PERFORMING ARTS & SPECIAL EVENTS

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!

AUGUST 2020

Aug 21- Back to School Dance (canceled)


More ​2020 DATES TBD


SEPTEMBER 2019

Sept 14- Chorus at Speak Up

Sept 20- Davidsen Idol Round 1
7pm, Cafeteria

​Sept 27- Band Night at Alonso
6pm, Alonso
​ High School Field

​ Sept 30 - Oct 4 – ​​SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR 
DMS Media Center

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​OCTOBER

Oct 3- Orchestra Night at Sickles
 6pm Sickles High School Theater

Oct 4-Davidsen Idol ​Finals
7pm, Cafeteria

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)

NOVEMBER

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! 

Nov 13 - World Kindness Day
"Free Hugs and Compliments" courtesy of DMS Yearbook students

Nov 18-22 – SAVE PROMISE CLUB
 NJHS promotes a safe and inclusive school community

DECEMBER

 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
followed by
 
Teachers VS Students Flag Football Game in the field

JANUARY

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 

FEBRUARY

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

March 13- 8th Grade Field Trip to Busch Gardens

March 25- Author Visit with Ashley Herring Blake

March 27, 2020 – Dance Spring Showcase

APRIL

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

May 1 – Band Spring Concert
6:30pm Sickles High School


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

Ms Jones' Band Room