2020

SEPTEMBER

Sept 22-26 - Start With Hello Week

 Davidsen Idol ​TBD

OCTOBER

October 26-30 RED RIBBON WEEK

NW Jazz Fest Jazz Ensemble
canceled for COVID

 Jazz Chorus Barbershop Day
canceled for COVID​

Oct 31 - Principal's Honor Roll Celebration
for first quarter (students with all A's)

NOVEMBER

Nov 1 – (VIRTUAL) Veterans Day Concert
Featuring Jazz Chorus, Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, and dancers
Westchase 
Elementary

Nov 10 - NJHS Induction Ceremony

THE GREAT AMERICAN TEACH-IN 2020
VIRTUAL 

NOV 18 - Principal's Honor Roll Party

NOV 20 - OUTSIDERS DAY (7TH GRADE)

DECEMBER

DEC 3 - Honor Roll Party

Dec 14 – LIVE STREAM VIRTUAL ARTS SHOWCASE

Dec 14-18 - Holiday Spirit Week

Dec 18 – End Of Semester Pep Rally
VIRTUAL

JANUARY

Jan 25-29 - Celebrate Literacy Week
Students will participate in special activities 

FEBRUARY

Feb 7, 2020 – Solo and Ensemble
TBD

Scholastic Book Fair
TBD Davidsen Media Center

Dragon Blast
Canceled due to COVID

MARCH

8th Grade Field Trip to Busch Gardens- TBD

APRIL

April 1 - Dance Spring Concert REVIVE!
Live streaming on Facebook 5pm

April 15 - Band Spring Concert
Live streaming on facebook 5pm 

April 23 - Jazz Chorus Presents Schoolhouse Rock (YouTube Premier)

April 30 - Rock-A-Thon 
Annual fundraising party for Davidsen Music students featuring karaoke, games, dancing, and fun!

MAY

May 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week 

May 11 - Orchestra Spring Concert
5pm

May 17th - Chorus Spring Concert
5pm

SPECIAL EVENTS

(WE HAVE A TRUNCATED YEAR DUE TO COVID)

NEW COVID UPDATES FOR MUSIC AND PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Welcome Musicians and Dancers!
Ms. Williams (Romera), Ms. Jones, and Mr. Donataccio, and Ms. Mac are happy to welcome all of our new students and would like to share their plans for both the music/dance room environments as well as their plans for eLearning.

eLearning (Canvas):

Chorus, Band, Orchestra, and Dance will offer as much content and course material as possible for students who choose to learn music from home. Students will have a degree of access to campus to participate for music and arts, and will be invited to perform in concerts. Students may also take part in contests and games through social media. Joining online this semester will help prepare students to join the physical group if and when they choose to in the future.

Traditional classes:

All practice areas will be cleaned regularly and seating will be configured to separate students. All space in the rooms will be maximized and mask wearing will be required for string players and percussionists during play where distancing is not maximal, and for all students during non-playing instruction periods. Sharing instruments will not be allowed. 
Students (especially in chorus) will also use outdoor spaces as well as the open cafeteria stage to maximize space between singers There will be lots of singing outdoors!

Brass and woodwind players have made bell covers when it is applicable to their instrument. Ms Jones is also looking into specially designed masks that can be worn while playing. Students may consider purchasing a bell cover from one of these sources:

McCormicks

BandMans

stretchablecovers.net

We Are Excited!

Music, dance, and the arts are integral parts of education as they bring priceless value to the lives of our kids, future adults, and the community at large. Please support the arts during this uncertain time, it’s one thing we can’t afford to lose. We look forward to seeing all of you!

Ms Jones' Band Room

For more about Arts and other elective programs at Davidsen
​visit
www.dmscfa.com

PERFORMING ARTS & SPECIAL EVENTS