Announcing the DSMA Board & Committees for 2019/2020

Congratulations and WELCOME to the Dartmouth School Music Association Executive Board and Committee Chairs for the 2019/2020 school year!

President – Russ Benoit
Vice President – Jen Heys
Treasurer – Yvette Nunes
Recording Secretary – Lissa Horan
Corresponding Secretary – Sue Benoit
Ways and Means – Ann Lamere
Nominating – Laura Edgcomb
Past President – Lisa Perry
Past Treasurer – Karen McArthur

DSMA Standing Committee Chairs 2018-2019

Uniforms (Band) – Sue Benoit
Logo/Clothing – Andrea Moniz
Membership & Mailing – Sue Benoit
Decorating                        
Concession – Ken Richard and Dave Meatty 
Publicity  
Properties  
Scholarship – Sue Benoit
Gillette Stadium – Tracy Napert
Website / Sign / Facebook – Jen Heys and Russ Benoit

Contact information for all of our board members and committee chairs can be found on our Contact page.

We do have a few open committee chairs, as noted above. If you are a DSMA member and interested in helping out this year by filling one of the open committee chair seats, please contact Russ Benoit for more information.

DSMA Membership for 2019/2020 is now open!

Membership for the DSMA for the 2019/2020 season is now open!

DSMA memberships are just $15 for the entire family, and all membership proceeds benefit music in the Dartmouth Public Schools. Joining the DSMA gives you voting rights at our Annual Meeting, and also gives you the ability to run for elected positions and to sign up for Committee Chairs.

Anyone and everyone over the age of 18 can become a member of the DSMA! You do not have to have a student in the program to join. We have members who are alumni of our music programs, families whose students graduated years ago, and people who simply enjoy supporting our musical groups.

To become a member, please click here to download the membership application. You may send it to the address listed on the form along with your payment, or you can bring it to the DSMA box in the Dartmouth High School Music Department office if you have a student in one of our programs. Members can also pay for their membership online, however we do need the completed form returned to us to finalize your membership.

Applications are due by October 31, 2019. Questions about membership can be directed to Sue Benoit suebenoit@dsmahome.org

Thank you for your support of our students and music programs!

IMPORTANT: Nationals Championship Jacket Recall – PLEASE READ!

To our DHS marching band and color guard families:

There have been a few issues with peeling on the Charles River (nylon) jackets, black and green, from the latest 2018 Nationals order. 

Due to this, the company is willing to replace the jackets with a similar jacket (due to the previously ordered jacket being discontinued) that were ordered in the 2018 National Order.  ONLY the 2018 Nationals Order!! 

THIS WILL BE THE ONE AND ONLY OPPORTUNITY TO GET A REPLACEMENT! 

No future issues will be taken care of after this replacement order.  If you were one of the band or colorguard members who ordered a Charles River nylon jacket, either black or green, please have your son or daughter bring it to the music office to leave it with Mrs. Banville by Friday, May 24, 2019.  This date is hopefully in order to get the replacement jackets by the end of the school year. 

Please email Andrea Moniz at andrealee101599@gmail.com and let her know that you have dropped off a jacket or if you have any questions.

This is a sample representative image of the Charles River nylon jacket

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DSMA Meeting – May 14

The next meeting of the DSMA will be on Tuesday, May 14 at 7pm in the chorus room. This meeting will recap the two indoor trips in April, and discuss the upcoming Spring concerts. 

The primary topic will be the elections next month for DSMA executive board positions, as well as members who wish to sign up to be committee heads. We have many parents who are “graduating” as their children are seniors this year, so many positions will be open for nominations or signups. 

If you are interested in a board position or being a committee chair, we strongly recommend you come to the meeting to speak with the current board about the open positions. Interested members may turn in their nomination forms to Dove Furtado, our Nominations chair, during the meeting. 

All nomination forms for executive board or committee chair positions must be turned in by May 16, 2019 for your name to be placed on the ballot. 

We look forward to seeing you at the meeting!

2019 Pops Concert Ad Book – now open!

Ads are now available for our 2019 Pops Concert Ad Book!

25% of all ads sold go to student assessments, so this is a great way to help reduce the cost of Dayton trips for our indoor groups, or you may defer the assessment towards next year’s marching band trip. Students must sell ads in 3 of their 4 years in high school to qualify for DSMA scholarships, so if your student has not sold one yet this year, you still have the opportunity!

Please click this link to download the Ad Book order form, which contains all of the information needed to purchase ads and turn in the paperwork & funds. Any questions can be sent to Becky Amaral beckyamaral@dsmahome.org. 

2019 Corporate Sponsorships Are Now Available!

2019 sponsorships for our marching band and indoor groups is now open for enrollment!

In 2018, tens of thousands of people throughout New England and the east coast all the way to Dayton, OH saw the logos of our corporate sponsors on our trucks as they traveled to competitions. All three of our show shirts also featured logos from our sponsors, and those shirts have proudly been worn all over the world (yes, the world!).

An organization the size of ours relies heavily on fundraising and the support of our community, and our sponsorship program helps us proudly display the logos of businesses who value the role music education and performance plays in our public schools.

Also, families who sign up corporate sponsors will receive a 25% assessment per sponsorship that they sign up! WOW! 

For more information about making a tax-deductible donation, please visit our Sponsorship page right now. Sponsorship is only open for enrollment until January 31, 2019!!

2018 US Bands National Champs logo clothing order form now available!

Logo clothing with our 2018 US Bands National Champion logo is now available for order!

To download the form, please click this link.

All order forms and money must be returned to the DSMA box in the music office by Wednesday, December 19. Any questions can be directed to Andrea Moniz by emailing andrealee101599@gmail.com

Images of many of the logo clothing options can be viewed in this photo gallery.