District News ➤ Article 21290
Thumbnail Image for Article 21290North Hopkins Panther Beginning Band Earns Excellent Rating at Sandy Lake in Dallas! Go Panthers!!!
Posted Date: 05/07/2018

North Hopkins ISD is thankful for a great start to their band program this year as they went to Sandy Lake Amusement Park in Dallas on March 1st under the direcxtion of Monte Ascraft and 6th grade teacher, Sherry Hocutt.


The Panther Beginning Band was started initially in the spring of 2017 with Superintendent and former band director, Dr. Darin Jolly. Jolly rehearsed and directed beginning band as he was able to teach music alongside his dedication and commitment of running Norh Hopkins ISD as Superintendenent of schools.

In fall 2017, North Hopkins ISD hired retired band director, Monte Ascraft to teach part time band in North Hopkins ISD folloing his marching band adjudication experiences with Dr. Darin Jolly as Texas marching band judges in Longview. Jolly and Ashcraft have several years combined as music educators and adjudicators in Texas providing constructive coments, feedback, and performance ratiings for Texas music organizations.


We’re thankful for a great start and beginning to our band program in North Hopkins ISD.

Sandy Lake North Hopkins Band Bus

North Hopkins Band at Sandy Lake Fun Fest 2018

North Hopkins Band Kids

North Hopkins Logo and Banner

Dr. Darin Jolly, Superintendent      

Brian Lowe, HS Principal    

Kodi Wright, Elementary Principal

Monte Ashcraft, Director of Bands

North Hopkins Independent School District