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UIL Area Marching Band Contest Schedule October 25, 2014http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=64UIL Area Marching Band Contest Schedule October 25, 20142014-10-24T15:07:46Z<div class="ExternalClass2D966140060541AAAEB6C6CCBDFA4063"><p>​<a href="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/UIL%20Area%20Marching%20Contest%20Schedule.pdf"><img width="16" height="16" class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />UIL Area Marching Contest Schedule.pdf</a></p><div>All seven Katy ISD high school bands earned straight Division 1 (Superior/Exemplary) ratings at the UIL Region 23 Marching Contest on October 21 at Rhodes Stadium. This is the highest rating a marching band can achieve. Tompkins High School Band was the only class 5A band in the region to receive a Division 1 rating.<br><br>The six Katy ISD Bands, competing in the 6A classification, advanced to playoffs and will be competing at the UIL Area E Marching Contest this Saturday, October 25 at the Berry Center located at 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. <br><br>Twenty bands will be competing in the preliminary round, and the 10 bands with the highest scores will advance to the finals, which will begin at 6:30 p.m. <br><br>At approximately 10 p.m. the four highest scoring bands will be announced and certified to compete in the UIL State Marching Championships on November 4, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.</div><div> </div><div>The Cypress-Fairbanks ISD Berry Center is located on the corner of West Road and Barker Cypress. The address is 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress, TX 77433. Parents are asked to enter the Berry Center parking lot from the 2nd gate on West Road or from the south gate on Barker Cypress. The main entrance on Barker Cypress is for busses only. For directions please refer to: <a href="http://www.berrycenter.net/directions/driving"><span style="text-decoration:underline;"><font color="#0066cc">http://www.berrycenter.net/directions/driving</font></span></a><br>Spectators should park in lot E on the home side & enter the stadium through entrance 5. Handicapped access will be at entrance 5. Admission will be $5 for the Area Marching Contest. Please keep your wrist band on for admission to finals. Children 12 and under and Senior Citizens will be free.</div></div>
J.E. Taylor HS Expressions Revue to present, "Godspell"http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=63J.E. Taylor HS Expressions Revue to present, "Godspell"2014-10-20T20:06:39Z<div class="ExternalClassF6BA58AC20AB40A6A9476DBCE152A4A5"><p>October 24 and 25, 2014</p><p>Taylor HS/PAC<img alt="GodspellFlyer.pdf" src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/GodspellFlyer.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:404px;height:667px;vertical-align:text-bottom;float:none;" /></p></div>
Tompkins HS Theatre presents, "Attack of the Pom-Pom Zombies"http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=55Tompkins HS Theatre presents, "Attack of the Pom-Pom Zombies"2014-10-07T16:02:22Z<div class="ExternalClass132C281A70504E31B956D9445A9ED243"><p>​<img alt="Zombie Poster.jpg" src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Zombie%20Poster.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:364px;height:563px;" /></p></div>
Seven Lakes HS Theatre presents, "Dracula"http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=54Seven Lakes HS Theatre presents, "Dracula"2014-10-08T13:14:57Z<div class="ExternalClass894248C44E7B45FF9240EC3F15465780"><p>​<img alt="Dracula Poster FINAL.jpg" src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Dracula%20Poster%20FINAL.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:306px;vertical-align:text-bottom;float:right;" />"This new adaptation restores the suspense and seduction of Bram Stoker's classic novel to the stage. As Count Dracula begins to exert his will upon the residents of London, they try to piece together the clues of his appearances – in a valiant attempt to save themselves from a hideous fate. Rich with both humor and horror, this play paints a wickedly theatrical picture of Stoker's famous vampire." </p></div>
Mayde Creek HS Choir presents: Folk Songs and Fairytaleshttp://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=51Mayde Creek HS Choir presents: Folk Songs and Fairytales2014-10-01T18:53:01Z<div class="ExternalClass031956C2AD8A43B79BD14B9E4DDA12F0"><p>​<img src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Folk%20Songs%20and%20Fairytales%20Poster.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:201px;vertical-align:middle;float:none;" /></p><p>Mayde Creek HS Choir </p><p>MCHS/PAC</p><p>October 27, 2014 @ 7:00pm</p><p>Free</p></div>
Seven Lakes JH presents - "Usher"http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=49Seven Lakes JH presents - "Usher"2014-10-01T18:39:27Z<div class="ExternalClass81B83F7EB88D4798B843DA27F5789C4B"><p>SLJH Spartans on Stage proudly presents <em>Usher </em>by Flip Koebler & Cindy Marcus a dark comedy based on the original story <em>The Fall of the House of Usher </em>and various other works by Edgar Allen Poe.  <em>Usher</em> is the classic boy meets girl, bus breaks down, high school thespian troupe gets stuck in a haunted house on a dark and stormy night;  tale of suspense and mystery.  When you buy a ticket to the show all of your most pressing questions will be answered.  Questions such as:</p><p>Why does<em> </em>Sonya keep screaming?</p><p>Does it take Stephen Hawking to judge the density of dust?</p><p>Is Amontillado really the only thing in the basement?</p><p>And most importantly…</p><p>Why is Rodrick wearing a tutu?</p><p>For all these answers and more please join on us Thursday October 30<sup>th</sup> at 3pm and 7pm or Saturday Nov 1<sup>st</sup> at 7pm and be prepared, foolish mortals, for an evening of fun and frights…."muhahahaha!"</p><p>All tickets to evening performances are $5.  Tickets for matinee (3pm) Thurs performance are $3 or 2 for $5</p><p>For more information please check our website</p><p><a href="http://kathrynmwood.wix.com/sljhtheatre"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">http://kathrynmwood.wix.com/sljhtheatre</span></a></p><p><img src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Usher%203.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:309px;vertical-align:middle;float:none;" /> </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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