Arts

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 2020 - Band

Preparing for Fall 2020 - Choir 

Preparing for Fall 2020 - Orchestra 

We look forward to having your student in our music programs for the 2020-21 school year.

Schrade Middle School currently offers many opportunities for students to work and improve their fine arts skills and interests. From band to theatre, students are afforded the opportunity to not only participate, but also perform and compete.

Course offerings

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Theatre
  • Art
  • Beginning Engineering
  • Computer Technology

Art

Eric Gebhardt

Lauren Clemon

Band

Schrade Middle School students are offered multiple chances to participate in musical courses. While at Schrade Middle, students can progress from Beginning to Symphonic bands. Directors place a strong emphasis on learning both the basics of playing an instrument to mastering musical skills with private lessons offered by respectable, professional musicians. We want to not only prepare students for a future in High School Band, but also a lifetime skill to enjoy for years to come.

Directors

Kevin Rainey

Dino Antonuccio

The Schrade Falcon Band has over 230 band students in grades 6 through 8. The program offers multiple chances to participate in various musical courses. While at Schrade, the directors place a strong emphasis on learning both the basics of playing an instrument and rehearsal procedures. It is our goal to not only prepare students for a future in High School Band, but also with a lifetime skill that they may enjoy for years to come.

Students in the Falcon band have the opportunity to participate in field trips, perform in concerts and in band competition. Our classes consist of three 7th & 8th Grade Concert Bands whose membership is based on musical ability. Beginning Band classes are divided into “like” instrument classes throughout the school day. and all band classes meet every day.

No experience is necessary to join band. We start everyone from the beginning. If you have never played an instrument or do not know how to read music, we will teach you everything you need to know. If you are interested in joining fell free to email one of the directors.

The directors at SMS will use CHARMS to handle student information and communication throughout the year. We encourage parents and students to visit the site.  

Choir

Schrade Middle School students are offered multiple chances to participate in musical courses. In choir, students have the opportunity to progress from beginning 6th grade choir to advanced 7th and 8th grade choirs. Students in the Falcon choir have the opportunity to participate in field trips, perform in concerts, and in choir competitions. No experience is necessary to join choir! If you have never been in a choir or do not know how to read music, we will teach you everything you need to know! If you are interested in joining choir, feel free to email one of the directors. Ms. Gray and Ms. Saenz strive to develop singing and musical skills necessary to successfully participate in a choral organization both now and in the future.

Directors

Head Director: Ms. Kylie Gray

Associate Director: Ms. Miranda Saenz

Calendar

Schrade Choir 2020-2021 Calendar

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Theater

Schrade Middle School offers our students three tiers of Theatre Education to expand their knowledge of the Visual and Performing Arts. Whether or not you plan to pursue theatre in high school, college, or after, our Theatre Curriculum will help students sharpen their interpersonal and intrapersonal skills that will no doubt make them better communicators, listeners, and individuals who can relate to others on a mature emotional level. 

Theatre is a versatile art that will provide multiple platforms for those who wish to learn the techniques of performing and the intricacies of the technical aspects of theatre such as costumes, set, light & sound design, and stage management. 

For specific class descriptions, how Theatre will work in the midst of COVID-19, and specific prerequisites for our upper-level theatre classes, refer to the document below or email Mr. Gomez at rcgomez@garlandisd.net for more info. 

Schrade Theatre Class Descriptions and Expectations 

Director

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Richard Gomez

Education: BFA Musical Theatre and Theatre Directing from Abilene Christian University

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.