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    Executive Director of Fine Arts: Mark Lyon
     
    Fine Arts Coordinator: John Gillian
    Administrative Assistant: Thelma Chapa

     300 E. 29th St. (East building) 

    Phone: (432) 456-8615

    Odessa, TX 79762

    Fax: (432) 456-4975

     Mailing address: P.O. Box 3912; Odessa, TX 79760


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    ECISD offers some of the most outstanding Fine Arts programs in the state of Texas, as well as the entire country.  The district enrollment is more than 29,000 students (Pre-K through 12), who attend two early education schools (Pre-K), twenty-eight elementary schools (K-5), six middle schools (6-8), two class 6A high schools, and three non-traditional high school campuses. The fine arts staff consists of two administrators, an administrative assistant, 24 band directors, 18 choral directors, 12 orchestra directors,  3 mariachi teachers, 3 guitar teachers, 1 harp teacher, 1 piano teacher, 35 elementary music teachers, 30 art teachers, 5 theater arts teachers and 8 dance teachers.

    The Fine Arts Department believes that any student wishing to fulfill a creative interest has a wide variety of choices in Ector County ISD. Our staff members are among the finest anywhere, and ECISD students who have graduated from these programs will readily attest to their strengths. The Fine Arts Department is proud of the many achievements achieved by our students and staff, and we strive to continue providing superior opportunities for all ECISD students while constantly adapting and improving our programs. We want to give the very best education to the students of ECISD, and a part of any true quality education is participation in and a knowledge of the fine arts. We offer that to students and our hope is that we can contribute positively to the education of every student in ECISD.

    TEXAS MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION
    HONOR AWARDS


    1963 Permian High Band J. R. McEntyre, Director

    1969 Bonham Junior High Band Ike Nail, Director

    1973 Hood Junior High Band Van Ragsdale, Director

    1975 Permian High Band Charles Nail, Director

    1980 Permian High Orchestra Charles Nail, Director

    1980 Permian High Kantorei Randy Talley, Director

    1985 Permian High Orchestra Charles Nail, Director

    1985 Permian High Kantorei Randy Talley, Director

    1987 Crockett Junior High Band Ben Walker, Director

    1991 Crockett Junior High Band Ben Walker, Director

    1996 Nimitz Junior High Band Cindy Bulloch, Director

    1996 Permian High Kantorei Allen Hightower, Director

    1997 Nimitz Junior High Choir Kathy Lollar, Director
     
    2000 Permian High Kantorei Shawn Bell, Director
     
    2005 Permian High Varsity Men's Choir Shawn Bell, Director
     
    2006 Nimitz Junior High Choir Kathy Lollar, Director
     
    2010 Milam Fine Arts Magnet "Milam Minstrels" Choir Lenora Clayton, Director 

    OTHER HONORS OF NOTE

    1982 Permian High Band State Marching Champions
    Charles Nail, Director
     
    1983 Permian High Kantorei National American Choral Directors Association Performance
    Randy Talley, Director

    1985 Permian High Orchestra Mid-West Performance
    Charles Nail, Director
     
    1985 Permian High Kantorei National American Choral Directors Association Performance
    Randy Talley, Director

    1997 Nimitz Junior High Band Sudler Cup National Band Award
    Cindy Bulloch, Director

    2001 Permian High Texas State Dance Team Champions,
    National Dance Association
    Sheri Griggs, Director

    2000 Odessa High Showgirls Dance Team National Champions,
    Halftime Dance and Drill Team Nationals Competition
    Erin Mannix, Director

    2001 Odessa High Showgirls Dance Team Grand Champion,
    Texas ShowTime International Dance and Drill Team Competition
    Jamie Anderson, Director
     
    2003 Permian High Kantorei National American Choral Directors Association Performance
    Shawn Bell, Director
     
    2007 Permian High Band Mid-West Performance
    Michael Watts, Director
     
    2015 and 2016 named "Best Communities for Music Education" by National Association of Music Merchants 
     
     


    The Fine Arts Department of ECISD is committed to a high quality program of arts education for all students of the district and the fine arts teachers of ECISD have taken on many extra responsibilities not only for our own students, but also for the students of the surrounding area and the state. Many of our teachers have been elected to hold area-wide offices in professional organizations and have served on committees at the state level in order to improve fine arts instruction for the students of Texas. Six Past-Presidents of TMEA have been ECISD music teachers and the level of commitment to arts education on the part of all teachers is very high.

Last Modified on April 12, 2017