Rockwall Music Teachers Association Awards Senior Scholarships

Rockwall Music Teachers Association Awards Senior Scholarships

(ROCKWALL, TX – Aug. 24, 2019) Rockwall Music Teachers Association recently awarded a $500 scholarship each to Micaela Hemmer, voice student of Dr. Mary Etta Hobbs and Nicole Vu, piano and chamber music student of Michele McDonald. Micaela Hemmer’s love is in musical theatre. She has had leading roles in Les Miserable and  Big Fish and […]

Rockwall County Library Offers Free Fun for the Whole Family

Rockwall County Library Offers Free Fun for the Whole Family

(ROCKWALL, TX — October 29, 2018) If you’re looking to get creative and have some fun with the family, head to the Rockwall County Library. The library offers tons of free programs featuring interactive storytime, crafts, music and adventures the whole family can enjoy together. Pajama Storytime (English and Spanish) What could be better than […]

Rockwall ISD Music Education Program receives national recognition

(ROCKWALL, TX – August 10, 2018) Rockwall ISD has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education. The Best Communities for Music Education designation is awarded to districts that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students. […]

Rockwall High School students to perform at All-State

Rockwall High School students to perform at All-State

(ROCKWALL, TX — February 1, 2018) Three members of the Rockwall High School Band, Justin Dower, James Matthews and Nick Messick, will perform with the Texas All-State groups in San Antonio, Saturday, February 17, 2018 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center as part of the 2018 Texas Music Educators Association Clinic/Convention. They were chosen […]

Rockwall-Heath student heading to All-State Choir

Rockwall-Heath student heading to All-State Choir

(HEATH, TX — February 1, 2018) Rockwall-Heath High School Senior, Rebecca Hundley, recently earned a chair in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Choir. Hundley is a member of the RHHS Varsity Chorale and Infinity Show Choir. She will perform with the All-State Choir in San Antonio at the annual TMEA Clinic and Conference […]

Students perform in Rockwall Music Teacher Association’s Scales Olympics

Students perform in Rockwall Music Teacher Association’s Scales Olympics

(ROCKWALL, TX — January 29, 2018) On Jan. 20, 59 piano students performed in the Rockwall Music Teacher Association sponsored Scales Olympics.  Students played scales, chords, inversions, and arpeggios in the level matching their ability.  Each student performed a piece of music of their choice and then were given a selection to sight read.  Pictured […]

Rockwall High School student heads to State for original music composition

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 24, 2018) Mitch Jackson, a second-year piano student at Rockwall High School, will be competing at the state level of PTA Reflections for his original music composition. Sixty thousand students across the state of Texas participate and less than three percent advance to the state level. If Mitch advances beyond state, he […]

Downtown Rockwall abuzz with activity starting tonight

(ROCKWALL, TX – May 4, 2017)  It’s a sign that summer is coming. Historic Downtown Rockwall is preparing for crowds of people to start gathering around the Square—with the kickoff of the San Jacinto Plaza Music Series and the Rockwall Farmers Market this weekend, starting tonight. But it’s not business as usual, there are a […]

A ramble on music

A ramble on music

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 27, 2017) Does anyone alive still listen to CDs? It’s interesting, with all the apps out there like Spotify and Apple Music and Pandora I still run across people who say they don’t use those apps and will only listen to actual CDs. I myself stopped buying albums once I discovered […]

Local recording artist creates music with purpose

(ROCKWALL, TX – June 29, 2016) Brandon Jenkins has always been passionate about his music. But in recent years, his life has been inspired by a new passion that he says has utterly consumed and transformed him: his relationship with God. As a 12-year-old in Michigan, Jenkins was mesmerized the very first time he experienced […]