Davidson Middle School boasts a full and active music program, taking many students from a beginning level through a three year-curriculum. 9 performance classes and two other volunteer ensembles (11 performing groups) are taught by two music specialists covering voice, string, woodwind, brass, percussion, and steel pan.
Many schools boast if 15% of their student body is involved in a music program. Davidson’s enrollment in music classes is approximately 35% of our student population. Before “No Child Left Behind” requirements affected enrollment, we would have over 50% of the students involved!
The Friends of Davidson Music Foundation was started to help supplement the needs of the music department that are not covered by the district. The school and district supply the rooms and two faculty members. Sheet Music, instruments, repairs, maintenance, field trips to musically educational festivals, consultants, equipment and many other aspects of a successful music program are not covered by district funds. Davidson’s hard-working PTA has graciously and generously donated to us again this year for buses and consultants. Thank you, PTA! The remainder of our needs are met though our own fundraising efforts.
A fundraising letter will be mailed to families with a son or daughter enrolled in the music classes in October. It is currently our only fundraising effort of the year.
We are continually reaching toward our lofty and idealistic goal of bringing music to all students. We are an active part of the community in which we live. We strive to provide a quality musical experience for our students with the assistance and generosity of our school community.
“In a world where so many things divide us, music has the power to bring us together.”
- Bernard F. Brennan
Friends of Davidson Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization, IRS Code Section 501(c)(3) pending. FEIN #20-1292780. All donations are tax-deductible to the extent provided by state and federal law.
280 Woodland Avenue San Rafael, CA 94901
Tel: (415) 485-2400 Fax: (415) 485-2462
Dana Clark - President
Stephanie Robison - Vice President
Michelle Hassid - Treasurer
Rachele Lamontagne - Secretary
Char Lusk, Michael Mares, Dana Trillo