Congratulations to the Jazz Band and Jazz Combo for their great performances at the Clark Terry/UNH Jazz Festival on Mar. 10th.  Special recognition to Mike Reis, Ryder Jackson, & Jackson Bower for receiving Outstanding Musician Awards for Jazz Combo and to Grace Roy and Mike Reis for Outstanding Musicianship in Jazz Band.

Congratulations to the Winter Guard for their excellent performance at the Dover Winter Guard/Percussion NESBA competition.

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., May 23rd (moved from May 9th) - DHS Music Dept. Recital - All band and selected vocalists perform solo and small group selections.  7 PM

May 11, 12 - DHS Variety Show - all students invited to join cast or pit band.  Auditions for solo acts will be announced.  Shows are 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: