Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser Has Begun!

Our annual Wreath and Poinsettia fundraiser has begun! Orders need to be placed by 11/5, and delivery will occur between 11/27 – 12/4. Families can click this link to download the order form!

Items include:

6″ Red Poinsettia $12.00

12″ Balsam Wreath with Bow $18.00

14″ Kissing Ball $27.00

Decorated Winter Basket $16.00

Please contact Tim Enos with any question timenos@dsmahome.org or 508-965-6147.

Itinerary for Week of Oct. 1, 2018 – King Philip show, 2 parades, Chipotle fundraiser!

Itinerary – King Philip Competition and Parades

This week’s itinerary has been emailed out to all band and guard families, and can also be downloaded by clicking this link. This week’s itinerary covers this Saturday’s US Bands show at King Philip, as well as the parades on Sunday in Boston, and Monday in Woonsocket. Please be sure to read the itinerary fully, as it gives details and times on each event. 

Chipotle Fundraiser – October 9

Our Chipotle fundraiser is quickly approaching! To help support the DSMA, just visit the Chipotle on State Rd in Dartmouth on October 9 between 4pm – 8pm. Simply show the cashier the flyer below, or tell them that you’re there to support the Dartmouth School Music Association. 33% of your food’s bill will be donated back to the DSMA. 

Tell your family! Tell your friends! Eat at Chipotle and help support music in the Dartmouth Public Schools!

Perfectly Posh Fundraiser Extended!

Last month’s Perfectly Posh fundraiser held by band parent Shannon McGuire was so successful that it’s been extended for another week! From now through October 7, 25% of all sales through Shannon’s Perfectly Posh online store will be donated back to the DSMA. Thank you for your support, Shannon! To shop Shannon’s store, please click this link!!

Itinerary for week of September 10, 2018

The marching band and color guard itinerary for this week has been sent out; it can also be found by clicking this link. The itinerary covers rehearsals for the week as well as our first home football game performance this Friday! If you would like to help at either of our concession stands for the football games this week and next (all revenues go to the Dartmouth Music general fund), please contact Dave Meatty. Help is needed from 4pm-7pm, and from 7pm-9:30pm. 

Don’t forget our Pancake Breakfast this Sunday from 8am-11am at the high school! If you did not buy a ticket in advance, we have a limited number available at the door for just $8. The Facebook event for the Pancake Breakfast can be found at this link. If you are interested in helping out at the breakfast, please contact Tim Enos ASAP. 

The Perfectly Posh fundraiser that benefits the DSMA is still ongoing! More information can be found at Shannon Perry’s Perfectly Posh page.

Perfectly Posh Fundraiser – September, 2018

During the month of September, one of our band parents Shannon McGuire is holding a Perfectly Posh fundraiser to help raise money for our program! The details are below, and thank you for helping our kids!

Perfectly Posh makes naturally based and sustainably sourced products for your body from head to toe. They are made from high quality real ingredients and are all made in the USA. All ages, all genders, all personal styles, there is something for you! This month, when you shop via this link and select DSMA Fundraiser September 2018 at checkout 25% of all pre-tax and pre-shipping sales will go to the Dartmouth Schools Music Association! You can shop at anytime and your order will ship immediately and directly to you.  

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!