Fine Arts Information
Quinlan Independent School District takes great pride in providing outstanding education in the performing and visual arts. Education and engagement in the fine arts are an essential part of the school curriculum and an important component in the educational program of every student in Quinlan ISD.
Our staff helps QISD students develop into whole-minded citizens through successful experiences in music, art, theatre, and dance. Each year, our performing groups and students in fine arts are recognized for outstanding achievement through selection to regional and state organizations. We encourage everyone to become more familiar with our different fine arts programs, meet the staff, and gain a better understanding of the fine arts curriculum.
Fine Arts at Quinlan ISD consists of music and visual arts at the elementary levels, and at both secondary campuses, students may choose courses in band, choir, visual arts, dance, and theatre. Each course is taught by a certified specialist in the appropriate area of study.
Quinlan ISD is proud of the students currently enrolled in Fine Arts. Students excel in their craft throughout the year. Region, Area and State qualifications and participation by our students has become common. Additionally, the Choir and Band are UIL Sweepstakes participants and the Panther Marching Band has advanced to finals many times throughout marching contests. The Panther Theatre department has also advanced to the area level in the UIL One Act Play competition.
The Quinlan and surrounding communities are invited to attend any Fine Arts events that are held throughout the school district or region.
More information on QISD Fine Arts Functions can be found on the QISD Fine Arts Calendar.
Quinlan Independent School District has been honored with the Best Communities for Music Education designation from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education in 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023.
Now in its 22nd year, 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. To qualify for the Best Communities designation, Quinlan ISD answered detailed questions about funding, graduation requirements, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.
This award recognizes that Quinlan ISD is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation guides implementation in the states and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was often criticized for an overemphasis on testing-while leaving behind subjects such as music. ESSA recommends music and the arts as important elements of a well-rounded education for all children.