Cedar Hill ISD Fine Arts Enjoys Successful Year

The Cedar Hill ISD Fine Arts Department enjoyed another successful year across the board in 2022-2023.

“I’m very excited to see our Fine Arts Scholars doing well in all areas, and I’m especially proud to be in a district that recognizes hard working educators and scholars,” Cedar Hill ISD Director of Fine Arts/Bands Derrick Walker said.

The Cedar Hill Highsteppers Dance Team earned four first place awards at a national competition in New Orleans, in the categories of Officers, Team, Elite (Large Division) and Duet (Harper Sisters).

The CHHS Red Army Marching Band had 40 members advance to the State Solo and Ensemble Festival, achieving Superior Ratings for the varsity, sub-varsity and non-varsity bands.

The Cedar Hill High Tenor-Bass Choir received a Superior Rating, and Cedar Hill High scholar Zariah Jones received an exemplary in the category of Vase. Jones’ artwork will be on display at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.

The CHHS Theatre Program received a Superior Rating at the UIL One Act Play in Mansfield and advanced to the Bi-District Round. They receive four awards: best technician, honorable mention all star awards, all star awards and best performer.

Theatre also earned four Broadway Dallas nominations, which will be announced on Saturday, June 3 – Best Featured Performer (Shalom Oyawe), Best Ensemble, Best Musical Orchestra and Best Costume.

In Orchestra, seven CHHS scholars advanced to the State Solo and Ensemble Festival. The Honors Orchestra received a Superior Rating.

The Bessie Coleman Orchestra achieved Superior Ratings in Philharmonic, Honors and Combined Orchestra. The Combined Orchestra performed at the American Classic Festival at Meyerson Hall in Dallas.

The Bessie Coleman Band earned a Superior Rating (Sweepstakes). The Permenter Band also earned a Superior Rating.