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Program Leaders

MISD Director of Fine Arts

Dr. Dan White

469-302-4093

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Noteworthy

McKinney North All-State Performers
  • Choir - Sydney Frodsham 2012
  • Choir - Sydney Frodsham 2013
  • Band - Lauren Allen 2012
  • Band - Gbohunmi Fawehinmi 2013
  • Band - James Lindell 2013
  • Band - Ryan Pisciotta 2013
  • All State-
  • Sydney Frodsham 2013, Choir, 3 years
  • Gbohunmi Fawehinmi, 2013, Band, 2 years
  • Nicole Cassidy, 2009, Band, 3 years
  • Trey Perkins, 2009, Band, 4 years
  • Kristin Crawley, 2008, Band, 2 years
  • Ryan Gaughan, 2007, Band, 2 years
  • Andrew Hayes, 2007, Band, 2 years
  • Sean McDougle, 2005, Band, 2 years
  • 2015 All State Band
  • Michael Abera,
  • Chris Cain,
  • Kyle Jurovic,
  • Kyle Kung,
  • JaTarius Smith,
  • Jacob Wagner

McKinney North Fine Arts

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Born To Create

Our tools in the Fine Arts Department are a little different than those used in the History or Math Departments.

These tools are as simple as a pencil or as complex as a piano or lead character script. Mastering each of these takes as much time and dedication as any challenge we can think of and if it were easy everyone would do it.

Our results are personal. Only the viewer can decide whether a drawing has meaning, a dance has beauty or a sonata has value. A pop, soul, or country song can make you cry over and over again for reasons you can't explain and a rap song might not be the same without the windows in your car buzzing in the background. Again, it's personal.

Fine Arts are the counterbalance to our core-curriculum. We're here because we can't take a creative kid, try and turn them into a scientist and expect a happy, healthy adult. Props to our core offerings but we're the other side of a two-sided coin. For our creative kids we want to expose them to possibilities and then get out of their way. The results are always fascinating, usually surprising, and occassionally astonishing.

Welcome to Fine Arts - Let's Jam.

Band
  • 12 consecutive years of UIL Sweepstakes Awards (Division 1 ratings in Marching, Concert and Sightreading) The band program has advanced to UIL Area Finals twice in Marching Band and 3 times in Concert Band. The Honors Band placed 13th in the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Band process in 2015. In October of 2014 the Marching Band made its 12th consecutive Division 1 rating in UIL. Prior to 2004, there was only one All-State Band student in McKinney ISD history. Since 2004, the MNHS Band has had 43 All-State Band students. In 2013 MNHS produced 8 All-State band members - the highest number of students from any one organization in a single year throughout MISD.
  • 11 consecutive years of UIL Sweepstakes Awards (Division 1 ratings in Marching, Concert and Sightreading)
  • The band program has advanced to UIL Area Finals twice in Marching Band and twice in Concert Band
  • In October of 2014 the Marching Band made its 12th consecutive Division 1 rating in UIL
  • Prior to 2004, there was only one All-State Band student in McKinney ISD history. Since 2004, the MNHS Band has had 37 All-State Band students
  • In 2013 MNHS produced 8 All-State band members - the highest number of students from any one organization in a single year throughout MISD
  • * Trey Perkins was the first McKinney ISD student to make All-State all four years.
  • ** Mills Chaiken was the first McKinney ISD student to make the All-State Jazz Band.
Orchestra
  • The MISD Orchestra program began in 2005, with High School Orchestra first being offered in 2007, with just 11 students enrolled at MNHS
Jazz
  • Members of the All-State Jazz Bands will perform as part of the annual Texas Music Educators Conference in San Antonio, February, 2015

Fine Arts Department Directory

Discipline Main Contact Alternate Contact Email Notes & Links
Art Hope Dodson sdodson@mckinneyisd.net
Art Megan Dunn mdunn@mckinneyisd.net
Art Ty Muennink tmuennink@mckinneyisd.net
Band Alan Harkey, Band Director aharkey@mckinneyisd.net Link
Cheerleaders Sahra Adams sadams@mckinneyisd.net Link to Cheerleading & Mascot Handbook
Choir Chris Ahrens, Director cahrens@mckinneyisd.net Link
Dance/Drill Hannah Gassett hgassett@mckinneyisd.net Link
Orchestra Margaret Brown mabrown@mckinneyisd.net
Theatre Tim Doyal tdoyal@mckinneyisd.net