Fair Shares – this is your child’s band fee and is $175 for marching season and $50.00 for concert band annually. This fee covers their music, band shirt, uniform cleaning and upkeep, awards, adjunct staff, transportation and participation in competitions. These fees are for color guard and instrument playing band members. There are ways to help offset this fee outlined on the next page but at least 25.00 a month should be applied to each account. (9 months @ 25.00 is 225.00) Student Band Account – an individual account is set up for each child in band when they join. Fees, instrument rental fees, instrument repairs, etc. are deducted from the account. A detailed monthly statement is provided. All payments into your child’s band account should be placed into a sealed envelope and placed into the box in the band office. Please be sure to write your child’s name on the front of the envelope along with the description of the payment (fair shares, t-shirt order, DCI trip etc.) Students should NOT have more than 50.00 outstanding in their account at the end of the school year. Any outstanding monies have to be paid, IN FULL, by the end of band camp of the same year. Band Trip - The cost of the trip is typically $350 to $500 per person and is optional. Incremental payments are required and may be offset by fundraiser monies which go directly to the student’s account. Band members purchase their own dress/tuxedo for concert band. There are few owned by the band and can be rented for 6.00 on a first-come-first-serve basis.