Congratulations to members of Sound Waves for their great performance at the Berklee College of Music High School Jazz Festival on Feb. 10th.  Special congratulations to
Ryder Jackson for receiving the Judges Choice Award!  Over 200 high school groups from 15 states performed in the festival.

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:

Wed., Feb. 21st - Jazz Desserts, DHS Cafeteria, Sound Waves & Jazz Band perform with guest artist Sharon "Sugar" Jones.  Student meet at 5 PM for sound checks and practice with Sharon.  Event is 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Sat., Mar. 10th - Clark Terry/UNH Jazz Festival, Meet at DHS, (morning - time to be announced soon), Jazz Band & Combo perform.  Bus to UNH.  Performance times will be announced soon.  Bus returns to DHS at 8:45 PM.

Sun., Mar. 11th - DHS hosts the NESBA Winter Guard/Percussion Competition.  12 - 4:30 PM.

Wed., Mar. 21st - DHS Band, Jazz Band concert w/DMS Band; arrive at school at 6:30 PM.  Concert starts at 7 PM.

Thurs., Mars. 22nd - DHS Chorus, Sound Waves Concert w/DMS 8th grade chorus; arrive at 6:30 PM.  Concert starts at 7 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: