How much are marching band fees?
The total cost for each student is around $1,000. When determining the fees for each student’s participation, the board establishes a figure based on the budget and basically divides it in half. We ask each family to contribute $500 and the other $500 is raised with all music department fundraisers. Music programs in public schools are often cut due to lack of funding and some students are discouraged from participating if fees are too high. Therefore, the booster organization has established a multitude of fundraising opportunities designed to assist students in paying their fees as well as having events to raise funds for the balance that is not covered by the student fees. We would be forced to charge each family $1,000 or more to cover the costs in our budget which is over $100,000 per year.
Why do I have to participate in fundraising if I have paid all of my fees?
Marching band is a noteworthy program which has successfully been funded through strong parent participation. Therefore, it is up to all parents to give his or her time and effort for our children’s success. Families will be asked to participate in fundraisers throughout the year. These help fund your students' fees as well as help cover the exorbitant cost of running the marching band program. It is important that everyone does their share to make the program a success. The parents who have previously and currently participated in these fundraising events have found them to be enjoyable, self gratifying and extremely fun while gaining new and lasting friendships.
What are the different types in fundraisers?
We offer two types of fundraisers, student and music department.
I can't afford to pay the band fees. Can my student still participate in Marching Band?
Students can fundraiser all fees! The Booster Organization is continually looking for opportunities for students to raise the needed funds and will help make sure they have every opportunity to do so.
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What is TAG day?
Takes place in November ALL instrumental music students participate. Students wear uniforms, concert dresses and tuxedo's and go door to door in the community to ask for support of the program. This requires a large number of volunteers, especially drivers to escort students on this endeavor. We use gallon milk jugs that are painted gold to collect money if you have extra please thoroughly wash and send in with your student. Please consider volunteering for this fun event.