Central Texas Choral Society, Midway Students Plays Carnegie Hall Dec13

Central Texas Choral...

About the Performance Evan Watts, MHS Sophomore, and other community members in the Central Texas Choral Society (CTCS) performed last week at Carnegie Hall in New York City. They performed Beethoven’s 9th Symphony and Choral Fantasy as a part of the Distinguished Concerts International New...

Outstanding Art Educator Oct12

Outstanding Art Educ...

Midway Middle School Art Teacher Rhonda Goff has been named the 2018 Middle School Outstanding Art Educator by the Texas Art Education Association for her significant contributions to the association and to art education on the state. Goff has served as Regional Director for Region 12 Jr....

MMS Combined Boys Choir Honored By Invitation Apr13

MMS Combined Boys Ch...

The MS/JH Cambiata Institute @ University of North Texas began a national conference for choral music 4 years ago that is specifically designed for and geared toward the middle school choral programs and their directors. It is a 2 day conference filled with performing honor choirs,...

VASE State Qualifiers Mar15

VASE State Qualifier...

UPDATE: Congratulations to state medalists, Isaac Thiltges, Kyle Tullis, and Gina Pak for their hard work at the TAEA Competition! On Feb. 15, The High School Art Department took 50 students to Harker Heights High School to compete in the annual TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Regional and Area...

All-State Choir Students Jan18

All-State Choir Stud...

Twelve Midway High School choral students qualified for the  Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choirs. Congratulations to the following students: Josie Pooler, Ashley Brewer, Haley Luse, Mia Scott, Stephen Zheng, Joshua Tripp, Nathaniel Hejduk, Timothy Bang, Scott Schulz, Jamie...

Midway Theatre Students Qualify for International Thespian Festival Dec11

Midway Theatre Stude...

Fifteen Midway theatre students qualified for the International Thespian Festival in June. The Texas Thespian Festival (the state level) was held on Nov. 15-18 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine.  Christina Julian was selected as a new State Thespian Officer taking over for last year’s...

MMS All-Region Orchestra Nov29

MMS All-Region Orche...

The MMS and Intermediate orchestra musicians attended the All-Region orchestra auditions this month. Twenty-seven middle school students, directed by Terence Guerrero, participated and 15 made it into the all-region orchestra including one student from River Valley Intermediate....

MMS All-Region Band Nov29

MMS All-Region Band

On November 4, the MMS band attended All-Region band auditions (hosted at Midway Middle School). A record-breaking 54 musicians made either the Symphonic or Concert All-Region bands and had one 1st alternate. Fourteen students were named 1st chair. The Texas Music Educators Association which...

Midway ISD Announces New Director of Bands May25

Midway ISD Announces...

Midway Independent School District is pleased to announce the district’s new director of bands, a dynamic leader selected to build the district’s band program into a premier organization. Panther Nation welcomes Pam Hyatt, who will be joining MISD from China Spring ISD for the 2017-2018...

Students Win State U...

The Interscholastic League Press (ILPC) Individual Achievement Awards (IAAs) honor top high school journalists in the state. Midway students and graduated were recently honored with four awards. In the yearbook category, the senior ads team of Miranda Williams (2016 graduate), Julissa Cabral...

Senior wins National Vocal Award, College Bound May12

Senior wins National...

Midway senior, Brittany Brewer, was awarded First Place in the Martha Marcks Mack Junior Vocal Award by the National Federation of Music Clubs.  This national award is given each year to a deserving and talented singer in high school grades 10, 11, 12 for the purpose of further musical study....

Midway Orchestra Soloists En Route to Prestigious Summer Programs Apr12

Midway Orchestra Sol...

Wilson Burnett, Junior Wilson will be attending the Baylor String Quartet Camp in early June. He will also attend Apple Hill Chamber Music Workshop in New Hampshire in mid to late June. Apple Hill exists to create, perform, and teach chamber music at the highest standard, broaden the...

Students find extracurricular music success Mar30

Students find extrac...

Cooper Johnson, Junior Cooper was accepted into the Oberlin Conservatory of Music’s summer Percussion Institute in Oberlin, Ohio that takes place from June 25 to July 1. While there, Cooper will participate in a week of master classes, clinics, hands-on workshops, recitals, and lectures in a...

Midway Violinist Wins National Music Competition Mar28

Midway Violinist Win...

Haeun Moon of Waco, Texas, won top honors at the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior String Competition finals on March 19 at Baltimore MD during the 2017 MTNA National Conference. Haeun Moon is 15-year-old violinist from Waco, TX.  She studied violin with Dr. Julia Hardie and...

MMS Bands Earn Sweepstakes Mar17

MMS Bands Earn Sweep...

On Friday, Mar. 3, the Midway Middle School Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dawn Henry, and the Symphonic Band, under the direction of Ken McLellan, attended the UIL Region 8 concert and sight reading competition.  Both bands received superior (division one) ratings in all events. Both...

All-State Choir Students Jan18

All-State Choir Stud...

Ten Midway High School choral students have been named to Texas Music Educators Association All-State Choirs. Congratulations to Brittany Brewer, Josie Pooler, Meredith Marcum, Kimberly Chancellor, Christina Morris, Mia Scott, Stephen Zheng, Joshua Tripp, Haley Luse, and Jeffrey Hulbert....

51 MMS All-Region Band Musicians Dec16

51 MMS All-Region Ba...

51 middle school band students earned a chair in the All-Region Band!  The All-Region Band is comprised of the best musicians from our region, selected through a very rigorous audition process. Students were required to perform two pre-selected audition pieces, as well as major and chromatic...

MHS International Thespians Dec15

MHS International Th...

Six Midway High School students qualified to compete at the International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska this summer. The students competed at the qualifying competition against more than 7,500 students from all over Texas for an opportunity to participate at the international level....

All-State Musicians Dec14

All-State Musicians

Midway High School has four orchestra students selected as All-State musicians by the Texas Music Educators Association, an honor that only the top three percent of musicians who initially audition achieve.   The following students will perform with the Texas All-State Orchestra in San...

MHS Choir Early Season Successes Nov09

MHS Choir Early Seas...

What an opening number! The Midway High School Choir Program has had a great start to the school year, bringing in awards, strong performances, and recognition for leadership. In October, Choir Directors Jeff and Jannifer Rice were featured in the first of a series of profiles launched by the...

MMS Student Wins Pho...

Midway Middle School Student Wins Grand Prize in HOT Fair Junior Class Photo Contest James Beavers, a seventh grade student at Midway Middle School, won the grand prize in the junior level of the HOT Fair Western Heritage Photography Contest. His photo was on display during the fair in the...

We Were All Fish Onc...

We Were All Fish Once Class of 2017 looks back on freshman year   By Autumn Newman, Panther Post Newspaper Staff   We’ve been back to school for a month now, and everyone has settled into their classes and school work. The seniors are enjoying being on the top of the heap, and they’re looking...

Meistersingers Take Manhattan Jun13

Meistersingers Take ...

The Midway HS Meistersingers ventured to the Big Apple over the Memorial Day weekend. What a thrill for the group of 80 MHS juniors and seniors, accompanied by 15 parents and 2 directors, to experience one of the most famous cities in the world. The trip began before dawn on a Thursday...

Student Artwork Show...

Midway High School students submitted more than 150 photographs and pieces of art for the annual Art on Elm Avenue event in April. Some students were honored with award ribbons in the student photography contest: Haley Groves, second place “Dragonfly” Haley Groves, honorable mention, “Lilly...

Nation’s Best Communities for Music Education Apr27

Nation’s Best ...

Midway ISD is officially one of the nation’s best communities for music education, once again. This spring, 476 school districts across the United States are being recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation as among the Best Communities for Music Education...

MMS Choir to Perform at National Conference Mar03

MMS Choir to Perform...

Midway Middle School Panther Chorale Girls’ Choir has been selected as one of only TWO treble choirs in the state to perform for the 3rd Annual MS/JH National Conference for Choral Music at University of North Texas, May 7th. The 34 member auditioned ensemble will be the very first to...

All Region Choir Results Nov10

All Region Choir Res...

TMEA HS All-Region auditions are now complete and the following Midway HS Choir students have been selected. Congratulations to the outstanding young people for their hard work and dedication to choral music. These students performed with the TMEA Region VIII All-Region Choirs on Saturday,...

Midway Orchestra Wins Award Nov04

Midway Orchestra Win...

  Recently Midway High’s orchestra students won the Mark of Excellence award. This award is a competition where 229 ensembles entered in this competition. The students were excited to win. “It feels really good to receive national attention like this,” Robert Mathis, a...

Midway HS All-Region Choir Audition Results Oct02

Midway HS All-Region...

Congratulations to the following MHS Choir members on making the 9-12 TMEA All-Region Choir at auditions this past Saturday at Belton HS: Soprano 1 Tenor 1 Brewer, Brittany 1st* McBride, Elijah 4th* Pooler, Josi 2nd* Hejduk, Nathaniel 5th* Horn, Emma 5th* Tripp, Joshua 6th* Shultz, Sarah 7th*...

Midway High School S...

Two Midway High School students have been accepted to Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute for the summer 2015 session. Vocalist Brittany Brewer and clarinetist Matthew Parsons were chosen to participate in this highly selective music program through a competitive process that required an...

Midway Grad to star ...

  What do a Baptist, a brunette with handcuffs, & a botched engagement have in common? Jenny King is going to answer this question at the 2015 Edinburgh fringe festival in the international debut of “Reconciling.” While growing up in Woodway, Jenny King was an active member in Waco...