Orchestra Instrument Selection Night for 5th Graders – Friday, April 8th from 5:00-7:00pm in the Dowell Cafeteria

If you are a 5th grader planning to be in orchestra next year, please join us for our Instrument Selection Night on Friday, April 8th from 5:00-7:00pm in the DMS Cafeteria. You can try out all the instruments of the orchestra and get set up for next year!

If you will not be able to make it that evening, please contact Orchestra Director Mr. Graber at mgraber@mckinneyisd.net to schedule an alternative time.

See you all soon!

DMS Winter Concert – Wed. 12/1 at 7:00pm at McKinney HS

The Dowell MS Orchestra Winter Concert is Wednesday, Dec 1st at 7:00pm in the McKinney HS Sperry Auditorium.

Please note that this concert is at McKinney High School, located at:

1400 Wilson Creek Pkwy

 McKinney, TX 75069

All students will need to check in at 6:40pm. Students/audience members will enter through the auditorium entrance. Students follow signs to uncasing area.

This concert is required for all students, and will feature all Dowell Orchestras. Students will sit in the audience and watch the other orchestras perform when they are not performing. The concert will be approximately 1 hour.

Please refer to your emails about specific information regarding concert attire, volunteers, and other important information.

See you all there!

Mr. Graber

String Fling Beginner Concert! Thursday, Oct. 7th at 6:30pm in the back school parking lot.

Our Beginner String Fling Concert is Thursday, Oct. 7th! at 6:30pm! Please come out, bring a lawn chair, and enjoy the Dowell Orchestra Beginners and beautiful weather!

Students need to wear their Dowell Orchestra T Shirts and Nice Casual Pants (Jeans – No holes).

Students check into the Dowell Orchestra Room at 6:10pm. Please plan to park in the front and walk through the front doors, into the cafeteria, and through the back cafeteria doors.

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Upper Level movie night!

DMS Orchestra is having their Upper Level Movie Night on Friday, September 3rd from 4:00-6:30pm in the DMS Cafeteria! This event is open to all Orchestra members in Philharmonic, Sinfonietta, and Honors Orchestra. We will watch a movie (TBA via email) and then have a pizza dinner afterward. Students are encouraged to bring snacks!