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

Directors

Mary Anne Clark

Kylie Gray

Calendar

Schrade MS Choirs calendar on Charms.

Communication

The Schrade MS Choir Program uses Charms!

Parents and choir members ... The directors at SMS use CHARMS to accumulate and handle student information/communication throughout the year.

Among the many uses of this site are:

  • Volunteer
  • 11-12 Choir Calendar
  • Handouts
  • Recordings
  • Pictures
  • Update your contact information
  • See uniform assignments
  • Instant access to your payments for the year (especially if you need a receipt)
  • Quick link to contact your choir director

Go to the CHARMS parent page (bookmark this page for use) for instant access to several of the items listed above. From individual student access, you will be asked for a Student Area Password -- this is your GISD 6-digit ID number.

Use this site frequently as information is always being loaded for your personal use.

Theater

Valerie Long

Be a senior citizen VIP 

With a special VIP pass, senior citizens over the age of 65 can get free general admission to many athletic and Fine Arts events.

Visit the Senior citizen 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.