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!
Oct 3- Orchestra Night at Sickles
6pm Sickles High School Theater
Oct 4-Davidsen Idol Finals
Oct 10- NW Jazz Fest Jazz Ensemble Special Concert
6pm Alonso Theater
Oct 11- Jazz Chorus Barbershop Day
Bay Hope Church
October 21-25-RED RIBBON WEEK
Oct 31 - Principal's Honor Roll Celebration
for first quarter (students with all A's)
Nov 8 – Veterans Day Concert
Featuring Jazz Chorus, Jazz Band, Chamber Orchestra, and dancers
9am Westchase Elementary
Nov 21 – THE GREAT AMERICAN TEACH-IN 2019
Sign up to share your career or hobby with students!
Dec 5 – Winter Band Concert
7pm Alonso Theater
Dec 9 – Winter Chorus Concert
7pm Wesley Memorial Church Hall
Dec 10 – Winter Orchestra Concert
7pm Alonso Theater
Dec 13 – Winter Dance Showcase
630pm Alonso Theater
Dec 14 – Santa Parade
West Park Village
Dec 20 – End Of Semester Pep Rally
Music and Dance Performances in the Gym
Teachers VS Students Flag Football Game in the field
January 13- One Book One School begins
"Schooled" by Gordon Korman. All students read Monday mornings
Jan 24 - Principals Honor Roll Celebration
for second quarter (students with all A's)
Jan 27-31 - Literacy Week
Students will participate in special activities
Feb 7, 2020 – Solo and Ensemble
7pm Blake High School
Feb 10, 2020 – Visual Arts Exhibition
Visual Arts Student Work Art Opening
Davidsen Media Center
Feb 10-14 – Scholastic Book Fair
Davidsen Media Center
Feb 14, 2020 – Dragon Blast
Our school-wide half-day Carnival kicks off the weekend by celebrating the hard work of our teachers and students!
Feb 26, 2020 – Davidsen Dance at Yuengling Center
Davidsen Dance advanced class will perform at a special
USF Bulls Halftime show
March 13- 8th Grade Field Trip to Busch Gardens
March 25- Author Visit with Ashley Herring Blake
March 27, 2020 – Dance Spring Showcase
April 9, 2020 – Rock-A-Thon
Annual fundraising party for Davidsen Music students featuring karaoke, games, dancing, and fun!
April 16 & 17, 2020 - Davidsen Jazz Chorus presents
Into the Woods
April 27, 2020 – Chorus Spring Concert
7pm Wesley Memorial Church
April 30 – Orchestra Spring Pops Concert
7pm Alonso High School
May 1 – Band Spring Concert
6:30pm Sickles High School
For more about Arts and other elective programs at Davidsen
Ms Jones' Band Room