KISD Orchestras---A Legacy of Excellence and Community Service
High School UIL Solo & Ensemble
Congratulations to the following KHS orchestra students who competed at UIL Solo & Ensemble on April 24, 2018 at Longview High School.   The following students earned a 1st division AND qualified to compete at the state level in May.

                                                                 Kieran Rider   (Viola)                

NOT pictured: Addison Phillips (violin), Juan Lira (viola), and Nick Harvey (viola)

These students earned a 1st division on their solo:
Mackenna Watkins
Ciaira Guyton
Cristina Rosas
Grace Vazquez
Brooklyn Hall
Kaden Clark
Jimena Pina
Addison Phillips
Emma Taylor
Vanessa Zarazua
Hannah Furlow
Britney Castillo
Jessica Sanjuan
Kieran Rider
Juan Lira

The following students earned a 1st division on their ensemble:
Mariana Juarez, Jolie Morales, (Cello Choir)
Nick Harvey, Kieran Rider (Experimental String Ensemble)

Past Events
Select KHS students perform at the retirement celebration for longtime KISD employee Chris Hancock

On April 11, 2017 Kilgore ISD took 4 orchestras to compete in the UIL Concert and Sightreading Contest in Tyler, TX.  All four orchestras bought home awards, and three of the orchestras brought home the highest award possible--SWEEPSTAKES!
KMS Non-varsity (Intermediate) Orchestra with their Sweepstakes trophy!  April 11, 2017

KMS Varsity (Advanced) Orchestra with their Sweepstakes trophy! April 11, 2017

KHS Non-varsity takes the stage at contest and earned a plaque for ones in sight-reading.  April 11, 2017

KHS Varsity orchestra plays an award-winning concert and brings home a Sweepstakes trophy.  April 11, 2017

KHS Orchestra Travels to St. Louis, MO.
KHS Orchestra played a concert and did some sight-seeing in St. Louis, MO. March 25, 2017.


UIL CHAMPIONS!  All competing orchestras at KHS and KMS won awards at UIL competition at Robert E. Lee High School on April 12, 2016!

Both KHS Varsity and Non-varsity orchestras earned Sweepstakes, continuing the tradition of excellence!

KMS Advanced Orchestra brought home a sweepstakes trophy from UIL!

KMS Intermediate brought home a sightreading trophy their first time at contest!


These KHS seniors were awarded orchestra scholarships to Kilgore College.  

KHS varsity and non-varsity orchestras competed at UIL Concert and Sight Reading Contest on April 14, 2015 at Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler Texas.

Non-varsity made a II on stage and a I for sight reading, bringing home a sight reading plaque.
Varsity made a I on stage and a I in sight reading, bringing home a Sweepstakes trophy!

Congratulations!!!   Great Job, Orchestras!

KMS Varsity and Non-varsity groups both gave solid, good performances on stage and in sight reading.   Both groups got a II on stage and a II in sight reading.   Great work!

Noah Odom does job shadowing at KHS with Mr.Roberts.

KHS Chamber Orchestra

We are pleased to announce that for the Spring Semester, we will have a new student teacher, Ms. Ruby Ortiz.

We are sad to say goodbye to Ms. Bogucki, our student teacher for the fall semester.   She did a FANTASTIC job, and we wish her well in her future endeavors.
KHS High School went to see the Dallas Symphony Orchestra September 25, 2014.

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