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.
North Shore Sr. High School Band Turkey Trot
The North Shore Sr. High School Band will host their annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk event on Saturday, November 21st at North Shore Sr. High School beginning at 9:00 AM. Pre-registration is $20 for adults and $15 for children.
North Shore Sr. HS Theatre Presents...
North Shore Sr. High School Theatre will present George Orwell's 1984 adapted for the stage by Michael Gene Sullivan November 12th through 14th in the NSSH Auditorium. Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal "help" of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience -- which acts as a silent witness to his torture. Tickets are $10 at the door and $5 pre-sale. NSSH theatre teachers are Veronica Stell, Vaughn Belcher, Fernando Albarran and Daniell Wilson.
Galena Park HS Theatre Presents...
Tim decides that the best way to express his love for Cindy is to get her name tattooed on his back. But when she ends the relationship, Tim realizes that he's doomed to date only girls named Cindy for the rest of his life. Breaking up just got harder. Galena Park High School Theatre will present The Search for Cindy on Friday, November 6th at 7:00 PM in the Rountree Auditorium. GPHS Theatre teacher is Amy Harris.
MacArthur Elementary Music
MacArthur Elementary third grade music students performed during a PTA meeting on Thursday, September 17. MacArthur Elementary music teacher is Mr. Gutember Urtiz. Fall performances are underway, check with your campus or the Fall Performing Arts Calendar for dates and times.
HSO High School Residency Program
The Galena Park ISD is proud to announce that Galena Park High School is one of eight schools in the greater Houston Area that has been selected to participate in the Houston Symphony Orchestra’s High School Residency Program. The HSO’s Residency Program will strive to inspire and motivate students to continue playing their instruments with the highest musical goals in mind, thereby increasing academic achievement and 21st century fluencies.
The Galena Park ISD has a long standing partnership with the Houston Symphony that includes all 5th grade students and middle school band students attending a performances at Jones Hall as well as elementary school choirs and high school band and choir ensembles performing in the lobby of Jones Hall prior to evening concerts.
This next step in the partnership will have a major impact on the instrumental program at GPHS with coaching from individual Houston Symphony musicians, chamber ensemble coaching sessions, ensemble rehearsals with Symphony musicians, clinics with HSO Associate Conductor Robert Franz, student workshops, composer-in-residence projects and attending open rehearsals on stage at Jones Hall.
The Galena Park High School Band is under the direction of Jessica Meng and Clay Jasper.
Houston Symphony Musician Partners With NSMS Band
The Houston Symphony’s Community-Embedded Musician Program, beginning in the 2015-16 Season, is a new initiative designed to embed musicians more deeply in the community and to better represent and serve the diverse population of Greater Houston. The primary role of this exciting new program will focus on directly enhancing the impact of the orchestra’s growing education and community engagement activities. Through this new program, the Houston Symphony has hired an initial set of four salaried string players whose primary role is to be embedded in Houston schools, neighborhoods and health-care settings as teaching artists and performers, while also performing on stage with members of the Houston Symphony in approximately 25 concerts each year. The North Shore Middle School Band, under the director of Brandi Killough and Danny Rubio, is excited to be working with Houston Symphony double-bassist, David Conner during the 2015-2016 school year.