Approximately 5,400 students are expected to attend the 15th annual Musical Scores educational outreach program at The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands, home of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The event takes place from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on May 4. Thirty-two schools from 12 school districts plan to attend. For a complete list of participating districts and schools, see page 4.

Musical Scores begins at 10 a.m. on May 4 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 the Houston Rockets Launch Crew, Soul Street Dance Company and Black Violin. The Launch Crew is an energetic performance of aerobic dance, tumbling, acrobatics and audience interaction. Soul Street Dance Company is a high-energy, breakin’, poppin’ and lockin’ hip-hop dancing group. Black Violin is a group of classically trained violinists who play a fusion of hip-hop, jazz, rock, blues and more. Their influences include everything from Bach to Nas and Jay-Z.

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 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.

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, Jacob Melendez, was the t-shirt design winner this year. Melendez was one of 15 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.

Melendez’s design, chosen by The Pavilion’s staff, was the best visual representation of the Musical Scores program. Melendez, along with 13 other students from the class, are attending the event on May 4.

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 ARAMARK Sports & Entertainment, Calfee Specialties, CB&I, Chevron Phillips, Chick-fil-A, Continental Airlines, official airline of The Pavilion, Entergy, Hewitt Associates, Huntsman Corporation, John P. McGovern Foundation, Lindahl Family Foundation, The Pavilion Partners, The Pepsi Bottling Company and The Woodlands Wateway Marriott.
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
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
May 4, 2010

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

Alief ISD
Mata Intermediate School
Holub Middle School

Cleveland ISD
Cleveland Middle School

Conroe ISD
Caney Creek High School
Conroe High School
Moorehead Junior High School
Peet Jr. High School
Tom Cox Intermediate School
Vogel Intermediate School
York Junior High School

Harris County Excel Academy
Excel Academy Youth Village

Houston ISD
Crispus Attucks Middle School
Edison Middle School
Hartman Middle School
Stonewall Jackson Middle School
Richard W. Dowling Middle School

Klein ISD
Strack 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

Spring Branch ISD
Landrum Middle School

Willis ISD
Lynn Lucas Middle School

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