Ector County Independent School District

Director for Fine Arts: Dr. Daniel Loudenback
Email address:
Elementary Music Curriculum Specialist: John Gillian
Administrative Assistant: Thelma Chapa
802 N. Sam HoustonPhone: (432)456-8615
Odessa, Tx 79760
 fax: (432) 456-7638

         

 

ECISD offers some of the most outstanding Fine Arts programs in the state of Texas, as well as the entire country.  The district enrollment is more than 30,000 students (Pre-K through 12), who attend three early education schools (Pre-K), twenty-five elementary schools (K-6), six junior high schools (7-9) and two class 5A high schools. The fine arts staff consists of one administrator, 18 band directors, 15 choral directors, 12 orchestra directors, 37 elementary music teachers, 26 art teachers, 5 theater arts teachers and 7 dance teachers.

I truly feel that any student wishing to fulfill a creative interest has a wide variety of choices in our district. Our staff members are among the finest anywhere and ECISD students who have graduated from these programs will readily attest to their strengths. We are very proud of the Fine Arts Department but also know that there is always room for improvement. We want to give the very best education to the students of ECISD, and a part of any true quality education is participation in and a knowledge of the fine arts. We offer that to students and our hope is that we can contribute positively to the education of every student in ECISD.

TEXAS MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
HONOR AWARDS


1963 Permian High Band J. R. McEntyre, Director

1969 Bonham Junior High Band Ike Nail, Director

1973 Hood Junior High Band Van Ragsdale, Director

1975 Permian High Band Charles Nail, Director

1980 Permian High Orchestra Charles Nail, Director

1980 Permian High Kantorei Randy Talley, Director

1985 Permian High Orchestra Charles Nail, Director

1985 Permian High Kantorei Randy Talley, Director

1987 Crockett Junior High Band Ben Walker, Director

1991 Crockett Junior High Band Ben Walker, Director

1996 Nimitz Junior High Band Cindy Bulloch, Director

1996 Permian High Kantorei Allen Hightower, Director

1997 Nimitz Junior High Choir Kathy Lollar, Director
 
2000 Permian High Kantorei Shawn Bell, Director
 
2005 Permian High Varsity Men's Choir Shawn Bell, Director
 
2006 Nimitz Junior High Choir Kathy Lollar, Director

OTHER HONORS OF NOTE

1982 Permian High Band State Marching Champions
Charles Nail, Director
 
1983 Permian High Kantorei National American Choral Directors Association Performance
Randy Talley, Director

1985 Permian High Orchestra Mid-West Performance
Charles Nail, Director
 
1985 Permian High Kantorei National American Choral Directors Association Performance
Randy Talley, Director

1997 Nimitz Junior High Band Sudler Cup National Band Award
Cindy Bulloch, Director

2001 Permian High Texas State Dance Team Champions,
National Dance Association
Sheri Griggs, Director

2000 Odessa High Showgirls Dance Team National Champions,
Halftime Dance and Drill Team Nationals Competition
Erin Mannix, Director

2001 Odessa High Showgirls Dance Team Grand Champion,
Texas ShowTime International Dance and Drill Team Competition
Jamie Anderson, Director
 
2003 Permian High Kantorei National American Choral Directors Association Performance
Shawn Bell, Director
 
2007 Permian High Band Mid-West Performance
Michael Watts, Director


The Fine Arts Department of ECISD is committed to a high quality program of arts education for all students of the district and the fine arts teachers of ECISD have taken on many extra responsibilities not only for our own students, but also for the students of the surrounding area and the state. Many of our teachers have been elected to hold area-wide offices in professional organizations and have served on committees at the state level in order to improve fine arts instruction for the students of Texas. Three Past-Presidents of TMEA have been ECISD music teachers and the level of commitment to arts education on the part of all teachers is very high.

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