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.

2016 Galena Park ISD Marching Band Festival

Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Galena Park ISD Athletic Stadium

Havard Kindergarten Students Study Art

Havard Elementary art specialist, Tonya Llloyd, began the school year by teaching her kindergarten students about line. Line is one of the seven elements of art and it is considered to be the most basic element of art. Line can be used to define edges, add shading or value, and create the illusion of form. This is the first year that all Galena Park ISD kindergarten students will attend art class with an art specialist.

GPHS Jacketeers Enjoy Success at Summer Camps

Congratulations to the Galena Park High School drill team on a super successful summer. The Jacketeer Officers attended Officer Camp in Sugarland in June where they earned Showmanship and Leadership awards and received the following individual awards:

  • Beast Mode recipients: Elena McCue and Luis Chavez
  • Kick Academy members: Elena McCue, Luis Chavez and Alyssa Puga
  • Dance Academy members: Giselle Cazares, Jailynn Garcia and Luis Chavez
The Jacketeers attended Team Camp in August as well and they came home with five spirit sticks. The following individuals also received awards:
  • Beast Mode recipients: Jailynn Garcia, Elena McCue, Luis Chavez, Alyssa Puga and Jesse Garcia
  • Kick Academy members: Giselle Cazares, Jailynn Garcia and Crystal Garza
  • Dance Academy members: Elena McCue, Alyssa Puga, Jasmine Contreras, Jesse Garcia and Valeria Amador
For the first time in GPHS history, the Jacketeer Officers went Platinum at Officer Camp. The team went above and beyond by going double platinum at Team Camp, by having all officers receive both Kick and Dance Academy honors. Congratulations to the Jacketeer Officers, the entire Team as well as their director Vanessa Boyce.

North Shore MS Holds Summer Band Rehearsals

The North Shore Middle School Band held summer band rehearsals to get an early start for the 2016-2017 school year. Students reviewed musical skills, rehearsal procedures, learned new music and began preparing for the upcoming TMEA All-Region Band auditions. NSMS band directors are Brandi Killough and Danny Rubio.

Cobb Students Participate in TCDA Honor Choir

Above: TCDA Honor Choir members Alivia Belton and Nessiah Dunham (center) with their Cobb choir directors 
Mae Walker (left) and Sarita Mills (right)

Alivia Belton and Nessiah Dunham represented Cobb Sixth Grade Campus and Galena Park ISD at the Texas Choral Director Association's 2016 Summer Convention from July 21st to 23rd. The students were accompanied to San Antonio by their parents and grandparents as well as their choir directors, Sarita Mills and Mae Walker. These students were among the 200 students selected from 700 who auditioned to perform in the Honor Choir under the direction of Sandy Knudsen. Congratulations to both Alivia and Nessiah on this accomplishment.

GPHS Jacketeers Support the Community


The Galena Park High School Jacketeers started practicing the last week of July to prepare for the 2016-2017 school year. They endured the heat during summer practice, had a full schedule at dance camp and treated the GPHS faculty and staff with their annual back-to-school breakfast. The Jacketeers, along with some very talented parents, also took time to make and deliver thank you baskets to some of the leaders in the community including the Galena Park Police and Fire Departments. GPHS drill team director is Vanessa Boyce.

Fine Arts Notes, June Edition