Phone: 361-584-3591


Degrees and Certifications:

Southwest Missouri State University BS in Ed University of Arkansas Master of Music Missouri K-12 Music Teaching Certificate Texas K-12 music Teaching Certificate

Mr. Arthur Sholtis

My name is Arthur Sholtis.  This is my third year at BCISD as band director.  I also teach guitar.  This is my 31st year of teaching music.  I started my career in Iowa but came to Texas as fast as I could.  While in Texas, I have taught at HM King, Ricardo, Riviera, SGISD and now Bishop CISD.  I saved the best for last.  I love to travel and I love sports.  A fun fact about me is that my parents are missionaries to South Korea.  I grew up in South Korea and I actually started playing trumpet while living there. 

Our band at BCISD is doing great.  We have received a 1 rating at every UIL contest we have competed in the last two years.  The band has grown from 29 to hopefully about 60 next year.  My personal goal is to have 100 students in band in two more years.  My favorite part of teaching is watching the 6th graders progress so rapidly their first year of band.  I am excited about teaching this year and hope to see all the students enrolled in a music class.  

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." - Plato