Memorial Day Performance - Monday, May 28th; meet at Pine Hill Cemetery at 5:30 PM with instruments, dress is black and white, shoes, no ties needed.  Service starts at 6 PM and lasts about 1 hour.

Band members click below on Rehearsal Goals and complete before 4 PM on Tuesdays.  Rehearsal goals must be completed in order to participate in performances/competitions.

Link to Marching Band Rehearsal Goals:
May 28th - Memorial day performance at Pine Hill cemetery in Dover.  Meet there at 5:30 with instruments, dress is black and white.  Service starts at 6 PM and lasts about 1 hour.

May 30th - DHS Spring Concert; all groups perform, meet at 6:30 PM.  Concert starts at 7 PM in Frederick C. Walker Auditorium.

June 4th - Music Dept. Awards Banquet, 6 - 8:30 PM at the Elks Lodge in Dover.  Free for all music students and their parents.  

June 7th - Jazz in the Park concert, Jazz band and Sound Waves, Rotary Pavilion stage at Henry Law park,  meet there at 5:30 for sound check with Sharon Jones.  Concert starts at 7 PM.  Free to the public.

June 14th - DHS Graduation, Band meets at 5:15 in the band room.  Buses take band to UNH to play for graduation.  Return by 9:30 PM.


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: