Rockwall ISD Fine Arts
Rockwall ISD provides a high quality fine arts education that is designed to support academic, social, emotional, and creative development. This goal is achieved through a comprehensive performing and visual arts curriculum that provides a wide range of learning experiences and performance opportunities.
Fine arts education in Rockwall ISD begins in Kindergarten and continues through the high school years. In each K-6 elementary school, certified, degreed art and music specialists teach students. In the sixth grade, students choose from band, orchestra, choir, or visual arts as their fine arts course. At the middle school (7-8), students will select band, orchestra, choir, visual arts, and/or theater as their fine arts course, and many students will have the opportunity to choose two or more fine arts courses. Fine arts course selections in high school include band, orchestra, choir, theatre, dance, visual arts, and piano lab.
Top Stories and Announcements
The Stingerette Officers competed this past weekend at Crowd Pleasers Regional Competition where they were awarded the following trophies: Super Sweepstakes (90 and above on all dances entered), Officer Contemporary Best In Class, Jazz Best In Class, Lyrical Best In Class, Open Best In Class.
The Mighty Hawk Band recently hosted the UIL Region 25 Solo and Ensemble Contest for Band at Rockwall-Heath High School. The group had more than 100 solo and ensemble entries.
The Varsity Cheer Team from Rockwall-Heath High School won their first-ever NCA National Championship in the Intermediate Large category on Sunday, January 28th.
Director of Fine Arts
Degrees and Certifications:
Chris Kosterman is in his fourth year as the first-ever Fine Arts Director for Rockwall ISD. Before being named Director of Fine Arts, he served as the Director of Bands at Rockwall High School. Prior to that he served five years as the Associate Band Director at Rockwall Heath High School and five years as the Assistant Band Director at Cain Middle School. In his years at Rockwall ISD, Kosterman has taught on all five secondary campuses and five of Rockwall ISD's fourteen elementary schools, including one semester as the Music Teacher at Nebbie Williams Elementary.