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Entries Tagged as 'Fine Arts'

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.

  

Wagner Violinist Wins Gold At State

Congratulations to Wagner freshman Ian Fernandes who competed in the Texas State Solo and Ensemble Contest at U.T. Austin recently and came away with GOLD!  This is not something that happens very often, in fact, this is the first Wagner orchestra student in several years to achieve this.  Ian was required first to have earned a Superior Rating at UIL Solo and Ensemble competition in February, which he did, and for the state contest, he had to memorize his entire competition piece for performance. He did all this as a freshman.  His instructor Mrs. Gonzalez hopes that other students will take on the challenge and see far they can go as well.