Save The Creek Valley Orchestra!

Save The Creek Valley Orchestra!

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April Nguyen started this petition to LISD School Board

The Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) is planning to shut down Durham, Lamar, and Creek Valley Middle School’s orchestra programs. 

The LISD School Board claims that it has become “more and more difficult to find orchestra directors and even more so when you have them be split between 2 campuses.” Their solution is to “consolidate” the programs by only offering orchestra at Arbor Creek and shutting down the program at Creek Valley. 5th grade students who would like to join the orchestra but are zoned to Creek Valley will be given the option to transfer to Arbor Creek; however, this is very inconvenient for many parents who cannot afford the time nor hassle of such an adjustment, especially since bus transportation will not be provided for these students.

Orchestra is beneficial to students in more ways than one. It enhances motor skills, increases coordination, teaches self discipline, and develops teamwork. Several studies have also proven that, from an educational standpoint, musicians outperform non-musicians. Aside from the physical and cognitive aspects, Hebron Orchestra has given many students a family. It provides irreplaceable friends and experiences that an extra science class would never be able to.

We did not simply wake up and become the musicians we are today—it began in sixth grade. Each of us fondly chose the instrument of our liking and pursued our paths throughout middle school and high school. Cutting the CVMS orchestra would deprive incoming sixth graders from picking an instrument with shining eyes and performing increasingly advanced and exciting music in front of an audience.

You will never meet a more closely-knit organization, but it all starts with the friendships sprouting in sixth grade and the common goal of making music to reach our audience. Of course, choir and band also have that same goal, but why should orchestra not be given the same opportunity? Students entering CVMS should have a chance to explore all of their options with no limits. 

Hebron Orchestra has earned numerous achievements since its establishment, but it would not be the same without its Creek Valley students who make up an entire third of the organization. Hebron Orchestra is currently the biggest it has ever been, and it is only continuing to grow. If the Creek Valley Orchestra were to be shut down, it would be detrimental to the future of our program.

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