The annual KISD Elementary Music Clinic Concert idea was born from a group of teachers and their desire to create an elementary honor choir. Budget constraints and denied grant requests did not hault the vision of these educators. They envisioned a one-day clinic and concert similar to the format of the middle school and high school all-region groups. The 22 outstanding elementary educators in KISD gathered funds from the district fine arts budget, campus budgets, principal funds, and the PTA to be able to offer this unique opportunity to 4th graders in Keller.
Auditions were held in the fall, and seven 4th grade students were selected from each elementary campus to comprise the All-District Elementary Choir. These students worked on the music at home and with their teachers after school. During the clinic they worked with their peers on musical concepts, terms, and various approaches to the music as they rehearsed for the concert that evening.The clinicians and conductors of the choir have been in past years Dr. Susan Brumfield, Julie Scott, Laura Farnell, Valerie Rogers, Mrs. Cecile Johnson, and Greg Haugen. All have offered a great deal of expertise and talent to both our students and teachers.
Without the tremendous support from the staff and administration from each campus, and particularly the devotion of each of the elementary music teachers, this annual event would not be possible. Thanks to all the members of the choir and their parents for making this music experience so outstanding in KISD.