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Taylor High School JET Bandhttp://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=46Taylor High School JET Band2014-08-06T21:58:35Z<div class="ExternalClass61CF88E2B5F4431DA06EC60EFBDC68B2"><h2>Taylor High School Presents Fifth Annual JET Band March-A-Thon</h2><div class="kisd-news-body"><div class="ExternalClass613393193227461B946AC17EA8CEEBF6"><p style="text-align:left;">​<span style="line-height:1.5;">This year, the Taylor High School Band continues the exciting <img class="ms-rte-paste-setimagesize" alt="THS JET March-A-Thon.jpg" src="/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/THS%20JET%20March-A-Thon.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:220px;vertical-align:baseline;float:right;" />tradition of a community parade for the neighborhoods surrounding Taylor High School starting at 8 a.m. on </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Saturday, Aug. 16</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">. The 325-member band will march through surrounding neighborhoods from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., have a lunch break at Memorial Parkway Jr. High, then continue marching from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m., ending at Taylor High School.</span></p><p>Members of the band will be accepting donations for their total marching distance. In addition to pledges, for a minimum donation of $150, the entire 325-piece marching band will provide a small personal concert containing songs chosen by the individual houses or cul-de-sacs along the route (a list of songs will be provided online). These concerts and donations will take place along the parade route.</p><p>Contact JET March-A-Thon Chairman Holly Meredith at <a href="mailto:htmeredith@yahoo.com" style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#c40000">htmeredith@yahoo.com</font></a> for a personal concert. Visit <a href="http://www.jetband.org/" style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#c40000">www.jetband.org</font></a> for more information and the parade route.</p></div></div><div class="kisd-news-list-seperator"> </div></div>
Dog Show Art Exhibithttp://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=45Dog Show Art Exhibit2014-08-06T21:59:03Z<div class="ExternalClassB18C162ED5314272993BFA3FE1266321"><h2>Katy ISD Student Artists Win Top Awards in Houston Dog Show Student Art Exhibit and Contest</h2><div class="kisd-news-body"><div class="ExternalClass64D085973C4B4D9594080C2E183B4E5B"><p>​<span style="line-height:1.5;">A total of five Katy ISD student art pieces recently won top awards in the annual </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Dr. Mari Jon Filla Student Art Exhibit and Contest</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;"> as part of the </span><strong style="line-height:1.5;">Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows</strong><span style="line-height:1.5;">. This year's theme for the art pieces was "The Dog, Man's Best Friend."</span></p><p>Congratulations to the following Katy ISD students: </p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Best in Grade Awards</strong></span><strong>- $100.00 </strong><em>(Only one award given in each grade level)</em></p><p>Grade 6: <strong>Leo Parks</strong>, Seven Lakes Jr. High (art teacher – Gina Van Hoozer)</p><p>Grade 7: <strong>Jenna Seo</strong>, McMeans Jr. High (art teacher – Trevor Gibson)</p><p>Grade 10: <strong>Christie Jeong</strong>, Tompkins High School (art teacher – Christie Skinner)</p><p><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><strong>Committee Choice Awards</strong></span><strong>- $50.00 </strong><em>(20 awards were given based on the Jurors' Top Choices</em><em>.</em><em>)</em></p><p>Grade 8:<strong> Emily Liu</strong>, McMeans Jr. High (art teacher - Trevor Gibson)</p><p>Grade 9: <strong>Sarah Dohadwala</strong>, Seven Lakes High School (art teacher – Madelene Buzan)</p><p>Additionally, 21 students were awarded blue ribbons and 13 awarded red ribbons. All Katy ISD Dog Show pieces will be on public display at the Katy ISD Education Support Complex from <strong>Aug. 18-Sept. 30</strong>. </p><p>For more information on the <a href="http://reliantdogshows.com/dr-mila-jon-filla-student-art-exhibit-and-contest-winners/" style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#c40000">Student Art Exhibit and Contest</font></a>, visit the <a href="http://reliantdogshows.com/" style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#c40000">Reliant Park World Series of Dog Shows </font></a>website. </p></div></div></div>
Seven Lakes HS Band March-a-Thonhttp://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=44Seven Lakes HS Band March-a-Thon2014-08-06T21:51:23Z<div class="ExternalClass74EC2238EE934358BAF503DFF01A6E4B"><p>Everybody loves a parade! This year, the Seven Lakes High School Band will participate in its fourth annual March-a-Thon beginning at 1 p.m. on <strong>Saturday, Sept. 6.</strong> The 300-piece band will march through sections of Grand Lakes from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and through sections of Seven Meadows from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event will conclude with a concert at Central Park in Seven Meadows.</p><p>Members of the band will be accepting pledges in advance of the March-a-Thon. In addition to pledges, for a minimum donation of $100, the entire 300-piece marching band will provide a personal concert containing songs chosen by the individual houses or cul-de-sacs along the route (a list of songs will be provided online). These concerts will take place along the parade route. Residents can also request a song to be played at the concert at the end of the parade.</p><p>Contact Seven Lakes High School March-A-Thon Chairmen Chris Simank and Jeff Garcia at <a href="mailto:vpfundraising@slhsband.org" style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">vpfundraising@slhsband.org</font></a> for a personal concert. Visit <a href="http://www.slhsband.org/" style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">www.slhsband.org</font></a> for more information and the parade route.</p></div>
Katy High School Band "Roar Tour"http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=43Katy High School Band "Roar Tour"2014-08-06T21:47:54Z<div class="ExternalClassC04173DA9CD043B0869F59E35D75A46C"><p>​​Join the Roarin' Band from Tigerland for their fourth annual Katy High School Band <strong>"Roar Tour"</strong> on Saturday, August 23 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. <a href="/Documents/KTB%20Annual%20Roar%20Tour%2011x17%20Poster1.pdf" style="text-decoration:underline;">Click here</a> for a schedule of the performances. </p></div>
Katy ISD Musicians Rated Highly at UIL State Competition –http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=42Katy 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!http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=40Cinco 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>
McMeans JH Symphony Orchestra http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=39McMeans JH Symphony Orchestra 2014-06-05T13:44:58Z<div class="ExternalClass22B3C043710F47AA96B613D6E5C092B6"><p>​The McMeans Junior High Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform at the <strong>68th Annual Midwest Clinic and Conference </strong>in Chicago. <br><br>The Midwest Clinic, the world’s largest instrumental music education conference, is attended annually by an international audience of more than 17,000 music educators, students, and professionals. The conference began more than 60 years ago as a way to introduce directors to new repertoire for their ensembles. <br><br>The McMeans JH Symphony Orchestra, comprised of both band and orchestra students, was chosen through a rigorous selection process in March 2014. <br><br>The group will travel to Chicago in December to represent McMeans JH and Katy ISD at the convention and perform for an audience of music educators, composers, and publishers from around the country. </p></div>

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