We are planning on a number of exciting fundraisers this coming year to help replace all of the funds that we weren’t able to raise over the past year. In the meantime, Gillette still remains the largest fundraiser we have, and will play a big part in helping pay for props, additional costume fees, truck maintenance, and more this year.

A giant THANK YOU to: Mr. Flint, Mr. Nunes, Addison & Chloe, who have all signed up for shifts to help raise money for our students.

Our entire schedule is available to sign up for, please visit to sign up for a shift. Remember – if every family signs up for just 2 shifts over the entire year, our whole schedule would be fully staffed. This not only raises a lot of money, but also qualifies us for additional bonuses we don’t get if we under staff the booth.

Questions about volunteering? Please contact Sue Benoit at

Shoe sizing and ordering

drill master shoes

We will be assisting winds & percussion students with shoe sizing before each mini band camp rehearsal next week, July 27-29.

Parents will be available to help students and will send home a slip of paper with any student who wants to try on shoes so parents/guardians will know what size to order.

Total costs for shoes will be $36, which includes shipping directly to the high school via freight carrier. PLEASE HAVE ALL SHOES ORDERED ON THE DSMA WEBSITE BY SUNDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 1!

We will be ordering with American Bands on Monday August 2, and unfortunately we will not be able to accommodate late orders. The shoes are expected to be delivered within 1 week of our placing the order.

Any older students with some of the white Drill Master shoes who can loan them to the DSMA during mini-camp so other students can try them on to determine sizing should contact Sue Benoit to arrange a time to drop them off with Mrs. Benoit. Thank you in advance!

Volunteers needed for concession stand

In order to get the food stand opened, we need help to get it cleaned up!

Ken Richard, our Concessions Chair, plans to be at the stand Saturday, July 31 from 9 am-11 am to get things ready for the Cadets performance. Anyone who is able to lend a hand to help clean is more than welcome to come!

We will also need some volunteers to help run the stand for a few hours on August 2 in the late afternoon/early evening. If you are able to help clean or would like to volunteer to help during the Cadets performance, please email Ken directly

Cadets Drum Corps Coming to Dartmouth!

The Cadets logoThe Cadets will be staying at Dartmouth Middle School the first week of August as they kick off their DCI tour with a number of shows in Massachusetts.

The Cadets are tentatively scheduled to hold an open rehearsal at Dartmouth Memorial Stadium from 4-5:30 pm on Monday, August 2 for our students. We will open the gates for community members who want to watch a run-through of their 2021 show at 7 pm; with the performance start time at 8pm.

The concessions stand will be open to help feed students as well as anyone who attends the performance that night.

Dartmouth High theatre company presents

We will rock you

The Dartmouth High Theatre Company invites you to join them for WE WILL ROCK YOU:

Thursday, June 17, at 7pm
Friday, June 18, at 7pm
Saturday, June 19, at 7pm
Enjoy this show that ultimately turns into a Queen Rock Concert from the comfort of your own home, streamed to your laptop, tablet, desktop, phone or smart TV! Tickets may be purchased online at
Ticket Price $10

DSMA Nominations for 2021/2022 – NOW OPEN

The DSMA nomination period for the 2021/2022 Board and committee chairs is no open.  All members in good standing have been sent the nomination form that must be returned to Laura Edgcomb (, our Nominations Chair.

Forms may also be turned in at the in-person DSMA meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at DHS. The meeting will be at 7 pm.
Please see the DSMA Bylaws to view all of the board and committee positions listed there for anyone interested in learning more about each position.

DSMA Thanks you!

Thank you all for attending the DSMA golf event this past Saturday


Thanks to your generosity, we raised nearly $5000! 

Thank you, Fred Saraiva and Saraiva Enterprises for graciously donating the awards for our top 3 teams!!

Also a special thanks to the sponsors of each hole. 

New England Turf Management
B’s Small Engine Repair
Lantz Law Estate, Long-Term Care & Retirement Planning
Lantz Family Insurance
APC Auto Body
Father & Son Landscaping
Axis Advisors
Baptista Automotive
Symphony Music
Neves Realty
The O’Grady Family 
Camara’s Heating & Air Conditioning Services
Maureen and Greg Jones
Southeast Auto Glass
John & Yvette Nunes
RP Valois & Company
BIG VALUE South Dartmouth
COLLEGEedge Educational Planning and Advising