Itinerary for Week of October 8 – Cranston (US Bands) and New Bedford (NESBA) Competitions

This week’s itinerary can be viewed & downloaded by clicking this link. It has also been emailed out to all marching band and color guard families. Our students will have a busy weekend, with a football game on Friday night, a competition on Saturday night in Cranston, and an afternoon competition on Sunday in New Bedford. Please have students bring their football uniform (green pants and jacket) to rehearsal on Thursday night. 

REMINDER – The Cranston show takes place at Stebbins Stadium, not Cranston East High School. The address on the itinerary and our online calendar will bring you to Stebbins Stadium. 

NE States tickets will be available for purchase shortly! We’ll send out an announcement with more information shortly. Tickets are $15 and we are required to sell 90 tickets. If you purchase your tickets from the DSMA, you will save $5 per ticket (they are $20 at the gate). 

Finally, THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Chipotle fundraiser on Tuesday night! It was a huge success for us last year, and we’re hoping it’s just as successful this year as well. 

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 24, 2018 – Home Show

The itinerary for this week’s home show rehearsal and competition has been emailed out to families. It can also be found by clicking this link.

Our home show will feature 10 bands from MA, RI, and CT, and is our biggest single-day fundraiser for the DSMA. If you have signed up to help volunteer at the home show, THANK YOU! If you haven’t signed up to volunteer but would like to help, most shifts start at either 3:30pm or 4:30pm. Please email Russ Benoit as soon as possible if you would like to sign up. 

Itinerary for Week of September 17, 2018 – BLACKSTONE US Bands show

This week’s itinerary can be found by clicking this link. It will also be emailed out to all band & guard families shortly. 

Please note two things for this week:

  1. Thursday’s rehearsal time has been CHANGED due to Open House at DHS. 
  2. This week’s show is actually in Medway, not in Blackstone. The address on the itinerary and in the online Google Calendar is correct.

We are excited for our first competition this weekend!

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.

Important Information for the DMS Music Festival

The musical performance portion of the DMS Music Festival will run on Friday, June 1, RAIN OR SHINE. Performances will be held at the middle school and then we will proceed to Six Flags. If weather conditions do not allow us to go to the park, each student and chaperone will be issued a Six Flags ticket good for any day during the 2018 season. The music directors will make a decision based on the weather conditions that day. If it rains students will report back to class at 11:00 a.m. and they will take their regular buses home.

Chaperones & Parents/Guardians watching the performance ​– Please park your car along Hawthorn Street closest to Quinn School so there is room for the buses. There is absolutely no parking on middle school grounds. Please adhere to the performance schedule and arrive no more than 10 minutes prior to the performance.

The departure time for all groups going to Six Flags will be 11:00 a.m. sharp. ​ We will return at approximately 10:00 p.m.

Performance times in the auditorium:
Chorus 8:00 a.m.
Chamber Orchestra 9:00 a.m.
Orchestra 9:30 a.m.
Band 10:00 a.m.

Performance times in the band room:
Jazz Band 1 8:00 a.m.
Jazz Band 2 8:30 a.m.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the music office at 508-961-2750.

Sincerely,
William F. Kingsland
Director of Music / Dartmouth Public Schools

Memorial Day Parade Information

Due to the Padanaram Bridge still being closed, the Memorial Day Parade will once again step off from the St Mary’s Church parking lot in South Dartmouth.

Elementary and Middle School Band report time is 8:45AM

High School Band and Color Guard report time is 9AM

Click here for the elementary band parent letter.

Click here for the middle school band parent letter.

Please click this link for more information on the high school band uniform requirements, along with the parade route. 

Let’s hope for some sun this year!