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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, 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!
Fall Semester AssessmentThis is for everyone in marching band; it covers uniforms, props, drill, instructional staff, etc.
Equipment Maintenance AssessmentThis applies to students using school-owned instruments and covers acquisition and repairs.
Percussion AssessmentThis applies to all percussionists and covers sticks, mallets, heads, and other related items.
Fall Guard AssessmentThis applies to color guard members who perform with the marching band. It covers uniforms, gloves, shoes, flags and equipment.
Uniform AccessoriesThis is for members who need marching shoes, gloves, and socks.
TransportationThis is for all members and covers transportation throughout the year.
Concert AttireIf 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 www.MyBandStuff.com. Please do not pay the band directly.
Miscellaneous ExpensesThroughout 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.
CommunicationWe 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!