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Marching Band Itinerary Week of 9/9/19 (Randolph show)

This week’s marching band itinerary has been sent home with students and also emailed out to families. You can also find a copy of the itinerary by clicking this link.

Reminder!! This week’s football game is now 4pm. High school students will shuttle to DMS to change and warm up before pre-game. Students will eat in shifts during the game, so please make sure they have money (all students eat at half price). NO ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce etc will be allowed while in uniform!

 

2019 Fall Logo Clothing & Show Shirt Order Forms

The order forms for our 2019 Fall Logo Clothing as well as the 2019 Fall Show Shirt are now online!

These forms were also emailed out to families this week. Please be sure to read each of them carefully for ordering instructions as well as the due date. Since all orders must be placed with the manufacturer at the same time, no late orders can be accepted. Thank you for your understanding!

All forms may be turned in at the annual End of Bandcamp Cookout on Thursday, August 22. Contact information for the parents who are in charge of the orders are on the forms, should you have any questions.

2019 Fall Show Shirt Order Form

2019 Marching Band Logo Clothing Order Form

2019 Color Guard Logo Clothing Order Form

These are also linked under the Parent Information page of this website, which can be found under the About section.

Here are some logo clothing examples!

Announcing the DSMA Board & Committees for 2019/2020

Congratulations and WELCOME to the Dartmouth School Music Association Executive Board and Committee Chairs for the 2019/2020 school year!

President – Russ Benoit
Vice President – Jen Heys
Treasurer – Yvette Nunes
Recording Secretary – Lissa Horan
Corresponding Secretary – Sue Benoit
Ways and Means – Ann Lamere
Nominating – Laura Edgcomb
Past President – Lisa Perry
Past Treasurer – Karen McArthur

DSMA Standing Committee Chairs 2018-2019

Uniforms (Band) – Sue Benoit
Logo/Clothing – Andrea Moniz
Membership & Mailing – Sue Benoit
Decorating                        
Concession – Ken Richard and Dave Meatty 
Publicity  
Properties  
Scholarship – Sue Benoit
Gillette Stadium – Tracy Napert
Website / Sign / Facebook – Jen Heys and Russ Benoit

Contact information for all of our board members and committee chairs can be found on our Contact page.

We do have a few open committee chairs, as noted above. If you are a DSMA member and interested in helping out this year by filling one of the open committee chair seats, please contact Russ Benoit for more information.

DSMA Membership for 2019/2020 is now open!

Membership for the DSMA for the 2019/2020 season is now open!

DSMA memberships are just $15 for the entire family, and all membership proceeds benefit music in the Dartmouth Public Schools. Joining the DSMA gives you voting rights at our Annual Meeting, and also gives you the ability to run for elected positions and to sign up for Committee Chairs.

Anyone and everyone over the age of 18 can become a member of the DSMA! You do not have to have a student in the program to join. We have members who are alumni of our music programs, families whose students graduated years ago, and people who simply enjoy supporting our musical groups.

To become a member, please click here to download the membership application. You may send it to the address listed on the form along with your payment, or you can bring it to the DSMA box in the Dartmouth High School Music Department office if you have a student in one of our programs. Members can also pay for their membership online, however we do need the completed form returned to us to finalize your membership.

Applications are due by October 31, 2019. Questions about membership can be directed to Sue Benoit suebenoit@dsmahome.org

Thank you for your support of our students and music programs!

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!