Participation and Financial Commitment

Parent/Guardian:

  • I understand that there is a financial commitment, dependent on COVID-19 protocols, that will change based on the needs of the band as the crisis continues.
    • Option A: Fees are based on the decrease in funding based on the current economic situation and unemployment numbers. Marching Band season is normal with the exception of decreased staff at band camp and decreased expenses throughout the year. $500 for the season associated with each member of the marching band and $425 per each additional sibling

    • Option B: Fees are determined by a lack of band camp and a reduced overall show in terms of drill design. Other than band camp, the marching band season exists as usual. $400 for the season associated with each member of the marching band and $325 per each additional sibling

    • Option C: Fees are determined by having a pep band only performance schedule. $250 for the season associated with each member of the marching band and $175 per each additional sibling

    • Option A (Guard): There is an additional $815 for the season associated with each new member of the color guard and $675 for each returning member

    • Option B (Guard): There is an additional $635 for the season associated with each new member of the color guard and $575 for each returning member

    • Option C (Guard): There is an additional $410 for the season associated with each new member of the color guard and $350 for each returning member

    • Purchase of shoes: $35

    • Instrument Rental: $100

    • I understand and will adhere to the payment date schedule as delineated in the Marching Band Handbook.
  • I understand that all past band financial commitments as well as current year fees must be paid in full before my student will be allowed to participate in the current season. A zero account balance is required prior to the start of Pre-Camp.

  • I understand that if the band travels overnight, my student will be allowed to participate only if they are up-to-date on their dues payments.

  • I understand that the commitments may be fulfilled by direct payment and/or by participating in fundraising activities.

  • I UNDERSTAND THAT ALL WOODWINDS, BRASS, AND PERCUSSION PAYMENTS MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY JULY 14, ALL GUARD MUST BE PAID IN FULL BY SEPTEMBER 1. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF MY SPOT UNTIL PAYMENTS ARE BROUGHT UP TO DATE.
    • In a typical year, there are several student account fundraising opportunities prior to Pre-Camp such as the following however stay tuned for these options as we get closer and businesses are open:
      • Security for various concerts and events | Georgia Dome and Gwinnett Arena
      • MotoAmerica at Road Atlanta
      • Classic Motorsports Mitty at Road Atlanta
      • Drift Atlanta at Road Atlanta
    • Summit Racing NHRA Southern Nationals at Atlanta Dragway
      • A few post camp fundraising opportunities are also offered at Road Atlanta
      • Grid Life at Road Atlanta
      • Petit Le-Mans at Road Atlanta
  • I understand that if I anticipate any difficulties in meeting this monetary requirement, I agree to meet with the BPA president, BPA treasurer, and the band director before June 30 in order to discuss potential new financial payment plans. A financial agreement must be arranged in order to participate in the FBHS marching band. I also understand all financial matters will be kept confidential and will be shared only with the band director and the BPA executive board. NO STUDENT SHOULD BE EXEMPT FROM PARTICIPATING DUE TO FINANCIAL HARDSHIP! Please speak with Mr. Guisasola so that we can make arrangements. (miguel.guisasola@hallco.org)

  • In addition, if I do not communicate any financial difficulties to the persons listed above by the date stated, the BPA and the band director will assume I will make the necessary payments at the required times.