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Apex Arts League Presents Dallas Bach Society

Apex Arts League is pleased to welcome the Dallas Bach Society to northeast Tarrant County for a chamber orchestra concert on Sunday, September 25, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at Grace Chapel at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

The Dallas Bach Society will present three of the great masterworks by Johann Sebastian, featuring the baroque flute, strings, and harpsichord.

All works will be performed using exclusive period instruments, as well as sounds and techniques used during the composer’s era.

For tickets and more information, please visit

Dragons Win at TCU Jazz Festival

Carroll’s top two jazz ensembles traveled to the TCU Jazz Festival Saturday, March 29 to compete in a field of 30 jazz bands from around the State. Both the Jazz Orchestra and Jazz Ensemble took first place in the 5A-Varsity Divisions. Click here for more information about the festival. The band rosters are listed below.Carroll Jazz TCU 2014

Jazz Orchestra

  • Tanner Deters
  • Tien Tran
  • Colton Ginn
  • Daniel Canterino
  • Ryan Adler
  • Christopher Cunningham
  • Pearce Brown
  • Nathan Fritz
  • Andrew Jensen
  • Adam Horne
  • Mylon Johnson
  • Chris Weisberg
  • Colter Johnson
  • Jon Casel
  • Ray Teer
  • Kenny Martin
  • Parker Smith
  • Stephen Ma
  • Ryan Fields

Jazz Ensemble

  • Brandon Vu
  • Adam Sasek
  • Cameron Barth
  • Daniel Tubbesing
  • Allie Newman
  • Zach Susskind
  • Jaden Curreri
  • Austin Woolsey
  • David Kent
  • Jackson Bicart
  • Hunter Black
  • Stacy Heitman
  • Kaley Van Valkenburg
  • Ryker Torti
  • Ariel Szekely
  • Jackson Wright

Dragon Band Students Hitting All the Right Notes

CISD student Joshua Villarreal selected to All Region Orchestra

The Carroll Dragon Band is getting ready for its final marching competition scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 26 in Duncanville. Students  will perform in the Duncanville Marching Invitational. The preliminary round begins at 3:45 p.m. at Panther Stadium.

CISD student Wesley Song selected to All Region Orchestra

The band is coming off a proud performance at last weekend’s Region 24 UIL Contest held at Standridge Stadium Carrollton. For the 18th straight year, the Dragon Band earned straight “Superior” First Divisions from the 3 adjudicators, who all had great comments on the “Y-Knot” marching show. This marks the 34th time in Carroll Dragon Band history to earn a Superior Rating. Earlier this month, the Dragon Band earned a 4th place finish against 26 other bands at the Golden Triangle Classic in Denton.

Also at the Region 24 competition, students Wesley Song and Joshua Villarreal were selected to the All Region Orchestra. Wesley, a junior was selected to All Region Symphony Orchestra. Joshua, a freshman was selected to the All Region Philharmonic Orchestra. Both will participate in a clinic and concert on December 13-14 at Liberty High School in Frisco.


DSO on the GO Performance Scheduled October 3

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) announces its return to Southlake for a pops concert on October 3, 2013. The performance at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church marks the third season the DSO has performed in Southlake with APEX Arts League as part of the DSO on the GO concert series. DSO on the GO is presented by The Ebby Halliday Companies, with generous support from TACA.

“We are very happy to be returning to Southlake for the third year in a row,” said Dallas Symphony Orchestra President and CEO Jonathan Martin. “Audiences have welcomed us enthusiastically in the past, and we hope this concert provides entertainment and inspiration to reinforce the full cultural life of the city.”

For this concert, conductor Rei Hotoda and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra will perform a pops program including the spirited Candide Overture by Bernstein; “Pops” Hoe-Down by Richard Hayman; Morton Gould’s American Salute; Western-themed music from Copland’s Rodeo; popular pieces by Rossini (The Barber of Seville Overture) and Verdi (the “Triumphal March” from Aida) and other familiar music. The soloist for the evening is DSO Principal Second Violinist Angela Fuller Heyde who will play Ravel’s Tzigane, a fiery, gypsy-style showpiece for violin and orchestra.

“APEX is pleased and honored to again be hosting the world class Dallas Symphony Orchestra,” said APEX Chairman of the Board Terri Messing. “These affordable performances give families the chance to hear great music together, and give music-lovers in Southlake and Northeast Tarrant County the opportunity to experience memorable performances while remaining close to home.”

DSO on the GO was launched in 2012, and a concert with APEX Arts League at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church was the second performance of the new series. In the 2013/14 season, DSO on the GO will again feature the full Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing classical and pops concerts in eight cities and neighborhoods across North Texas. DSO on the GO concerts feature familiar classical pieces and popular light classics, with concerto soloists who are principal musicians from the DSO.

In addition to the concert October 3, DSO on the GO will return to Southlake and White’s Chapel United Methodist Church on May 22, 2014.

Single tickets are $16 and $26. Tickets can be purchased by calling 214.692.0203 or by visiting

Dallas Symphony Orchestra's DSO on the GO Returns to Southlake


Photo credit: Mark Kitaoka

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra (DSO) today announces the second season of DSO on the GO, presented by The Ebby Halliday Companies and TACA (The Arts Community Alliance). This season’s schedule includes two Southlake performances at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church on October 3, 2013 and May 22, 2014.

DSO on the GO features the full Dallas Symphony Orchestra playing classical and pops concerts in eight cities and neighborhoods across North Texas. These concerts feature familiar classical pieces and popular light classics with concerto soloists who are principal musicians from the DSO.

The itinerary for the 2013/14 DSO on the GO series includes the Dallas Symphony’s debut in Terrell, Texas, on September 3, 2013, and the series debut of Music Director Jaap van Zweden on October 13, 2013, in Frisco. In many communities, musicians from the DSO will also lead seminars and master classes in local schools for student musicians.

“The Dallas Symphony is excited to build upon the tremendous success of DSO on the GO last year,” said Dallas Symphony President and CEO Jonathan Martin. “With the generosity of our sponsors and the enthusiastic partnership of educators, churches and arts leaders in area communities, Maestro van Zweden and the musicians of the DSO are able to engage and entertain even more music lovers around North Texas sharing great performances in beautiful concert venues near their homes.”

DSO on the GO was launched in 2012 with classical concerts in Allen and Southlake. In 2012-2013, its first full season, DSO on the GO featured classical and pops concerts in Allen, Southlake, Denton, Frisco, Mansfield, Park Cities, North Oak Cliff (Dallas) and Greenville.

For more information, including the full season schedule and ticket information visit or call 214.692.0203.

Carroll Jazz Bands Sweep UTA Jazz Festival

Carroll ISD jazz students had successful performances at the 39th Annual UT Arlington Jazz Festival recently. Students from Carroll’s 1st and 3rd jazz groups competed against other high schools from across the Dallas- Fort Worth area. The competition was held Friday, March 1 inside the Hereford University Center located on the UT Arlington campus.

In addition to competing for ratings, scores, and judges’ comments, each band will receive a separate 25 minute clinic with a feedback clinician. The evening awards concert will feature the UT Arlington Jazz Orchestra with our guest artists, Gale and Mario Cruz.  

According to CISD Jazz Band Director David Lown, the Carroll Jazz Band 3 won the 2nd Jazz Band division. Lown said there was no 3rd band division at the contest, so Carroll entered its 3rd band to compete with other schools’ 2nd bands. Members of Carroll Jazz Band 3 are: Micaela Lumpkins, Ethan Widell, Casey Lapham, Jake Nimergood, Nick Kraft, Zach Susskind, Hunter Graviett, Jaden Curreri, Jared Smith, Jackson Bicart, Faraz Ansari, Stacy Heitman, Brooks Ragsdale, Noah Harston, Andrew Hyatt, Nikhil Malhotra, Riley Caldwell, Tristan Blue, Jackson Wright and Jacob Cicherski.

Judges declared the Carroll Jazz Orchestra the winner in the 5A-1st Band division. The Jazz Orchestra also received the Festival Sweepstakes Award, out performing all 21 competing bands. As the Festival Sweepstakes Award winner, the Carroll Jazz Orchestra will perform next year as the exhibition group at the UTA Jazz Festival’s evening concert. Members of the Carroll Jazz Orchestra are: Tanner Deters, Tien Tran, Colton Ginn, Daniel Canterino, Ryan Adler, Jared Neeley, Nick Booth, Christopher Cunningham, Cameron Brewer, Adam Horne, Reid Appleby, Kelsey Bronson, Chris Weisberg, Ammar Ansari, Ray Teer, Kenny Martin, Luke Miller and Stephen Ma.


DSO on the Go at White's Chapel Methodist Church

DSO on the GoIn conjunction with the APEX Arts League, the DSO presents this special performance at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. The concert will feature Dvořák’s Carnival Overture, Mascagni’s Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana, Von Suppé’s Light Calvary Overture, Khatchaturian’s “Sabre Dance,” Williams’ The Cowboys Overture, Anderson’s The Typewriter, Mancini’s “Moon River,” and Selections from West Side Story by Bernstein. With Alasdair Neale, Conductor and Tom Demer, Fiddle.

Event Info
White’s Chapel Methodist Church
185 S White’s Chapel Road
Tuesday, October 11th
7:30 PM

To purchase tickets online, visit $40 Golden Circle, $20 Adults, $15 Seniors-Students-Apex Members.