Austin Academy prides itself on our superior fine arts programs.  Our bands, orchestras, piano, theater teams, artists, and choirs perform well in concerts and competitions,  as well as bringing home several UIL sweepstakes awards annually.  We encourage you to join us for a concert or theatrical production.  You can learn more about the directors of each program by visiting their page.

Join one of our middle school music programs

The district has several pages in the Visual and Performing Arts section dedicated to helping you and your student prepare for Band, Choir and Orchestra. Find all you need to know about picking an instrument and more on our information pages:

Preparing for Fall 2021 - Band

Preparing for Fall 2021 - Choir 

Preparing for Fall 2021 - Orchestra 

We look forward to having your student in our music programs for the 2021-22 school year.

Cuttime program

Cuttime is a powerful tool that will help us better communicate with parents. We would like all parents to update their contact information through the Cuttime website so that the directors can target e-mails to specific groups of kids, and help manage our volunteer efforts.

Please go to the CUTTIME website, click student/parent sign up at the top and fill out the information. You will receive an email after we approve you and you can set up an account to finish updating your information. If you have any questions please email your director and we would be happy to assist you. 

Theater Arts Photo
Photo of Art Class
Photo of Piano Lab
Photo of Band
Photo of Orchestra in gym.

Be a Garland ISD VIP 

With a special VIP pass, community members can get free general admission to many athletic and Fine Arts events at district facilities.

Visit the Garland ISD VIP pass page for more details.

Clear Bag Policy

To help ensure a safe and respectful environment for guests, Garland ISD has put into effect a Clear Bag Policy for all GISD middle and high school athletic events and fine arts performances.  

Learn more on our Clear Bag Policy page.