Union Schools Appoints New Director of Bands
The students, parents, & staff of Union Bands are please to announce the appointment of a new Director of Bands! Charles Pisarra will be taking the role of lead band director effectively immediately. Mr. Pisarra, a tenured Assistant Director & Union Alumnus, succeeds Matt McCready, who recently filled the position of Director of Fine Arts. McCready likewise succeeds Ed Tackett, who retired in May 2014 after 39 years leading fine arts programs at Union. On June 30 Union Superintendent Dr. Kirt Hartlzer recommended Pisarra for the position of Director of Bands to the Board of Education, which will make its final approval of the hire at the district's July board meeting. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Pisarra to his new post and in congratulating Mr. McCready on his promotion!
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2014-15 HIGH SCHOOL BAND CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE
View the high school band calendar of events here. End-of-year paperwork forms to be completed by MAY 27th available here.
2014 RENEGADE REVIEW ENTRY NOW AVAILABLE
Please consider joining us for the 32nd Annual Renegade Review on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Entry forms and all information is available here.
SIXTH GRADE HONOR STUDENTS
We recognize Union Sixth Grade Band students who submitted every home practice assignment for the entire year AND performed a solo at the Union Band Solo & Ensemble Festival on April 19. They are going to lead the way as Seventh Graders next year!
Pictured below are some of these students. Clockwise from upper right image. Left to right: Kara Ireton, Rachel Rodrequez, Nelson Escolero, Ryan Moran, Maya Rhinehart. Annie Smith, Zach Harris, Lance Mathis, Tony Dong, Ashley Welch. Nieava Carrera, Sophia Arenas, Clarissa Schuller. Annslee Hiatt, Jenesis Reyes.
RENEGADE RUN RESULTS
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Union Bands is a fine arts entity of the Union Public Schools, an Independent School District located in southeast Tulsa, Oklahoma. This organization has a proud tradition of excellent students, teachers, parents, and directors, and is supported by one of the most progressive administrative teams in the country.
During the past three decades, Union Bands have provided unparalleled opportunities, experiences, and achievements for its young musicians and performers. As a result, the performing groups within the program have produced numerous state, regional, & national championships.
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