Elective & Clubs

Art

Crystal Arnold | Art K-5

carnold@iltexas.org

Isabel Rocha | Art 6-8

frocha@iltexas.org

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

Choir

Marlyre Thompson | Choir & Theatre Director

msthompson@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. ​

Theatre

Marlyre Thompson | Choir & Theatre Director

msthompson@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.​​

Band & Orchestra

Janitha Lawson | Music K-5

jlawson@iltexas.org

Christopher Barron | Band Director 6-8

cbarron@iltexas.org

Karen Windom-Gatling | Orchestra Director

kwindom-gatling@iltexas.org

Instrumental music is an opportunity for students to release their inner creativity through music performance. They do this by developing the necessary skills to create music on a wind ensemble instrument (band) or a string orchestra instrument (orchestra). Our students begin the journey in 6th grade where they choose their first instrument and learn to make their first sounds. They learn how to read music and how to apply it to their instrument.  After three years of hard work and study, we expect our 8th graders to graduate with a strong understanding of music and the ability to perform intermediate to advanced level music.

In addition to music, research shows that your student will develop other necessary life skills in band class. It is proven to improve language abilities, increase emotional resilience, increase empathy, increase attention spans and focus, and increase self-confidence. It is also proven to increase SAT scores and improve math and reading skills.Our students are responsible for obtaining their own instruments. ILTexas recommends that students rent-to-own their instruments through companies like Music & Arts. ILTexas does not own nor have the abilities to loan any instruments to students. Parents who are concerned about the financial commitment of band/orchestra should consider another elective choice.

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. 

ILTexas Saginaw K-8

500 Old Decatur Rd N. Saginaw, TX 76179

682-250-3600

Business Hours

7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Closed Saturday & Sunday

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