Night of Percussion & NESBA Finals April 5 & 6

Night of Percussion

The annual Night of Percussion is quickly approaching! This night showcases the talent of Dartmouth students in various percussion programs throughout our schools, and ends with a performance of the Indoor Percussion show “All In”. Proceeds from this event benefit the music programs in the Dartmouth Public Schools

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students and seniors. You can RSVP on our Facebook page by clicking here!

NESBA Indoor Percussion & Winds Finals

This year’s NESBA Indoor Percussion & Winds Finals will once again be held at Dartmouth High School!

Come see over 30 units from throughout New England perform some of the best indoor percussion & winds shows in the country. Tickets are just $15. You can find more info on our Facebook event page by clicking here.

For a full schedule and list of performing groups, please visit http://nesba.org/events/04062019/2019-New-England-Percussion-and-Winds-Championships/#

Get your taxes prepared at H&R Block to support the DSMA!

H&R Block’s community referral program has teamed up with the Dartmouth School Music Association to help provide donations to our organization!

Any new H&R Block customer who provides the referral code on this flyer will instantly have $20 donated to the DSMA by H&R Block! Even better – the donations are unlimited! So the more people who present the code at H&R Block means more money for the music programs in the Dartmouth Public Schools. 

Download the flyer for more info!!

February Candy Bar Fundraiser – Indoor Programs

We will be offering a candy bar fundraiser again this year after some requests from our indoor families!

Students in the indoor programs will be provided an order form, which can also be found by clicking this link. Students who sell the candy will be able to put the proceeds towards their Dayton trip payments. 

Money for all boxes is due by January 26, and no boxes will be able to be returned once purchased. 

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!!

Itinerary for MetLife, mattress sale & raffle calendar info, parent meeting, and more!

This week’s itinerary was sent out to band & guard families via email today, and can also be found at this link. Please be sure to download it, print it, and post it in a prominent place!

MetLife parent meeting

We’ll be having a parent meeting to go over the MetLife itinerary and details on Tuesday, November 6 at 8:30pm. All parents should plan to be there to speak with your child’s assigned chaperone and exchange contact details. We’ll also have information on activities the following day. 

Mattress fundraiser

Our mattress fundraiser is back for another year! A fundraising representative will be at our parent meeting on 11/06 to discuss the fundraiser in detail, and the DSMA will receive $10 for every family that signs in when they arrive at the meeting! With 115 kids in the band/guard, that should be some easy funds to raise. A referral flyer for the mattress sale can be found on our Fundraising page.

Chance calendar fundraiser

This month our students can sell chance calendars for $10, which will draw winners throughout the month of December. For more information, and to download calendars to sell, please visit our Fundraising page.

Itinerary for 10/31 – 11/3 – football, Danbury show, & NESBA Finals

An updated itinerary for the remainder of the week went out today to all of our marching band & guard families, and can also be downloaded by clicking here. Here’s a quick rundown!

Football – the game originally scheduled for Friday has been moved to Thursday night at 7pm due to weather concerns. If you are available to volunteer in our concession stand, please email davemeatty@dsmahome.org!

Competitions – on Saturday our band & guard will be performing at US Bands regional championships in Danbury CT, and on Sunday we’ll be in Lawrence for NESBA finals. Performance times are listed on the itinerary, and tickets for Danbury are still available for $15 from the DSMA. Tickets will be available at the Thursday football game as well as during dropoff on Saturday morning. Due to some weather-related rescheduling, we had some chaperones who aren’t able to help on Sunday so if you have a CORI on file and you would like to help chaperone NESBA Finals, please email russbenoit@dsmahome.org.

MetLife meeting – the plan is to have a parent meeting on Tuesday November 6, time TBD to go over US Bands Nationals at MetLife. We’ll also have a representative on-hand to go over the upcoming mattress fundraiser and the company will donate $10 for every family that attends the meeting! 

Finally, we wanted to extend our thanks to all of the parents who traveled with the band to New Britain on Tuesday, or met us in the lot there to help out with the props and pit. Due to the mid-week show, an extremely rare occurrence, we did not have a number of staff and parents available to build our trees and help move our pit equipment. Our kids, our staff, and the DSMA board greatly appreciate you taking the time to help make sure our kids had a successful show!

Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser Has Begun!

Our annual Wreath and Poinsettia fundraiser has begun! Orders need to be placed by 11/5, and delivery will occur between 11/27 – 12/4. Families can click this link to download the order form!

Items include:

6″ Red Poinsettia $12.00

12″ Balsam Wreath with Bow $18.00

14″ Kissing Ball $27.00

Decorated Winter Basket $16.00

Please contact Tim Enos with any question timenos@dsmahome.org or 508-965-6147.

Itinerary for Week of Oct. 1, 2018 – King Philip show, 2 parades, Chipotle fundraiser!

Itinerary – King Philip Competition and Parades

This week’s itinerary has been emailed out to all band and guard families, and can also be downloaded by clicking this link. This week’s itinerary covers this Saturday’s US Bands show at King Philip, as well as the parades on Sunday in Boston, and Monday in Woonsocket. Please be sure to read the itinerary fully, as it gives details and times on each event. 

Chipotle Fundraiser – October 9

Our Chipotle fundraiser is quickly approaching! To help support the DSMA, just visit the Chipotle on State Rd in Dartmouth on October 9 between 4pm – 8pm. Simply show the cashier the flyer below, or tell them that you’re there to support the Dartmouth School Music Association. 33% of your food’s bill will be donated back to the DSMA. 

Tell your family! Tell your friends! Eat at Chipotle and help support music in the Dartmouth Public Schools!

Perfectly Posh Fundraiser Extended!

Last month’s Perfectly Posh fundraiser held by band parent Shannon McGuire was so successful that it’s been extended for another week! From now through October 7, 25% of all sales through Shannon’s Perfectly Posh online store will be donated back to the DSMA. Thank you for your support, Shannon! To shop Shannon’s store, please click this link!!

Itinerary for week of September 10, 2018

The marching band and color guard itinerary for this week has been sent out; it can also be found by clicking this link. The itinerary covers rehearsals for the week as well as our first home football game performance this Friday! If you would like to help at either of our concession stands for the football games this week and next (all revenues go to the Dartmouth Music general fund), please contact Dave Meatty. Help is needed from 4pm-7pm, and from 7pm-9:30pm. 

Don’t forget our Pancake Breakfast this Sunday from 8am-11am at the high school! If you did not buy a ticket in advance, we have a limited number available at the door for just $8. The Facebook event for the Pancake Breakfast can be found at this link. If you are interested in helping out at the breakfast, please contact Tim Enos ASAP. 

The Perfectly Posh fundraiser that benefits the DSMA is still ongoing! More information can be found at Shannon Perry’s Perfectly Posh page.