Kennedy Jazz Band Takes Honors at Jazz Competitions
This has been a very successful year for the Kennedy Jazz ensemble. In April, the Kennedy Jazz band competed at the Palo Alto College Jazz
festival and took 2nd place. This is only their second jazz
festival in their short existence (third year). The Jazz ensemble also
competed in the South Texas Jazz festival at Brandeis High School in
February, earning Excellent ratings. Ellaine Elias also received an
award for “Outstanding Soloist at the same festival. Great job, jazzers! The Kennedy Jazz Band is under the direction of Mr. Jonathan Wright.
Youth Art Month Gallery Show is a Success
On March 26th, EISD held its annual "YOUTH ART MONTH" gallery show at the Edgewood Fine Arts Academy Gallery. District campuses submitted and posted artwork to display in the gallery. Winners of the Youth Art Month Contest will receive their awards at the Cinco de Mayo Gallery opening on May 2nd (times is TBA). Special thanks to Ms. Anabel Toribio for assisting with the opening and assisting teachers with set up areas. Congratulations to all district art teachers and their students for a great show!
The results for the Youth Art Month People's Choice Awards:
1st Place: C. Martinez, Stafford, Mrs. Waid
2nd Place: A. De la Cruz, Stafford, Mrs. Waid
3rd Place: Lupano R., LBJ, Mr. Wilburn
1st Place: Dzyre Alva, Gus Garcia, Ms. Reyes
2nd Place: Anavey Ochoa, 6th grade Academy, Mrs. Gutierrez,
3rd Place: Meena Herrera, Gus Garcia, Ms. Reyes
1st Place: Rubi Rios, Fine Arts Academy,Toribio
2nd Place: Daeshja Sealey, Fine Arts Academy,Toribio
3rd Place: Marissa Esteves, Fine Arts Academy, Toribio
Memorial HS Drum-line Wins Second Place in TCCG Contest
During Spring Break weekend, on Saturday, March
14, the Memorial High School Color Guard and Drum Line traveled to
Georgetown, Texas to compete at the Texas Color Guard Circuit competition.
The contest was held at Eastview High School. The Minutemen
Indoor Drum Line won a 2nd Place Trophy in the Scholastic Marching SAA
division for their performance of "Clowning Around". The
MHS Indoor Drum Line made history by being the first ever group from
Memorial High School to receive a trophy in a percussion circuit
competition. The two units now qualify to compete at the State TCGC
competition on March 28, 2014. The Guard will compete in Pflugerville,
Texas at Henderickson High School and the Drum Line will compete in
College Station, Texas at the Reed Arena.
Summer Camp Scholarships Awarded to Fine Arts Academy Visual Arts Students
On March 17, 2015, the following
art students received scholarships to attend summer classes at the
Southwest School of Art:
Rubi Rios, MHS, Marco Vasquez, KHS, and Mikala
Congratulations Mr. Sabo and the Fine Arts Academy Orchestra!
The orchestra made school district history by taking the first high school orchestra in EISD to UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest. The group, under the direction of Mr. Robert Sabo, earned a first division plaque for their concert performance and a rating of 2, for sight-reading.
Great job making school district history, EISD orchestra department!
Texas Cavaliers Awards $9,000 to Elementary Art Campuses
All EISD elementary campuses participated in the annual Texas Cavaliers Art Contest. EISD winners are:
City District 7
winner: Alissa H.,
3rd grader from LBJ $3,000 awarded to
the LBJ art department!
District 5 winner: Johnny G.,
5th grader from Roosevelt Elementary $3,000
awarded to the Roosevelt art department!
District 6 runner up: Jasmine
E., 5th grader from Stafford Elementary $1,500
awarded to Stafford art department!
District 5 runner up: Randy
A., 5th grader from Roosevelt Elementary $1,500 awarded to Roosevelt art
In all, $9,000
is being awarded to EISD ART DEPARTMENTS!!!! Congratulations to these students and
their art teachers: Ms. Miriam Martinez, Ms.
Jeanette Waid, and Mr. Michael Wilburn!!!!
Congratulations Middle School Region Band Members!
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.
Brentwood Band & 6th Grade Academy Band Receive TMEA Grants!
Congratulations to Mrs. Shellie Davila & Mr. Chris Cintron. Both have received sheet music grants for their music
programs. Brentwood will receive $1,000 and the 6th grade campus will receive $991. Way ta go, Band Directors!
Fall Festival 2014 a Success!!!
Congratulations to the winners of the stage performances:
1st: The Edgewood Rockstars Dance Team
Orgullo de Edgewood Mariachi
3rd place: The Edgewood Ballet Folklorico
Congratulations to the winners of the Altar contest:
1st: Stafford Elementary
2nd: Gardendale Elementary (Mr. Minks, Gardendale art teacher, is pictured)
3rd: The Fine Arts Academy
Academy Hosts Annual Fall Festival on October 30th, 5pm-6:30pm
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, sponsor
6:15pm Dance Team: Ms. Solis, sponsor
Memorial Band Wins First Divison at UIL Marching Contest
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!
Band, Dance and Cheer Perform at the New EISD Family Service Center
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.
Memorial Band Wins Third Place at the East Central Hornet Invitational Band Festival