Middle School Region Band auditions were held Saturday, November 1st at Connolly Middle School. Students from the districts that make up Region 11 – Edgewood ISD, Northside ISD, Harlendale ISD, Southside ISD, Southwest ISD, South San Antonio ISD – competed on their instrument for the chance to earn a “chair” in the 2014-2015 Region Band. 8th grader Candyce Lozano earned a 2nd chair position on Alto Saxophone, 7th grader Jennifer Adame earned a 2nd chair position on Bari Saxophone, and 8th grader Ranulfo Avalos earned an alternate chair position on Tuba.
Congratulations to Mrs. Shellie Davila & Mr. Chris Cintron. Both have received sheet music grants for their musicprograms. Brentwood will receive $1,000 and the 6th grade campus will receive $991. Way ta go, Band Directors!
Congratulations to the winners of the stage performances:1st: The Edgewood Rockstars Dance Team2nd place: Orgullo de Edgewood Mariachi3rd place: The Edgewood Ballet Folklorico
1st: Stafford Elementary2nd: Gardendale Elementary (Mr. Minks, Gardendale art teacher, is pictured)3rd: The Fine Arts Academy
The Edgewood Fine Arts Academy will host its annual Fall Festival on October 30th, from 5pm-6:30pm. The festival will spotlight the "Dia De Los Muertos" altar contest and reception in the art gallery, music by Academy performing groups, the theater department Haunted House (in the theater), and food. Come join us for a fun evening.Schedule of performers is:
5pm Las Palmas Folklorico: Ms.Kazmir, sponsor
5:15pm Mariachi: Mr. Nanez, sponsor
5:30pm Edgewood Folklorico: Mr. Nunez, sponsor
5:45pm Choir: Mrs. Osburn, sponsor
6pm Strings: Mr. Sabo, sponsor6:15pm Dance Team: Ms. Solis, sponsor
On October 18th, the Region XI UIL Marching Contest was held at Gus Stadium. The Memorial Band performed their field show "Dance Again" which featured songs by artists such as Jennifer Lopez and Celia Cruz. The band received a first divison. Judges remarked on the improvement of marching style and the excitement of the show. Congratulations to the band, their directors Mr. Montalvo and Mr. Aguirre, to the band boosters, and to the MHS staff. Good job, Minutemen!
On September 11th, the district opened their new "Family Service Center."As per district officials, the facility offer GED/ESL classes, nutrition classes, health services, a college center, parent ambassadors, a student and parent clothing center, a computer center, a partnership with CPS Energy and with San Antonio Water System, a crisis center, and a food pantry.To celebrate the opening, the Memorial & Kennedy High School Bands, Cheer, and Dance Team entertained the community and school officials.
Pictured above are members of the Memorial Band performing at the Family Service Center.