Ursula Stephens Elementary of Katy ISD, located on Fry Road, is proud to announce that our music instrumental group, Stephens Stompin’ Hooves ensemble, led by director, Ms. Pay-Sung Chew, will be performing at the Annual Clinic and Convention of the Texas Music Educators Association in San Antonio on February 15, 2013 at 3:30 p.m. at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. We are very proud and honored to be chosen for such a prestigious state event among music educators all over the state. This is the first time an elementary instrumental group from the Katy district has been chosen to perform at the convention.
The Stephens Stompin’ Hooves comprises of 32 fifth grade students who meet twice a week before school to rehearse. The group performs various types of music, including African marimba music, Asian music, Western classical music as well as folk and pop music. The group performs on instruments such as xylophones, drums, recorders as well as body percussion (clapping, patting, snapping, and stomping).
The Stompin’ Hooves was also recently invited to perform at the State Capitol in Austin in March 2013 to promote fine arts education during the Arts Education Day in the Capitol event.