Klein ISD News Briefs
April 30, 2012
KISD Earns its Fifth Distinction for Best Communities for Music Education
The Klein ISD earned its fifth national designation in support of music education on the Best Communities for Music Education (BCME) survey. Sponsored by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), this is the 13th edition of the study. KISD was among 11 school districts in Texas, 166 nationwide, to earn this distinction, and had previously received the award four consecutive years from 2007-2010. The survey reviewed how a district funds music education, as well as graduation requirements, music class preparation, instruction time, facilities, and support for the music program as part of the core curriculum. The Klein ISD supports music education through a variety of activities, which include: hiring certified music teachers; the renovation of music facilities at Strack, Hildebrandt, Wunderlich and Klein Forest; and ongoing collaborations with the Cypress Creek FACE, Pearl Fincher Museum and Barbara Bush Library to produce well-rounded, fine arts students. For more information or to view the survey results in its entirety, click here.
KISD Students Top the Charts at the Children’s Music Festival
Schultz Elementary and Frank Elementary placed at the annual Children's Music Festival of Houston held April 14, 2012, at the M.O. Campbell Center in Houston. The Schultz Shining Star drum ensemble received a trophy for their performance of Bucket Jam, while Frank students earned a trophy in bells and tone chimes for their presentation of Celtic Pride. The festival showcases elementary choral and instrumental ensembles in the greater Galveston-Houston area each year. The festival promotes the musical abilities of elementary students and provides opportunities for students to perform.
Greenwood Forest & Ehrhardt Elementary Students Selected for TCDA Honor Choir
The Klein ISD had eight choir students selected as members of the 2012 Texas Choral Directors Association (TCDA) Honor Choir. The students include: Kennedy Oliphant, Acie Prince and Aubrey Williams from Greenwood Forest Elementary; and Ayisat Adegbindin, Lauren Chancey, Jackie Guo, Anna Jacobson, and Hannah Yarbrough from Ehrhardt Elementary. TCDA received more than 700 audition CDs and selected only 178 fourth through sixth grade students to participate in the choir. Students will participate in a clinic and perform in concert on July 23-25, 2012, in conjunction with the TCDA Convention in San Antonio.