Teamwork | Pride | Excellence

Curriculum & Instruction

Robert Thornell, Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent
Welcome to Northwest ISD Visual and Performing Arts
Best CommunitiesProud to be one of the "Best Communities for Music Education in America."
Department of Fine Arts

Northwest ISD is committed to providing every student with the highest level of instruction in the visual and performing arts. The comprehensive fine arts program includes studies in the areas of Art, Band, Choir, Dance, Elementary Music, Music Theory, Orchestra, Speech and Theatre.
The vision of Northwest ISD Fine Arts is to become the premier school district in the state of Texas for the visual and performing arts. More than 86 percent of the students in Northwest ISD are currently enrolled in at least one fine arts course.
Northwest ISD is proud to be one of the "Best Communities for Music Education in America."

News and Notes
The Northwest High School Texan Marching Band competed in the UIL Area Marching Contest on October 27th in Odessa, TX. The band advanced to the finals in this prestigious competition. Congratulations Texan Band!

 guys and dolls
The NISD all-district middle school musical cast performed Guys & Dolls. The students thrilled audiences during the shows four day run. Congratulations to the cast and crew for a job well done!

NISD Choir and Orchestra Students Earn Regional Recognition.

On Saturday, October 20th middle school and high school students from across the district competed for a place in the Region 2 Choir and Orchestra ensembles. In the orchestra division, 28 high school students and 13 middle school students were selected to perform in the ensembles. In the choral division, 11 high school students and 49 students were selected to perform in the choirs. Many NISD students earned top chairs in these prestigious ensembles.


NISD is one of the "Best Communities for Music Education in America!"
In March of 2013, Northwest ISD was named one of the "Best Communities for Music Education in America" by the NAMM Foundation for the fifth consecutive year. Each year the NAMM Foundation surveys school districts and communities across America in search of the best schools for music education. Here is a link to all of the school districts on the list.

Congratulations to the NHS Winter Guard and Rachel Furner for their outstanding competition season.  In every event they participated in a school/district record was broken.  This past Saturday at the NTCA championships they finished “on the podium” for the first time.  Not only did they earn the bronze medal, but also were promoted to Class A for the 2012-2013 school year. 


BNHS Concert and Chamber Orchestra Sweepstakes Trophies!

Congratulations to the following groups for earning a Sweepstakes rating at this year's UIL Concert and Sight-reading Contest!
Byron Nelson Non-Varsity Band
Byron Nelson Varsity Band
Byron Nelson Non-Varsity Girls Choir
Byron Nelson Varsity Mixed Choir
Byron Nelson Sub Non-Varsity Orchestra
Byron Nelson Non-Varsity Orchestra
Chisholm Trail Varsity Band
Chisholm Trail Varsity Girls Choir
Medlin Varsity Orchestra
Medlin Varsity Band
Medlin Non-Varsity Tenor/Bass Choir
Medlin Varsity Girls Choir
Northwest High School Non-Varsity Band
Northwest High School Varsity Band
Northwest High School Non-Varsity Girls Choir
Pike Non-Varsity Orchestra
Pike Varsity Orchestra
Pike Varsity Girls Choir
Pike Varsity Mens Choir
Tidwell Non-Varsity Orchestra
Tidwell Non-Varsity Band
Tidwell Varsity Band
Tidwell Varsity Girls Choir

Thank you NEF!!! Congratulations to all of the fine arts teachers who received grants from the Northwest Education Foundation this year. Fine arts grants totaled more than $56,400! This grant money will be used to fund innovative projects in fine arts classrooms across the district. Congratulations teachers! Click here to see all of the grants!
NEF Grant  
Fine Arts Office receiving 3 grants!

Acclaimed electric strings group Barrage performed a concert at Northwest High School on Tuesday October 18. The concert featured a performance of more than 150 Northwest ISD orchestra students on stage alongside Barrage. Click Here for more information!

State Qualifiers
This year 24 students from Northwest ISD qualified for State in the areas of Art, Debate, Choir, and Theatre!

Fine Arts Staff
Fine Arts Secretary
P.O. Box 77070
Ft. Worth, Texas 76177-0070
Phone 817-215-0159
Fax 817-698-1008
Director of Fine Arts
P.O. Box 77070
Ft. Worth, Texas 76177-0070
Phone 817-215-0159
Fax 817-698-1008

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