Fine Arts

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Mesquite ISD's Fine Arts curriculum gives elementary students a comprehensive glimpse into all of the fine arts and allows secondary students to enjoy extracurricular participation as well as serious study of the arts.

Elementary students receive music and art instruction from certified music and art specialists. Student attend performances by the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and go on carefully crafted tours to the Dallas Museum of Art. Students enjoy a visit to the opera as well as special presentations at ech school highlighting one or more of the fine arts.

Middle school students can continue their study of music in additional to theatre. The One-Act Play Festival provides an exciting, competitive outlet for theatre students. A junior version of the Visual Arts Scholastic Event gives middle school students a way to have their art critiqued by outside judges. Band, choir and orchestra programs participate in UIL competitions as well as concerts for parents and the community.

At the high school level, art students attend the Visual Art Scholastic Event competition and special "get involved" Saturday programs. Ten public art shows throughout the year highlight our students' work. Each high school theatre program produces four theatrical shows per year, including a musical. Each year, one of the high schools produces a Children's Theatre production, which is aligned with the third-grade literacy curriculum and is attended by every third-grader in the district. Opportunities to excel and enjoy music about at the high school level with consistent UIL Sweepstakes-winning choir, orchestra and band programs.


Mesquite Children's Chorus

Mesquite ISD had 110 high school art students participate in the regional 10E Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) in March, bringing home 148 medals, with ten students advancing to the State level.  The following students will be competing at the State VASE event in San Marcos on April 28:


  Student                       Teacher                        Campus

Wright, Gabrielle

Riedel, Carol

John Horn High School

Baxter, Noni

Bingham, Chris

Mesquite High School

Arjona, Maya

Mcvey, Melanie

West Mesquite High School

Garcia, Roxana

Corpuz, Melissa

Poteet High School

McMillan, Taylor

O’Neil, Monty

North Mesquite High School

Avila, Karina

Embler, Susan

North Mesquite High School

Evans, Ariel

Embler, Susan

North Mesquite High School

Janzen, Daniela

Embler, Susan

North Mesquite High School

Leverett, Haylee

Embler, Susan

North Mesquite High School

Silva, Angela

Embler, Susan

North Mesquite High School


Congratulations to all the art students medaling at VASE this year, and for Mesquite ISD Visual Arts for taking it all the way to STATE in 2018!!!  Let's bring home a Gold Seal this year!!!! 




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childrens choir

The Mesquite Children's Chorus is an auditioned honor choir comprised of 4th and 5th grade students in Mesquite ISD.

2017-2018 Staff

Christy Forkner - Director
Julie Ward - Assistant Director
Miranda Hill - Managing Director
Caitlin White - Managing Director
Karen Porter - Piano Accompanist

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Rehearsal Information
Rehearsals will be held every Thursday from 4:15 p.m. until 5:45 p.m. in the North Mesquite High School Choir Room.

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