PARKING for the NESBA Indoor Show 2/24/18

The fire lane at Dartmouth High School must be kept clear of ALL TRAFFIC. Please see the below information on where groups should enter and park.

-DSMA Volunteers: Please park in the DYSA lot (use the first entrance at the high school when coming up Russells Mills Road).

-Busses: Busses may use the student drop-off lane at arrival, then may park in the far lot next to the tennis courts and baseball field (behind the track).

-Box Trucks: All box trucks may use the first entrance to the high school (DYSA field entrance) and unload at the school’s loading dock. Trucks should then proceed to the far lot to park (same lot as busses). 

-Semi Trucks: Semi trucks may use the student drop-off lane to unload. Please full as far forward in the lane as possible, and park against the curb on the right (within the dotted lines). 

PRINTABLE MAP OF DIRECTIONS AND LOTS

February 2018 Calendar Winners! UPDATED 2/21

The daily winners of our calendar fundraiser are posted below, and this list will be updated as new winners are drawn. The people below will have their winnings mailed to them directly from the DSMA.

Feb 1 $50 – Olive Figueiredo

Feb 2 $25 – Tara Thomas

Feb 3 $25 – Patti Britton

Feb 4 $50 – Lucina Sao Marcos

Feb 5 $25 – Russ Benoit

Feb 6 $25 – Connie Iddings

Feb 7 $25 – Lori Cleveland 

Feb 8 $50 – Cathy Southerland

Feb 9 $25 – Darcie Aungst

Feb 10 $25 – Marionete Mateus

Feb 11 $100 – Stacy Gouette

Feb 12 $25 – Carol Freitas

Feb 13 $50 – Kevin Gomes

Feb 14 $25 – Sue Borges

Feb 15 $100 – Christina So

Feb 16 $25 – Joe Chagnon

Feb 17 $25 – Elizabeth Oliver

Feb 18 $50 – Laura Edgecomb

Feb 19 $25 – Diane Silva

Feb 20 $25 – Douglas Ranahan

Feb 21 $25 – Jamie Rebello

2017 Holiday Concert Schedule – All Schools

The holiday concert schedule for all Dartmouth schools has been posted on our Concert Calendar page. It can also be found below.

 

Date Day Group Name Time Location
Dec. 7 Thursday Quinn School Concert 7:00pm Middle School
Dec. 11 Monday DeMello School Concert 7:00pm Middle School 
Dec. 12 Tuesday Potter School Concert 7:00pm Middle School 
Dec. 13 Wednesday Middle School Chorus – Grade 6 6:00pm Middle School
Dec. 13 Wednesday Middle School Chorus – Grade 7 7:30pm Middle School
Dec. 14  Thursday Middle School Band – Grades 6 & 7 7:00pm Middle School 
Dec. 18 Monday Middle School Chorus – Grade 8 7:00pm Middle School
Dec. 19 Tuesday Middle School Strings 7:00pm Middle School
Dec. 20 Wednesday High School Holiday Concert – Chorus/Orchestra 7:00pm High School
Dec. 21 Thursday High School Holiday Concert – Band & Grade 8 7:00pm High School
Dec. 23 Saturday TSO Tribute – Orchestra Grades 8-12 7:00pm Zeiterion Theater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The DSMA Yard Sale is back!

That’s right, the DSMA Yard Sale to help raise funds for the Dartmouth School Music Association is back!

The yard sale will be held on Saturday August 19 from 8AM – 2PM at the Dartmouth Middle School parking lot.

You can come to browse all the great items available, you can reserve a parking space (or two) to sell your own items, or if you like you can even donate items directly to the DSMA to sell and help raise money.

For more information, please see our Fundraising page.

2017-2018 DSMA Membership is now open!

Membership is now open for anyone who wishes to become a DSMA member to help support the Dartmouth Schools Music Association.

A family membership costs just $15, and helps to support all of the activities the music students are involved with. Your membership also helps to fund scholarships that we award every year to members of our senior class.

Anyone who wishes to become a DSMA member for the 2017-2018 school year can simply download this DSMA application and send it in along with payment. For more information, please visit our Membership page.

Thank you for helping to support the DSMA! 

Gillette 2017-2018 Schedule Posted

The volunteer schedule for the Gillette 2017-2018 season has been published!

To volunteer for a shift and help earn money towards your child’s assessment, please click this link, and you’ll be taken to the online form where you can sign up. Please fill out the form in full, so we have all of your contact information, along with the student who you are volunteering for so we can make sure their assessment is credited for your hard work..

Remember – families are requested to work two shifts per child. Our stand at Gillette provides almost $40,000 each year to the DSMA, if we do not fully staff our shifts we will lose that money we all generate for our kids.

Volunteer shifts are fun and the time passes quickly! Events the DSMA is assigned include Patriots games (both regular season and preseason), Revolution games, UMASS football, concerts, and more!

And don’t forget, just about anyone can volunteer to help staff the booth, and earn money towards your student’s assessment. Parents, siblings, aunts and uncles, family friends… they’re all welcome to help staff the shift and keep our nationally recognized program running.

If you have any questions about the schedule or volunteering for an event, please email Chris Vieira at chrisvieira@dsmahome.org

Former Band Director Gil Madrigale Honored with Hall of Fame Induction

We would like to send along our congratulations to Gil Madrigale who was inducted into the Massachusetts Drum Corps and Music Educators Hall of Fame last evening!

Mr. Madrigale (or “Mr. Mad” as he was affectionately known as to his students) directed the Dartmouth High School band for over 30 years, and led the group to countless honors over that time.

Under Gil Madrigale, the Dartmouth High School band appeared in marching competitions all over the country, winning many of them, including multiple wins in the NESBA, USSBA (now US Bands), MICCA, and EMBA circuits. The band also performed in the Rose Bowl Parade in 1996, as well as with the Boston Pops in a televised event.

Congratulations Mr. Madrigale for a well-deserved honor!

 

Congratulations to our Indoor Percussion – WGI Finals

A hearty round of congratulations goes out to our Indoor Percussion team for taking home the coveted Fan Favorite Award at WGI Finals in Dayton, OH yesterday along with 5th place in the Scholastic World category!

The group started out in 4th place after prelims with their show “Emotional Rollercoaster”, and dropped to 5th against some very tough, and very good competition from a number of other schools from around the country. Dartmouth ended up scoring a 94.600 in the final round to take home 5th place overall.

Our kids worked hard all season long, and for that we salute them! We also would like to recognize the hard work of all the indoor staff, helpers, and parent volunteers who made sure the group and all props got on the floor successfully at shows throughout New England and at Finals in Ohio.

Great job, everyone!