The cost to participate in Marching Band for 2020 is $475 plus the cost for the last competition (if any, TBD). This fee helps pay for all marching band and competition-related expenses including camp and instructional staff throughout the season. Please note the actual cost of this program is heavily subsidized by the Band Boosters through fundraising. Second child policy: TABB discounts $100 from your second student fees when both are enrolled in the marching band.
Payment Dates: May 13 - $125 June 10 - $125 July 8 - $125 August 12 - $100
Final payments received after August 12th will be assessed a $50 late fee unless other payment arrangements are made, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
AUX GUARD NOTE: If the Aux guard student goes to camp (which is optional for Aux guard only), student fees are $350 plus the cost of the last competition (if any, TBD).
If the Aux guard student does NOT go to camp, student fees are $160 plus the cost of the last competition (if any, TBD).
Any great experience comes at a price. We do not sacrifice quality for the sake of money, nor do we get “extravagant” with our endeavors. Below you will find an approximate breakdown of the cost per student for our Marching Band:
Approximate per marcher/ guard cost $1,250 Outstanding Balance per Marcher $475 Band Booster Subsidy $-775 Last Compeition TBD $100 Outstanding Balance per Marcher $ 475 Total Tuition $575
The following is included with your marching band fees: *5 Months of music/guard/marching instruction *1.5 weeks of band camp at Athens/Echo Grove- room, board and travel *Marching show including music and drill design *Music royalties and legal usage fees *SMB, MSBOA, and competitions and entry fees *Competition Show shirt
Payment vouchers can be found in the Forms Section of this website (forms 5A - 5D). Please use them to ensure your payment is applied appropriately. Payment can also be made through PayPal.
Making a Payment using PayPal: *Log on to the band website https://www.troyathensbands.com/ and select “PAYPAL” * Click where it says “Marching Band Pmt #2” (the amounts include a 4% processing fee) * Choose which payment you would like to make * Enter your student’s name * Select “Add to Cart” this will take you to a shopping cart, if you would like to add more items select “Continue Shopping” at the top right of your screen * Select additional items in the same manner * When you are ready to complete your transaction select “Check Out”, you can sign into your Paypal account or checkout with a credit card * Complete your transaction
Please keep all payments up to date. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the Troy Athens Band Boosters (TABB). Do not send cash via US Mail or place in TABB box. The option to pay by credit card, or PayPal is available with a 4% processing fee. Place payments with the accompanying forms in TABB mailbox in the band room, or mail as indicated on the payment coupon. Please do not give payments to the director or instructors.
Please note the refund policy: After dates stated below, the amount paid to date will be refunded minus the stated non-refundable fee: After May 13 -- The non-refundable amount is $150. After June 10 -- The total non-refundable amount is $200. NO refunds will be given after July 8th.
FUNDING INFORMATION The Troy Athens Band Boosters is a 501c3 non-profit organization that supports our band program in many ways. Fundraisers will be made available for students to raise all or part of their fees. Students (and parents) will be expected to participate in fundraisers that will go to the Band Boosters general fund, e.g. SMB, WGI, MCGC and Craft show events. The majority of the Band Booster subsidy of the Marching Band is derived from fundraisers such as:
EVENTS WGI Percussion Regional MCGC Guard & Percussion SMB Show Craft Show Car Wash Fall
SALES Fall Cheesecake Bed Sheets SMB Program AD Mattresses
DONATIONS Marching Band Families are asked to make a tax-deductible $100 donation per marcher to TABB each year. We also accept public and corporate donations.
It is important to note that we are aware that many people do not like selling things. We are always looking for new fundraising options instead of selling items. At this point, we only do four “selling” fundraisers, and focus much of our time and effort on big events. These events do require many volunteers to be successful, but we can make A LOT of money in relatively short time frames. We need your help!
Troy Athens Bands 4333 John R. Rd. Troy, MI 48085