New York Trip meeting for parents and students on Wednesday, May 10th, 6 PM, in the DHS auditorium.  Bennett Student Travel will be there.  The meeting will last about 45 minutes. 

Congratulations to the Percussion Ensemble for being awarded 5 Gold Stars and the Gold Medal at the MBDA Winter Guard/Percussion championships on April 2nd!

Congratulations to Grace Roy and Alex Lomartire who performed in the NH All-State Mixed Chorus in Concord March 30th - April 1st.

Congratulations to the Jazz Band and Sound Waves for their great performances at the Clark Terry/UNH Jazz Festival!

Congratulations to Riley Dube and Taylor Sprague for earning outstanding Musicianship awards at the Clark Terry Festival.

Link to Marching Band Rehearsal Goals:
Medical forms found under Forms and Documents.


May 17th - Music Department Recital, all band students & selected chorus students perform solos and small ensembles,  7 PM, students arrive at 6:30 PM.

May 19-21 - DHS New York City Trip

May 31st - DHS music dept. Spring Concert, 7 PM

June 1st - Boston Pops trip; leave at 2 PM, return at 11:45 PM.

June 5th - Music Dept. Awards Banquet, Elks Lodge in Dover, 6-8 PM

June 8th - DHS Graduation, band performs, meet at school at 5:15 in black & white,  Band will take buses to Whitemore Center at UNH.

Please check the music calendar of events 
for events and times.

We need parents to sign up to volunteer at events. Please visit to sign up.

My email address is if you need to contact me.

Department Information

 James Butka  
Band, Chorus, Guitar I, Keyboarding I and II, Song Writing, Rock Lab Band, Music Theory  

Department Contact Info:
DHS Department of Music
Dover High School
25 Alumni Drive
Dover, NH 03820
(603) 540-7638

Forms and Documents

2017 DPMC Scholarship Application

Michele Boulanger Scholarship Application

Useful Links
DPMC Facebook Page
Maine Band Directors' Association
MBDA Marching Band Competitions
NESBA- Guard and Percussion
NHMEA -Allstate Page
Volunteer spot: