Irving ISD is dedicated to establishing a lifelong appreciation for the Arts by providing a standards-based curriculum in grades K-12. Every student should have a basic knowledge, skills and appreciation of the Fine Arts. A quality arts education program will enable students to develop self-esteem, self-motivation, and cooperation necessary for 21st century learners.
Irving ISD was recognized as Best Communities for Music Education for 2018 and 2019 by the NAMM Foundation. The honor recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of the curriculum. Designations are given to districts and schools that demonstrate an exceptionally high commitment and consistent access to music education.
Fine Arts News
de Zavala Band Wins National Award
The Foundation for Music Education delivered great news to student musicians at de Zavala Middle School. The varsity band and its director Melissa Colvin were selected as a Commended Winner in the 2018 Mark of Excellence project. The band was recognized in the National Wind Band Honors category for their outstanding achievement in performance, earning a place in the competitive New Music Division. The accomplishment is a huge feat as nearly 280 middle and high school ensembles from 38 states entered the competition this year. As a recipient, the band will receive feedback from renowned adjudicators on their recorded submission and recognition in upcoming publications and conventions.
It is the policy of Irving ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.