Middle School Bands

Have a question about anything related to Band? Email Mr. Carrick

Interested in becoming a 2024 Dover Band Aide?
Click here to apply

Rudiment Practice

Click here for more info about percussion rudiments.


Download a copy of the 2023-24 DMS Band syllabus.


Descargue una copia del programa de DMS Band 2023-24

Click here to learn how to keep yourself and your instrument clean.

Click here for March Mania

2024_bracket printable.pdf

In the spring of 2022, our 8th grade band participated in a consortium, premiering
Randall D. Standridge's work for band "(not) Alone."

Click to download / read the program notes about this important work.


"(not) Alone"
by Randall D. Standridge
program notes

The (not) Alone consortium has created the perfect opportunity for our students to begin to engage in conversation with their family, friends and trusted adults surrounding the topic of mental health.

Here at Dover City Schools, we take our students’ mental health seriously.

Our school counselors are fabulous resources for our students on a daily basis:

Mr. Steve Bender, M.Ed - Dover HS - (330) 364-7145 / benders@dovertornadoes.com

Mrs. Michelle Grimm, M.Ed - Dover HS - (330) 364-7146 / grimmm@dovertornadoes.com

Mr. Tom Morris, M.Ed - Dover MS & HS - (330) 364-7140 / morrist@dovertornadoes.com

Mrs. Julie Smith, M.Ed,LPSC - Dover MS - (330) 364-7121 / smithj@dovertornadoes.com

Here are some local resources to help families take the next step and continue or begin the conversation surrounding student mental health:

ADAMHS Board of Tuscarawas & Carroll Counties: https://adamhtc.org/

SpringVale Health Centers: https://springvalehealth.org/

New Life Counseling: https://www.newlifedover.com/

Personal and Family Counseling Services (PFCS): https://personal-family-counseling.com/

Find the fingering chart for your instrument and print it here!

Christmas Carol Packet

Click to download your copy and have some fun with your favorite Christmas tunes!

Click to practice sharp key signatures.

Click to practice flat key signatures.

Click to practice all major keys.

Practice note names in treble clef.

Practice note names in bass clef.

Practice note names on the grand staff.

Have a phone/device? Turn it into a tuner for your instrument!

Click on Bandmate Chromatic Tuner to learn more.