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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US Bands Group V Open National Champions!!

Congratulations to our marching band and color guard for scoring 98.350 at MetLife Stadium this weekend, making them back-to-back Group V Open National Champions!

The band swept all caption awards, which include:

  • Music Performance 
  • Visual Performance 
  • Overall Effect 
  • Color Guard 
  • Percussion 

This is an amazing achievement, and credit to every single student in the program for the hard work and dedication they’ve shown since the first day of band camp back in the summer.

After achieving the highest score out of the entire competition, the kids enjoyed a day in New York, which included stops at the Statue of Liberty, 9/11 Memorial, and Times Square before returning home, accompanied by an escort from the Dartmouth Police and Fire Departments. 

The band staff has noted time and again how amazing this group of performers has been all season. All of their efforts have paid off with their back-to-back national wins. 

Itinerary week of Oct 30 – US Bands Trumbull CT and NESBA Finals Lawrence MA

This week’s itinerary has been emailed to all marching band and color guard families, and copies have been sent home with students. You can also find a copy of the itinerary by clicking this link.

According to Mr. Kingsland, we most likely will be staying for awards on Saturday night but, if for what ever reason we don’t so the kids can get some extra rest for Sunday’s NESBA Finals, parents may want to have back up plan to ensure your student has a ride when we arrive back home. If Mr. Kingsland decides to leave prior to awards, we will have the students notify their parents, and we will also update our Facebook page with status on arrival ETA.

6th Grade Band Meeting – November 1

There will be a meeting for all 6th grade band students and their families at the middle school on November 1 at 6:30PM.

Performances and expectations will be discussed, and band jackets will be passed out. This will be the only opportunity for new band students to receive their jacket, as they are not sent home on the school bus.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Sousa johnsousa@dartmouthschools.org.

 

Wreaths and Poinsettia fundraiser is back!

Our annual Wreath & Poinsettia fundraiser is back!

Choose from 4 festive & beautiful arrangements to help decorate your home this holiday season, and help support your favorite marching band & colorguard member.

You can click this link for a printable PDF which you can fill out and return. Orders must be returned by Octover 31, 2017 NO EXCEPTIONS! Please contact Tim Enos timenos@dsmahome.org or 508.965.6147 with any questions.

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!