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Would you like a customized DHS Marching Band ornament?

One of our marching band alumni makes custom ornaments and is now offering a beautiful DHS Marching Band ornament on her Etsy store! 

Even better, she is donating 25% of each DHS band ornament to the DSMA! 

To view her ornaments, and customize one for yourself (or for your favorite DHS Marching Band member), simply click over to the HelleyHandmade Etsy store

Not only will you be helping support music in the Dartmouth Public Schools, you’ll have a one-of-a-kind keepsake ornament for you to treasure for years to come.

Thank you so much to Lauren Helley for helping to continue to support the DSMA. You make our program proud!

Revere parade update: report time is 9:30AM

The parade tomorrow (10/9/17) in Revere is still on as of this evening. Mr Kingsland notified all marching band and color guard students the other day that the report time has been changed to 9:30AM, NOT 10AM as noted on the itinerary, due to the band being moved up closer to the beginning of the parade.

If the parade organizers opt to cancel the parade due to inclement weather, all families will be notified via email, and we will post the update here on the DSMA website as well as on our Facebook.

If you have any questions, please contact DSMA President Lisa Perry lisaperry@dasmahome.org or DSMA Vice President Dove Furtado dovefutado@dsmahome.org.

Itinerary week of Oct 2, 2017 (Cranston East show and Revere parade)

The itinerary for this week, which includes the Cranston East show, as well as the Revere parade, has been emailed to all marching band and color guard families. It can also be found by clicking this link.

If you have not been receiving the itineraries or any other emails with weekly information about the band and fundraisers, please contact Sue Benoit at suebenoit@dsmahome.org so she can confirm you have provided the DSMA with your correct email address.

Every Monday in October is a Not Your Average Joe’s fundraiser night!

Do you like to eat delicious food? Do you also like to support music in the Dartmouth Public Schools?

Well, you’re in luck!!

Every Monday in October is DSMA Night at Not Your Average Joe’s – simply print out and present this flyer and 15% of your order total will be donated to the DSMA. The discount will be given to both dine in and take-out orders.

Feel free to spread the word and the flyer to your family and friends, and thank you to Not Your Average Joe’s for helping to support our music programs!

Help needed – final 3 Gillette shifts

Our final 3 Gillette shifts for the season are approaching, and we are in need of volunteers for the following shifts:

Sunday 10/22 Patriots 8:30 pm game……NEED 8
Sunday 12/24 Patriots 1pm game….NEED 8
Sunday 12/31 Patriots 1pm game….NEED 5

Please remember that Junior and Senior families must work at least 1 Gillette shift/event per season to be eligible for significant senior DSMA scholarships. Gillette is our largest fundraiser, bringing in over $30,000 each year to our music program.

To sign up for a shift, please click this link to fill out our online form, or email Chris Vieira directly at chrisvieira@dsmahome.org.

Our 2017 Marching Band Home Show is less than a week away!

We’re eagerly looking forward to our annual marching band home show on Saturday, September 30!

This year’s show will feature 13 bands from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Tickets are just $10 for adults, and $5 for students/seniors. The show begins at 6PM, and here is the full line up from the US Bands website:

06:00 PM NATIONAL ANTHEM
06:10 PM Group I Open : Joseph Case High School (Swansea, MA)
06:25 PM Group I Open : Bishop Feehan High School (Attleboro, MA)
06:40 PM Group I A : Somerset Berkley Regional High School (Somerset, MA)
06:55 PM Group II A : Oliver Ames High School (North Easton, MA)
07:10 PM Group III A : New Bedford High School (New Bedford, MA)
07:25 PM Group IV A : Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School (South Yarmouth, MA)
07:40 PM INTERMISSION
08:10 PM Group II Open : Cranston High School East (Cranston, RI)
08:25 PM Group IV Open : Norwich Free Academy (Norwich, CT)
08:40 PM Group IV Open : King Philip Regional High School (Wrentham, MA)
08:55 PM Group IV Open : Immaculata High School (Somerville, NJ)
09:10 PM Group IV Open : Blackstone-Millville High School (Blackstone, MA)
09:25 PM Group V Open : Dartmouth High School (Dartmouth, MA)
09:40 PM AWARDS

We can’t wait to see you there to help support all of our students! Our concession stands will be open, and we’ll also have a bake sale along with some other treats and vendors to help raise funds for the DSMA. 

Thank You to the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department!

The DSMA would like to extend our gratitude to the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department for graciously offering to help provide lighting for our marching band home show on September 30th. The safety of all performing students and attendees is paramount, and the additional lighting the Sheriff’s Department will be providing will allow all the drop off areas and warm up fields around our stadium to be fully lit.

Thank you again for helping make our home show the best experience possible!