Davis Music Program


The following information summarizes the music programs in the Davis Joint Unified School District.  The information provided here applies only to those schools noted. 

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music staff

Elementary Music Programs
Orchestra
The strings program begins in 4th grade, 30 minutes once a week, with choice of violin, viola and cello. Participation is voluntary and on a pull-out basis. String bass may be pursued in 5th or 6th grade. Students are ability-grouped based on proficiency. Parents of beginning students must attend a required September meeting for enrollment. Sixth graders may participate in All-City Elementary Orchestra after one year of playing experience.

Band
Band begins in 5th grade, 30 minutes once a week, offering a choice of flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, alto sax, and percussion. Participation is voluntary and on a pull-out basis.  Students are ability-grouped based on proficiency. Parents of beginning students must attend a required September meeting for enrollment. Continuing students may participate in All-City Elementary Band after one year of playing experience.

Choir
Choir may be available at some sites, before or after school.  Support stipends are provided by the Davis School Arts Foundation and is sometimes taught by a non-credentialed music teacher.

Junior High Music Programs
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Each site hosts a 7th grade intermediate orchestra and an 8th/9th grade advanced orchestra. Orchestra is open to students with at least one year prior experience.

Band
Each campus has at least two concert bands and one 8/9 jazz band. Band is open to students with at least one year prior experience. Admission to the 8/8 jazz band is by teacher’s consent.

Choir
Each campus has at least one choir, two if enrollment is high enough. Choir is open to all students and no experience required.

Davis High Music Programs
Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra and Baroque Ensemble is available to students by audition only. No audition is required for Chamber Orchestra, though prior experience is necessary.

Band
Symphonic Band and Jazz Band are available to students by audition only. No audition is required for Concert Band, though prior experience is necessary.

Choir
Jazz Choir, Madrigals & Advanced Treble Choir are available to students by audition only. No audition is required for Concert Choir and no prior experience is required. Musical theater productions are a collaboration between the Drama Department and the Jazz Choir director.