Standing Ovations

Congratulations to the following students for selection to the 2014 Texas Music Educators' Association All-State Band, Choir, Orchestra or Jazz Ensemble.

Congratulations to O'Connor HS band student Andrew V. for being named as one of the winners of the 4th annual Austin Symphony Texas Young Composers Competition.

The spring semester is that time of the school year when middle school and high school bands, choirs, and orchestras prepare for University Interscholastic League Concert and Sightreading Contest.  This event was designed over 75 years ago to assist campus music instructors in

“That’s Entertainment” … a fitting title for a fine arts showcase held every other year at John Marshall High School.  The event raises funds to support their campus musical held the following year.

Mark Wood, world renowned violinist and original artist with The Transiberian Orchestra, recently provided Northside string students the opportunity to explore and expand their use of string instruments.  Mark is perhaps the greatest rock fiddler on the planet and has a captivating way to teach y

Congratulations to Elizabeth Gutierrez, Holmes High School student, for being selected as the vocalist for the Texas All-State Mariachi Ensemble sponsored by Feria del Mariachi.  In the inaugural year for this ensemble, 9 students from Texas schools were selected.  Organized by Texas Sta

Congratulations to all of the elementary school , middle school, and high school fine arts instructors that work in the John Jay High School Cluster for hosting the 2014 District PTA Founder’s Day Celebration entitled “Be Your Kid’s Biggest Fan… Be PTA.”

Jazz ensembles from Garcia, Connally, and Jones Middle School and concert bands from Luna Middle School and Holmes High School joined in the 2014 Special Olympics held at Gus Stadium during the week of March 3-7.  Ensembles provided entertainment before the opening ceremony as well as parade musi

As part of the  25th Anniversary Celebration of Earthwise Living Day, sponsored by the City of Leon Valley, theatre students from Folks MS, Pat Neff MS, and Stevenson MS, have volunteered to dazzle the audience with some exciting mime acts and clown routines.  Earthwise Living Day is scheduled  f

Congratulations to our Northside ISD high school art students for the tremendous showing in the 2014 Regional Level of Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE), held on February 22 at Stevens HS.   Northside has 39 students who have qualified for the State Level of VASE.  A total of 1505 art students