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Seven Lakes HS Studio VII presents, "Music Man" Lakes HS Studio VII presents, "Music Man"2015-01-15T17:14:08Z<div class="ExternalClass59792CEC7CC046A5BB98C19F4243F12F"><p style="text-align:justify;"><img alt="SLHS Music Man Poster FINAL.jpg" src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/SLHS%20Music%20Man%20Poster%20FINAL.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:521px;" />Strike Up the Band! Grab your trumpets and trombones! Join in the march with Seven Lakes High School's Fine Arts Departments as they present Meredith Willson's all-American classic, <strong><em>The Music Man, </em></strong>February 5 - 7, 2015 in the SLHS Performing Arts Center (PAC). This six-time tony award winning production is a musical extravaganza full of fun for all ages. Featured performers include more than 130 talented students from the SLHS Theatre, Choir and Orchestra departments.</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><strong><em>The Music Man</em></strong> debuted in 1957 with a story line and score that are as vibrant and popular today as they were to audiences back then. The amazing music includes classics like "Ya Got Trouble," "Gary, Indiana," "76 Trombones," "Goodnight Ladies," and "Till There was You." The story is about "Music Professor" Harold Hill's scam to swindle money from the residents of small town River City, Iowa by offering to train and equip a marching band for their youngsters. Professor Hill's scheme includes skipping town with the cash while diverting the townspeople from discovering he's a fraud. But fate intercedes and he falls in love with Marian, the town librarian and music teacher, who is on to his shenanigans.</p><p style="text-align:center;">Performances are February 5th, 6th, and 7th at:  7pm and February 7th at 2pm in the Seven Lakes High School Performing Arts Center (PAC). Tickets prices are $12 for students and $15 for adults. Tickets can be purchased thru the Studio VII Theatre Company website at <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a>, by calling the Studio VII Box Office at (281) 237-2836, or at the door prior to the performances.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">For additional press release information, please contact:</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Sandy Swierc</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Publicity Manager</p><p style="text-align:justify;">Studio VII Booster Club</p><p style="text-align:justify;"><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;"></span></a></p><p> </p><font face="Cambria,Cambria" size="3"><font face="Cambria,Cambria" size="3"></font></font></div>
Mayde Creek Fine Arts presents - "Once Upon a Mattress" Creek Fine Arts presents - "Once Upon a Mattress"2014-12-17T16:29:25Z<div class="ExternalClass47829DAAC2324889AFCB84D16DF2FB67"><p><span style="font-size:9pt;"><img alt="MCHS Once Upon a Mattress.jpg" src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/MCHS%20Once%20Upon%20a%20Mattress.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:459px;vertical-align:text-bottom;float:none;" /></span> </p><p><span style="font-size:9pt;"><span style="color:black;font-family:"times new roman","serif";"><em>When a certified princess is ready to get married she will do anything to land her man-</em><span>  </span><em>even if it means swimming a moat, wrestling him to the ground, and finding a way around his over-bearing mother. In this clever retelling of the classic Princess and the Pea story, written by Jay Thomas, Dean Fuller & Marshall Barer with music by Mary Rodgers and lyrics by Marshall Barer, Princess Winifred shows her mettle despite being shy and delicate.</em><span>  </span><em>Come see our performances at Mayde Creek High School Performing Arts Center, 19202 Groeschke Rd. Houston, TX, 77084, January 30</em><sup><em>th</em></sup><em> & 31</em><sup><em>st</em></sup><em> & February 5</em><sup><em>th</em></sup><em>, 6</em><sup><em>th</em></sup><em> & 7</em><sup><em>th</em></sup><em> at 7 p.m.</em><span>  </span><em>There will also be a Special Matinee Performance February 7</em><sup><em>th</em></sup><em> at 2:00 p.m..</em><span>  </span><em>Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for students in advance, and can be purchased at </em></span><span style="color:black;font-family:"trebuchet ms","sans-serif";"><a href=""><span style="color:#0563c1;font-family:"times new roman","serif";font-size:9pt;"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><em></em></span></span></a></span><span style="color:black;font-family:"times new roman","serif";"><em>. Tickets at the door are $14 for adults and $12 for students.</em><span>  </span><em>This musical is produced by special arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. </em></span></span></p></div>
Tompkins Theatre Company presents, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" Theatre Company presents, "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"2014-12-18T15:59:53Z<div class="ExternalClass7EF68ED2CE0B426982FBB2A541D01E84"><p>​<img alt="PUTNAMCOUNTYPOSTER SOFI.jpg" src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/PUTNAMCOUNTYPOSTER%20SOFI.jpg" style="margin:0px 5px;width:385px;height:659px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /></p><p>Tompkins Theatre Company presents The 25<sup>th</sup> Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee February 5-7 at 7PM with a matinee on the 7<sup>th</sup> at 2PM.  Cost is Adults $15 and Students $12.  </p><p>Winner of the TONY and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience.</p><p>An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of [potentially made-up] words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.</p></div>
Katy ISD Musicians Rated Highly at UIL State Competition – ISD Musicians Rated Highly at UIL State Competition –2014-06-11T15:26:35Z<div class="ExternalClass4F70B75101FF4EB5A6407365C6541304"><p>At this year's UIL Texas State Solo and Ensemble Competition, Katy ISD high school musicians represented themselves, their school music programs and the district at the highest of standards in this prestigious UIL state contest.  The competition is hosted each year at the University of Texas at Austin and surrounding venues. Katy ISD had a total of 788 high school music students who had advanced to this UIL State Competition by previously earning Superior (Exemplary) ratings at their Regional UIL Solo and Ensemble Contest.</p><p> </p><p>The Katy ISD results from the UIL State Competition notes that 131 students earned Gold medals, 244 students earned Silver medals, and 6 students were designated Outstanding Performers which is described by the UIL as State Champion for their event.  These UIL State Champions are:</p><p>Morgan Hollingshead, Katy High School,  Girls' Voice – director:  Robert Dierdorf</p><p>Helen Zhou, Seven Lakes High School, Violin – director:  Desiree Overree</p><p>Jessica Mortensen, Katy High School, Alto Saxophone – director: Terence Gorton</p><p>Amber Park, Seven Lakes High School, Bb Clarinet – director:  Damon Archer</p><p>Kara Miller, Seven Lakes High School, French Horn – director:  Damon Archer</p><p>Evan Toler, James E. Taylor High School, Bb Clarinet – director:  Christopher Bailey</p></div>
Cinco Ranch High School Chorale to perform at the 2015 Texas Music Educators Association Convention! Ranch High School Chorale to perform at the 2015 Texas Music Educators Association Convention!2014-06-05T16:15:25Z<div class="ExternalClassCD1361FC11A647DCB7D08C8C59E977B7"><p>​Each year, choirs from across the State of Texas submit CDs to TMEA in hopes of being selected as a TMEA Performing Choir.  This year, 33 5A choirs submitted CDs. The submissions were blinded and were then evaluated by a panel of judges which included university music professors.  The panel unanimously chose the Cinco Ranch High School Chorale to perform at the 2015 TMEA Convention which will be held in  February at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.  This is the highest honor that a choir in Texas can receive. This marks the first time that a high school choir from Katy ISD has received a second TMEA performance invitation.  Director Dorothy Wilson also had the honor of conducting the CRHS Chorale in performance at the 2008 Convention.</p></div>

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