Parent’s Night Out fundraiser – December 15, 2017

Our popular Parents Night Out has returned for another year!

Take advantage of a night of babysitting to do some holiday shopping, go out for dinner or a movie, or just get a few hours of peace and quiet!

Children will enjoy games, crafts, pizza dinner and drinks, and a fun, family-friendly movie while being supervised by adults and student volunteers.

Costs are $15/one child, $30/two children, or $45/three or more children from the same family.

Babysitting fees must be pre-paid no later than one week prior to the event. Reservations can be made by contacting Lisa Perry or Greg Jones.

You can also find the Facebook Event here

Help needed – final 3 Gillette shifts

Our final 3 Gillette shifts for the season are approaching, and we are in need of volunteers for the following shifts:

Sunday 10/22 Patriots 8:30 pm game……NEED 8
Sunday 12/24 Patriots 1pm game….NEED 8
Sunday 12/31 Patriots 1pm game….NEED 5

Please remember that Junior and Senior families must work at least 1 Gillette shift/event per season to be eligible for significant senior DSMA scholarships. Gillette is our largest fundraiser, bringing in over $30,000 each year to our music program.

To sign up for a shift, please click this link to fill out our online form, or email Chris Vieira directly at chrisvieira@dsmahome.org.

Our 2017 Marching Band Home Show is less than a week away!

We’re eagerly looking forward to our annual marching band home show on Saturday, September 30!

This year’s show will feature 13 bands from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Tickets are just $10 for adults, and $5 for students/seniors. The show begins at 6PM, and here is the full line up from the US Bands website:

06:00 PM NATIONAL ANTHEM
06:10 PM Group I Open : Joseph Case High School (Swansea, MA)
06:25 PM Group I Open : Bishop Feehan High School (Attleboro, MA)
06:40 PM Group I A : Somerset Berkley Regional High School (Somerset, MA)
06:55 PM Group II A : Oliver Ames High School (North Easton, MA)
07:10 PM Group III A : New Bedford High School (New Bedford, MA)
07:25 PM Group IV A : Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School (South Yarmouth, MA)
07:40 PM INTERMISSION
08:10 PM Group II Open : Cranston High School East (Cranston, RI)
08:25 PM Group IV Open : Norwich Free Academy (Norwich, CT)
08:40 PM Group IV Open : King Philip Regional High School (Wrentham, MA)
08:55 PM Group IV Open : Immaculata High School (Somerville, NJ)
09:10 PM Group IV Open : Blackstone-Millville High School (Blackstone, MA)
09:25 PM Group V Open : Dartmouth High School (Dartmouth, MA)
09:40 PM AWARDS

We can’t wait to see you there to help support all of our students! Our concession stands will be open, and we’ll also have a bake sale along with some other treats and vendors to help raise funds for the DSMA. 

Thank You to the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department!

The DSMA would like to extend our gratitude to the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department for graciously offering to help provide lighting for our marching band home show on September 30th. The safety of all performing students and attendees is paramount, and the additional lighting the Sheriff’s Department will be providing will allow all the drop off areas and warm up fields around our stadium to be fully lit.

Thank you again for helping make our home show the best experience possible!

Pancake breakfast tickets WILL be available at the door!

Our Pancake Breakfast is tomorrow morning from 8AM-11AM at Dartmouth High School. Some family members and music supporters let us know that they weren’t able to get tickets from band students in time, so we WILL have tickets available at the door. 

So if you didn’t get a ticket, you can still come on by the high school to have a delicious breakfast for just $8! Pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, milk, and OJ… yum!!! 

We hope to see you there, and thank you for helping support the music program here in Dartmouth. 

Chipotle Fundraiser on September 26

Our Chipotle fundraiser is coming up in just a few weeks. Anyone can participate and help us raise money for our music programs.

To take part, simply print out this flyer and bring it with you to Chipotle on State Road in Dartmouth (across from the Dartmouth Mall) between 4-8PM on September 26. Chipotle will donate 50% of your entire purchase to the DSMA!

Be sure to spread the word to your family and friends so they can help support music in the Dartmouth schools!

Our Yard Sale is quickly approaching!

Our Yard Sale is quickly approaching! As part of all the wonderful items and crafts for sale from our participants, the DSMA will also be selling a variety of costumes and props formerly used in our shows, many of which are still brand new. If you know of a local theater group, drama club, or dance studio that might be interested, please let them know!

We’ll be taking over the parking lot at Dartmouth Middle School on Saturday, August 19 from 8AM-2PM to help raise money for the DSMA. Spread the word to help support our students. 

We will have over 15 families there selling their items as well as a box truck filled with donated items the DSMA will be selling!

We will be grilling burgers & hotdogs, chips & drinks for anyone to purchase.

The students/ parents will also have a bake sale table, so come by and get a sweet treat!

We’d like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up for the yard sale, and also to everyone who has donated items for the DSMA to sell in order to help raise funds for our kids! There is still time to register for your own space for just $25 – contact Tim Enos to reserve it today.

Thank you in in advance for your continued support!

2017-2018 logo clothing forms available

Our DHS Marching Band and Color Guard forms for 2017-2018 logo clothing are now available!

To place your order, please download the appropriate form, fill it out, and return it with payment as indicated on the form. All forms are due by 8/17, no exceptions.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Perry lisaperry@dsmahome.org

2017-2018 Marching Band logo clothing form

2017-2018 Color Guard logo clothing form

DSMA Officers for 2017-2018

The new DSMA officers for 2017-2018 will be:

President – Lisa Perry
Vice-President – Dove Furtado
Treasurer – Sarah Lamothe
Recording Secretary – Greg Jones
Corresponding Secretary – Sue Benoit
Ways and Means – Tim Enos
Nominating – Russ Benoit

Congratulations to the new board members for the coming year! Updated contact information for all of the board members can be found on our Contact page.