DVMS Music Department Add/Drop Dates
Students currently enrolled in Dunlap Valley Middle School may add/drop choir, orchestra or band courses from their schedules at the beginning of each semester.
Fall Semester - The deadline for fall semester add/drop is Thursday, August 30, 2018.
Spring Semester - The deadline for spring semester add/drop is Friday, January 18, 2019.
Students who move into the district during a given semester MAY add music courses to their schedule upon enrollment.
The Director of Orchestras is Rosemary Ardner.
Mrs. Ardner is a graduate of Ball State University and holds a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, with a focus on fine arts assessment, from Aurora University. She is an active professional violinist in Central Illinois and is the conductor of the Preparatory Orchestra for Youth Music Illinois. Since 2006, Mrs. Ardner has taught orchestra at the elementary, middle, and high school levels in Dunlap. She may be reached at 243-1034 or via e-mail: email@example.com.
- Band and Orchestra Instruments
- Kidder Music
- Private Lessons
- Music Department Dress Code
- Sports/Clubs Conflicts
- Music Department Grading
- Study Hall
Band and orchestra instruments are much like automobiles, all makes and models are not equal! Resale values, ability to acquire parts/repair, and quality of sound varies. Please do not hesitate to contact the music department with questions when buying new or used. We will be glad to arm you with the information you need to make a sound investment.
Kidder Music services our school district. Their store is located just off Pioneer Parkway directly behind Sherwin-Williams Paint Store on Crestline Drive. They are open Monday through Thursday from 9am-6pm and Friday from 9am–5:30 pm. Saturdays they are open from 9:30am3:30pm. Reeds, oils, supplies, books, music etc for your student can be purchased there. The store phone number is 692-4040. They also have a website at www.kiddermusic.com.
All 6 through 8th grade musicians will need a music department polo shirt AND t-shirt. These are available to order at the beginning of each school year. Students wear these shirts at concerts, competitions, and music field trips along with black dress pants/skirts, black socks/hose, and SOLID BLACK SHOES. Young ladies should consider the length of skirts when seated.
Sports and club conflicts are handled between the music directors and school coaches/administration. MOST of our students are involved in extra-curricular sports or activities such as student council, scholastic bowl, dance, cheerleading, etc. MANY are involved with SEVERAL! It is our philosophy to support our musicians with their talents as best we can