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Sunday
May192019

MISD Summer Band Camp

The week of June 3-7.  Registration is open to all graduating 6th and 7th grade Band students in the district.  Click HERE to download the registratin form and get your child signed up!  

Sunday
May192019

NRH2O Music Festival - Beginner Band

NRH2O - trip schedule
Thursday, May 23

7:00 am       students check-in for attendance (cafeteria)
7:15 am       load buses
8:40 am       line-up at park
9:00 am      PERFORMANCE
9:30 am       free time in the park (lunch is included)
2:20 pm       meet and dry off
2:30 pm       depart for DMS
3:30 pm       arrive at DMS (parent pick-up or ride the bus home)

What to bring:

Instrument in case with band binder

beach bag or tote bag w/ towel, sunblock, sunglasses, whatever you need for the park

wear your swimsuit underneath your DMS Band t-shirt with comfrtable shorts and shoes

Sunday
May192019

Spring Concert!

Tuesday, May 21 at 7:00pm on the front lawn of DMS.

Come celebrate the end of the year with fun music on the front lawn of DMS!  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, whatever you want! There will be an In-n-Out food truck open from 6:00pm-7:30pm.  In the case of bad weather, we will move the concert indoors to the DMS Gym.  


Students call time is 6:30pm.  Beginner Band will be seated first, and the older groups will have assigned locations to store their instruments (they can eat first while they wait).  All students are required to stay for the entire concert (will not be long). Attire for student performers is their Dowell Band T-Shirt and long blue jeans.

Monday
Jan282019

How to join the BAND!

1. Reading this in the SUMMER???  No worries!!!  Just email Mrs. Lisko (Band Director) to set-up an appointment to select an instrument. tlisko@mckinneyisd.net

2. Explore the "Future Band Members" tab above.  Use the Instrument Selection Guide to think about 3 instruments you would like to try.  Keep an open mind about all of the instruments because they are all fun to play.  The directors will also make suggestions and help you pick the one that is just right for you!

Tuesday
Aug282018

Private Lessons!

Private Lessons are offered through the band program and are available to every band student. The private lesson staff includes degreed educators that are handpicked by the directors. Individual instruction is extremely beneficial due to the one-on-one teaching environment. The private teacher is able to design a program that meets each individual student's needs, allowing each student to progress at his/her own rate of ability. Professional teachers on each instrument will be available to teach these lessons during band class & before or after school.Much of the individual success throughout the DMS Band Program can be attributed to the private lesson program and the superior private lesson staff. More importantly, much of the success of our students is due to the private lessons. The high number of students enrolled in the program at Dowell Middle School has allowed a high standard of performance to be maintained. Supplemental lessons are not required, but are strongly recommended.

Private Lessons Information