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Wreath and Poinsettia Fundraiser Has Begun!

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!

Items include:

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 timenos@dsmahome.org or 508-965-6147.

Itinerary for week of Oct 15 – US Bands Somerset, CT show tickets, and more!

Itinerary

This week’s itinerary was emailed out to all band and guard families, and can also be found by clicking this link. We have a football game on Friday, and a US Bands competition in Somerset on Saturday.

CT Regional tickets for sale

The DSMA has tickets for both upcoming Connecticut US Bands regional events- 10/27 in New Britain, and 11/03 in Danbury. Tickets are $15 each, and you will save $5 by purchasing them through the DSMA. We ask that if you plan on going, that you buy the tickets in advance as we are required to sell 90 tickets for the New Britain show. Tickets will be available during pickup at the end of every Tuesday and Thursday rehearsal, please see Russ Benoit to purchase them, or pick them up if you purchase them online.

Uniform care

Our marching band members are wearing white uniforms and white shoes, and they can become dirty quickly. It is extremely important that the uniform pants be cleaned and ironed before every competition! As the season starts to reach it’s most important shows, every little thing counts. Please have your student remove their uniform from the bag after every competition to wash it, and also clean their white shoes. 

THANK YOU Parents!

The DSMA would like to thank all of the parents who have stepped up to volunteer at our football games, chaperone competitions, and help with props and pit equipment. It’s on us as parents to ensure everything is taken care of behind the scenes, so our students can confidently take the field and put on the best show they’re capable of. If you would like to volunteer to help with equipment or chaperone any of the remaining competitions, please email Russ Benoit

Itinerary for Week of October 8 – Cranston (US Bands) and New Bedford (NESBA) Competitions

This week’s itinerary can be viewed & downloaded by clicking this link. It has also been emailed out to all marching band and color guard families. Our students will have a busy weekend, with a football game on Friday night, a competition on Saturday night in Cranston, and an afternoon competition on Sunday in New Bedford. Please have students bring their football uniform (green pants and jacket) to rehearsal on Thursday night. 

REMINDER – The Cranston show takes place at Stebbins Stadium, not Cranston East High School. The address on the itinerary and our online calendar will bring you to Stebbins Stadium. 

NE States tickets will be available for purchase shortly! We’ll send out an announcement with more information shortly. Tickets are $15 and we are required to sell 90 tickets. If you purchase your tickets from the DSMA, you will save $5 per ticket (they are $20 at the gate). 

Finally, THANK YOU to everyone who attended our Chipotle fundraiser on Tuesday night! It was a huge success for us last year, and we’re hoping it’s just as successful this year as well. 

Itinerary for Week of Oct. 1, 2018 – King Philip show, 2 parades, Chipotle fundraiser!

Itinerary – King Philip Competition and Parades

This week’s itinerary has been emailed out to all band and guard families, and can also be downloaded by clicking this link. This week’s itinerary covers this Saturday’s US Bands show at King Philip, as well as the parades on Sunday in Boston, and Monday in Woonsocket. Please be sure to read the itinerary fully, as it gives details and times on each event. 

Chipotle Fundraiser – October 9

Our Chipotle fundraiser is quickly approaching! To help support the DSMA, just visit the Chipotle on State Rd in Dartmouth on October 9 between 4pm – 8pm. Simply show the cashier the flyer below, or tell them that you’re there to support the Dartmouth School Music Association. 33% of your food’s bill will be donated back to the DSMA. 

Tell your family! Tell your friends! Eat at Chipotle and help support music in the Dartmouth Public Schools!

Perfectly Posh Fundraiser Extended!

Last month’s Perfectly Posh fundraiser held by band parent Shannon McGuire was so successful that it’s been extended for another week! From now through October 7, 25% of all sales through Shannon’s Perfectly Posh online store will be donated back to the DSMA. Thank you for your support, Shannon! To shop Shannon’s store, please click this link!!

Itinerary for Week of September 24, 2018 – Home Show

The itinerary for this week’s home show rehearsal and competition has been emailed out to families. It can also be found by clicking this link.

Our home show will feature 10 bands from MA, RI, and CT, and is our biggest single-day fundraiser for the DSMA. If you have signed up to help volunteer at the home show, THANK YOU! If you haven’t signed up to volunteer but would like to help, most shifts start at either 3:30pm or 4:30pm. Please email Russ Benoit as soon as possible if you would like to sign up. 

Itinerary for Week of September 17, 2018 – BLACKSTONE US Bands show

This week’s itinerary can be found by clicking this link. It will also be emailed out to all band & guard families shortly. 

Please note two things for this week:

  1. Thursday’s rehearsal time has been CHANGED due to Open House at DHS. 
  2. This week’s show is actually in Medway, not in Blackstone. The address on the itinerary and in the online Google Calendar is correct.

We are excited for our first competition this weekend!

Itinerary for week of September 10, 2018

The marching band and color guard itinerary for this week has been sent out; it can also be found by clicking this link. The itinerary covers rehearsals for the week as well as our first home football game performance this Friday! If you would like to help at either of our concession stands for the football games this week and next (all revenues go to the Dartmouth Music general fund), please contact Dave Meatty. Help is needed from 4pm-7pm, and from 7pm-9:30pm. 

Don’t forget our Pancake Breakfast this Sunday from 8am-11am at the high school! If you did not buy a ticket in advance, we have a limited number available at the door for just $8. The Facebook event for the Pancake Breakfast can be found at this link. If you are interested in helping out at the breakfast, please contact Tim Enos ASAP. 

The Perfectly Posh fundraiser that benefits the DSMA is still ongoing! More information can be found at Shannon Perry’s Perfectly Posh page.

Perfectly Posh Fundraiser – September, 2018

During the month of September, one of our band parents Shannon McGuire is holding a Perfectly Posh fundraiser to help raise money for our program! The details are below, and thank you for helping our kids!

Perfectly Posh makes naturally based and sustainably sourced products for your body from head to toe. They are made from high quality real ingredients and are all made in the USA. All ages, all genders, all personal styles, there is something for you! This month, when you shop via this link and select DSMA Fundraiser September 2018 at checkout 25% of all pre-tax and pre-shipping sales will go to the Dartmouth Schools Music Association! You can shop at anytime and your order will ship immediately and directly to you.