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Entries Tagged as 'Fine Arts'

Kirby Students Go On Musical Tour

When young students see older students participating in great programs that are fun, it inspires them to get involved too.  The Kirby Middle School Fine Arts programs toured elementary schools in the district to perform for future Kirby 6th graders. They went to Hopkins, Park Village, and Paschall Elementary Schools. The performing groups had three successful concerts that the 5th graders enjoyed!

Wagner Musicians Serenade Airport Travelers

The Karen Wagner High School Orchestras performed recently at the San Antonio Airport for the annual Holiday Music Festival. 55 students from the Orchestras participated in this event. The music was varied; from holiday music to Irish music and movie soundtracks. They were well-received by passengers who waited at baggage claim. In the end, they received well-earned applause, as well as some holiday refreshments. 

15 T-Birds Make All-Region Band

Wagner Band students auditioned at Medina Valley High School and we are proud to recognize 15 of our band students received honors making District/Region Band.  4 students will be advancing to Area to audition for an opportunity to make the Texas All-State Band! Way to go Thunderbirds.

Kitty Hawk Musicians Picked For All-Star Groups

44 KH Band students recently auditioned for the Region 11 All-Region Band at Resnik Middle School in SWISD. Students competed against other middle school band students from Schertz-Cibolo, East Central, Edgewood, Harlandale, South San Antonio, Southside, Southwest and Judson ISDs. After an all-day process of playing memorized scales and prepared etudes, 19 students earned distinction as the best in Region 11!


The following students earned District Band recognition: Jaelyn Solitaire – Flute, Logan Mohr – Bassoon, Jesse Lansford-Lindsey – Tenor Saxophone, Jared Ryan – Trombone, Xander Salcido – Trombone, Davian Jordan – Tuba, Jonathan Carvajal – Percussion, and Sonny Kretzer II – Percussion. 
The following students placed in the top of their respective sections and came together for a clinic and concert at the Judson Performing Arts Center on December 7th and 8th. Lola Ramos – Clarinet, Marina Guardado – Alto Saxophone, Janae Thomas – Alto Saxophone, and Jacob Beavers – Percussion. 

The following placed in the very top tier of their sections and earned a chair in the prestigious Region Band 1. They also performed on the clinic and concert at the Judson PAC on December 7th and 8th. Bryson Nino – Clarinet, Ruben Garcia – Alto Saxophone, Deija Nunn – French Horn, and Jinsei Ceselsky – Trombone. Not only did the following students make it into the top region band, but they also took First Chair Honors! In other words, these three students were THE BEST musicians in their respective audition rooms. Julia Harris – Oboe, Naomi Miller – Bass Clarinet, and Jesse Jurado – Percussion. Way to go, Bandies! Ms. Lansford and Ms. Tucker are proud of you! 

Patriot Debate Student Making Name For Herself

Congratulations to Emmy Henshaw! Emmy. She is a senior at Veterans Memorial High School, and she qualified for the Quarter Finals in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the 2018 Rattle Royal TFA Speech and Debate competition in San Marcos November 30 and December 1. She was 3 and 1 in the preliminary rounds before qualifying for the knockout tournament. This was the first time that Veterans has fielded a team at a TFA tournament, and Emmy is the first student from VMHS to win an award. We are so proud of her. Veterans took nineteen students to compete at the completion in many different speech, debate and theatre competitions.