Standing Ovations

The Warren High School Drama Department has been accepted as a finalist for the upcoming Margaret Tobin FAME awards, hosted by the Junior League of San Antonio.

The Brandeis Bronco Band and the Taft Raider Band joined together during their halftime presentation to salute our veterans and active military personnel. The halftime was aired by MY 35 “Thursday Night Lights: telecast from Farris Stadium.

 The Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) was held in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from November 11-14. Dana Dominguez (12th grade percussionist from Stevens High School) earned 1st place in the High School Keyboard Contest at PASIC with a score of 97 out of 100.

David Cain, NISD Elementary Music /Secondary Vocal Supervisor, was chosen by the Texas Music Administrators Conference as the 2016 “Music Administrator of the Year” for excellence in support of music education.

Congratulations to the drumlines from Katherine Stinson Middle School and Earl Warren High School for winning their respective categories in the Brandeis South Texas Classic Drumline Invitational held Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Louis Brandeis High School.

On Thursday, October 29, over 400 zombified NISD Middle School Theatre students descended upon the San Antonio Food Bank for the annual Thrill-A-Mill celebration.

Congratulations to the William H. Taft Steel Drum Band for their selection as a showcase ensemble at the 2016 Texas Music Educators’ Association Conference. The TMEA conference is the largest music educator conference in North America and includes showcase performances by outstanding ensembles.

During crossover week of the NISD football schedule (September 24, 25, 26) all five football halftime shows gave tribute to America’s armed service men and women, current and retired.

Congratulations to NISD jazz students for being selected to the majority of jazz chairs at the recent Texas Music Educators’ Association Region 11 Jazz Auditions.  Standard big band instrumentation was selected for two bands.

Congratulations to Coke Stevenson Middle School Wind Ensemble for receiving the National Mark of Excellence from the National Wind Band Honors Project sponsored by The Foundation for Music Education.