, Denton ISD Saxophone Private Lesson Teacher.
Christian Luevano, Guyer HS junior, has been named 6th chair string bass in the TMEA All-State Symphony Orchestra. This is Christian's third time to make the All-State Orchestra. Christian is a student of Michelle Hanlon and Jeremy Atkins, Guyer HS Orchestra Directors, and Jeff Bradetich, UNT Regents Professor of Double Bass.
Congratulations to these outstanding students and their teachers for this tremendous honor. We are very proud of this accomplishment and all of the hard work and practice it took to prepare for the auditions. Best wishes to the band and choir students that are auditioning in the coming weeks.
Middle school band students from Denton ISD participated in the TMEA Region 2 Band auditions. This year, TMEA is requiring the students to submit audition recordings online instead of performing in person to mitigate the spread of COVID. All of the Region 2 audition recordings were judged November 7-8. Students that were selected to the Region 2 Band have the honor of being named as a member of the band. However, there is not a live clinic or performance scheduled for the band at this time due to the COVID pandemic.
27 Denton ISD middle school band students were selected to the TMEA Region 2 Band and three were named as alternates. Congratulations to these outstanding students. And many thanks to their directors, private lesson teachers, and parents for supporting them and helping them prepare for the audition.
Music Programs Perform Virtual and Outdoor Concerts
Victor Lozada Article Published in The Orff Echo
Mr. Lozada's article is entitled, "Music to Make a Positive Difference". We are very thankful for the positive difference Mr. Lozada and all our elementary music specialists make in the lives of students. Congratulations to Mr. Lozada for having this article selected and published in the national Orff journal.
We are very proud to have Dr. Wilson leading the way in Denton ISD and we congratulate him for being honored as a finalist. Watch the video below to see him painting in the art classroom with students at Cross Oaks Elementary School.
HS Marching Band Evaluations at C.H. Collins Stadium
GDAC Highlights DISD Artwork on Facebook Every Day
DHS Theatre - MacBeth Film Project - https://dentontheatre.wixsite.com/5358/copy-of-senior-directs
GHS Orchestra - Fall Concert - https://youtu.be/f04rCJ97-F4
Nov 30-Dec 4 - SMS Band - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 1, 8, 10 - GHS Band - Holiday Music Performances - Link to recording to be releasedDec 3-5 - BHS Theatre - Radio Play: 39 Steps - Limited seating and livestream
Dec 7-11 - GHS Choir - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 8 - BHS Choir - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 8 - BMMS Band - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 10 - RCMS Band - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 11-12 - BHS Band - Fusion Performance in 3 Movements - Limited seating
Dec 14-15 - BHS Orchestra - Holiday Concert - Livestream
Dec 14-18 - DHS Choir - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 14-18 - RCMS Orchestra - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 14-18 - RHS Choir - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 15 - DHS Band - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 17 - BHS Theatre - Production Capstone - Livestream
Dec 18 - RCMS Choir - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 18 - SMS Choir - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
Dec 18 - SMS Orchestra - Holiday Concert - Link to recording to be released
TBD - DISD Orchestras - Waltz of the Flowers - Recording release TBD