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Area Bands to Perform in 29th Annual Katy ISD Invitational Marching FestivalArea Bands to Perform in 29th Annual Katy ISD Invitational Marching Festival2014-10-01T17:51:11Z<div class="ExternalClass426137F156D84E78B9BFA1E5147C02C6"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Rhodes Stadium will be filled with marching, music and movement as high school bands from all over the region perform in the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">29</strong><strong style="line-height:1.5;"><sup>th </sup></strong><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Annual Katy ISD Invitational Marching Festival</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> at Rhodes Stadium on </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Saturday, October 11, 2014</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">. Between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., approximately 30 high school marching bands will perform for 15 minutes each, while being evaluated by a panel of UIL certified judges. Now in its 29</span><sup>th</sup><span style="line-height:1.5;"> year, this event has become one of the premier high school marching festivals in the area.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;"> </span></p><p>Performers include four Katy ISD high school bands, as well as other bands from the Houston area. This event is open to the public with a small admission fee of $5 for adults and $3 for students to help offset the expenses of the contest.</p><p>Katy ISD bands will be performing at the following times:  </p><ul><li><strong>Cinco Ranch High School</strong> – 1:00 p.m.</li><li><strong>Mayde Creek High School</strong> – 1:30 p.m.</li><li><strong>Katy High School</strong> – 4:15 p.m.</li><li><strong>Seven Lakes High School</strong> – 4:30 p.m. </li></ul><p>The Katy ISD Invitational Marching Festival draws between 10,000 and 12,000 spectators and participants throughout the day. The Festival provides evaluation of marching bands and constructive strategies that are beneficial to the students and directors as they continue to work throughout the remainder of the marching and competition season. </p></div>
Semifinalists Named in 2015 National Achievement® Scholarship ProgramSemifinalists Named in 2015 National Achievement® Scholarship Program2014-09-26T15:13:46Z<div class="ExternalClass1741CDA097CC4DDC9330BD95753184F2"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">National Merit</span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">®</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> Scholarship Corporation officials recently announced the names of more than 1,600 high school seniors from across the country who have been designated as semifinalists in the 2015 National Achievement Scholarship Program.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">Three of these talented students are from Katy ISD.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">  </span><span style="line-height:1.5;">As semifinalists, these students now have an opportunity to continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship Awards worth more than $2.5 million to be offered next spring.</span></p><p><strong>The Katy ISD 2015 semifinalists are:</strong></p><ul><li><strong>Brianna Aheimer</strong>, Seven Lakes High School;</li><li><strong>Oluwatofe Alimi</strong>, Seven Lakes High School;</li><li><strong>Calistus Ezeokafor</strong>, Seven Lakes High School.</li></ul><p>More than 160,000 high school juniors from all parts of the United States requested consideration in the 2014 National Achievement Scholarship Program when they took the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT<strong>®</strong>). To advance to the finalist level in the competition, semifinalists must present a record of high academic performance throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by the high school principal, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm their PSAT/NMSQT performance.  From the 1,600 semifinalists, approximately 1,300 are expected to advance to the finalist level, and in January they will be notified of this designation.</p></div>
Katy ISD Musical Groups Selected as 2014 Mark of Excellence WinnersKaty ISD Musical Groups Selected as 2014 Mark of Excellence Winners2014-09-25T18:16:15Z<div class="ExternalClass076D0FBF6FD344B6B87686979EAF1D2F"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">Several Katy ISD student groups were recently selected as winners in the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Mark of Excellence Honors </strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">by the Foundation for Music Education. The Mark of Excellence Honors seek to recognize and award outstanding achievement in performance by high school and middle school bands.</span><span style="line-height:1.5;">​</span></p><p>The following groups were selected as <strong>National Winners </strong>in the Mark of Excellence:</p><ul><li><strong>Beckendorff Junior High Honor Orchestra</strong>, directed by Karel Butz</li><li><strong>Beckendorff Junior High Varsity Girl's Choir</strong>, directed by Janet Menzie</li></ul><p>The following groups were selected as <strong>Commended Winners</strong> in the Mark of Excellence:</p><ul><li><strong>James E. Taylor High School Orchestra</strong>, directed by Clinton Capshaw</li><li><strong>WoodCreek Junior High Chamber Orchestra</strong>, directed by Bryanna Porter and Kate Mathews</li><li><strong>Beck Junior High School Symphonic Band</strong>, directed by Brenden Steber</li><li><strong>Seven Lakes High School Wind Symphony</strong>, directed by Damon Archer</li><li><strong>Cinco Ranch High School Chorale</strong>, directed by Dorothy Wilson</li></ul><p>Mark of Excellence Honors consist of the National Wind Band Honors, National Choral Honors, National Orchestra Honors, National Jazz Honors, and National Percussion Ensemble Honors. It is a competition, entered by recordings, in which the top quarter of bands are selected as National Winners and the second quarter receive Commended Honors.</p><p>Visit the <a href="" style="text-decoration:underline;">Foundation for Music Education</a> website for more information on the individual Mark of Excellence Honors.</p></div>

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