Revere parade update: report time is 9:30AM

The parade tomorrow (10/9/17) in Revere is still on as of this evening. Mr Kingsland notified all marching band and color guard students the other day that the report time has been changed to 9:30AM, NOT 10AM as noted on the itinerary, due to the band being moved up closer to the beginning of the parade.

If the parade organizers opt to cancel the parade due to inclement weather, all families will be notified via email, and we will post the update here on the DSMA website as well as on our Facebook.

If you have any questions, please contact DSMA President Lisa Perry or DSMA Vice President Dove Furtado

Itinerary week of Oct 2, 2017 (Cranston East show and Revere parade)

The itinerary for this week, which includes the Cranston East show, as well as the Revere parade, has been emailed to all marching band and color guard families. It can also be found by clicking this link.

If you have not been receiving the itineraries or any other emails with weekly information about the band and fundraisers, please contact Sue Benoit at so she can confirm you have provided the DSMA with your correct email address.

Every Monday in October is a Not Your Average Joe’s fundraiser night!

Do you like to eat delicious food? Do you also like to support music in the Dartmouth Public Schools?

Well, you’re in luck!!

Every Monday in October is DSMA Night at Not Your Average Joe’s – simply print out and present this flyer and 15% of your order total will be donated to the DSMA. The discount will be given to both dine in and take-out orders.

Feel free to spread the word and the flyer to your family and friends, and thank you to Not Your Average Joe’s for helping to support our music programs!

Help needed – final 3 Gillette shifts

Our final 3 Gillette shifts for the season are approaching, and we are in need of volunteers for the following shifts:

Sunday 10/22 Patriots 8:30 pm game……NEED 8
Sunday 12/24 Patriots 1pm game….NEED 8
Sunday 12/31 Patriots 1pm game….NEED 5

Please remember that Junior and Senior families must work at least 1 Gillette shift/event per season to be eligible for significant senior DSMA scholarships. Gillette is our largest fundraiser, bringing in over $30,000 each year to our music program.

To sign up for a shift, please click this link to fill out our online form, or email Chris Vieira directly at

Our 2017 Marching Band Home Show is less than a week away!

We’re eagerly looking forward to our annual marching band home show on Saturday, September 30!

This year’s show will feature 13 bands from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Tickets are just $10 for adults, and $5 for students/seniors. The show begins at 6PM, and here is the full line up from the US Bands website:

06:10 PM Group I Open : Joseph Case High School (Swansea, MA)
06:25 PM Group I Open : Bishop Feehan High School (Attleboro, MA)
06:40 PM Group I A : Somerset Berkley Regional High School (Somerset, MA)
06:55 PM Group II A : Oliver Ames High School (North Easton, MA)
07:10 PM Group III A : New Bedford High School (New Bedford, MA)
07:25 PM Group IV A : Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School (South Yarmouth, MA)
08:10 PM Group II Open : Cranston High School East (Cranston, RI)
08:25 PM Group IV Open : Norwich Free Academy (Norwich, CT)
08:40 PM Group IV Open : King Philip Regional High School (Wrentham, MA)
08:55 PM Group IV Open : Immaculata High School (Somerville, NJ)
09:10 PM Group IV Open : Blackstone-Millville High School (Blackstone, MA)
09:25 PM Group V Open : Dartmouth High School (Dartmouth, MA)

We can’t wait to see you there to help support all of our students! Our concession stands will be open, and we’ll also have a bake sale along with some other treats and vendors to help raise funds for the DSMA. 

Thank You to the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department!

The DSMA would like to extend our gratitude to the Bristol County Sheriff’s Department for graciously offering to help provide lighting for our marching band home show on September 30th. The safety of all performing students and attendees is paramount, and the additional lighting the Sheriff’s Department will be providing will allow all the drop off areas and warm up fields around our stadium to be fully lit.

Thank you again for helping make our home show the best experience possible!

Itinerary Week of Sept 18 (Blackstone show) + Logo Clothing

This week’s itinerary has been emailed out to all marching band and colorguard parents. You can also download the PDF which includes rehearsal times, warmup/performance times, directions, and show lineup by clicking HERE.

We have also added a logo clothing order form for T-shirts (short and long sleeve) as well as hoodies. It can be found on the Parent Information page, which you can reach by clicking HERE. You can also find the order form for warmup jackets, pants, and duffle bags there also. 

All logo clothing orders MUST BE RETURNED by October 3. If you have any questions, please email DSMA President Lisa Perry

Pancake breakfast tickets WILL be available at the door!

Our Pancake Breakfast is tomorrow morning from 8AM-11AM at Dartmouth High School. Some family members and music supporters let us know that they weren’t able to get tickets from band students in time, so we WILL have tickets available at the door. 

So if you didn’t get a ticket, you can still come on by the high school to have a delicious breakfast for just $8! Pancakes, sausage, bacon, coffee, milk, and OJ… yum!!! 

We hope to see you there, and thank you for helping support the music program here in Dartmouth.