ARLINGTON - GRAND PRAIRIE HIGH SCHOOL

2851 Ragland Rd., Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Phone: 682-808-5960

HOURS

School : 7:55 am - 4:11 pm

Office  : 7:45 am - 4:00 pm

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Electives & Clubs

Art

Irma Cardoza | Art Teacher

icardoza@iltexas.org

Students will utilize a variety of artistic mediums and will be encouraged to use their creative abilities.

Choir

Tony Mencio | Music Director

amencio@iltexas.org

In this performance ensemble, we refine and perfect all of the music in all musical aspects such as, but not limited to reading music, rhythms, pitches, intonation, balance, dynamics, articulations, phrasing, styles, and making connections between the music, the conceptual idea of the piece, life lessons, and about our and the piece’s role within society. The choir will participate in seasonal concerts, All-State, and in other various events.

Dance

Emmanuel Silveyra

esilveyra@ILTexas.org

Students enrolled in Dance will express their creativity through dance as an art form as they learn to appreciate and perform ballet, modern, jazz, hip hop, ballroom, and world dance styles.

Theatre

Paul Caccamise | Theatre & Debate Teacher

pcaccamise@ILTexas.org

Students enrolled in Theatre will learn a variety theatrical endeavors, with an emphasis on appreciating, exploring, and performing theater as an art form. 

MUSIC

Tony Mencio

amencio@iltexas.org

The music programs  are intended to foster teamwork, perseverance, time management, responsibility, commitment, leadership, pride, life skills, to learn all aspects of music and the music-making process, and most of all, to have fun. The main goal is to grow as an individual and learn how to work together with others to achieve a common goal. For every little task we accomplish, it brings us closer to our goals. It is the process that we must go through in order for us to reach our goals and in turn become successful. Success is not measured by the amount of points you score or awards you receive; success is what you have gained through the experience you have encountered during the journey. Overcoming adversity and challenges will make you a stronger and better person.

Jazz Band

In this performance ensemble/combo, we refine and perfect all of the music in all musical aspects such as, but not limited to reading music, rhythms, pitches, intonation, balance, dynamics, articulations, phrasing, styles, and making connections between the music, the conceptual idea of the piece, life lessons, and about our and the piece’s role within society. In this class, we will also study the history of the evolution of jazz music, its roots, various styles, and will listening to recordings  so students gain a better understanding of the history and style of jazz and how each instrument should sound. The jazz ensemble will participate in seasonal concerts, group contest, and in other various events. 

Symphonic Band

This is the highest band within the high school and serves as the foundation of our band program. In this performance ensemble, we refine and perfect all of the music in all musical aspects such as, but not limited to reading music, rhythms, pitches, intonation, balance, dynamics, articulations, phrasing, styles, and making connections between the music, the conceptual idea of the piece, life lessons, and about our and the piece’s role within society. The symphonic band will participate in seasonal concerts, group contest, solo and ensemble contest, commencement, and in other various events. 

Orchestra

This is the highest orchestra within the high school and serves as the foundation of our orchestra program. In this performance ensemble, we refine and perfect all of the music in all musical aspects such as, but not limited to reading music, rhythms, pitches, intonation, balance, dynamics, articulations, phrasing, styles, and making connections between the music, the conceptual idea of the piece, life lessons, and about our and the piece’s role within society. The chamber orchestra will participate in seasonal concerts, group contest, solo and ensemble contest, commencement, All-State, and in other various events. 

General Music

In this class, M.S./ H.S. General Music, students will break down and study all components of the elements of music in the manners of, but not limited to; music theory and composition, learn basic choir and vocal skills, learn basic recorder/keyboarding skills, and music history. Students will focus on concepts such as recognizing and reading music, note recognition, pitch recognition, rhythmic elements, and sight-singing skills.