Students in the Greater Houston area are rewarded with a performance at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for an educational outreach program, Musical Scores, May 11. Approximately 5,400 students and teachers are expected to attend the 16th annual Musical Scores at The Pavilion. The event takes place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on May 11. Thirty-one schools from 11 school districts plan to attend. For a complete list of participating districts and schools, see below.

Since its inception in 1995, Musical Scores, one of The Pavilion’s most successful educational outreach programs, has grown from serving 200 students its first year to 5,400 students and teachers this year. The program primarily serves “at-risk,” low income, middle school students who earn the privilege to attend a special event at The Pavilion by displaying model behavior and achieving specific scholastic goals. To be rewarded, students must achieve specific goals as established by their teachers and/or administrators. These goals might include specific academic accomplishments, improving attendance, book-reading objectives, raising test scores, modifying classroom behavior, or whatever the administrators choose. Once the students have achieved their goals, or "musical scores," they are rewarded to a free performance and lunch at The Pavilion. The students also receive complimentary Musical Scores T-shirts for their achievement.

Musical Scores begins at 10 a.m. on May 11 with Jean Donatto, master of ceremonies, and the Exceptional Student recognition and awards. Following the awards, special guest, David Parker shares his unique, upbeat and unforgettable message that blends music, movement and humor with sign language.  Immediately following Parker, the students enjoy non-stop entertainment by Mayhem Poets and Soul Street Dance Company. Mayhem Poets is a group of theatrically trained, comedy-gifted, lyrical virtuosos who blend raw elements of hip hop, theatre, improv and stand up comedy. Soul Street Dance Company is a high-energy, breakin’, poppin’ and lockin’ hip-hop dancing group.

For the past several years, The Pavilion has worked with Carver Magnet High School graphic arts students to create the T-shirt artwork for Musical Scores.  A gifted senior, Sam Tran, was the T-shirt design winner this year. Tran plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin to pursue a career in design. He was one of 13 students from Carver’s graphic arts program who submitted artwork for consideration as the featured design on this year’s Musical Scores t-shirts. These complimentary T-shirts, along with free lunches, are given out to all students in attendance.

Megan McEntire, the teacher who coordinated the T-shirt design contest through her Electronic Media classes, said “This design competition is a rare and wonderful opportunity for the students. Every student is able to learn something through their work in this competition. I personally enjoy the surprise of the winning design and coaching my students toward their finished products.”

Musical Scores is generously sponsored by Aon Hewitt, ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment, Calfee Specialties, CB&I, Chevron Phillips, Chick-fil-A, Entergy, PepsiCo, John P. McGovern Foundation, Lindahl Family Foundation, The Pavilion Partners, United Airlines, offfical airline of The Pavilion, Winstead, The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center.

For more information about Musical Scores, or information regarding upcoming events at The Pavilion, call 281-363-3300 or visit The Pavilion’s Web site at

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The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion is part of The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization that provides diverse, high-quality performing arts events for the entertainment and enrichment of a broad regional audience. Through numerous educational and community outreach programs, The Center is a catalyst for attracting new audiences to the performing arts and building strong ties between the arts and educational institutions.

Musical Scores Participants
May 11, 2011

Aldine ISD
Aldine Middle School
Carver Magnet High School
Grantham Academy Middle School
Hambrick Middle School
Hill Intermediate School
Jewell Houston Academy
Parker Intermediate School
Plummer Middle School
Marcella Intermediate School
Rayford Intermediate School
Reed Academy
Wilson Academy

Alief ISD
Holub Middle School

Cleveland ISD
Cleveland Middle School

Conroe ISD
Conroe High School
Grangerland Intermediate School
Moorehead Junior High School
Peet Jr. High School
Vogel Intermediate School
York Junior High School

Huntsville ISD
Mance Park Middle School

Humble ISD
Timberwood Middle School

Klein ISD
Strack Intermediate School
Wunderlich Intermediate School

Magnolia ISD
Magnolia Junior High School

North Forest ISD
B.C. Elmore Middle School
Forest Brook Middle School

Spring ISD
Wells Middle School

Waller ISD
Schultz Jr. High School
Waller Jr. High School

Willis ISD
Lynn Lucas Middle School


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