Keller ISD Fine Arts Notes

A weekly newsletter from Keller ISD Fine Arts

Vol. 2 No. 18 January 11, 2016

KISD Students Earn All-State Honors

On Saturday, January 9, music students throughout the state completed the final round of auditions, leading to admission in the Texas All-State Band and Choir.


Students who qualify for All-State will perform in San Antonio, Saturday, February 13, 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2016 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention.


High school students selected to perform in the All-State organizations have competed through several levels of auditions beginning in the fall of 2015 to qualify at the state level. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Over 1,600 students are selected through a process that begins with over 60,000 students from around the state vying for this honor to perform in one of 15 bands, orchestras, and choirs. Only the top 3% of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.


These All-State students participate in three days of rehearsals directed by nationally-recognized conductors during the TMEA Clinic/Convention. Their performances for thousands of attendees bring this extraordinary event to a close. For the All-State concert schedule and conductor information, go to www.tmea.org/convention.

Congratulations to the 2015-16 KISD All-State Band and Choir Students:


All-State Band


Keller High School

Nick Sardello, 12th, Percussion

Justin Bernardi, 11th, Trumpet

Brian Boydston, 12th, Trumpet

Kerry Foster, 12th, Bassoon


Timber Creek High School

Sam Himes, 11th, French Horn

Benton Westbrook, 11th, Alto Saxophone


Fossil Ridge High School

Travis Wattigney, 12th, Trumpet

Jarrett May, 11th, Flute


Keller Central High School

Ivan Hurtado , 12th, Clarinet

Mark Valenzuela, 12th, Clarinet

Angela Filippelli, 12th, Clarinet

Joshua Rodriguez, 10th, Clarinet


All-State Choir


Keller High School

Isaak Crum, 9th, Bass 2

Whitney Smith, 12th, Alto 2


Timber Creek High School

Savannah Porter, 12th, Soprano 1

Cecilia Masikini, 12th, Soprano 2

Caroline Norton, 11th, Alto 1

Amanda Barber, 11th, Alto 1

Paisley Rassmussen, 11th, Alto 1

Adam Thomas, 12th, Tenor 2

Colin Block, 12th, Bass 1


Fossil Ridge High School

Brianna Paredes, 12th, Soprano 2

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Keller Central Band All-State Students
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Timber Creek High School All-State Band Students
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Keller High School All-State Band Students
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Fossil Ridge High School All-State Band Students
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Keller High School All-State Choir Students
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Fossil Ridge High School All-State Choir Student with Directors Alison Haygood and David Ward.

Keller ISD Announces the 2015 Kelley Nominees!

Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of our talented actors and actresses at the second annual "Kelley Awards."


The Tony Award style gala will award "Kelleys" for outstanding achievement in high school fall musicals.


The awards presentation will be held at Timber Creek High School at 7:00 pm, on January 22. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at the door.


Congratulations to this year's nominees:

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  1. Jake Slaughter – Nathan Detroit – Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  2. Jacob Wyckstrom – Bert – Mary Poppins- Fossil Ridge

  3. Keoni Rios – Lion – The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  4. Caleb Chasteen – Gaston – Beauty & The Beast - Central

  5. Caleb Shaw – Sky Masterson - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  6. Bobby Rochelle – Beast – Beauty & The Beast – Central


Best Actor in a Supporting Role

  1. Rodney Thompson – LeFou – Beauty & The Beast - Central

  2. Aaron Frye – Nicely – Nicely – Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  3. Marcus Popoff - Cogsworth - Beauty & The Beast - Central

  4. Tanner Hudson - Uncle Henry - The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  5. Blake Grissom - Lumiere - Beauty & The Beast - Central

  6. Christopher Cabral - Robertson Ay – Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge


Best Actor in a Minor Role

  1. Brandon Bravo – Neleus - Mary Poppins - Fossil Ridge

  2. Zachary Hartman – Monsieru D’Arque - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  3. Daniel Nkoola - Benny - Guys & Dolls - Timber Creek

  4. Jesse Champion – Big Jule – Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  5. Stockton McGinn – Emerald City Guard - The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  6. Skyler Hickox – Admiral Boom - Mary Poppins - Fossil Ridge


Best Actress in a Leading Role

  1. Megan McCormack – Miss Adelaide - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  2. Claire Keating – Dorothy - The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  3. Delaney Brinkley - Belle - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  4. Caroline Norton – Sarah Brown - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  5. Kaylee Rogers - Tinman - The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  6. Rachel Nabarrete - Mary – Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge


Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  1. Macey Waid – Mrs. Brill – Mary Poppins- Fossil Ridge

  2. Audry Oliver – Mrs. Potts - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  3. Lauren Welk - Wicked Witch - - The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  4. Jessica Healey - Babette - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  5. Savannah McLain - General Cartwright - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  6. Julie Rodrigues Santos – Miss Andrew – Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge


Best Actress in a Minor Role

  1. Corynne Crosby - Ms. Lark - Mary Poppins- Fossil Ridge

  2. Jenna Erb – Glinda – The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  3. Floriana Azemi - Agatha - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  4. Camryn Schepps - Chip - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  5. Kaylynn Cowan – Bird Woman - Mary Poppins- Fossil Ridge

  6. Dannah Berry - Madame de la Grande Bouche - Beauty & The Beast – Central


Best Male Ensemble Member

  1. Isaac Tellez – Crap Shooter, M.C., Waiter - Guys & Dolls - Timber Creek

  2. John David Spence – Nikko – The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  3. Eddie Flores – Chairman – Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Avery Roberts-Sosa - Park Keeper - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  5. Nam Nguyen – Rusty Charlie – Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  6. Luke Gary - Fork - Beauty & The Beast - Central


Best Female Ensemble Member

  1. Moneque Stewart – Mimi, Hot Box & Havana Dancer - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  2. Lindsey Liles - Napkin – Beauty & The Beast – Central

  3. Hannah Huber – Lullaby League – The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  4. Cassidy Shelton – Hot Box Dancer – Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  5. Madeleine McNew – Valentine – Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  6. Lainey Rhodes - Crow – The Wizard of Oz – Keller


Triple Threat Award

  1. Jacob Wyckstrom – Bert – Mary Poppins- Fossil Ridge

  2. Rachel Nabarrette – Mary - Mary Poppins- Fossil Ridge

  3. Megan McCormack – Miss Adelaide – Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  4. Jake Slaughter - Nathan Detroit – Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  5. Claire Keating – Dorothy - The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  6. Delaney Brinkley - Belle - Beauty & The Beast – Central


Best Musical Number

  1. Be Our Guest – Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Step In Time – Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  3. Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ The Boat - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek

  4. Merry Old Land of Oz - The Wizard of Oz - Keller

  5. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious – Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  6. The Crapshooter’s Ballet – Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Excellence in Choreography

  1. Hollind Hardy & Mikala Spinelli - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Avery McDonald & Alexa Roberts - The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. Madeleine McNew, Breanna Nabarrete, Eddie Flores & Brandon Bravo - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Moneque Stewart, Ben Burke, Sara Scherger, Caleb Shaw - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Excellence in Scenery and Props

  1. Corbin Telligman and Marleigh Carlson - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Zoe Skewes and Grayson Merchant - The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. Faith Fairweather - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Carly Dolliger - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Excellence in Lighting

  1. Lauren Ward - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Sam Walker and Hannah Smith- The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. Lauren Davis - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Wesley Wallace - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Excellence in Hair and Makeup

  1. Taylor Petruska - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Dina Karruli - The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. Roxy Urquiza - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Marisa Harris & McKenna Goodson - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Excellence in Sound

  1. Maya Hingorani & Avery Simon - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Joy Cheever - The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. Tamberly Vasquez, Alicia Turney - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Kodi Dugan - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Excellence in Costuming

  1. Taylor Petruska, Emma Brennan, Kayle Graham- Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Jordyn Smith - The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. Roxy Urquiza - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Hannah Mailhos & Carrie Schneckloth- Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Excellence in Marketing and Publicity

  1. Jadyn Fore, Trystan Hale, Alex Milton, Maya Hingorani - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Ivan Perez, Chance Spikes, Ethan Miller & Gloria Gonzalez - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge


Best Orchestra

  1. Kristopher Quaale - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  2. Hunter Bown - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Best Crew & Tech Execution

  1. Lauren Ward - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Tori Husting - The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. Trey Tucker - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Carly Dolliger - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Best Direction

  1. Ann Accas - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Melissa Freeman - The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. Trisha Baughman - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Amanda Brundrett - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Best Musical Direction

  1. Josef Sells - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Alex Carr - The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. David Ward - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Adrian Kirtley - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Best Technical Direction

  1. Shawn McCrea - Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. Samantha Fields & Brian Ketcham - The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. Josh Helms - Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Paul Raska - Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek


Best Musical

  1. Beauty & The Beast – Central

  2. The Wizard of Oz – Keller

  3. Mary Poppins – Fossil Ridge

  4. Guys & Dolls – Timber Creek
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Keller High School Marching Band Named "Sudler Shield" Recipient

The Keller High School Marching Band was named a "Sudler Shield" recipient at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic last month in Chicago. The Sudler Shield is presented by the John Phillips Sousa Foundation, and recognizes outstanding high school, youth and international marching bands, who are at a world class level of excellence. Only 75 bands have ever won this award, and a school can only receive it once under the same director. Keller High was one of two recipients selected this year, along with Broken Arrow High School from Oklahoma.


The Sudler Shield will be presented to the band by the John Phillips Sousa Foundation on May 19, at the annual KHS Spring Dinner and Concert.


You can read about the award at this link

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Winter Guard Season Returns to Keller

Last weekend, the Keller High School and Keller Middle School winter guards competed at Mckinney North High School. All four teams received comments to help them prepare for future performances. No rankings were given. The 74 member student group represents cadet class all the way up to National A class, as part of the NTCA circuit. The next competition for these students will be on 1/23 at Lamar High School.
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Center for the Arts Hosts Trumpet Master Class with Mike Williams

The Center for the Arts at First Baptist Church of Keller is hosting a master class with Mike Williams on Tuesday, January 12, at 6:30 pm. Williams has played with the Glenn Miller Band and was lead trumpet for the Count Basie Orchestra. The master class is free and open to the public.

THIS WEEK IN KELLER ISD

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Friday, January 15

High School Band All-Region Band Clinic, Denton


Saturday, January 16

High School Band All-Region Clinic and Concert, Denton

Keller High School Class Play Festival

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