The Argyle High School Choir program was established full time in the 2016-2017 school year by Mr. Will Griswold with only 5 HS students and 10 MS students. Mr. Griswold had a vision from the very beginning, to create a program that embodied one core idea...
"Love Your Neighbor"
An idea passed down from his college director, Dr. Deen Entsminger, Mr. Griswold believed that if everyone in the room focused on caring for one another, that beautiful music would naturally come to life. The Argyle HS Choir program quickly became a family and a growing on at that. In year two, the HS program had grown to 45 students and the MS program enrolled almost 75. By year three, the community of Argyle was catching wind of the special nature of what was taking place in the Choir room. Now in year four, the Argyle High School program enrolls almost 100 students and will begin the 2020-2021 school year with six unique performing ensembles. This growth was made possible by the passionate students that have filled the Choir room over the past four years, the incredible support offered by the Choir parents and the districts Administration, and the loving spirit shown to our program by the entire community of Argyle.
Argyle High School Choir believes in creating excellent musicians and performing music at the highest levels, but knows that this is only possible when the bonds created by our friendship and love for one another comes first. In a world often full of chaos and confusion, we hope that our performances provide you with a sense of hope as you navigate your life. To find out more about how you can support Argyle High School Choir and Music Education in Argyle iSD, please email Mr. Griswold at email@example.com. Go Eagles!
Mr. Will Griswold has been a HS Choir Director for four years, all of which have been spent here at Argyle High School. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Belmont University in 2016 with his Bachelors in Music Education, Mr. Griswold was hired to build the Argyle ISD Choir program from the ground up, teaching on three different campuses during his first year. Since 2016, Mr. Griswold has helped the Argyle HS Choir program grow from 5 students to 85 students and from one performing ensemble to six performing ensembles. During that time he has helped 30 students make the All-Region Choir, 7 students make the Texas All State Small School Choir, and has lead the AHS & AMS Choirs to consistent Superior and Excellent ratings at UIL Concert & Sight-Reading Assessments. Mr. Griswold also recently traveled to Nashville, TN with the AHS Touring Choir, which performed at the Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
As a HS Choir Director, Mr. Griswold has also jumped head first into the a cappella community, founding and directing “Remedy” since the Fall of 2017. Remedy has competed at ICHSA twice, recorded two full length EPs, attended the Briarcrest A Cappella festival in Memphis, TN, and most recently finished 2nd at the Texas Vocal Arts Convention in Allen, TX. Mr. Griswold is also starting a new a cappella group this school year called "Flight."
Mr. Griswold has been nominated for Golden Eagle Teacher of the Year twice while teaching here in Argyle ISD and is excited to announce that he will be continuing his education this summer and pursuing his Master's Degree in Choral Music Education at the University of North Texas.
Mr. Griswold's professional affiliations include TMEA, TCDA, and the AEA, all of which have been instrumental in his development as a teacher.
Outside of music, Mr. Griswold loves spending time in the community with his wife Olivia, visiting family, eating at his favorite restaurants, and cheering on all of the Dallas professional sports franchises, especially his coveted Cowboys, Mavericks, and Rangers!