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Fine Arts
708 Palm Blvd.
Brownsville, TX 78521
Phone:956.982.3730
Fax: 956.574.8050
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Administrator for Fine Arts
Dr. Rebecca V. Rendón
956-982-3730
rvrendon@bisd.us

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BISD AMONG THE FIRST IN THE STATE TO HOST A GUITAR CONCERT AND SIGHT READING CONTEST PILOT

 

 

On Saturday, April 16th the BISD Instrumental Music Department hosted the first annual BISD Guitar Concert and Sight Reading contest.   BISD is on the cutting edge of guitar education in Texas.  This type of contest has only been offered in the Austin area, and now is available to students in the valley through BISD.   This contest is laying the groundwork to expand UIL music events to include a guitar concert and sight reading contest in the future.   Specialists from the Austin Classical Guitar Society helped oversee the event.

 

The BISD guitar ensembles participating gave excellent performances in this inaugural event.  With Lopez, Porter, Rivera and Veterans groups earning award recognition.   The Porter and Rivera guitar ensembles earned sweepstakes awards. 

 

Congratulations to the directors and students on their outstanding performances.

 

 

BISD BAND AND CHOIR STUDENTS EARN ALL-STATE HONORS IN RECORD NUMBERS!!

On January 9, 2016, the Texas Music Educators Association held the Area G Audition to select the 2016 All-State Band and Choir members. The BISD Department of Fine Arts is proud to announce that an all time record 45 Brownsville fine arts music students earned chairs in these prestigious ensembles, ranking them in the top 2% of music students in Texas! These students will perform in the All-State Band or Choir at the TMEA convention in San Antonio on February 13, 2016.

In addition, BISD band students earned 10 1st chair positions and took nearly half of all the All-State chairs available.   BISD has 2, 4 year all-state students this year, Eduardo Aquino, Bari Sax player from Veterans Memorial earned 1st chair for the 4th year in a row and 
Manna Dellota Soprano 2 from Veterans Memorial.

In order to earn a place at the state level, the students went through district, region, and area auditions. They competed against students from Houston, Corpus Christi, Laredo and the Rio Grande Valley. This year, BISD band and choir students have earned more all-state chairs than any other school district in all of TMEA Area G.

Congratulations to the outstanding young adults who earned a place as one of the top high school musicians in Texas for the 2015-2016 School Year!

 

 CAMPUS

BAND CHAIRS

CHOIR

CHAIRS

HANNA

11

3

LOPEZ

1

PACE

6

4

RIVERA

1

4

VETERANS

6

9

BISD TOTAL

45!!

A new record!!

25 BAND

 

20 CHOIR

 

HANNA BAND

Gabriel Rodriguez, 1st Chair Bassoon

 Jose Astorga, 1st Chair Bass Trombone

Daniel Troncoso, 1st Chair Contra Clarinet

Marco Villarreal, 1st Chair Trombone

Jose Negrete, Oboe

Christopher Childress, Bb Clarinet

Ivan Castro, Bb Clarinet

Chester Arizmendi, Cornet

Marco Betancourt, Trombone

Jose Guerra, Trombone

Alex Blanco, Percussion

 

HANNA CHOIR

David Mejia, Tenor 1 Mixed Choir

Andrew Wilson, Bass 2 Mixed Choir

Daniel Ledezma, Tenor 2 Men’s Choir

 

LOPEZ BAND

Jose Alaniz, Tuba

 

PACE BAND

Christian Benavides, 1st Chair Alto Sax (6A)

Randdy Barrera, 1st Chair Eb Clarinet (5A)

Marissa Flores, Clarinet (5A)

Sergio Mendoza, Cornet (6A)

Luke Jamar, French Horn (5A)

Nicholas Ochoa, French Horn (6A)

 

PACE CHOIR

Francisco Moran, Tenor 1 Mixed Choir

Stephanie Garcia, Soprano 1 Women’s Choir

Ignacio Cruz, Tenor 2 Men’s Choir

Gustavo Castillo, Bass 2 Men’s Choir

 

RIVERA BAND

Christian Quintero, Clarinet

 

RIVERA CHOIR

 Matthew Allen, Bass 1 Mixed Choir

Joseph Rodriguez, Tenor 1 Mixed Choir

Juan Gracia, Tenor 1 Men’s Choir

Jose Mejia, Bass 2 Men’s Choir

 

VETERANS MEMORIAL BAND

 

Edward Aquino, 1st Chair, Bari Sax *4 Year All-Stater!

Herminio Mendez, 1st Chair Piccolo

Katelyn Rodriguez, 1st Chair Eb Clarinet

Luis Palomino, 1st Chair Cornet

Francis Davalos, Flute

Jackelyn Pecero, Clarinet

Albert Ortega, English Horn, Recorded for State

 

 

VETERANS MEMORIAL CHOIR

 

 

Manna Dellota, Soprano 2 Mixed Choir *4 year All-Stater!

Elina Rios, Soprano 1 Mixed Choir

Srichakra Narasimhan, Alto 1 Mixed Choir

Savannah Mares, Alto 2 Mixed Choir

Janson Guillen, 1st Chair Bass 1 Mixed Choir

Joshua Tovar, Bass 1 Mixed Choir

Anai Winn, Soprano 2 Women’s Choir

Erika Vega, Soprano 2 Women’s Choir

Emily Guerrero, Alto 1 Women’s Choir

Calendar of Events
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October 17
UIL Pigskin Marching Contest
6A - San Benito
5A - Donna

October 24
5A UIL Area Marching Contest - Calallen, Tx

October 31
BISD All-City Choir, Lopez Auditorium


DIP Fine Arts Needs assessment 2015-16

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