Fundraising – 2018/2019
Here is the Fundraising Packet for our marching band and color guard families. 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 on our Fundraising Hot Sheet 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 the finance overview for 2018/2019 that was presented at the parent meeting during our “End of Band Camp BBQ” in August. You’ll find a lot of helpful info here on average fundraising amounts, program costs, budgets, and much more!
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.
Make a fun day of it while earning money for your students and for the Dartmouth music program.
To learn more about volunteering at Gillette Stadium, and to sign up for a shift (or two or three), please visit our Gillette page!
Wreath & Poinsettia Fundraiser – October, 2018
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!
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-965-6147.
Mattress Fundraiser – November 17, 2018
Our popular mattress fundraiser is back for another year!
Last year we held a mattress fundraiser for the very first time, and we were blown away by how many shoppers we had that picked up new, brand-name mattresses, pillows, and sheets. The DSMA raised over $5000 and we’re looking to beat that total in 2018.
Please click this link to download a referral flyer that you can write your band or guard student’s name on, and then hand out to family and friends. When they make a purchase using a flyer with your student’s name on it, they will receive an assessment credit!
The mattress sale will take place in our cafeteria from 10am – 5pm and all you need to do is help get the word out! More information will be forthcoming at our meeting on November 6.
December Chance Calendar
Chance Calendars are back for another year as well! Band & guard parents can print and sell as many calendars as they like, they are all due back no later than 11/26/2018.
Calendars are $10 each; this is an assessment based fundraiser, so it’s a GREAT opportunity for students in the indoor programs to get working on their Dayton trip fund! Every 10 calendars sold earns $15 in assessment funds. Drawings occur each day of December and will be communicated via the DSMA web page each week.
Pop N’Shop LuLaRoe Trappings
If you purchase anything from the Lissa & Jan LuLaRoe pop up shop at the home shows, including marching band, indoor guard, and indoor percussion, 25% of your purchase will be donated to the Dartmouth Schools Music Association!
THANK YOU to Lissa & Jan for helping support the DSMA.
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!
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!