Fundraising

ABOUT FUNDRAISING

Fundraising is an integral part of the successful school music programs here in Dartmouth. With the combined help of our membership, students, parents, family, friends, and businesses, we all work together to support the variety of music programs of the Dartmouth School Community.

The DSMA strives to hold a wide variety of fundraising events every year to help support our students, some of which provide assessments towards each student’s account. Many of our groups will travel for competitions and performances, and travel fees are a part of each student’s participation. Fundraising helps to drastically offset those costs, and we firmly believe that no student should be excluded from participation due to financial hardships. Support from our community, families, and alumni help all students participate in these enriching musical pursuits. Fundraising and direct donations from sponsors and supporters are a large part of helping to keep our nationally-recognized programs running at the level our students deserve.

To learn more about fundraising efforts within the DSMA, such as the various funds that fundraisers go to, as well as assessment opportunities, we encourage you to read our info sheets on Fund Raising and Assessments, as well as Fundraising – Where The Money Goes

If you would like to help support the Dartmouth School Music Association, tax-deductible donations are kindly accepted. You can quickly and easily donate to the DSMA online by clicking the button below.

You can also opt to send a check to:

Dartmouth School Music Association
PO Box 80019
Dartmouth, MA 02748-0019

The DSMA extends our thanks to all who help support our music programs!


Fundraising – 2019/2020

We will have a number of fundraising opportunities this year, many of which will be assessment-based. All fundraisers directly support the DSMA, and help us raise the approx. $100,000 our music programs require every year. Assessment-based fundraisers will help you and your student earn money that will be directly applied to their trip payments throughout the year.

All of our major fundraisers are listed below and on our Google Calendar as well!

Are you curious as to where all the funding for the music program comes from, and what it’s used for? Here’s a finance overview where you’ll find a lot of helpful info here on average fundraising amounts, program costs, budgets, and much more!

Click here for the Finance Presentation!


Gillette Stadium – Foxboro, MA

We are always looking for people to help us work at our stand during events at Gillette Stadium, including Patriots and Revolution games, concerts, and more! Our Gillette stand is our largest fundraiser, and generates in excess of $35,000 for our music programs. These funds help pay for our world-class marching band & indoor staffs, equipment, our trucks that our students require to compete, and much much more!

Make a fun day of it while earning money for your students and for the Dartmouth music program. This is the largest assessment-based fundraiser we run!

To learn more about volunteering at Gillette Stadium, and to sign up for a shift (or two or three), please visit our Gillette page!


Fundraising Calendar 2019-2010

This calendar will be updated as more events and fundraisers are added!

September

September 13 – Football home game vs. ORR, 4pm. Come cheer on our high school football team, and visit our 2 concession stands! Revenue from both stands goes to the music general fund. 

September 23 – Chipotle Fundraiser, 5pm-9pm, State Rd Dartmouth. Come support our students, every food purchase will have 33% of the value donated back to the DSMA!! Please CLICK HERE for a flyer you can download and bring with you, or just tell the cashier you are there to support Dartmouth Music.

September 28 – Dartmouth Marching Band Home Show, 6pm-10pm, Dartmouth Memorial Stadium. Come out to our annual US Bands home show, and our very first on our new stadium turf!!! You can find more info on our Facebook Event Page. We are also looking for raffle items, if you or your business would like to donate to help our students please email Ann Lamere.

October

October 4 – Football home game vs. Durfee, 7pm. Come cheer on our high school football team, and visit our 2 concession stands! Revenue from both stands goes to the music general fund. 

October 11 – Football home game vs. Bridgewater-Raynham, 7pm. Come cheer on our high school football team, and visit our 2 concession stands! Revenue from both stands goes to the music general fund. 

October 14 – Revere Parade, Revere (parades are fundraisers for our group!)

October 25 – Football home game vs. Stang, 7pm. Come cheer on our high school football team, and visit our 2 concession stands! Revenue from both stands goes to the music general fund. 

November

November 16 – Mattress Fundraiser, 10am-5pm, Dartmouth High School. This will be our third annual mattress fundraiser, which nets our music program over $5000 every year! Have a student in college that’s moving into an apartment? Own a vacation home that could use some comfier beds? Come on out to purchase brand-name mattresses at great prices! 

November 14-29 – Wreaths & Poinsettias Fundraiser. This annual fundraiser is one of our most popular! Order your beautiful holiday arrangements from us to help support the music program in the Dartmouth schools. Please click here to download an order form today!


HelleyHandmade DHS Marching Band Ornaments

Are you already thinking about that perfect holiday ornament for your favorite DHS Marching Band member? Want to show off your Dartmouth Pride in your home this holiday season?

Check out these custom ornaments made by one of our marching band alumni! 25% of all DHS Marching Band ornament sales are being donated to the DSMA. Click over to her Etsy shop to customize and purchase your ornaments today!