Lubbock ISD has been honored for the second year in a row with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. Lubbock ISD is one of 4% of districts across the nation receiving the prestigious award in 2018!
The Best Communities Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Lubbock ISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs.
2018 HOLIDAY CARD WINNERS
The Lubbock ISD Board of Trustees recognized six students artwork that was selected as the winners in the annual holiday art competition, as well as one students whose artwork was selected for the Board of Trustees Open House invitation. Congratulations to these amazing students!
Kinsley McNeely, Bowie Elementary School
Katelynn Sierra, Centennial Elementary School
Grisel Urzua Mendoza, Atkins Middle School
Maddison Vasquez, Irons Middle School
Lilymay Garcia and Jaslynn Cazares, Monterey High School
Riley Coffer, Coronado High School
November 15, 2018
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC EDUCATORS CONFERENCE
Exciting to see Lubbock ISD directors, a student teacher/supplemental teacher and Texas Tech faculty attending the National Association for Music Education Conference in Dallas. What an awesome opportunity to share their own practice, collaborate and network with colleagues from across the country. Amplify: Learning, Innovation, Involvement, Inspiration and Technology.
In attendance: Brett Berridge, Matthew Spitsberg, Kelly Morgan, Heather Bolin, Alyssa Guerra and Dr. Susan Brumfield. November 11-14, 2018
NATIONAL PILOT PROGRAM
Congratulations to Monterey High School Orchestra Director, Brett Berridge for being selected for a national pilot program. Mr. Berridge has been named as one of 16 teachers across the country to participate in a pilot program for The National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
The organization has received a professional development grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a pilot program, titled Experiential Ensembles. The project will deliver pedagogical content to band, choir, and orchestra music educators using accessible, web-based technology through online meetings and attendance at the NAfME 2018 National Conference. Sixteen pilot teachers, nominated by state music education associations and the VH1 Save the Music Foundation, have been selected to participate in the project. The sixteen educators represent a wide array of classrooms, ranging from elementary to high school, rural to urban settings, and Title I funded schools.
October 16, 2018
34th ANNUAL ORCHESTRA
Thursday, January 31, 2019. 7pm
Lubbock Memorial Civic Center
Tickets will be on sale starting January 7th from any orchestra member or the Fine Arts Office. Tickets will be $5.00 in advance or $6.00 at the door.
LUBBOCK CIVIC ORCHESTRA
Staff members from around Lubbock ISD performed in the inaugural concert of the Lubbock Civic Orchestra (LCO). The LCO was founded this fall with the intention of bringing great orchestra music to the community with free concerts and outreach programs, while also providing community amateur and semi-professional musicians a platform for utilizing their talents for service to Lubbock and the surrounding area.
Congratulations to the cast and crew from Texas Tech University J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Atkins Middle School Theater Department in their performance of “Doña Rosita The Spinster.” This talented group of actors performed the work in The Wharf House at Provincetown Marina as part of the Tennessee Williams Theater Festival. The culmination of several months’ work was finally realized with a weeklong trip to Massachusetts for the festival. Mr. Babcock was honored to be in attendance for one of your performances!
Special thanks to Atkins Principal Chris Huber, and theatre director Amy Laney for your hard work and support. Thanks to TTU’s Theater Professors Cory Norman and Mark Charney for their collaboration with Lubbock ISD Fine Arts!
September 29, 2018
Band Extravaganza featured Lubbock ISD band members from all four high schools and all nine middle schools. The evening consisted of a special tribute to Doyle Gammill, former Lubbock ISD Band Director and Fine Arts Director. Each middle school performed as a combined feeder pattern. A highlight of Band Extravaganza is the performance of each high school band UIL contest show. The grand finale featured band and color guard members all on the field for a an awesome visual presentation. The mass band played "Sweet Caroline" in celebration of 35 years of excellence! What an incredible evening!
September 25, 2018