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Judson ISD Holiday Card Competition

Calling All JISD Artists! Judson ISD Holiday Card Competition

The Christmas season is right around the corner, and we are looking for student artwork to include on this year's holiday cards! Artwork should reflect the holiday season. This is a contest for K-12 students with winners being selected from elementary, middle school, and high school levels.  So, if you or someone you know would like to give it a try...go ahead. Entries must be sent to Mr. Keith Witt, Director of Fine Arts, no later than Wednesday, November 7th...no late entries will be accepted.  Take a look at the contest rules and details in the link below.

HOLIDAY CARD CONTEST DETAILS

 

 

Wagner Is Tops At Rocket Review Band Contest

Marching band competitions are getting tougher all the time with each group looking to be more creative, precise, and of course, have great musicianship as well.  The JISD Rocket Review is one of those events that help high school marching bands really see where they are leading up to the UIL competition right around the corner. The Wagner Thunderbird Band took top honors at this event recently at Rutledge Stadium showing they are ready for prime time!  Congratulations to these student-musicians, Assistant Directors Steven Rosario, Jeremy Chapman and Director of Bands Frank Foster. 

Rocket Band Takes Marching Contest

The Seguin Marching Contest is a competition that many bands across south Texas march in because there are a lot of great quality bands that typically compete.  It's also a great way to prepare for the UIL marching contest.  The Judson High School Rocket Band came out of the contest as Best in Class 6A, Best Music, Best Visuals, Best Color Guard, Best Drum Majors...and to wrap it up, they won Grand Champion.  Congratulations to these great student musicians and to Director of Bands Jeffrey Keyes. 

Rocket Band A TMEA Honor Band Finalist

The Judson High School Honor Band has advanced to the state level in 6A Honor Band Contest. This quality group of musicians submitted a recording to the Texas Music Educators Association 6A Honor Band Contest last spring. TMEA judges have been sifting through the high school band submissions all summer from campuses all over the state and through several elimination rounds have selected the 16 finalists.  Comments from the judges in the regional round came back with unanimous first-place votes...that allowed them to make it to the area competition.  At the area level, Judson's submission was one of two to come out of the pack to go on to the state level. This is the first time in school history for Judson's band to advance to this level.  They are one of 16 top bands in the entire state of Texas.  Congratulations to these students and Director of Bands Jeffrey Keyes. 

Judson High School band members Madison Emler, Tejas Fruean, and Pedro Lopez display the TMEA certificate that proves their selection as a State Honor Band finalist.

Kitty Hawk Art Students Practice Plein Air Work

The Art III students at Kitty Hawk recently had the chance to tour the McNay Museum. The viewing emphasized landscapes in the museum's collection.  It was a great experience for them because afterwards, they all found a pleasing spot to work on their own plein air creation.  Plein air is the act of creating a work such as a landscape drawing or painting by leaving the indoor studio behind and working in that natural environment.  It may have been a bit warm, but they all found a little shade.