Kudos to the Jazz Band, Sound Waves and all of the soloists for an exciting evening of music at the Jazz Desserts concert!  Thank you to the Plymouth State University Jazz Band for performing for us on their spring tour. 

Special recognition goes to Sasha Jost, Alix Ecker, Ed Speidel, Jason Bennett and David Bergeron for thier performances at the NH All-State Music Festival in Concord, April 16-18.  The Choir, Band and Orchestra concerts were spectacular!

Congratulations to the Winter Guard for coming in 1st place at the NESBA Championships and being the overall highest scoring winter guard for the entire event.

Congratulations to the Percussion Ensemble for their outstanding performance at the NESBA Winter Percussion Finals!  They earned a Gold rating.

Congratulations to the Choir and Concert Band for their fine performances at the NH Large Group Festival.  The Choir earned an overall "A" Rating and the Band earned an "A" in sight-reading.  Well done!

Great job to everyone involved in "Grease"!  The show was a huge success.  The pit musicians, the singing, and the acting were outstanding!

Congratulations to the Jazz Band & Sound Waves for thier great performances at the Clark Terry/UNH Jazz Festival. The following students recieved outstanding musicianship awards: Connor Carville, Nick Piscitello, Grace Roy, Emma Gibbons, Shaelyn Frost. 

Congratulations to Jason Bennett for his performance with the NH All-State Jazz Band Feb. 5-7. 


Upcoming Events:

Jazz Desserts Concert - Thursday, May 21st, DHS Cafeteria, for Jazz Band, Sound Waves, and selected students; 6 - 8 PM, students arrive by 5:30.

Memorial Day Performance - Monday, May 25th, Meet at Pine Hill Cemetary in uniform at 5:30 PM.  Percussion meet at school at 5 PM to load percussion equipment. ceremony is over by 7 PM.  Afterwards, return to the school to drop off your uniform. 

Music Dept. Recital - Thursday, May 28, Band & Chorus; 7 PM; arrive at 6:30.

Music Dept. Banquet - Monday, June 1, free for all music students and parents, at the Elks Club in Dover, 6 PM.

DHS Spring Concert - Thursday, June 4, all performing groups; 7 PM; arrive by 6:15 PM.

Keep checking the music calendar for events and times.

We need parents to sign up to volunteer at events.  Please visit http://vols.pt/mfj8US to sign up.

My email address is j.butka@dover.k12.nh.us if you need to contact me.