This is the 38th consecutive year the Richland High School Varsity Concert Band earned the coveted UIL Sweepstakes rating. The 2017 varsity band performed brilliantly and was recognized by all six judges as a superior performing ensemble. This is the longest active streak for any school in BISD, and one of the longest in Texas. In addition to the varsity band’s success, both the Richland High School Symphonic and Concert bands earned unanimous superior ratings at the UIL Region 31 Concert and Sight Reading Contest. These students have sacrificed much of their own personal time to attend sectionals, rehearsals, and clinics outside the school day. Their dedication to their craft and each other was richly rewarded. #BISDShines
Recently at the Haltom City Carfest, Julie Orebaugh, Haltom City community projects manager, presented a certificate to the Haltom High band along with a promised donation of $2,000 to help meet the band’s financial needs. Orebaugh said, “I’m so happy to give the $2,000 donation because you and your band have been so generous with your time for city events and functions. It’s a token of our appreciation, and the City wants to support your program and the impact the arts have on the students of Haltom City.” The Haltom High band has become a regular participant in Christmas on Broadway, Carfest, art shows, the Haltom City Fire/Rescue Banquet and other community events.
Congratulations to Dell Stevens and Dylan Walker, both Haltom High School students, for winning the Circle Theatre Playwriting Contest. (More than 100 plays are submitted annually.) Dylan’s play, “Lovers on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown,” is one of four finalists who will have a professional play reading at Circle Theatre on May 7 at 3 p.m. The event is open to the public and is free. Dell’s play, “Man of Three Shadows,” is one of five semi-finalists. Both writers will receive cash prizes, tickets to an area theatre, and time to visit with producers, directors and actors. Dylan will have a scholarship from Texas Wesleyan Theatre waiting for him upon graduation. Haltom Theatre will have a staged reading in May to honor these students and their success. Dylan and Dell join a long line of successful playwrights from Haltom High School. Students study playwriting in Theatre II each year.
Congratulations to Birdville High School’s Hawk Cheerleaders for their fourth-place finish in the UIL State Spirit Championships. There were 118 cheer squads competing in the 5A division, and BHS finished fourth overall. Great Job! #bisdshines
Congratulations to Alyssa Andrews, Richland High School Dixie Belle captain, for being selected to perform with a group at the Black Tie and Boots Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C. This event is sponsored by the Texas State Society of Washington D.C. Alyssa is one of only 25 Texas Dance Educators Association (TDEA) All-State dancers invited to perform at this prestigious event.
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