Are you a DSMA member?

Please support the DSMA by becoming a member! Or just renew your existing membership!  Deadline is approaching fast! Dues are just $15 per year for each family household. Membership will run from September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025. Anyone is welcome to become a DSMA member to help support the program, you do not have to have a student actively involved to join the DSMA. In fact, we have many members who’s students have long since graduated, and continue to support the program. 

The DSMA meets bi-monthly at Dartmouth High School.

In order to vote at the annual meeting, you must be a paid member by October 31st and be 18 years of age or older.

DSMA awards scholarships to qualifying Dartmouth High School seniors who are the children of DSMA members, and successfully submit their scholarship application. Membership must have existed for three years, one of which is the student’s senior year, and must be renewed before Oct. 31st of the student’s senior year.

Here’s how to join: Simply click this link and you can fill out our online membership form, and submit your payment. This will sign you and your family up for a DSMA membership for the 2024/2025 school year.

Dsma News!

DSMA Cookout – Thursday 8/22/2024 from 6:30-8:00 pm!

Students will be eating from 5-6pm. Then at 6pm – Parents and families are welcome. Please make every effort to attend. The DSMA board and committee members will be presenting various topics and important information for the marching band season.

Parent and Family preview show will start at 7:30pm on the hill.

Help support our Band by Becoming a DSMA Member

Please fill out the google form attached to become a member:

Great article on an even better sponsor

The DSMA is grateful for the generosity of all of our sponsors who help make our music program so successful. There was a recent Southcoast Today article that featured one of them and their success-Riccardi’s Restaurant. We are thankful to Riccardi’s Restaurant over the years for their generosity to our students and families and recently their Lifetime Sponsorship to the Dartmouth Music Program. Here’s the link to the article.

Band Shoe Ordering 

Every student will need the same band shoes. If your student has shoes from last season and they still fit then feel free to use them. If not you will need to place an order for new shoes. We will NOT be placing a bulk order this year.

Please go to Band Shoes Link to Order to order band shoes. This is where you can order your student’s band shoes.

Sizing is based on your student’s sneaker size. The deadline for your student to bring them into school is Wednesday, 9/6/2023.

2023 Scholarship Ad Book due Sept 18

It is time for the DSMA Scholarship Ad Book!

All ads and order forms must be submitted digitally no later than Monday, September 18. Payments can be made using the DSMA payment page, cash, or check. Please read the attached Ad Book Parent Letter for more information.

Remember you can ask your favorite businesses to place an ad!

All proceeds from the selling of the Ad Book go directly to the DSMA Scholarship Fund. You earn 25% of the ad price for your child’s assessment account which can be put towards the cost of music trips (New Jersey in November!). The remaining 75% of the ad price goes to the Scholarship Fund. Placing an ad in the Ad Book is one of the requirements to be eligible for a scholarship. It can be any size/price ad. Students need to participate for 3 years, one of those being senior year.

Steps to submit your ad:

  1. Fill out the Ad Book Order Form 
  2. Create your ad
  3. Email your ad to
  4. Pay online (cash/check can be put in a labeled envelope in the DSMA box located in the DHS music office)

All ads are due by Monday, September 18!!

Ad price and size

  • Full page $100, 8.5″ x 11″
  • Half page $50, 8.5” x 5.25”
  • Quarter page $30, 4” x 5.25”
  • Business card $25
  • Sponsor name $10 


Madeira Feast Parade – Sunday, August 6th

Video created by Corey Ferreira, August 2022.

Can’t wait to start the Marching Band season off with this parade! See below for the details…

12:15 – report to DHS to board school busses 
1:15 – arrive at parade
2:00 – Feast parade steps off
3:30 – depart feast parade
4:00 – arrive back at DHS 

Uniform: Green Dartmouth shirt, shorts and sneakers. Hat and sunglasses are optional. Water will be provided.