Fine Arts

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Mesquite has been honored as one of the Best Communities for Music Education by the NAAM Foundation for six consecutive years.

Mesquite ISD's Fine Arts curriculum gives elementary students a comprehensive glimpse into all of the fine arts and allows secondary students to enjoy extracurricular participation as well as serious study of the arts.

Elementary students receive music and art instruction from certified music and art specialists. Student attend performances by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and go on carefully crafted tours to the Dallas Museum of Art. Students enjoy a visit to the opera as well as special presentations at ech school highlighting one or more of the fine arts.

Middle school students can continue their study of music in additional to theatre. The One-Act Play Festival provides an exciting, competitive outlet for theatre students. A junior version of the Visual Arts Scholastic Event gives middle school students a way to have their art critiqued by outside judges. Band, choir and orchestra programs participate in UIL competitions as well as concerts for parents and the community.

At the high school level, art students attend the Visual Art Scholastic Event competition and special "get involved" Saturday programs. Ten public art shows throughout the year highlight our students' work. Each high school theatre program produces four theatrical shows per year, including a musical. Each year, one of the high schools produces a Children's Theatre production, which is aligned with the third-grade literacy curriculum and is attended by every third-grader in the district. Opportunities to excel and enjoy music about at the high school level with consistent UIL Sweepstakes-winning choir, orchestra and band programs.


Fine Arts News


2019 Middle School One Act Play Festival Awards

Advancing Plays:

·      Agnew Middle School – The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

·      Kimbrough Middle School – The Struggles

·      Terry Middle School – The Hundred Dresses


Alternate Play: 

Vanston Middle School -  Governing Alice


Best Actor:  Wyatt Grubs, Berry - Peter

Best Actress:  Eleanor Massey, Kimbrough - Megan

All Star Cast  (Student, Campus - Role)

Annslie Chapman, Frasier  -  Trilby/Neve

Kitty Koger,  Vanston - Alice

Layne Kenley, Kimbrough -  Struggle 4/Mom

Sophia Aguirre, Agnew  -  Christopher

Cyntia Quinonez ,  McDonald  - Angela

Ethan Nash,  Berry -   Edmund

Noelle Booker, Terry  - Peggy Hawthorne

Alex Turner ,  Agnew  -  Sioban

Taraji Leonard,  Berry -  Lucy

Ryan Henderson,  Terry  -  Maddie Martin

Anna Hernandez,  Agnew  -  Judy

Zenora Collier,  Frasier -  Natalie

Tiffany Barrios, Vanston -  Principal

Mekhi Johnson, Agnew -  Ed

Ebony Williams,  McDonald - Sara

Ny’Tori Burnett,  Berry - Professor

Alyssa Calhoun, Frasier - Hoodie

Osvaldo Cornejo, Kimbrough - Struggle 3/Paul


Honorable Mention All Star Cast

Jacqueline Barbosa, McDonald - Jen

Comfort Hanson, Berry - White Witch

Justice Boyd, Frasier  -Tina, Bamboozle

Grace Hammar,   Vanston - Geek Chorus

Breona Smith, Terry  -  Cecile Caldwelle

Kyleigh Nelson, Kimbrough -  Struggle 2/Sasha

Veronica Couture,  AC New -  Jenny

Shawn McGhghy, McDonald  - C.J.

Violet Torres, Wilkinson - Anna/Ensemble

Hannah Mendez-Garcia, Terry  - Wanda Petronski

Azariyah Bennett,  Vanston  -  English Teacher

Le’Dea Daniels,  AC New-  Abigail/Terrence

Amarri Blackshire,  Agnew -  Mrs. Alexander/Voice 1

Adanely Medina,   Berry  - Susan

Kenneth Jordan,  Terry - Jack/Old Man Svenson

Ari Jensen,   Kimbrough -  Struggle 7/Brittany/Art Teacher


Best Technical Crew

AC New: Varonica Vasquez

Agnew: Haylie Morris

Berry: Ajia Scarbough

Frasier: Kayla Zaragoza

Kimbrough: Kady Pearce

McDonald: Anastacia Aguirre

Terry: Isaac Williams

Vanston: Amanda Mejia

Wilkinson: Stephanie Juarez


Director’s Choice


AC New: Anastacia Gonzalez

Agnew: Nevaeh Farrer

Berry: Nanya Ugbene

Frasier: Journi Fowlks

Kimbrough: Sofia Escogido

McDonald: Jacqueline Barbosa

Terry: Ryan Henderson

Vanston: Lexis Trejo

Wilkinson: Mason Murphy

Mesquite Marching Festival

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The Mesquite Children's Chorus is an auditioned honor choir comprised of 4th- and 5th-grade students in Mesquite ISD.


Christy Forkner - Director
Julie Ward - Assistant Director
Miranda Hill - Assistant Director
Caitlin White - Assistant Director
Karen Porter -  Accompanist

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals are held every Thursday from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the North Mesquite High School Choir Room.

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