August updates – Madeira Parade, car wash, and band camp!

Madeira Parade

Our marching band and color guard will be performing in the Madeira Parade on Sunday, August 5. Students will report to Dartmouth High School at 12 noon, and will be bussed to the beginning of the parade route. Step off is at 2pm, and students will return to the high school by bus once they are done marching. 

All students have been provided with their summer uniform (white band t-shirt and green shorts) for the parade. If your child did not receive their summer uniform during mini band camp, please contact Lisa Perry as soon as possible.

Car Wash

We will be holding a car wash at Town Hall on August 19 from 9am-1pm. Tickets are $5, and we are asking all families to sell 5 tickets. Ticket money is due by August 13, the first day of band camp. Students will have the opportunity to sign up for a shift to help wash cars, and we encourage everyone to tell family and friends about our first fundraiser! We will be posting a Facebook event for the car wash, so be sure to look out for that to help share it. If you have any questions about the car wash fundraiser, or need more tickets to sell, please contact Tim Enos.

Band Camp

Full camp for all marching band and color guard members begins on August 13, and will run Monday – Thursday for 2 weeks. Camp begins at 2pm and ends at 9pm, with a one hour dinner break that will usually run from 5pm-6pm. Percussion students (drumline and front ensemble) have a 12pm report time during camp. All band camp dates and times can be found on our online calendar, as well as within the BAND app. Students are encouraged to bring a large water jug/thermos that they can drink from throughout the day to stay hydrated. 

All returning students will be re-fit for their uniforms the first week of band camp, and once that is complete all new students will be fit for their uniforms. Returning students should bring in their full uniforms (jacket, white pants, green pants, gauntlets, and shako) on the following days:

Monday, August 13 – seniors
Tuesday, August 14 – seniors, juniors
Wednesday, August 15 – juniors, sophomores
Thursday, August 16 – sophomores, freshmen

Band camp will conclude on Thursday August 23 with the annual family BBQ at the high school, which will begin at 6:30pm. Please be sure not to arrive before 6:30, as DSMA staff and volunteers need to clean up from feeding the kids first! Families will have the opportunity to sign up for volunteer shifts and chaperone opportunities during the competition season as well as Gillette shifts during the BBQ. If you would like to volunteer to help serve the students and families at the end of camp BBQ, please contact Lisa Perry or Russ Benoit.

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

Wreaths and Poinsettia fundraiser is back!

Our annual Wreath & Poinsettia fundraiser is back!

Choose from 4 festive & beautiful arrangements to help decorate your home this holiday season, and help support your favorite marching band & colorguard member.

You can click this link for a printable PDF which you can fill out and return. Orders must be returned by Octover 31, 2017 NO EXCEPTIONS! Please contact Tim Enos timenos@dsmahome.org or 508.965.6147 with any questions.

Would you like a customized DHS Marching Band ornament?

One of our marching band alumni makes custom ornaments and is now offering a beautiful DHS Marching Band ornament on her Etsy store! 

Even better, she is donating 25% of each DHS band ornament to the DSMA! 

To view her ornaments, and customize one for yourself (or for your favorite DHS Marching Band member), simply click over to the HelleyHandmade Etsy store

Not only will you be helping support music in the Dartmouth Public Schools, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind keepsake ornament for you to treasure for years to come.

Thank you so much to Lauren Helley for helping to continue to support the DSMA. You make our program proud!

Every Monday in October is a Not Your Average Joe’s fundraiser night!

Do you like to eat delicious food? Do you also like to support music in the Dartmouth Public Schools?

Well, you’re in luck!!

Every Monday in October is DSMA Night at Not Your Average Joe’s – simply print out and present this flyer and 15% of your order total will be donated to the DSMA. The discount will be given to both dine in and take-out orders.

Feel free to spread the word and the flyer to your family and friends, and thank you to Not Your Average Joe’s for helping to support our music programs!

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!