It was a wonderful experience for all who attended the JISD Elementary Honor Choir Concert at the JISD Performing Arts Center. More than 100 students from all of our Judson ISD elementary school campuses participated under the direction of Marguerite McCormick. Ms. McCormick is the Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus of The Children's Choir of San Antonio. The group performed songs such as "O Music," "Funga Alafia" (Song of Welcome) and "Grow Little Tree."
We want to congratulate each of the students for performing in this group and giving the gift of music to all who came to hear.
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The sound of young voices singing in a choir ensemble can be one of the sweetest sounds to hear. You can treat your musical palate to the best elementary school age singing voices in the district soon. The Judson ISD Elementary School Honor Choir Concert is set for Saturday February 21, 2015, 2 pm at the JISD Performing Arts Center located next to Judson High School. The group will be led by Special Guest Conductor Marguerite McCormick, Founder and Artistic Director Emeritus with the San Antonio Children’s Chorus. It should be a great concert with many proud parents.
As a student musician, there is no higher honor than to be selected to the TMEA All-State Band or Choir. Five students from Judson ISD accomplished just that and will be performing soon here in San Antonio. Paula Wilson (Judson), Scott Roger (Judson), Carlton Graves (Wagner), Natalie Vela (Wagner) and Otoniel Rodriguez (Wagner) were selected for either the All-State Band or All-State Choir. To put this in perspective, only .01% of the musicians around the state are chosen for this select group. Auditions started in November with students advancing through the district and region levels and concluded in January for state. This achievement is not just a pat on the back for personal pride either, but will also help them garner scholarship money with which to go to college. They will be performing on February 14, 2015 at the Lila Cockrell Auditorium as part of the TMEA State Convention being hosted here in San Antonio. Congratulations to these students.
Paula Wilson - 10th Grade Flute, Judson High School Band, Director – Jeff Keyes
Scott Roger – 10th Grade, Tenor 1 – Judson High School Choir, Director Kay Sherrill
Carlton Graves – 10th Grade, Baritone Saxophone – Wagner High School Band, Director – Mark LeGault
Natalie Vela – 11th Grade, Oboe – Wagner High Band, Director – Mark LeGault
Otoniel Rodriguez – 12th Grade, Bass 1 – Wagner High School Choir, Director - Antionette Harris
This is Wagner HS Choir first TMEA All State student.
Many of us still maybe dreaming of those Christmas holiday events and concerts that seemed to slip by so fast. Crestview Elementary had a jolly good one just before the break. 3rd, 4th and 5th grade choirs put on a spectacular performance for the school and the PTO. They lit up everyone's spirits by singing "Let's Make It Shine", and a special number with percussionists that helped everyone dream of snow on Christmas day. There was also a special appearance by some very lively "Hip Hop Elves" and the Crestview Percussion Ensemble performed a couple of numbers on their own to everyone's delight. 5th graders Kalicia Snook and Katelyn Warneke along with the choir performed a school favorite "Keep The Candles Going" along with "Sing A Song For Hanukkah." It was all topped off by the annual concert tradition of the choir singing "We Wish You A Swinging Holiday"...a number that included some former Crestview Choir students joining in. Thanks to everyone for such a fantastic holiday concert.
The music of the Christmas season is one of the most important reasons this can be such a magical and uplifting time of the year for so many people. It just wouldn't be the same without Christmas carols and jingle bells. The Judson High School Choir performed its concert recently and gave the audience a wonderful ear full. They did a little something new this year by adding a harp, an oboe and even a percussionist in several of the selections. The event also included a silent auction so the audience could show their support in an additional way. Many thanks to the Choir Director Mrs. Sherrill and all the students who prepared and performed so well.