Notable Fine Arts Accomplishments from 2016-17

Orchestra:

  • 10 Students Selected as All-Region Orchestra: Sraavya Chintalapati, Eric Dai, Anika Doppalapudi, Alexis Griffin, Marian Ma, Julia Olores, Joshua Paik, Emily Pietersz, Jeremy Tham, and Isabel Tu
  • 2 Students selected as TMEA All-State Orchestra: Marian Ma and Isabel Tu
  • Sweepstakes (Highest Honor) at UIL Concert and Sight Reading for both orchestras
  • 17 students received “Superior” at UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition
  • 4 students received “Excellent” at UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition
  • 5 students advanced to the State UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition: Marian Ma (Excellent), Julia Olores (Superior), Joshua Paik (Superior), Emily Pietersz (Superior), Isabel Tu (Superior)
  • 1st Division and 2nd Best Overall Ensemble at Texas Music Festival

Choir:

  • 8 Students selected for TMEA All-Region Choir
  • 5 student selected to TMEA State Auditions

Band:

  • Won “Outstanding Guard” and “Outstanding Percussion” at Classic on the Lake Marching Festival
  • 24 students selected to TMEA Region 24 All-Region Band: Catherine Zhou, Flute, Ernie Wang, Saxophone, Joshua Crossman, Euphonium Chloe Lee, Bass Clarinet, Jack Crawford, Baritone Saxophone, Shreeka Kumar, Trumpet, Cory Shen, Trumpet, Joey Lopez, Tenor Trombone, Riley McMahon, Tuba, Arvind Subramanian, Percussion, Kyne Sun, Percussion, Ivy Park, Flute, Lexi Aguirre, Oboe, Sophy Li, Clarinet, Luke Mello, Clarinet, Surya Shankar, Clarinet, Brendan Quiggle, Tenor Saxophone, Katy Baker, Trumpet, Aarti Aravapalli, Horn, Ethan Beltran, Horn, Mary Debes, Horn, Joshua Weng, Horn, Arianna Parks, Horn, Arianna Bohara, Horn
  • 61 students received a “Superior” rating at UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition
  • 28 students received an “Excellent” rating at UIL Solo and Ensemble Competition
  • 11 students qualified for State UIL State Solo and Ensemble Competition: Ethan Beltran, Joshua Crossman, Shreeka Kumar, Chloe Lee, Sophy Li, Riley McMahon, Austin Probst, Cory Shen, Arvind Subramanian, Kyne Sun, Catherine Zhou
  • Sweepstakes (Highest Honor) at UIL Concert and Sight Reading for both bands
  • 1st Division and 1st Place Overall Ensemble at Texas Music Festival

Art:

  • Earnest Wang’s work chosen to represent FISD at the Texas State Capital Youth Art Show
  • 14 students scored the highest rating and 6 scored the 2nd highest rating at VASE Competition: Arianna Bohara, Amy Chen, Na Eun Choi, Elle Donoho, Michael Green, Holly Hatcher, Khadija Ijaz, Ekaansh Kalra, Juliana Lu, Marissa Mendez, Earnest Wang, Elise Willingham.
  • 5 award winners at the Collin Country Art Show: Marissa Mendez, Amy Chen, Juliana Lu, Ekaansh Kalra, Amy Chen

Dance:

  • DFW Regional MA Dance Competition: Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Technique, High Point Modern, High Point Choreography, High Point Jazz, Super Sweepstakes, Best in Class Small Varsity Team, Winners’ Circle, 14th place overall
  • DFW Regional Crowd Pleasers Competition: Best in Class Modern, Best in Class Contemporary, Best in Class Jazz, Super Sweepstakes, Overall Grand Champion Small Varsity Team, Kristina Fan 7th Runner-Up

ColorGuard:

  • DFW Regional MA Dance Competition: Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Technique, Best in Class, Winners Circle, 1st Place Overall
  • NCTA Lamar Contest: 2nd Place
  • NCTA Frisco Centennial Contest: 1st Place
  • NCTA Wakeland Contest: 2nd Place
  • NCTA Arlington Bowie Contest: First Place
  • NCTA Championships: 4th Place Division, 13th of 60 groups overall

Theatre:

  • UIL One Act Play: 1st Alternate, Best Tech Frank Ingalls, All Star Cast Sai Mangipudi, Honorable Mention:  Annie Wilson, Kathryn Clark
  • UIL Academic District: 2nd Place Prose Annie Wilson, 3rd Place Prose Kathryn Clark, 3rd Place Poetry Mia Wilson

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