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Welcome to the UHS Band parent page! Please use the tabs below to access information about volunteering, band fees, and other items of interest to parents with a child in the band.

Volunteering is the best way to support your son or daughter!

All volunteers need to register with OCPS: Volunteer Management System

Once registered with OCPS, you can sign up to volunteer by contacting our chaperone coordinator (

Like any after-school program, band does have cost associated with it. A minimal portion of the band's budget is provided by the school, so it is necessary for each student to contribute. These fees pay for summer band, uniforms, independently contracted staff, shirts, transportation, and many other expenses. The assessments are divided across several months for convenience and there are many ways to work through any difficulties. Please get in touch with a band director quickly if you have any concerns... we are happy to work with you!

To view your student's account statement, enter his or her student number here:

Fall Semester Assessment

This is for everyone in marching band; it covers uniforms, props, drill, instructional staff, etc.
$75deposit, due June 1, 2018 (non-refundable)
$75due August 3, 2018
$75due September 7, 2018
$75due October 5, 2018

Equipment Maintenance Assessment

This applies to students using school-owned instruments and covers acquisition and repairs.
$40due August 17, 2018
$40due January 18, 2019

Percussion Assessment

This applies to all percussionists and covers sticks, mallets, heads, and other related items.
$50due July 19, 2018
$50due January 18, 2019

Fall Guard Assessment

This applies to color guard members who perform with the marching band. It covers uniforms, gloves, shoes, flags and equipment.
$150due July 19, 2018

Uniform Accessories

This is for members who need marching shoes, gloves, and socks.
$50due August 3, 2018


This is for all members and covers transportation throughout the year.
$35due November 2, 2018

Concert Attire

If your student makes it into the Wind Ensemble or Symphonic Band, he or she will need to acquire a tuxedo or dress for concerts and performances. We use the same attire every year, so it is a one-time purchase for all four years and can be used well beyond high school. Important: this attire is ordered independently at Please do not pay the band directly.
$120Tuxedo (includes pants, jacket, shirt, bowtie and cummerbund)
$60Formal Concert Dress

Miscellaneous Expenses

Throughout the year, there may be various small expenses affecting students on a case-by-case basis. All State and All County Band auditions have a small audition fee ($5 — 15) for those students who participate. Solo & Ensemble Festival has a registration fee and some students will need to pay for an accompanist. These fees vary from year to year and the directors will pass on that information once it is made public. Students may also purchase accessories (valve oil, reeds, etc.) and extra socks and gloves in the band office for a small fee.


We have fundraisers throughout the year to help offset the cost of band. In addition, special arrangements can be made for families with significant, legitimate financial concerns. In the event of financial hardship, please contact Mr. Brown to discuss possible solutions. Communication is Key!
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Our Band Parent Board supports our band program by coordinating all our parent volunteering activities. If you would like to help out or have questions, contact a board member!

Band Parent Council
The parent council coordinates all parent activities.
The treasurer works with the band administrative assistant to keep student accounts up to date.
Fundraising Coordinator
The fundraising coordinator helps raise money to support our band program. If you have fundraising ideas or suggestions, please get in touch!
Chaperone Coordinators
The chaperone coordinator manages the sign-up lists to make sure all band trips are staffed with enough volunteers.
Pit Coordinator
The pit coordinator moves heavy things like sound systems and percussion equipment, and helps to manage the band's trucks when we travel.
Percussion Coordinator
The percussion coordinator helps with the logistics of percussion performances.
Uniform Coordinator
The uniform coordinator fits students for uniforms and makes any necessary alterations and repairs. If you have sewing experience please volunteer!
Concessions Coordinator
The concessions coordinator runs the concession stand for all varsity and junior varsity football games.
Guard Coordinator
The guard coordinator assists at all color guard and winter guard events.