144 Lafayette Road, North Hampton, NH 03862 | 603-319-8109

DCP 4th Anniversary Party! Saturday, June 1st from 10-5.

Hello friends!

I'd like to take this opportunity to personally thank you for your business and your support since our inception in 2009. DCP has experienced an incredibly rapid growth amidst continuous challenges and general economic conditions. Each day, we are faced with new challenges and it certainly has not been easy. In my email last year, I spoke of re-working our back end operation. As promised, the entire database has been upgraded, and our order fulfillment has become very streamlined, especially with in store special orders and sales from our website. We have moved our annex to a much bigger location in the plaza, where we have improved lesson rooms, a cymbal testing room, and loads of back stock. If you don't see something in the shop, it's likely we have it next door. Your support has made us able to expand and we used all local contractors on the buildout. Our efforts did not go unnoticed, NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) designated us as one of the "Top 100" Independent Music stores, and we were also featured in The Music Trades and Drum Business Magazines.

Your support also allows to donate instruments and money to sponsor our favorite non profit groups and local schools:

  • The Portsmouth Music and Arts Center
  • The CMS Music Boosters
  • PHS Marching Band
  • The Portsmouth Historical Society
  • New Hampshire Drum Festival
  • The Music Hall

I can't stress this enough: we are able to support our local programs BECAUSE of your support. Thank you so much for this! It's an incredibly rewarding feeling to know that we are able to improve people's arts experiences on a daily basis.

We have also been able to bring you more guest artists with our DCP Master class program, featuring Keith Carlock, Virgil Donati, Mike Johnston, and Jimmy Pemberton; as well as the Sabian Cymbal vote event, where you had a say in what Sabian released for products in 2013. I was fortunate enough to visit The Ziljdian factory and Gretsch factory this year, to further expand my knowledge and provide feedback. I will be traveling to Germany immediately following the event to do the same with our friends at Meinl and Sonor. The feedback you provide us goes directly to our manufacturers!

I also value your feedback regarding DCP immensely. Please let me know what I can do to help improve your experience here. I want to have your future business as well, and whatever we could do to aid in that is a suggestion we are certainly open to.

Now, on to the GIVEAWAY!

As a way of saying THANK YOU, we are doing what we do every year, and that's bringing in thousands of dollars of product and handing it over to you with no purchase necessary. We have outstanding relationships with our vendors who support our vision and they are delivering the goods again. The details are being fleshed out as we speak, but I know there will be another Noble and Cooley Snare drum in the mix. Sticks, heads, cymbals, and hardware too. You support us, and we want to support you.


Like in years past, we are going to offer an additional 15% off of all of our regular priced, already discounted items. This is one day only, and used/consignments/clearance/layaway items are excluded. We will also have a blowout area, with some products being discounted up to 95% off!!

We will have a limited amount of 16" Zildjian ZHT China cymbals at a price so low it would make you double take. (We are not allowed to advertise it so low, but ask, and we'll tell you)


Mojo's has been a hit every year, and we are sticking with them again. Bring your appetite, we'll feed you too!

For our WEB Customers, we are going to do a special sale just for you, as a token of our gratitude. On Saturday, June 1, we will be doing a 15% off sale off of our already discounted prices! This excludes clearance/layaway items! 

Enough of my yakking. It's hard to believe this "idea" I had 4 years ago has grown into this. This "idea" has been put into motion by the great staff we have here and your continued business.

Let's make our 5th year the best yet!