Lyles Middle School has an exceptional Fine Arts program and offers several productions each year. Students are encouraged to find their niche in one of the many programs, including theatre, band, choir and visual arts.


Mrs. Carter (Department Chair)

6-8th grade 
Classes: Theatre I , Theatre II, Advanced Theatre III Acting, Theatre III Tech

Welcome to the wonderful world of Theatre Arts! This class will help you to explore all parts of theatre. You will have the opportunity to act, direct, and design. This class is also designed to help each student develop and maintain self confidence and belief in him or herself while promoting intrinsic motivation and the importance of setting goals and accomplishing goals. We have 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students in theatre.

Theatre Class Overview (subject to change and not in this order)

Theatre I 

  • Introduction to Theatre Arts
  • Learning the Theatre Language
  • Self Esteem
  • Improvisation
  • Theatre Etiquette
  • “Emotions” the Road to Acting
  • Acting and Stage Production

Theatre II

  • Performance Appreciation
  • Introduction to Production
  • Stage Production
  • Stage Management
  • Sound, Lights, Props, Costumes

Theatre III/Advanced Theatre/ Tech Theatre

  • Mandatory participant in two class productions:
  • Middle School Theatre Festival (Nov. )
  • Black History Month Play (End of February)
  • Playwriting
  • Directing 
  • Public Speaking
  • Stage Production
  • Stage Management
  • Sound, Lights, Props, Costumes
  • Special performance engagements 
  • Ambassadors for Lyles MS


Mrs. Lopez Gamez

6-8th grade 
Everyone is welcome to join. We have one auditioned choir, Varsity Women’s Choir. There are several competitions and festivals we participate in during the year, including UIL competition, Hawaiian Falls Festivals and others.


Mr. Johnson

7-8th grade
In these dynamic art classes, we will be learning the basic elements of art and principles of design.  Students will have many opportunities to create and develop artwork that allows them to express themselves and learn art appreciation.  At the end of the year is the annual District Art Show, JRVASE (Junior Visual Arts Scholastic Event)."


Mr. Gray, Band Director

Mr. Champion, Assistant Band Director

6-8th grade
Lyles Lumberjack Band (LLB) is one of the most recognizable organizations on the campus. The legacy of excellence continues to drive the program's success and dedication to the students, their families and the community. Furthermore, students enjoy trips to musical festivals, social parties and field trips. The Lyles MS Lumberjack Band has been in existence since the opening of Lyles MS in the fall of 1987. Band students have earned numerous honors including superior ratings in the UIL Concert and Sightreading contest, membership in the Garland ISD MS All-City Band as well as the MS All-Region Band as well as awards in the GISD Solo and Ensemble competition.

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.