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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!

Percussion schedule – May/June 2019

Our percussion sections are already starting their preparations for marching band!

These rehearsals allow many of our new marching band percussion students to learn about the different sections and instruments, and helps prepare them for summer practices (both group and individual home practice). Drumline auditions are also held during this time.

For a complete list of rehearsal dates and times, please click this link to download and print the schedule. These dates are also on our online calendar, which you may sync your phone to as well.

The schedule concludes in June with the full parent meeting with the music staff. We look forward to seeing you then!

Congrats to our Winter Guard and Indoor Percussion groups for their WGI performances!

The DSMA would like to congratulate all of our students for their excellent performances at WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH!

Our Winter Guard competed from April 3-6, 2019 in the Scholastic Open Class, finishing in 12th place with a score of 86.600! Our guard also received the coveted Fan Favorite Award for their captivating performance!

Our Indoor Percussion group competed from April 11-13, 2019 in the Scholastic World Class, finishing in 4th place with a score of 94.888, just barely missing out on medalling! Their show also won Fan Favorite as well.

Congratulations to all of you for your hard work and dedication all season long. We also would like to thank the staff members who worked with the students all season long, as well as the parent volunteers who chaperoned, built and moved props, and selflessly gave up their time to help our kids!

 

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/#

Indoor Percussion Itinerary – Week of March 18, 2019 (Triton & Shepard Hill NESBA shows)

The indoor percussion itinerary for the week of March 18 can be found at this link. We recommend printing it out for easy reference! Our Google calendar (which can also be found in the BAND app) has been updated as well.

All costumes that went home with the students after the NJ trip should be washed and returned during rehearsal this week. Any questions about costume washing and care should be directed to Greg Jones (gregjones@dsmahome.org) or Sue Benoit (suebenoit@dsmahome.org).

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!!

Indoor Percussion Itinerary – Salem NH NESBA Show

This week’s itinerary, which includes the Pops Concert and the Salem, NH NESBA show, can be downloaded from this link.

Please note than an On/Off Floor Rehearsal has been added for Sunday, March 10. This is to prepare for the WGI Power Regional next weekend. ALL PARENTS who will be helping at the NJ Power Regional should be at practice, as the NJ show has a different on/off procedure than the other WGI shows we normally attend.