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.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Chorus Announcements

Please review important information concerning the Dolvin Elementary Chorus upcoming events!

1.    DECEMBER CHORUS DATE CHANGE!  The chorus performance will now be Tuesday, December 13th.  Students will be wearing their chorus uniform and may choose to wear festive accessories.  The chorus uniform consists of our chorus polo shirts, dark pants, and dark shoes.  The chorus polo shirts are the same blue polo shirts as years past. 

2.    Chorus shirts will be delivered Monday, December 12th.  The shirts will go home with the students in their back packs.  Students borrowing shirts will need to return their shirts by Friday, December 16th.  All borrowed shirts must be washed in cold water before returning to the music department.

3.    SING FOR SANTA / Gladiators Game:  Our special performance of Sing for Santa at the Gladiators Game is December 11th.  This is not a mandatory event.  Students wishing to participate must turn in their form by December 5th.  All chorus members will obtain free admission.  Parents and siblings will need to pay $13 per ticket.  All students MUST be accompanied by a parent to attend.  The event will begin at 4:05 PM.  I would like to ask that the Dolvin chorus please plan on meeting at 3:30 PM at the Arena.  Our meeting location will be setup in the Arena and labeled with a sign.  Dress for this performance will be white shirts and jeans.  Students may choose to wear festive accessories for the performance.  A separate letter with specifics will be sent home closer to the performance date to provide any additional information and obtain and official head count.  We will be performing the following songs:  Star Spangled Banner, Up on the Housetop, Once Upon a Christmastime, Blitzen’s Boogie, Feliz Navidad, Winter Fantasy, and Jingle Bell Rock.  Lyrics will be posted online on the music webpage along with links to audio songs so students may practice and prepare at home.  Lyrics will be posted by Friday, November 25thPlease fill out the form by clicking here to give me a rough idea of a number of participants for our Gladiator Representative.

YouTube Lyrics:
Once Upon a Christmastime:  Coming Soon
The Star Spangled Banner:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i426pbQJZ_g

4.    This year’s chorus concert theme is “December in Our Town”.  As part of the script, chorus students will be collecting canned goods at the door the evening of the performance.  Please plan on bringing canned goods to donate.  The chorus will donate these canned goods to a local food drive. 

5.    Please direct all chorus inquiries to the music website at https://webmail.fultonschools.org/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.dolvinmusicendicott.blogspot.com.  You will find the answers to most questions on the chorus page, or in a blog post.  Lyrics and script for practicing for our upcoming shows will be found on either the chorus tab or the “December in Our Town” tab. 

6.    Please review the rehearsal schedule below for special parts.  These rehearsals will begin at 7:10 AM in the music rooms.  Please provide transportation on these dates for your child to attend rehearsals on time. 

Nov. 21-22
2nd Grade Performance…
December in Our Town Dancers / Sign Language
Light the Candles (dancers)
Nov. 28 – Dec. 2
Season of Hope – Instrumentalists / Season of Hope Solo
Kwanzaa Scarf Dancers / Christmas Comes to Town Duet
Season – Sign Language / December in Our Town Dancers / ALL SPEAKERS / Christmas Comes to Town Vocal Ensemble
NEW: Light the Candles Dancers
Season – instrumentalists
Dec. 5 -9
Light the Candles (dancers) / Season of Hope Solo
Rockin’ St. Nic (sliders) / ALL SPEAKERS / Christmas to Town Duet
Kwanzaa scarves / December in Our Town Dancers / Christmas Comes to Town Vocal Ensemble
Season – Instrumentalists
Dec. 12
Season – Instruments / Sign Language

Please let us know if you have any questions.  We are looking forward to our upcoming performances and sharing your child’s talent with you!

Thank you,
Megan Endicott & Sara Clark

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Dear Chorus Parents,

Our chorus performance has been changed from Dec. 12th to Dec. 13th.  Please mark this change on your calendars!

Thank you,
Megan Endicott

Monday, November 7, 2011

Attention Chorus Parents and Students:

Several students were unable to sign up for special roles for our upcoming chorus performance.  If you are interested in an instrumental, dance, or sign language role, please click on the page for online chorus signups above and complete the form to submit your interest.  These special roles will be chosen via drawing names.  We hope to complete the drawing as soon as we have completed singing and speaking auditions.  Please remember these musical roles will be rehearsing in the mornings from 7:10 - 7:40.  A detailed schedule will be sent home as soon as results are announced.  Rehearsals will begin next week.  Please e-mail if you have any questions!

Thank you!