Dowell Orchestra Winter Concert: Wednesday, Dec. 4th at 7:00pm in the McKinney Boyd Auditorium



Dowell Orchestra is having their Winter Concert on Wednesday, Dec. 4th at 7:00pm in the McKinney Boyd Auditorium.


Students check in at 6:40pm, and they are expected to stay for the entire concert. Dress is formal all black for upper levels and black pants and shoes/white tops for beginners. For more details, please refer to the emails sent out and info sheets provided.


Hope to see you all there!

Roller Skating Night! – Thursday, Nov. 7th from 6:00-8:00pm


Thursday, Nov. 7th from 6:00-8:00pm


Thunderbird Roller Rink

3200 Thunderbird Lane

Plano, TX 75075


  • Open to all Dowell Orchestra Members!
  • Admission for roller skates is covered by orchestra! If you would like roller blades, provide $3 cash as you enter.
  • No experience needed! Skating aids are available for purchase ($3)
  • Concessions and Arcade games are available for purchase!


Wear your 2019-2020 Dowell Orchestra T-Shirt.

Hope to see you there!

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Field Trip

Our Dallas Symphony Orchestra Field Trip is on Friday, Nov. 1st for participating students!


Students stay after school and have pizza and other food items before we go! We’ll depart around 4:45pm and return around 10:15pm.


Costumes are encouraged for the live music movie performance of Tim Burton’s ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’.


Hope to see you there!

Beginner Level Movie Night!

Calling all beginner orchestra students! We are having our Beginner Level Movie Night on Friday, Oct. 18th from 4:00-6:30pm in the Orchestra!


Bring pillows and blankets, and we’ll provide the food (including pizza)! We’ll be watching the new live action movie ‘Aladdin’.


Hope to see you there!

String Fling Concert: Thursday, Oct. 10th at 7:00pm

Our String Fling Concert is only two weeks away from today on Thursday, October 10th at 7:00pm in the DMS Cafeteria.


  • Students need to arrive to the Orchestra Room at 6:40pm for tuning and setting up.


  • Students take home their instruments after the concert, in which they begin practicing for a grade the next week. For Cello/Basses – Please make sure you bring a car that can adequately transport the instrument. Please do not put any instruments in the bed of a pickup truck!


  • Dress: School issued Dowell Orchestra T-Shirts, Nice Jeans, Tennis or casual shoes (no Flip Flops)

*Note: We are having some technical difficulties with the T Shirts. I’ll keep you all updated.


This concert is always a blast, and the beginners have been doing absolutely fantastic this year. Please let me know if you have any questions! Can’t wait to see you all there!

Dowell MS All-Region Workshop: Friday, Sept. 20th from 4:00-6:00pm

Dowell MS is conducting their All-Region Workshop on Friday, Sept. 20th from 4:00-6:00pm in the Fine Arts Wing.


Students will work with clinicians on their All-Region Music with their respective instruments. This event is required for all Honors level students, and open to any student interested in auditioning for the All-Region orchestra.


Hope to see you there!

Upper Level Movie Night – Friday, Sept. 6th from 4:00-6:30pm



Dowell Orchestra is having their upper level movie night on Friday, Sept. 6th from 4:00-6:30pm.

We will watch a newly released movie (PG rating), and then have a pizza dinner in the cafeteria afterwards!

This movie night is open to all Upper Level Students (Philharmonic, Sinfonietta, and Honors), beginners will have their in October.


Hope to see you all there!