Night of Percussion & NESBA Finals April 5 & 6

Night of Percussion

The annual Night of Percussion is quickly approaching! This night showcases the talent of Dartmouth students in various percussion programs throughout our schools, and ends with a performance of the Indoor Percussion show “All In”. Proceeds from this event benefit the music programs in the Dartmouth Public Schools

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. You can RSVP on our Facebook page by clicking here!

NESBA Indoor Percussion & Winds Finals

This year’s NESBA Indoor Percussion & Winds Finals will once again be held at Dartmouth High School!

Come see over 30 units from throughout New England perform some of the best indoor percussion & winds shows in the country. Tickets are just $15. You can find more info on our Facebook event page by clicking here.

For a full schedule and list of performing groups, please visit http://nesba.org/events/04062019/2019-New-England-Percussion-and-Winds-Championships/#

Indoor Percussion Itinerary – Week of March 18, 2019 (Triton & Shepard Hill NESBA shows)

The indoor percussion itinerary for the week of March 18 can be found at this link. We recommend printing it out for easy reference! Our Google calendar (which can also be found in the BAND app) has been updated as well.

All costumes that went home with the students after the NJ trip should be washed and returned during rehearsal this week. Any questions about costume washing and care should be directed to Greg Jones (gregjones@dsmahome.org) or Sue Benoit (suebenoit@dsmahome.org).

Indoor Percussion Itinerary – Salem NH NESBA Show

This week’s itinerary, which includes the Pops Concert and the Salem, NH NESBA show, can be downloaded from this link.

Please note than an On/Off Floor Rehearsal has been added for Sunday, March 10. This is to prepare for the WGI Power Regional next weekend. ALL PARENTS who will be helping at the NJ Power Regional should be at practice, as the NJ show has a different on/off procedure than the other WGI shows we normally attend. 

Indoor Percussion Itinerary – Week of 2/25/19: WGI Trumbull

The indoor percussion itinerary for this week (WGI Trumbull Regional) can be downloaded and printed by clicking this link. Rehearsal times and the bus schedule for Saturday are included. Parents who will be assisting with on/off the floor need to be at practice on Thursday night by 8:15pm to practice moving the props.

Don’t forget – this show is a double header. Students should bring food for lunch on the bus ride to CT, and we will be headed to a local mall for dinner before returning to the school for the evening finals performance. 

Indoor Percussion Itinerary – Week of Feb 16 (NESBA home show), March percussion calendar

The itinerary for indoor percussion rehearsals the week of February 16 is now online and can be downloaded/printed by clicking this link. This itinerary covers all rehearsals for the February vacation week. 

PLEASE NOTE – there are TWO rehearsals that end with on/off floor practice. Parents who will be at the indoor shows and are able to assist with helping move instruments and props on and off the floor are needed at the times noted on the itinerary.

The March rehearsal and show calendar has also been uploaded and can be downloaded/printed by clicking this link.

The Google calendar (which can be found in the calendar section at the top of this website as well as on the indoor percussion BAND App) has been updated accordingly. 

2019 Pops Concert Ad Book – now open!

Ads are now available for our 2019 Pops Concert Ad Book!

25% of all ads sold go to student assessments, so this is a great way to help reduce the cost of Dayton trips for our indoor groups, or you may defer the assessment towards next year’s marching band trip. Students must sell ads in 3 of their 4 years in high school to qualify for DSMA scholarships, so if your student has not sold one yet this year, you still have the opportunity!

Please click this link to download the Ad Book order form, which contains all of the information needed to purchase ads and turn in the paperwork & funds. Any questions can be sent to Becky Amaral beckyamaral@dsmahome.org. 

Indoor Percussion Show Shirt Order Form Now Online

Indoor percussion students, family members, and supporters can order the 2019 show shirt by downloading this form, filling it out, and returning it to the music office at Dartmouth High School. Students in the program will be given a hard copy of the form at rehearsal tonight (January 15). 

All order forms must be returned by Tuesday, January 22. Orders can be paid online here on our website, or via cash/check when returning the form. If you pay online, you still need to turn in the order form so we have your name and size for the order.

Any questions should be directed to Sue Benoit suebenoit@dsmahome.org.

2019 Indoor Percussion Logo Clothing order forms online

Order forms for 2019 Indoor Percussion logo clothing are now available!

Orders must be turned in by January 7, 2019 – NO EXCEPTIONS. You can pay for the orders online or by check when turning in the order form. If you pay online, you still need to turn in the order form for size and customization information. 

Any questions can be sent to suebenoit@dsmahome.org. 

2019 Indoor Pit Logo Clothing Order Form (click HERE to view sample clothing pictures)

2019 Indoor Dance Team Logo Clothing Order Form (click HERE to view sample clothing pictures)

2019 Indoor Percussion Logo Clothing Order Form (click HERE to view sample clothing pictures)

2019 Indoor Drumline Logo Clothing Order Form (click HERE to view sample clothing pictures)

CONSISTENT FAN FAVORITES: DARTMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL (article from WGI)

The WGI website just published a fantastic article about both of our indoor programs! The writer spoke with our staff members, including Tom Aungst and Addison Kaeterle, about our percussion and guard groups and their history of being voted “Fan Favorites” consistently at WGI Finals in Dayton, Ohio.

The article goes in-depth on some details about how the shows are designed and developed, and also has some great pictures of our kids.

Be sure to check it out!