Welcome to the Galena Park ISD Fine Arts Department!
The Fine Arts Department of Galena Park Independent School District includes the areas of art, dance, music, and theater. Also included are speech, debate & journalism, cheerleading, drill teams, fund-raising, district travel and booster organizations.
2017 Spring Performance Calendar
The Galena Park ISD Fine Arts Department's 2017 Spring Performance Calendar is now available. Click HERE or the image above to access as a PDF file.
GPHS Jacketeers Named "Overall Grand Champions"
The Galena Park Jacketeers had an incredible showing at the 2017 HTEDance "Coastal Texas Regional Dance Team Championship" held at Goose Creek Memorial High School on Saturday, February 25th. The Jacketeers, under the direction of Vanessa Boyce, brought home their first ever Overall Grand Champion banner and trophy and twenty-two awards that included:
Congratulations to the entire GPHS Jacketeer drill team for their hard work, dedication and success throughout the 2017 contest season.
Salvador Flores Named "YoungArts" Winner
Congratulations to Galena Park High School's Salvador Flores on being named a 2017 YoungArts Winner. He joins the National YoungArts Foundation family--a family that includes artists such as Kerry Washington, Andrew Rannells, Ricky Ubeda, Doug Aitken, Josh Groban, Terence Blanchard, and Jenji Kohan. Based upon his impressive performance and participation during YoungArts Week, Salvador was awarded a Gold Award in CLASSICAL MUSIC for saxophone and will receive a cash prize in the amount of $10,000. Salvador has also been selected as a nominees for the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic and artistic excellence. YoungArts is the sole nominating agency for this high honor and the 60 candidates, representing 21 states, the District of Columbia and 9 artistic disciplines, are all YoungArts Winners. The students have been nominated to the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for their artistic achievement on the heels of the organization’s annual signature program, National YoungArts Week, which concluded in Miami on January 15. The 60 candidates will be reviewed by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars, which will ultimately select 20 high school seniors to be recognized as U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts for their academic and artistic accomplishments, leadership responsibilities, community service and outreach initiatives, and overall creativity. In June, the 20 Arts Scholars will join the other 141 U.S. Presidential Scholars from across the country in Washington, D.C. for the National Recognition Program. During the program, all Scholars receive a Presidential Medallion presented on behalf of the President of the United States and participate in several recognition activities while in Washington, D.C. at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts through a special exhibition and performance. Congratulations to Salvador Flores on this tremendous accomplishment.
GPHS Jacketeers Earn Grand Champion Honors
Congratulations to the Galena Park High School Jacketeers for their outstanding work at the Showtime International "Texas Pride" dance competition held on Saturday, February 18th at Willis High School. The team received the Grand Champion trophy and the officers Champion Circle trophy. They also received Officer and Team sweepstakes and judges awards, and best in category for all three officer and all three team routines. The officers received a Spirit of America Award - only one given for the entire competition. And a special congratulations to Jesse Garcia for winning Kickmaster award for the entire competition. The director for the Galena Park High School Jacketeers is Vanessa Boyce.
NSMS Choir Will Perform at Dynamo's Game
Fine Arts Notes, November 2016 Edition