Fine Arts

Non nobis Domine: Not unto us, but unto God be the glory

As teachers and artists, we mentor our students, encouraging them to develop their God-given talents, to practice self-discipline, build their artistic excellence, to kindle in them a desire for mastery within their creative self-expression. We are committed to using the arts to produce wonderful students, rather than using students to make wonderful art.

Bishop Gorman Students have many opportunities to participate in fine arts programs and have won numerous accolades and awards.

Five-year Achievements and Awards History



ATSSB (Association of Texas Small School Bands)

  • 19 Students in All-Region Band
  • 10 All-Area Band
  • 3 All-State Band


  • 6 Students in Private Schools All-State Band
  • 126 - 1st Division Solo & Ensemble Medals (Regional)
  • 12 - 1st Division Medals (State)
  • 1st Division - Concert Sight-Reading Contest


  • 3 Years Sweepstakes Award (1st Division Concert and Sight-Reading)
  • 1st Division Concert Contest
  • Outstanding Cymbal Line - Drumline Contest
  • 82 - 1st Division Solo & Ensemble Medals (State)

1st Division SoundPost Invitational Concert Contest

  • 5 years - Tyler Rose Parade
  • 5 years - Tyler Christmas Parade
  • 5 years - Boshear's School Patriotic Concert (July 4th)
  • 5 years - Christmas Concert
  • 5 years - Spring Concert
  • Performed at Friday night Home Football Games
  • Performed at Pep Rallies and "Send-offs"
  • Performed at Nursing Homes


5 full-length musicals
6 TPSMEA All-State Students
21 TPSMEA All-Region Students
18 MS Honor Choir Students
5 TAPPS First Division Choir 
11 TAPPS First Division Ensemble 
3 TPSMEA First Division Choir 
13 TPSMEA  First Division Ensemble 
50+ TAPPS & TPSMEA First Division Solos



  • 1 student TMEA All-State Symphony
  • 8 students TPSMEA All-State Orchestra
  • 17 students TMEA All-Region Orchestra
  • 2 TAPPS Orchestra Sweepstakes, 1 First Division (in past 3 years)
  • 2018 TAPPS 4th Place State Orchestra 2nd at Solo and Ensemble
  • 53 1st division ratings at MS TPSMEA Solo and Ensemble in past 3 years
  • 47 1st division ratings at HS TAPPS Solo and Ensemble in past 3 years

Visual Arts


  • AP Studio Art Exam Passing Rate:  97% for the past 5 years (100% past 2 years!)
  • Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) sponsored by the Texas Art Education Association
    • 4 State Rating IV Superior Medals
    • 15 Area Medals
    • 109 Regional Rating IV Superior Medals (over 74% of Gorman Artworks entered over 5 yrs.)
  • Scholastic Art and Writing Awards:
    • 2 National Silver Medals
    • 11 Southwest Regional Gold Key Awards
    • 14 Southwest Regional Silver Key Awards
  • Congressional Art Contest:
    • 2014  1st place First Congressional District Award (work displayed at Capitol in Washington DC)

Fine Arts Faculty

Beason, Tina
Orchestra Director
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Galletly, Howard
Band Director
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Johnson, Hannah
Liles, Suzanne
Choir Director
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McGehee, Lisa
Visual Arts
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