Fine Arts

Welcome to the McAllen ISD Fine Arts Department.imgres

NAAMimgres-1At McAllen ISD, we strive to create a well-rounded, complete student.  Our Fine Arts department is one of the best, having been designated a “Best Community for Music Education” for two consecutive years by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.  We are one of the few districts offering a comprehensive music program that includes award-winning band, choir, and orchestra programs from 6th through 12th grade.  In addition, our elementary schools employ degreed and certified music teachers from Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Studies show that students involved in the arts tend to be better performers in school.  If music is not your thing, join one of our fabulous visual art, theater, or dance programs.  Our students consistently earn distinction at both regional and state levels and we take pride in placing our student center-stage.  So strike up the band, take up the brush, or cue the spotlight, your future beckons.

Jim Egger
Jim Egger
Director of Fine Arts/UIL
(956) 618-6085

Lisa Saenz-Saldivar
Lead Arts Coach & Lead Art Teacher
(956) 632-2920





Victoria Villarreal
Fine Arts Secretary/Bookeeper
(956) 618-6087

Sylvia Arguelles
Lead Elementary Music Teacher

Carlos Garza
Lead Theater Arts Teacher

General Fine Arts Information for Parents

Information on Beginning Band and Orchestra

Forms for Teachers(click here)


Music is an essential part of every child’s education.

Learn more about our NAMM Award. Click here.

McAllen ISD Visual Arts Program presents “Thinking like an Artist: Elementary ArtWorkshops