Band started a new tradition last year for the East/West Pre-game show with the combined East/West Bands on the field playing the National Anthem. That was a great success and now they expanded it. In participation this year on the field you had all six bands from the Victoria ISD (East High School, West High School, Cade, Howell, Pattie Welder & Stroman Middle Schools). Great job to the students, parents and directors for presenting such a great Pre-game show.
What a fantastic demonstration sponsored by our very own Victoria Ballet Theatre for our Dance students.
Saturday September 27, 2014 7:30 p.m.
Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts
$15 Students and Seniors
$25 All Others
Victoria Ballet Theatre is excited to continue a new tradition in “Fall for Dance” which will feature a mixed repertory of classical and contemporary pieces highlighting the talent of our company. Victoria Ballet Theatre dancers will perform repertoire by reknown choreographers such as LeeWei Chao of Alonzo King’s ines Ballet, Darrell Cleveland formerly of Dallas Black Dance Theatre and Gerald Arpino, co-founder of theJoffrey Ballet.
Each year students from all over the state compete to gain a chair in the TMEA All-State Jazz Band. Once again, two of our Titian band members represented our school district in high regards as they competed against students from Victoria, Port Lavaca, Corpus Christi, Portland, and Laredo to secure a spot in the All-Region Jazz Band, the first step on the path to All-State.
Congratulations to Senior, Alan Olmos, on 1st chair Alto Saxophone and Senior, Alan Bailey, on 2nd chair Drum Set for their fine accomplishment. They both had the opportunity to move forward and perform a taped audition for the All-State Jazz Band.
The All-Region Jazz concert is open to the public and will be held at Flour Bluff Auditorium in Corpus Christi on the evening of January 31st.
Again Congratulations to Alan Olmos and Alan Bailey from the Victoria East Band Program! We are very proud of your accomplishments.
Assistant Director of Bands
Victoria East HS
Region XIV Jazz Coordinator
Victoria ISD Fine Arts had the pleasure of bringing 74 student performers (band, orchestra, theatre and choir) to Austin for our State Board of Education meeting this morning. This was a huge honor as only four school districts a year receive this special invitation to present at the beginnings of the meetings.
The performance, in addition to how our students represented Victoria, was superb. They will be talking about our student performance, VISD and our Fine Arts program for a long time to come in the Texas Education Association building. It was an honor, and VISD is proud of our students and our talented fine arts teachers that helped create this wonderful experience for our students!
After the performance, the students made a side trip to the Bob Bullock Museum to experience a bit of Texas History before returning back to Victoria. It was a great day for our students and Victoria ISD. See the interview video below from our Victoria Advocate. Scroll down and click on this image on their page.
Lai will visit Victoria a few days earlier for outreach at different public schools, where she will meet and advise students. She often reflects on when she was just a young girl venturing into a new country: “Trust yourself,” she said. “And don’t be afraid to dream big.” See full story in our Victoria Advocate