The Dartmouth School Music Association (DSMA) is dedicated to supporting the development of music appreciation and musical abilities throughout the Dartmouth Public Schools’ music programs. The school Choruses, Bands, Orchestras, Winds, Percussion, and Color Guards benefit from the DSMA’s support. DSMA membership covers a wide group of supporters, including parents, family members, friends, alumni, and music lovers around the region that work together to actively support the groups and fundraise over $100,000 annually for our students.
Dartmouth is a highly-diversified community nestled along the shores of Buzzards Bay in Massachusetts. Our town is defined by qualities including historic villages, a beautiful undeveloped coastline, a modern university and a harbor to entice any avid yachtsman.
The Dartmouth Public School’s mission of providing Quality Learning for All, is focused on requiring and supporting higher levels of achievement from all students. Because of this, our students gain recognition in many fields.
The Dartmouth School Music Association (DSMA) is a recognized 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization of friends of the Dartmouth Schools’ music programs. For more than 40 years, the DSMA has been providing vital support to the entire music program of the Dartmouth Schools. When budget cuts threatened school music programs, DSMA acted to ensure their survival; as a result, music programs in Dartmouth schools are stronger than ever!
Our families are our students strongest supporters! They help move props, create costumes, staff concessions stands, chaperone trips, and most importantly, help keep our kids safe!
The DSMA maintains a wealth of information for our families about the organization, including our by-laws, music packets, uniform care instructions, volunteer opportunities, and more. We also allow families to make payments for trips, costumes, shirts, and fundraisers directly to the DSMA through our website.