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Tyler Painter from the Ball High Choir will be participating in the Pre-Area Auditions for All-State on
Congratulations and best of luck Tyler!
Ball High School Chamber Singers Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony
Ball High School Chamber Singers Victims of Violent Crimes Tree Lighting
Ball High Chamber Singers (Mens group) National Anthem for the Parental Involvement Conference
Oppe Elementary Ronald McDonald House Lighting
Oppe PTO (with Kindergarten)
Austin Band Concert (Free)
Alice in Wonderland, the All-District Musical ($8.00)
Morgan Elementary Choir Program (Free)
December 16 at 6:00pm in the Morgan Cafeteria
December 17 at 5:30PM in the Cafeteria
Parker Elementary Choir Program "December Round the World." (Free)
December 17 at 1:30 and 6:00pm in the Parker Gymnasium
Oppe Elementary Choir
Moody National Bank 10 AM
Frost Bank 11 AM
The Scott Middle School Band, Choir and Cheerleaders Program (Free)
December 17 at 6:30pm in the Scott Gymnasium
Early Childhood University Program (Free)
December 17 at 5:30pm in the ECU Gymnasium
The Ball HS Band and Choir Annual Winter Concert (Free)
December 19th at 6:30pm at the Ball High School Auditorium
It seems like such a short time since the Taiguruma Revival Project team arrived in Galveston, but they are headed back to Niigata today. They had a wonderful effect upon our students through the cultural exchange of the little Taiguruma Fish Cart paper lanterns. Some 7,000+ people were at Moody Gardens for the Opening Ceremonies and Opening Night of the Festival of Lights. GISD's Taiguruma Procession was the last thing on the program before Santa flipped the switch to light the displays. There were many wonderful comments about the Taiguruma, the sinigng and the Ball High Percussion. Students from every GISD school were involved at some point in the project. Many young lives were touched by the simple joy of the little Fish Cart from the Ward of Maki.
Farewell Dinner with the Consulate and Japan America Society of Houston
The Japanese have arrived from our Sister-City Niigata and the Taiguruma Workshop has begun. Come see the first 25 Taiguruma built by GISD students and teachers at the Grand Opening of Moody Gardens Festival of Lights - Saturday Nov 16, 2013.
These Taiguruma were made at Ball High, Austin and Scott Middle Schools.
Ball High singer Tyler Painter has made it to the next round of All-State Auditions! Congratulations Tyler and Mr. Blake. We look forward to your continued climb to All-State status!
The City of Galveston Fire Prevention Poster contest has informed us that the following Ball High Students have won in their division:
Honorable Mention James Hessler, Junior
3rd Place Elizabeth Compean, Sophomore
1st Place Dante Collier, Junior
Best of Show Angela Lopez, Junior
They are students of Ms. Lepo at Ball — CONGRATULATIONS!
Get ready for an evening of laughter!
Announcing the Fall Play by Ball High Theatre Arts program -
"An Evening of Comedy" - six short plays by Christopher Durang.
Presented this Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7pm; and again on Tue-Wed Oct. 15-16 at 7pm.
Tickets only $5.00
Show in Theatre Arts room #2010 at Ball High (2nd floor).
Texas Pediatric Society Foundation Conference Fundraiser
GISD student works will be displayed and auctioned to raise money at the Texas Pediatric Society Foundation Conference Fundraiser. Their work will be displayed at the evening event at Moody Gardens in Salon E-H.
The teachers: Ms. Lepo, Ms. Bacon, Ms. Clough and Ms. Raymond along with their students and families are invited to attend from 6:15 til 7 pm, Saturday, September 21, an artist reception, and meet pediatricians from all over the state of Texas.
We are very proud of our students and their ongoing collaboration with UTMB Pediatric Medicine. BRAVO!
One of the first Art events for the year will be in conjunction with the
Over the Summer UIL Medals:
The Choir's Medals arrived:
Congratulations also to Matteo Garofalo who received a silver medal in Music Theory!
(Our first Music Theory competition at the State Level in UIL and he brings home a medal!)
GISD Mission: Excellence in education for all students
GISD Fine Arts - Fine Arts for All Students!
There is a very nice video posted at the CEDFA homepage about Fine Arts in Texas. http://www.cedfa.org
Search Facebook for Galveston Fine Arts to see these pages.
Dr. Duncan in two Civil War era uniforms:
As Chaplain Sanger of the 42nd Mass Vol Infantry and in Co. M 4th Mo Militia Cavalry
Dr. Stephen F. Duncan completed his doctoral work in Sacred Music with a minor in electronic composition at the University of Memphis in Tennessee in July of 1991. He holds Master of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, OK. He is an adjunct Professor of Music at Galveston College. He continues to offer presentations on Native American and Hundusthani music at music and liturgy conferences across the country and around the world. Dr. Duncan has been selected to serve on the TEKS Review committee for the Fine Arts TEKS by the State Board of Education. Dr. Duncan has several published books, two of which can be found on the library shelves of Harvard and Yale.
A Genre in Hindusthani Music (Bhajans) As Used in the Roman Catholic Church
A History of the Sacred Musical Life of An Orthodox Church in America