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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>
Katy ISD Junior High students compete in the Visual Art Scholastic Eventhttp://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=41Katy ISD Junior High students compete in the Visual Art Scholastic Event2014-06-09T18:25:51Z<div class="ExternalClassB7A6AE0B09224C058B7C2A2E8714BBFA">Students from Beckendorff, Cinco Ranch, Katy, West Memorial and Woodcreek junior high schools submitted a total of 131 pieces of artwork to the Junior High Visual Art Scholastic Event. <br> <br>The Jr VASE program (formerly Junior VASE) is the only art event of its kind in the nation which provides students the opportunity to bring artworks created in their art classes to a regional event where they are interviewed by a certified juror who evaluates their work based on a standard based rubric and their understanding of the art processes involved in the development of their artwork.<br> <br>Of the 131 student entries, 93 were rated ‘Superior’ and advanced to compete for the ‘Best of the Superior Ratings’. The following six entries were rated ‘Best of the Superior Ratings’ and received an additional silver medal. <br> <br>Congratulations to the winners and all the participants!<br> <br><strong>Best of the Superior Ratings </strong><ul><li><p>Fabiana Munoz, “Lone Tulip”, Cinco Ranch JH, teacher- Hailey-Ann Booth</p></li><li><p>Conner Padron, “The Red Windown”, Beckendorff JH, teacher- Lisa Hiscocks</p></li><li><p>Karen Sun, “Flying Prints” and “Underwater Watercolor”, Beckendorff JH, teacher- Lisa Hiscocks</p></li></ul><ul><li><p>Sierra Harriman, “Ben, Zeus, And Haley Blue”, Woodcreek JH, teacher- Robert Hall </p></li><li><p>Christina Zhou, “Wicked-A Sister’s Solo”, Woodcreek JH, teacher- Robert Hall </p></li></ul></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>
Katy ISD JH Orchestra Camp 2014http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=38Katy ISD JH Orchestra Camp 20142014-05-07T20:20:09Z<div class="ExternalClass4B90320C3C354D29A9654EF6E51F4B20"><p>​<a href="/dept/finearts/Documents/Flier%202014.pdf">Flier 2014.pdf</a></p><p><a href="/dept/finearts/Documents/KATY%20ISD%20ORCHESTRA%20SUMMER%20CAMP%202014%20v2.pdf">KATY ISD ORCHESTRA SUMMER CAMP 2014 v2.pdf</a></p></div>
Katy ISD JH Band Camp 2014 http://www.katyisd.org/dept/finearts/Lists/latestnews/DispForm.aspx?ID=36Katy ISD JH Band Camp 2014 2014-04-30T16:30:44Z<div class="ExternalClassD2AAE7988CB3419380314F2E6B5C45FA"><p>​<a href="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Katy%20ISD%20Band%20Camp%202014%20Information%20Packet.pdf"><img class="ms-asset-icon ms-rtePosition-4" src="/_layouts/15/images/icpdf.png" alt="" />Katy ISD Band Camp 2014 Information Packet.pdf</a></p></div>

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