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!


Christmas Trees!

 Nov. 28 – 29, 2020 9 am – 5 pm

Lawrence Family Greenhouses is once again helping out our music students with a Black Friday Weekend Christmas Tree sale! Head on over to the Lawrence Family Greenhouses 679 Hathaway Rd. New Bedford and let them know you’re there to help support the DSMA, and a portion of your sale will be donated to help our program. 

Each time you present this flyer at checkout, 25% of your tree purchase will be donated to the DSMA


Silly Socks

 Nov. 30 – Dec 14, 2020

Be on the lookout for our silly socks! This fundraiser will run from Monday, November 30 through Monday, December 14, and is the perfect way to find gifts for that “hard to shop for” person on your list. We’ll share a link to the online store where you can view and buy all the available socks, which will be shipped to your home.


Gift Card Raffle

In the absence of holiday concerts when we usually have our Lottery Tree fundraiser, we will be holding an online raffle where you could win hundreds of dollars in gift cards to give your holiday shopping a huge boost! Last year’s fundraiser earned almost $2000 for our students, and we’re hoping to double that this year. Details to come!


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 staff, 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 2020-2021

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

December

November 30 – December 14 – The Silly Socks Fundraiser is the perfect way to find gifts for that “hard to shop for” person on your list. View and purchase online and ship directly to your home.  A portion of all sales will be directly donated to the DSMA.

Gift Card Raffle – Give your holiday shopping a boost this year and help support the DSMA at the same time.  You can win hundreds of dollars in gift cards with this online raffle

November

November 2 – 16Cup and Mug Fundraiser! Get your Dartmouth Music-branded mugs and help support our students!  View and purchase online and ship directly to your home.  A portion of all sales will be directly donated to the DSMA.

November 2 – 20 – Wreath Fundraiser.   Money is due on Friday, November 20 and pickup will be on Saturday, November 28.  Please see the DSMA Website for payment. Any questions can be sent to Ann LaMere

November 28 – 29 – Christmas Tree Fundraiser! Visit Lawrence Family Greenhouses on Hathaway Rd from Wednesday 11/28 through Friday 11/29. Let them know your there to support the DSMA so a portion of your sale will be donated to help our program. 

October

October 3 – 5 – Fall Flower Fundraiser at Lawrence Family Greenhouses in 679 Hathaway Rd. New Bedford from 9 am – 5 pm. Anyone who prints and shows this FLYER will have 25% of their purchases donated to the DSMA

October 12 – From 3 pm to 8 pm at Texas Roadhouse 131 Faunce Corner Mall Rd, Dartmouth.  Families will have the choice of dining in or calling in their order for takeout.

September

September – For a donation of $25 (or more), you will receive a custom bracelet with inscriptions such as, “Music Lover”, “Band Mom”, “Orchestra Mom”, etc.  

September 21 – From 5 pm – 9 pm, Let Chipotle take over dinner preparations while helping your favorite student musicians.