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Marching Band Finals have been moved to Friday, Oct. 26th.
Schedule for Friday:
3:15-5:30 Practice on football field
5:30 Senior speeches
6:00  Dinner break/load Uhaul/get into halves
6:35  Leave for Westbrook
8:30  Warm-up
9:00  Dover performs
11:15  Return to DHS

Congratulations to members of Sound Waves and Chorus for their great performance at the Seacoast Choral Festival!  Thank you to the DPMC and all the band and chorus students that helped to make it a success.

Congratulations to Alex Lomartire, Ryan Jackson, and Ali Golodner for making it into the NH All-State Jazz Festival.  Also congrats to all the students auditioned for the festival.  It takes a lot of work and preparation to audition.
Check calendar for all performances


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:



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