A little bit about the music classroom:

In music class students will sing, move, listen, imitate, explore, experience, analyze, classify, create, share, perform, notate, read, improvise, cooperate, and most importantly HAVE FUN!!!! We strive to create innovative, engaging lesson plans which include singing, playing instruments, and moving in each of our lessons. Music is important here at Dolvin Elementary. Studies show that students who receive music perform better on tests involving reading, math, problem solving, and logical thinking.


Monday, October 21, 2019

2nd Grade Musical THIS WEEK!

Dear 2nd Grade Parents,

The 2nd grade is proud to present our musical, "Spaced Out", which will be held on Thursday, October 24th, at 6:00 PM in the Dolvin Cafeteria. Students are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 PM to begin getting into costume. Please be advised that the school doors will not open until 5:30 PM. Your child will need to war jeans and a white shirt: all other costume necessities will be provided by the music department. If your child has received a character assignment they will need to wear their assigned costume. We will hold a performance for the student body Thursday morning at 8:00 AM; therefore, you will need to send your child to school with their costumes for the morning performance. Please check the music department website for any additional information at www.dolvinmusicendicott.blogspot.com.

We are also in need of parent volunteers to assist with the set-up of the cafeteria following the conclusion of our performance Thursday evening. Please email Megan Endicott if you would be willing to assist.

Please e-mail the music department if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you Thursday, October 24th, at 6:00 PM for our performance.

Thank you,

Megan Endicott & Patrick Denney
endicott@fultonschools.org

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3rd Grade Musical Updates

Hi parents! You may be hearing from your students that they are still awaiting their opportunity to audition. We are a little behind schedule, but plan on continuing auditions this week! Reach out if you have any questions!

Thank you,
Megan Endicott

Friday, October 4, 2019

3rd Grade Musical Auditions!

It's time for 3rd graders to begin their auditions from Oct. 7th to Oct. 9th. I've included information that you should have received from your homeroom teachers below. Thank you so much for staying connected!!! Reach out if you have any questions.

Thank you!


Dear 3rd Grade Parents,

We are excited to announce that we will be presenting our third grade musical, “Dig It”, at Dolvin Elementary School on Thursday, November 14th.  Your child may be interested in auditioning for a special role in this year’s musical.  Linked here are lines and part assignments for students to utilize for practice and during their audition  http://dolvinmusicendicott.blogspot.com/p/dig-it.html.  Auditions will be held during the window of Oct. 7th-9th.  In order for a student to obtain a role, they are expected to speak loudly, slowly, clearly, and expressively.  We do not require students to memorize their lines for their audition; however, memorization offers an opportunity for students to use their hands to add expressive qualities. Every student will have an opportunity to dress in costume and be featured on stage regardless on if they are selected to speak in the microphone. Speaking parts are extremely limited. For more information, check the music blog at www.dolvinmusicendicott.blogspot.com. You may also find this information on the music website “Musicals” or the “Dig It” tab.  

Thank you,
Megan Endicott and Patrick Denney



***We are reviewing 2nd grade auditions and hope to have results announced by next Thursday! Teachers will send an email to those receiving part assignments. 

Friday, September 6, 2019

2nd Grade Musical!

Dear 2nd Grade Parents,

We are excited to announce that we will be presenting our second grade musical, “Spaced Out”, at Dolvin Elementary School on Thursday, October 24th.  Your child may be interested in auditioning for a special role in this year’s musical.  Attached are lines and part assignments for students to utilize for practice and during their audition.  Auditions will be held during the window of Oct. 11th-16th.  In order for a student to obtain a role, they are expected to speak loudly, slowly, clearly, and expressively.  We do not require students to memorize their lines for their audition; however, memorization offers an opportunity for students to use their hands to add expressive qualities. Every student will have an opportunity to dress in costume and be featured on stage regardless on if they are selected to speak in the microphone. Speaking parts are limited. For more information, check the music blog at http://dolvinmusicendicott.blogspot.com/p/spaced-out.html. You may also find this information on the music website “Spaced Out” tab.  

Thank you,
Megan Endicott and Patrick Denney

~ 3rd Grade information coming soon! 

Friday, August 30, 2019

Welcome 2019-2020 Dolvin Students!

We are thrilled that we are back here at Dolvin and now in our 3rd week of school! AMAZING! All students are working in unit 1: rhythm, beat, and meter. These past few weeks have been about learning routines and procedures and just having fun being together! We have been exploring steady beat verses no steady beat and our preference for each. In addition, we have been moving and playing instruments to the beat to discover that some pieces of music are more difficult to "find" the beat! We look forward to moving into musical notation and meter (or how the beats are grouped) in the upcoming weeks and look forward to sharing more with you as we ramp up our Seesaw accounts! Be looking for information soon!

I know a lot of 4th and 5th graders are getting excited about the beginning of chorus. We will begin accepting chorus paperwork next Tuesday and will begin rehearsals next Thursday, September 5th. Please read the information on the chorus link about chorus dismissal and the strict policy about late pick up. I have an appointment across down on Thursdays at 4:30 and cannot be late. Be brainstorming carpool setups or your back up plan in the event something unforeseen pops up. You may begin signing up today on the website by clicking on the chorus link above! Be aware that the chorus polo purchase link may not be active until next Tuesday. New to Dolvin? Check out my YouTube channel to peek at some of the great things happening at Dolvin ES!

2nd & 3rd graders are beginning work on their musical, Dig It and Spaced Out! Check out the musical tab above for dates and click on the specific tabs to begin looking at the audition scripts, lyrics for practice, and home, and any particular costume needs. We are looking forward to all of the fun!

Finally, I am helping run the tech team again alongside Kaitlyn McMahan (EIP), Jenn Shaffer (AA), and Sue Thomas (Media Center). We currently do not have decisions made on the progress and hope to be posting the final list by next week. We had a lot of interest and a lot of forms to review! Please be patient as we make the best decisions possible.

Have questions? Reach out to endicott@fultonschools.org! And go ahead and follow me on Twitter to see pictures and videos of our students at work! This is going to be a great year!

~Until next time!
Megan Endicott

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Happy end of the year and HELLO SUMMER!

Goodbyes are bitter sweet. As we take off to enjoy family, friends, relaxation, and vacations to prepare for the return of our students, we say a fond farewell to our 5th graders! This is a special group I am going to miss dearly.

As an exciting way to send off, the Music Tech Team (MTT) hosted their final podcast series of the year spotlighting unit 4, form and timbre, as well as featured guest interviewee Mr. Tim Corrigan, the Fulton County Northeast Learning Community Area Superintendent of Schools! The students and I had a wonderful time getting to know more about Mr. Corrigan as well as hear about how involved music is in his life and career. This is a feature you don't want to miss!


Friday, February 8, 2019

February Updates!

Dear parents,

We are excited to announce that we are very close to finalizing 1st grade auditions for Lemonade, that will be featured on February 28th in the Dolvin Elementary Cafeteria. Please remember, that while not everyone will have the opportunity to speak in the microphone, all students will be in costume and featured on stage! For more details and practice parts, please view the Lemonade link on this website!

Chorus started up with a bang this week! Students selected Disney as the theme for our spring medley. We are excited to look through and add some of our Disney favorites!

And finally, we have a special podcast we have been working hard to edit and have it ready to share! This podcast features Mrs. Cooke! The Dolvin Elementary School principal. We hope you enjoy!

Thank you!

Megan Endicott