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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Katy ISD Art Event Open House Livestock Show and Rodeo Katy ISD Art Event Open House2014-12-19T15:32:22Z<div class="ExternalClass02BCA01495AB4BA786D5B9017C3076E4"><p>​<img alt="HLSR postcard_edited-1.jpg" src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/HLSR%20postcard_edited-1.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:580px;height:419px;vertical-align:middle;float:none;" /></p></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>
Katy High School Fine Arts presenting - Shrek, the Musical High School Fine Arts presenting - Shrek, the Musical2014-12-17T16:08:47Z<div class="ExternalClass8E979D4DF29F4287942D8B5A8F43A0D1"><p><em>Shrek, the Musical</em> on January 22, 23, & 24 at 7pm in the Katy Performing Arts Center.   Tickets are $10 each pre-sale and $12 at the door.  (Contact Patricia Henson for pre-sale ticket information.)</p><p>Set in a mythical "once upon a time" sort of land, <em>Shrek the Musical</em> is the story of a hulking green ogre who, after being mocked and feared his entire life by anything that crosses his path, retreats to an ugly green swamp to exist in happy isolation. Suddenly, a gang of homeless fairy-tale characters (Pinocchio, Cinderella, the Three Pigs, you name it) raid his sanctuary, saying they've been evicted by the vertically challenged Lord Farquaad. So Shrek strikes a deal: I'll get your homes back, if you give me my home back! But when Shrek and Farquaad meet, the Lord strikes a deal of his own: He'll give the fairy-tale characters their homes back, if Shrek rescues Princess Fiona. Shrek obliges, yet finds something appealing–something strange and different–about this pretty princess. He likes her. A <em>lot.</em> But why does she always run off when the sun sets?</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>
Cinco Ranch HS Theatre Company Presents - "You Can't Take It With You" Ranch HS Theatre Company Presents - "You Can't Take It With You"2014-12-15T21:59:08Z<div class="ExternalClass203EF6754878483D91D2FF2907548775"><p>​<img alt="CRHS You can't take it with you.jpg" src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/CRHS%20You%20can%27t%20take%20it%20with%20you.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:478px;height:707px;" /></p></div>
Morton Ranch HS to present - Little Shop of Horrors Ranch HS to present - Little Shop of Horrors2014-12-17T16:23:26Z<div class="ExternalClass39CD23AC3BC747E791FDA7FA082DDB92"><p>​<img alt="Little Shop Poster reduced.jpg" src="/dept/finearts/PublishingImages/Lists/latestnews/AllItems/Little%20Shop%20Poster%20reduced.jpg" style="margin:0px;width:398px;vertical-align:auto;float:right;" /></p><h2>         <span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;">    <strong>   "Little Shop of Horrors"</strong></span></h2><h2><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong>                Performing Arts Center, MRHS, 21000 Franz Rd.</strong></span></h2><h2><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong>                January 22, 23 , and 24 at 7:00 pm</strong></span></h2><h2><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong>                January 24 at 2:00 pm (Matinee)</strong></span></h2><h2><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong>                Tickets:</strong></span></h2><h2><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong>                                Presale - $8/$10</strong></span></h2><h2><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong>                                At the door - $10/$15</strong></span></h2><h2><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong>                                To purchase online tickets:  </strong></span><a href=""><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong></strong></span></a></h2><h2><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong>                                Gold cards accepted for 50% off at the door price</strong></span></h2><h2><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong>                Call 281/237-7904 to reserve seats</strong></span></h2><h2> </h2><h2><span style="font-family:calibri;font-size:13pt;"><strong>                Silent Auction will open 1 hour before the Saturday, Jan. 24, shows (1:00 pm and 6:00 pm).  Items awarded at the end of each show.</strong></span></h2></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>
McMeans JH Symphony Orchestra 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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