Students at Dodd may
participate in three music programs. These programs are band, chorus, and
orchestra. It is important to note that enrollment in any of these groups is a
full year commitment.
|The band program is
structured to provide large group rehearsal as well as small group lessons; both
are equally important and, therefore, are required components of band
membership. The small group lessons help to develop further musical and
technical ability and allow for proper assessment and evaluation of each
student. These lessons are scheduled during the school day on a rotating basis.
Students may choose to participate in Jazz Band and Percussion Ensemble. Please
click on “Band Home Page” to read about some helpful hints for starting the year
off on the right note.
Dodd Middle School has a
long history of providing students with a quality vocal experience. Chorus has
long been a very popular program and one that many students have enjoyed. The
Dodd Chorus meets every other day for ensemble rehearsals.
students who want to do more may audition for Select Chorus. This group meets
once a week after school.
OrchestraMrs. Jamie Odell
The Orchestra program at
Dodd consists of large group rehearsals and required small group instruction.
Rehearsals occur on alternating days during period seven; students do not miss
basic subjects for rehearsals. The lesson component necessitates that students
meet during basic subject time once each week. The rotating schedule has
students missing each basic subject class about once a month. Attendance at
lessons is very important.