Congratulations to the students who performed in the All New England Choral festival.  What a moving concert!  Jacey R., Grace R., Aicha H., Heather P., Avery M., Jill M., Sara D., Olivia H., Anthony D., Sam J., & Elliot Spurr

Congratulations to the Marching Band and Color Guard for earning the Gold medal at the MBDA marching band finals at Sanford.  A GREAT ENDING TO A GREAT SEASON!!

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:
Sunday, Nov. 26th - Dover Holiday Parade, Band & Guard meet at Grove St. & Sixth St. for line-up in uniform with instruments.  Meet there by 1:30 PM.  Percussion meet at school at 1 PM to get drums.  TAKE INSTRUMENTS HOME DURING THANKSGIVING BREAK!!  If you forget your instrument at school you can pick it up at 1 PM on day of parade. 

Friday, Dec. 1st - Festival of Trees, Sound Waves performance at Rivermill in Dover.  Meet there at 5:00 PM.  Dress warmly, it's outside.

Saturday, Dec. 2nd - Portsmouth Illuminated Holiday Parade, Band & Guard meet at SCHOOL at 3:45.  Make sure you have lights on you or your instrument for this parade.  Dress warmly under your uniform.
Return to DHS at around 7:15.  

Sunday, Dec. 3rd - Rochester Holiday Parade
, Band & Guard meet at SCHOOL at 1:00 PM.  Bus to Rochester.  Return to DHS at around 4:45.
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: