Fine arts students keep busy with community

  • Students at Barbara Bush Primary performed patriotic programs for friends and family on Veterans Day.
    Students at Barbara Bush Primary performed patriotic programs for friends and family on Veterans Day.
  • Travis Primary performed patriotic programs for friends and family on Veterans Day.
    Travis Primary performed patriotic programs for friends and family on Veterans Day.
  • The Sulphur Springs High School band members carry the U.S. flag ahead of the flags representing the different branches of the U.S. military at the school’s patriotic program held in their gym on Veterans Day. Courtesy/SSISD, Cindy Welch
    The Sulphur Springs High School band members carry the U.S. flag ahead of the flags representing the different branches of the U.S. military at the school’s patriotic program held in their gym on Veterans Day. Courtesy/SSISD, Cindy Welch
  • The Sulphur Springs High School theater department stirred up some Hopkins County stew at this year’s competition.
    The Sulphur Springs High School theater department stirred up some Hopkins County stew at this year’s competition.
Body

SSISD

The Sulphur Springs Independent School District’s Fine Arts Departments have stayed busy this month, and December is expected to be just as exciting, according to Cindy Welch, SSISD fine arts director.

Bowie Primary third grade program took place at 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Monday, and on Thursday this week, the high school freshmen band members will attend Regional try-outs.

The high school advanced art students have been producing some marvelous pieces, Welch said, including students Kennedy Lee, Aaron Lucas, Callie Harvey and Abby Scott.

The music department was busy with school Veterans Day programs and playing for community events.

The jazz band performed at the Region 8 school board dinner. The SSHS Choir and our trumpeters Nathan Braddy and Triston Stewart performed at the Veteran’s Ceremony downtown. The high school band and choir also provided music at the SSHS veterans program.

Barbara Bush Primary and Travis Primary hosted patriotic programs on the on Veterans Day with families in attendance.

The Addams Family was a hit for the theater department. The group also hosted a stew pot at the Stew Festival.

Middle School band and choir both made and hosted the Region 4 TMEA middle school try-outs. Twenty-six students made the choir, and 26 students made the band.

Strings students are gearing up for their region clinic and concert to be held the first weekend of December and their Christmas concert and solo andensemble contest.

After completing their season on the field, the Blue Blazes served the community with the Stew Festival and the Heart of Hope Banquet. They also provided treats to the SSHS staff on Halloween as part of their ongoing High Five Project. They are preparing for the Christmas parade and try-outs.

December events in SSISD can be found on the district’s website at http://www.ssisd.net/page/fa.calendar