Sept 22-26 - Start With Hello Week
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)
Nov 1 – (VIRTUAL) Veterans Day Concert
Featuring Jazz Chorus, Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, and dancers
Nov 10 - NJHS Induction Ceremony
THE GREAT AMERICAN TEACH-IN 2020
NOV 18 - Principal's Honor Roll Party
NOV 20 - OUTSIDERS DAY (7TH GRADE)
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
Jan 25-29 - Celebrate Literacy Week
Students will participate in special activities
Feb 7, 2020 – Solo and Ensemble
Scholastic Book Fair
TBD Davidsen Media Center
Canceled due to COVID
8th Grade Field Trip to Busch Gardens- TBD
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 3-7 - Teacher Appreciation Week
May 11 - Orchestra Spring Concert
May 17th - Chorus Spring Concert
(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.
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.
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:
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