About Our Program

Welcome to Dorothy McElhinney Middle School Bands, where "Discipline In Mind, Dedication In Heart, Excellence In Performance" is the hallmark of our program.

With an enrollment of more than 200 students this year, DMMS Bands is one of the larger middle school bands in the Inland Empire. Our performance groups include Beginning Band, Cadet Band, Intermediate Band, Symphonic Band, Pep Band & Jazz Band. Under the direction of Mr. Scott C. Merrin, our students have consistently achieved excellent ratings and results at local and regional competitions.

Support DMMS Bands

Fundraising is an essential part of running an effective band program and is necessary to maintain a high-quality music program for all members of DMMS Bands. Remember, Murrieta Valley Unified School District funds a very small portion of the overall costs of our award-winning band program. Fundraising for DMMS Bands allows the boosters:

  • To offset the additional cost of processing each student through the band program.

  • Provides families an opportunity to assist in paying for event fees, field trips and other qualifying band events.

  • To raise money for the band so that we may continue to provide the program with the equipment and instruments needed for full instrumentation, thereby ensuring the ongoing integrity of the program for all band students.

The band relies on the generosity of parents and friends of the band to support this high quality program. We welcome donations through our "DMMS Bands Helping Kids" sponsorship campaign. Your tax deductible donation may be mailed to:

DMMS Instrumental Music Boosters
35125 Briggs Rd.
Murrieta, CA 92563

Thank you for helping us keep the arts alive in our public schools.

Community Service

DMMS Bands is proud to give back to our community by participating in several community service projects each year. Check back soon for various events that we participate in.