All Saints participated in the annual State TAPPS Art Competition on March 22 and 23 in Austin, Texas at Concordia University. In the 4A division, we placed second, runner-up to Sugar Land Fort Bend Christian Academy. There were 20 categories, and overall All Saints received seven first places, two second places, two third places, two fourth places, one fifth place, four sixth places and three Honorable Mention awards.
Students who entered events were: Osub Lee, who received 52 of our 101 points, Katherine Beall, Perry Clements, Cameron Huckabee, M.E. Smith, Rachel Cooper, Lauren Birtcher, Amy Park, Ari Blau, Cloyee’ Johnson, Madisen Seidel, Derrel Hall, and Austin Reed. The following students traveled to Austin with us to participate in on-site events: Osub Lee, M.E. Smith, Ari Blau, Austin Reed, Amy Park, and Derrel Hall.
Twenty seven schools participated in the 4-A Competition, so it is quite a distinction to have placed second. We are proud of our All Saints artists.
Our talented Upper School art students competed in the District TAPPS Art Contest in Carrollton on Friday, February 22. Of the five schools competing, All Saints came in first place with 182 points, 45 points ahead of second place. As a testament to the talents of our students and teachers, All Saints students took 1st place in eight categories, Drawing-Black and White, Drawing-Color, Applied Design, Painting, Relief / 2D Mixed Media, Sculpture, Senior Portfolio, and Art History. 25 art students will be advancing to the State TAPPS Contest on March 22.
At the Tyler Museum of Art’s 8th Annual High School Art Exhibition, 14 All Saints students received honors. Only five Merit Awards are given, and Heather P., All Saints senior, received one of them for her work, “Mark Shami,” a mixed media 2-D piece. As people visited the museum, they had the opportunity to vote for their favorite pieces. Two All Saints students, Anna C. and Elena C., received “People’s Choice” awards for their works, “Colorful Rain,” mixed media, and “Afghan Man,” colored pencil, respectively. The exhibit will run from April 10 to 27.
At the VASE (Visual Arts Scholastic Event) competition in February , one All Saints student was chosen to advance to the State VASE Competition. This was Cloyee’ J. with her 3-D work, “Sisters.” This piece traveled to the state competition in Bryan, Texas, and received a rating of IV, the most superior of ratings. Cloyee’ will receive her medal at the Fine Arts Banquet.
In March, over 3,200 students and faculty from 37 schools across the southwest will board busses for Greenhill School in Addison, TX. Students will spend three days at Greenhill immersed in events celebrating the performing and visual arts.
Twenty-nine All Saints Episcopal School students and faculty will join the over 3,000 other students to participate in the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS) Arts Festival. This annual event is hosted by an independent school from one of six states that send their accomplished performing and visual arts students to perform theatre, dance and musical pieces and to display their visual arts. Students are on campus from early morning until late evening, engaged in workshops, critiques and social events, when not performing or socializing with new acquaintances with shared interests and talents.
From March 29 to 31, Greenhill School will host this extraordinary event. For three days their campus will come alive with the creative energy of orchestras, bands, jazz bands, choirs, vocal and instrumental solos, drama, musicals, dance, photography, 2D and 3D art. Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops, plays, and concerts and to have their pieces critiqued by professional artists and musicians in a one on one setting.
Congratulations to the following All Saints Episcopal School students for being selected to either an ATSSB (All Texas Small Schools Band) Region Band or a TMEA (Texas Music Educators Association) Region Choir. These students competed with students from both public and private schools across East Texas for these honors.
ATSSB All-Region Band:
US Area Jazz Band – Andrew A. (3rd chair trumpet) and John David S. (1st chair bass)
US Symphonic Band – Ian F. (6th chair percussion)
MS Symphonic Band – Will S. (11th chair trumpet)
MS Concert Band – William T. (2nd chair euphonium), Reagan L. (1st chair oboe), Samuel H. (14th chair clarinet)
TMEA All-Region Choir:
US All-Region Choir: Zane L. (Soprano 1); Callie C. (Soprano 1); William H. (Tenor 1 – Area qualifier); Thomas B. (Tenor 1); Kendall P. (Tenor 2); Noah F. (Bass 1); Austin M. (Bass 2 – Area qualifier); Jonathan G. (Bass 2)
MS All-Region Choir: Julia A., Cierra C., Victoria H., Karrington C., Chris B., Brock L., Carter K.
US Region Honor Choir: Betsy M. (Soprano 1); Kali R. (Soprano 2)
All-State Tenor/Bass Choir: William H. (Tenor 1)
On February 16, All Saints Episcopal School’s band and choir students competed in the East Texas Region TAPPS Solo & Ensemble Contest. Listed below are the amazing results of that contest. Congratulations to these students and all who competed.
‘I’ Division solos:
Zach S. (vocal)– state qualifier
Jonathan G. (vocal)– state qualifier
Kali R. (vocal)
William H. (vocal) – state qualifier
Hannah W. (vocal)
Megan L. (vocal) – state qualifier
Kendall P. (vocal) – state qualifier
Betsy M. (vocal) – state qualifier
Austin M. (vocal) – state qualifier
Callie C. (vocal) – state qualifier
Noah F. (vocal) – state qualifier
Noah F. (piano) – state qualifier
Zane L. (vocal) – state qualifier
Lexie R. (vocal) – state qualifier
Ian F. (percussion) – state qualifier
‘I’ Division ensembles – all qualified for state!:
Holt Trio – William H., Kendall P., Austin M.
Blakeley Trio – Thomas B., Noah F., Jonathan G.
Men of Heart 2 Heart – Thomas B., William H., Noah F., Kendall P., Zach S., Joel E., Jeremy T., Micah A., Jonathan G., Austin M.
Madrigal 1 – Thomas B., Kendall P., Austin M., Noah F., Joel E., Chandler M., Betsy M., Megan L., Hannah W., Gracie S., Kenzie C., Lauren F.
Heart 2 Heart Sacred
Women of Heart 2 Heart Sacred
Percussion Ensemble –Loyce B., Ian F., Andrew A., Harrison J., Jackson S.
Eight All Saints students participated in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) Art competition at Whitehouse High School on February 11. The following students received a “III” rating (EXCELLENT) for their artwork:
Manahil E. for painting
Will S. for sculpture
The following students received a “IV” rating (SUPERIOR) for their artwork:
M.E. S. for painting
Manahil E. for ceramics
Anna C. for sculpture
Cloyee’ J. for sculpture
Tiffany M. for sculpture
Curtis R. for sculpture
Madisen S. for sculpture
One student’s artwork was selected to advance to the State VASE competition to be held on April 13 at Bryan High School:
Cloyee’ J. for sculpture
CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE ARTISTS!
Congratulations to our Fine Arts Department for terrific results at last week’s District TAPPS contests. Students had a grueling week of contest taking them from Tyler to Waco to Dallas. In all they performed superbly and made us proud.
All Saints Theater students competed in Dallas on February 27 and 28. Three of our actors, Lauren F., Zane L., and Carter S., will advance to the State TAPPS contest in Austin at the end of this month. Congratulations to:
- Lauren F. – 4th place in Solo Acting
- Lexie R. – 5th place in Solo Acting
- Zane L. and Lauren F. – 6th place in Duet Acting
- Zane L. – 2nd place in Prose
- Carter S. – 2nd place in Poetry
Our jazz band and choir students competed on Thursday, March 1, here in Tyler. These groups had to perform a concert for a panel of judges in hopes of earning a high enough rating to advance to state. The jazz band played two pieces, “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” and “Watermelon Man” by Herbie Hancock, and the choir sang three, a German piece by Schubert, a Hebrew folk song, and an African American Spiritual. The choir then was given the added challenge of sight-reading a new piece. Both ensembles earned top ratings of “Superior” and will advance to the state contest in April in Belton, TX.
On Friday, our talented artists competed in Waco at the District TAPPS contest. Mrs. Piwonka, Mrs. Smith, and several students worked hard during the first hour to set up an amazing gallery of work for the judges to view. In the end, our art studio won 1st place in District and several students (those ranking 1st through 4th place) will have pieces advance to the state TAPPS contest at the end of this month. Congratulations to the following student artists:
- Osub L. - 1st and 5th: Drawing – Black and White, 3rd: Relief, 4th: On-Site Drawing
- Elena C. - 5th: Drawing – color, 4th: Photography – Creative and Experimental, 1st: Photography, 1st: Mixed Media, 5th: Senior Portfolio
- Forbes O. - 1st: Applied Design
- M.E. S. - 2nd: Applied Design, 6th: Mixed Media 1st: Art History
- Rachel C. - 6th: Applied Design
- Cloyee’ J. - 2nd: Relief, 6th: Fabrication, Pottery, Ceramics
- Kate R. HM: Printmaking
- Anna C. - 1st: Sculpture
- Sungjin C. - 5th: Sculpture
- Denis J. - 4th: Mixed Media
- Krizza S. - 5th: Mixed Media
- Tori P. - 1st: Fabrication, Pottery, Ceramics
- Madison S. - 2nd: Fabrication, Pottery, Ceramics
- Grady S. - 4th: Fabrication, Pottery, Ceramics
- Megan L. - 3rd: Senior Portfolio
- Ian F. - 5th: Art History
- Austin R. - 6th: Art History