TMEA awards over $5,000 to HCISD middle school music programs

Members of the Middle School All-City Band rehearsing for their November 25 concert at the Performing Arts Center.

The Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) recently awarded $5,858.50 in instructional support grants to HCISD Middle School music programs for the purchase of full-ensemble concert performance music. Overall, TMEA awarded over $700,000 in grants to school programs across the state.

“We are continually working to improve music curricula, teaching, and learning and selection of quality, level-appropriate literature is a key ingredient to advancing the rigor found in our new Fine Arts-Music TEKS,” said Dr. Sabrina Quintana Director of Music Education. “Through the support of the TMEA grants, our middle school recipients are able to purchase high-quality repertoire for their bands, choirs, and orchestras. We are truly grateful for TMEA’s support.”

2014-2015 TMEA Middle School Music Instructional Support Program Grants awarded to Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Middle Schools:

  • $933 awarded to Gutierrez M.S. Band, Bill Bennett, Head Director and Lolo Bravo, Assistant Director
  • $388 awarded to Gutierrez M.S. Choir, Pam Briones, Head Director and Sue Morrison, Assistant Director/Accompanist
  • $983 awarded to Gutierrez M.S. Orchestra, Olga DeLeon, Head Director
  • $998 awarded to Memorial M.S. Band, James Keltner, Head Director and Julissa Garcia, Assistant Band Director
  • $637 awarded to Memorial M. S. Orchestra, Karen Geigle, Head Director
  • $993.50 awarded to Vela M.S. Choir, Jorge Torres, Head Director
  • $926 awarded to Vernon M.S. Band, Keith DiSantis, Head Director and Donna Philippus, Assistant Director

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