Pasco School District No. 1
Visual and Performing Arts
Pasco School District No. 1
Awarded five times for being one of the
"BEST COMMUNITIES IN AMERICA"
for support of music education - 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013.
The Pasco Public Schools Music Department, in conjuction with the Pasco community, has been honored five times by the NAMM Foundation as one of the top communitites for the support of music education in the United States. Says Russ Newbury, Visual and Performing Arts Facilitator, "our community has proven to support and promote opportunities in the visual and performing arts despite difficult economic times. The proven value of music, visual art, and theater education continues to be a rally point for our school district as we embrace the challenges of education for all students, in all content areas, throughout our schools."
...from theVisual and Performing Arts Staff
ESD123 Art SHOW 2013
Chiawana and Pasco High School Art Departments put on Spectacle!
Chiawana and Pasco High Schools Score High Marks at
District Vocal Solo and Ensemble Festival
A note from Rob Dennis, Director of Vocal Music - Pasco High School and
Jolyn Glenn, Director of Vocal Music - Chiawana High School and 3/11/2013
From Rob Dennis at PHS.....
Saturday Pasco High had the honor of hosting more than 140 students from the Tri-Cities, Othello, and Walla Walla as they competed in the Columbia Basin Region Vocal Solo & Ensemble Contest. You can be truly proud of how ALL the vocal music students represented you in the contest, and of how well they managed and operated the event as well. I heard nothing but glowing praise for their efforts.
PHS Award Winners:
State Nominiee - Mali McEnderfer (Mali will represent the entire region at the WIAA State Solo & Ensemble Contest in April!!!)
2nd alternate - Joanna Barajas
In addition to these two winners, the following singers all received a "Superior" rating, the highest possible score awarded at the contest:
If you see these students, congratulate them on a job well done. As a teacher, I have to say I am happiest about all these superior ratings, even more so than the state nominations, as the ratings are based on a standard, not on the competition. It shows what an incredible depth of vocal talent we have here at Pasco High. Finally, I would like to extend special thanks to my colleague, Matthew Polk, who spent most of the day here accompanying our students on guitar. What an outstanding support for these students, and a prime example of the cross-department support our VPA staff continue to exhibit.
If you are interested, complete state nomination results are at http://tenthavenuesingers/solo-ensemble
From Jolyn Glenn.....
CHS Award Winners:
Mezzo soprano division
2nd alternate Rebekah Phillips
Tenor voice division
State nominee- Jonathan Steele
Baritone voice division
2nd alternate- Kyle Bishop
Men's large vocal ensemble division
State nominee- CHS Men's Ensemble
Great job!! This means that Jonathan was the winner of the tenor division and will be representing the Columbia Basin region at the state solo competition on April 27th and the CHS Men's Ensemble will be singing at the state ensemble competition on April 26th in Ellensburg, WA.
Chiawana High School Scores High Marks at District Solo and Ensemble Festival
A note from Kevin Clayton, National Board Certified Teacher - Director of Instrumental Music, Chiawana High School 2/4/2013
"In the Chiawana band room, we are bubbling with pride after having an incredibly Solo & Ensemble Festival experience this last weekend. An unprecedented number of our students placed in the top three in the entire region, and many also won their category and are headed to State! Out of the 21 band categories, Chiawana won 11!! In addition to these awards, we also experienced a day where Chiawana students acted with the utmost maturity and professionalism. They represented our school and district very well. I could not be more proud of these young men and women!"
Michael Wheatley, bassoon
Tyler Gates, clarinet
Jan DeQuiroz, alto sax
Ricardo Rangel, tenor sax
Jacob Sanders, trumpet
Gabriela Garcia, trombone
Brandon Wyant, timpani
Euphonium Duet, small brass ensemble
Trombone Ensemble, large brass ensemble
Saxophone Quartet, small woodwind ensemble
Percussion Ensemble, large percussion ensemble
Ricardo Rangel, alto sax
CJ Peiffer, trumpet
Joseph Lippold, euphonium
Daniel Taylor, tuba
Thao Luu, snare
Eden Davis, mallets
French Horn Duet, small brass ensemble
Madison Moon, French horn
Carson Goody, snare
Bassoon Quartet, small woodwind ensemble
Percussion Quartet, small percussion ensemble
Pasco Guitar Staff Selected to present session at the National Music Educators Conference in Nasville, Tennessee in 2014
A note from Maxine Townson; guitar faculty at McLouhglin Middle School... 2/4/2013
Just wanted to let you know about our great news this morning. Having been through quite the selection process, our Guitar Program has been selected to present at the upcoming National Conference in Tennessee on October 27-30, in Nashville, later this year. We were notified at the beginning of January that we were in the top finalists and so we were keeping everything crossed. Keeping your Guitar Program "Real Time, Real Life" A concept that we birthed at McLoughlin MS, joining with our community last year, was submitted along with You Tube performance clips from our last concerts. We are very excited and doing little dances today at Mcloughlin. We are honored to be part of the amazing guitar phenomena that is happening.
Orchestra Program arrives at Pasco Public High Schools
Pasco School District No. 1 now boasts comprehensive orchestra program available to students district-wide grades 5-12
Seattle-based 5th Ave. Children's Theater Company presents:
"The 1964 Worlds Fair."
The prestigious 5th Ave. Children's Theater Company returns to Pasco Schools on April 16th, 2013 with their theatrical production of "The 1964 Worlds Fair." The Seattle based troupe has thrilled audiences throughout the region with this incredibly insightful show aimed toward bringing "real-time history" to life. Three separate shows can be seen at the Chiawana High School Auditorium on Tuesday, April 16th with shows at 9:00am, 11:00 and 1:00pm. We are incredibly grateful that community donors make this amazing opportunity available to our students! BRAVO!
Pasco Students selected for Washington All-State Honors
Pasco Public School students selected for the prestigious Washington All-State Band, Choirs and Orchestra. The students, currently in 5th-12th grade, are currently attending Markham Elementary, McLoughlin Middle School, Stevens Middle School, Pasco High School, and Chiawana High School. Congratulations to our staff and students for their willingnesss to put in the extra time and effort to make this great honor a reality. We are very proud of you!
WMEA - Junior All-State Band
Marcos Rangel - McLoughlin Middle School
Diego Peralta - Ruiz - McLoughlin Middle School
WMEA - Youth Honor Chorus
Lauren Anderson - Markham Elementary
Tamara Bell- Markham Elementary
Kaden Beus- Markham Elementary
Aliysn Davidson- Markham Elementary
Gabriel Schilz- Markham Elementary
Emmit Whitby- Markham Elementary
Kaisha White- Markham Elementary
Porter Woodward- Markham Elementary
Vylett Young- Markham Elementary
Karley Nicholls - Stevens Middle School
WMEA All-State Symphonic Choir
Abigail Bennett - Chiawana High School
WMEA All-State Treble Choir
Hannah Sullivan - Chiawana High School
Megan Moore - Pasco High School
WMEA Junior All-State Youth Choir
Samantha Swanberg - McLoughlin Middle School
Suzy Ferry- McLoughlin Middle School
Sydney Cazier- McLoughlin Middle School
WMEA Junior All State Treble Choir
Meg Nelson- McLoughlin Middle School
Chyandlyr Crum - Stevens Middle School
WMEA Junior All-State Mixed Choir
Paetyn Beus- McLoughlin Middle School
Elijah Kerr- McLoughlin Middle School
WMEA Junior All- State Orchestra
Tyler Martin- McLoughlin Middle School
(For a complete list, click on the"Visual and Performing Arts Calendar" as seen in the left menu bar)
May 10-11, 17-18 Chiawana High Drama Department Presents:
April 25 - 27, 2013 - Pasco High 10th Ave. Singers in conjunction with the Pasco High Drama Department Present:
The Broadway Spectacle "IN THE HEIGHTS"
"Past Event Highlights"
Drama programs generate Pasco Pride!
The "Chiawana High School Stage Company," has been selected to perform at the
American Theatre Festival in Edinborough, Scottland...summer 2012!
Congratulations to Instructor, Todd Westendorf, and crew!
Pasco Guitar Program leads the way....
Chiawana High School Stage Company in partnership with the
CHS Music Department:
"BEAUTY AND THE BEAST" Fall 2012
Chiawana High School Stage Company:
"Women and War" - Fall 2012
Twelve Angry Women - Spring 2012
"Robin Hood" - Spring 2012
"Diary of Anne Frank" - Fall 2011
"Lion Witch and the Wardrobe" - Spring 2011
"Grease" - Spring 2010
Pasco High Drama Program:
"Flowers for Algernon" - Fall 2012
"Dr. Horrible" - Fall 2011
"Jungle Book" - 2009
"Sound of Music" - 2004
"Fiddler on the Roof" - 2003
Summer Band and Orchestra Program Highlights
PHS/CHS/New Horizons Art Departments participate in:
"Annual ESD 123 Art Show @ CBC Gjerde Center 2012"
Past PSD Award Winners
April Martinez - Honorable Mention
Michael Crow - Judges Choice
"Art Department continues to wow community with creativity"
Pasco High School 10th Ave. Singers
"The Time of Your Life - Spring 2011"
CHS Choir and CHS Stage Company
"GREASE" -Tops Charts in Pasco - 2010
Stevens Drama performs:
High School Musical Jr. - 2010
VPA Office located at: C.L. Booth Education Center 1215 W. Lewis St. Pasco, WA 99301 PH. (509)546-2663