Music is a powerful tool created by God. Man has always had the choice to use music to glorify God or himself. The music program at CCS gives students an opportunity to practice praising God with their voices and instruments.
Performances and Competition
Each year, middle school and high school choir students are given opportunities to sing in the CCS Talent Show, the school musical, and various performances around campus and the community. In the fall, the choir hosts a concert and performs at the school-wide Christmas program. Also in the fall, the high school choir members have the opportunity to audition for the TMEA All-State Choir. In the spring, the high school choir enters the TAPPS music competition where students are given the opportunity to compete as a member of the choir, as a soloist, and/or as a member of a small ensemble.
In addition to the Warrior choirs, Cypress Christian School also has 15-member drumline. The Warrior drumline is a high energy group that plays at varsity football games, pep rallies, and various school events. This group also competes in the statewide TAPPS drumline competition. Students in the drumline have the option of being in the drumline class period where they spend time building percussion technique and music reading skills.
Secondary Music Director
Mr. Kirkwood (at top right) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Sam Houston State University. Before coming to CCS, he served as an assistant choir director at Cy-Fair High School, Smith Middle School, and Goodson Middle School in Cy-Fair ISD. Outside of his teaching experience, Mr. Kirkwood has worked as a professional pianist, keyboardist, music director, and conductor for over 75 musical theatre productions. In the Houston area, he has worked with Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), Humphrey’s School of Musical Theatre, Stages Reparatory Theatre, Texas Rep Theatre, and several others.
Mr. Kirkwood teaches sixth grade choir roations, middle school choir, high school choir, AP Music and assists Mr. Steve Allison on the Warrior drumline.