Electives & Clubs

Art

Samuel Cavazos | Art K-5

scavazos@iltexas.org

Donald Parnell | Art 6-8

dparnell@iltexas.org

Students will be exposed to, and utilize a variety of, artistic mediums and will be encouraged to use their creative abilities.

Choir

Steve Kimpel

skimpel@iltexas.org

In this performance ensemble, we refine and perfect all of the music in all musical aspects such as, but not limited to reading music, rhythms, pitches, intonation, balance, dynamics, articulations, phrasing, styles, and making connections between the music, the conceptual idea of the piece, life lessons, and about our and the piece’s role within society. The choir will participate in seasonal concerts, All-State,  and in other various events. ​

Theater

Steve Kimpel

skimpel@iltexas.org

Students enrolled in Theatre will learn a variety theatrical endeavors, with an emphasis on appreciating, exploring, and performing theater as an art form.​​

Music

Gee-Gee Yates | Music K-5

gyates@iltexas.org

Brian Fratto | Band Director 

bfratto@iltexas.org

Jimmy Watkins | Orchestra Director 6-8

jwatkins@iltexas.org

Beginning Band

This class focuses on all aspects music of the literature that the band will be studying. For this class, the students will be required to rent an instrument or use a school instrument if available within the first month of school. Also within the first month of school, the students will need to purchase Essential Elements 2000 method books I and II. There will be a day of the first week or the second week of school that our local music dealer will come in the evening to allow and help parents to rent school instruments. In this performance ensemble, we refine and perfect all of the music in all musical aspects such as, but not limited to reading music, rhythms, pitches, intonation, balance, dynamics, articulations, phrasing, styles, and making connections between the music, the conceptual idea of the piece, life lessons, and about our and the piece’s role within society. The Beginning Band will participate in seasonal concerts, group contest, and in other various events.

7th/8th

Advanced Band  

In this performance ensemble, we refine and perfect all of the music in all musical aspects such as, but not limited to reading music, rhythms, pitches, intonation, balance, dynamics, articulations, phrasing, styles, and making connections between the music, the conceptual idea of the piece, life lessons, and about our and the piece’s role within society.  The 7/8 Grade Advanced Band will participate in seasonal concerts, group contest, solo and ensemble contest, and in other various events. 

Orchestra

The AMS orchestra program will feature two classes with possible subdivisions of those class: Beginning Orchestra and Intermediate Orchestra which both serve as the foundation of our orchestra program. In this performance ensemble, we refine and perfect all of the music in all musical aspects such as, but not limited to reading music, rhythms, pitches, intonation, balance, dynamics, articulations, phrasing, styles, and making connections between the music, the conceptual idea of the piece, life lessons, and about our and the piece’s role within society. The chamber orchestra will participate in seasonal concerts, group contest, solo and ensemble contest, commencement, and in other various events. 

ARLINGTON K-8

4950 S. Bowen St. Arlington, TX 76017​

Elementary: 817-419-9281

Middle School: 817-496-0400

Hours

K-3: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

4-8: 7:45 am - 3:45 pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday

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