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!

 

Congratulations to our Color Guards!

Congratulations to our color guards!! The Dartmouth Varsity Guard are the 2017 National Scholastic A NESBA Champions, winning with a score of 98.37 last night in Salem, MA! And our JV Guard came in 3rd at NESBA with a score of 94.09, the highest score our JV Guard has ever received. We are all so proud of you!

Welcome to our rebuilt website!

As you can see, the DSMA website has undergone an extensive transformation!

This new version of the website can be easily viewed on mobile phones, and should allow parents and students to find information much faster and easier. Our Calendar pages have been re-vamped and should be very helpful when trying to find rehearsal or performance times and locations.

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be continuing to re-add some older content and photos, and we also have a new Alumni page to help former Dartmouth music students stay connected with the program.

We also encourage everyone to “like” our page on Facebook, which is where we post live info on schedule changes, competition scores, and photos from events our programs are participating in.