Itinerary for MetLife, mattress sale & raffle calendar info, parent meeting, and more!

This week’s itinerary was sent out to band & guard families via email today, and can also be found at this link. Please be sure to download it, print it, and post it in a prominent place!

MetLife parent meeting

We’ll be having a parent meeting to go over the MetLife itinerary and details on Tuesday, November 6 at 8:30pm. All parents should plan to be there to speak with your child’s assigned chaperone and exchange contact details. We’ll also have information on activities the following day. 

Mattress fundraiser

Our mattress fundraiser is back for another year! A fundraising representative will be at our parent meeting on 11/06 to discuss the fundraiser in detail, and the DSMA will receive $10 for every family that signs in when they arrive at the meeting! With 115 kids in the band/guard, that should be some easy funds to raise. A referral flyer for the mattress sale can be found on our Fundraising page.

Chance calendar fundraiser

This month our students can sell chance calendars for $10, which will draw winners throughout the month of December. For more information, and to download calendars to sell, please visit our Fundraising page.

Itinerary for 10/31 – 11/3 – football, Danbury show, & NESBA Finals

An updated itinerary for the remainder of the week went out today to all of our marching band & guard families, and can also be downloaded by clicking here. Here’s a quick rundown!

Football – the game originally scheduled for Friday has been moved to Thursday night at 7pm due to weather concerns. If you are available to volunteer in our concession stand, please email davemeatty@dsmahome.org!

Competitions – on Saturday our band & guard will be performing at US Bands regional championships in Danbury CT, and on Sunday we’ll be in Lawrence for NESBA finals. Performance times are listed on the itinerary, and tickets for Danbury are still available for $15 from the DSMA. Tickets will be available at the Thursday football game as well as during dropoff on Saturday morning. Due to some weather-related rescheduling, we had some chaperones who aren’t able to help on Sunday so if you have a CORI on file and you would like to help chaperone NESBA Finals, please email russbenoit@dsmahome.org.

MetLife meeting – the plan is to have a parent meeting on Tuesday November 6, time TBD to go over US Bands Nationals at MetLife. We’ll also have a representative on-hand to go over the upcoming mattress fundraiser and the company will donate $10 for every family that attends the meeting! 

Finally, we wanted to extend our thanks to all of the parents who traveled with the band to New Britain on Tuesday, or met us in the lot there to help out with the props and pit. Due to the mid-week show, an extremely rare occurrence, we did not have a number of staff and parents available to build our trees and help move our pit equipment. Our kids, our staff, and the DSMA board greatly appreciate you taking the time to help make sure our kids had a successful show!

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