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.


Band Director: Heather McHenry
Asst. Band Director: Daniela Aguillon

Coyle Band Website 

Student playing a frech horn

Home of the Texas Champions - Coyle Band has received the prestigious honor of being recognized as a Commended Band by the National Wind Band Honors Competition. In past years, Coyle performed several times at the National Concert Band Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana. Sixteen high school bands from across the nation were invited and only one middle school band.

Theater & Musicals

Sponsor: Taylor Veer

Students on stage taking a curtain call

“Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou?” Want to be a star? Join theater club to participate in the annual school play, and see what goes on “behind the scenes” like working on sets, costumes, lighting, sound, and makeup. Many former students go on to perform in High School theater and productions.


Choir Director: Natalie Hiler

The Cougar Choirs is directed by Natalie Hiler. There is a place for everyone in choir, from 6th grade to Varsity A Cappella! Choir is a chance to sing with new friends, work hard to earn trophies both as a group or individually, and have fun! We have concerts, competitions, social events such as singing at the Allen Americans Hockey Game, and reward trips for our eligible students.

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.