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Mountain View High School Marching Band

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All payments should be made by check, payable to: MVHS Band
(Please be sure the student's name and the purpose of the payment are clearly printed on the check)

Returning Members

$ 200.00 *

This is an "everything included" amount with the exception of instrument rental for those using school-owned instruments .  Returning members who need to replace shoes, shirt or cap will need to purchase these items separately.

 The member fees for marching band include uniform rental and maintenance fees, gloves, music and drill supplies, instruction specialists, entry fees for marching competitions and the cost for travel  to all marching band contests and festivals. 

New Members

$ 275.00 *

This is an "everything included" amount with the exception of instrument rental for those using school-owned instruments .

In addition to the fee for returning members, the cost for new members includes the "informal uniform" polo shirt, MV Band cap, marching band or guard shoes, and required music folio.

* Additional fees are required for members of some marching band sections. 
The costs for Instrument Rental (details below) are not included in the band member fee.

** Any band family in need of an amended payment schedule or payment assistance should contact the Director of Bands to arrange a confidential meeting to discuss available options.  This meeting should be arranged by the parent or guardian.  Student attendance at this meeting is not required.

Students have numerous opportunities during the fall to earn money to pay for band fees.  The MV Band Parent Association provides a number of fund-raising events so students and band families can make the marching band experience more affordable.  Please visit our Student Accounts page for more information.

 

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Marching Band Fee Policy

Payment Due

Description

Returning Members

New Members

June 9, 2014

The Marching Band Deposit is Non-Refundable.

This deposit reserves your position as the marching band show is designed and written over the spring and summer months. Students deciding to join marching band after this due date will be allowed on a space-available basis and will only be accepted as an alternate awaiting an open position in the drill.  Students moving into the MVHS attendance area during the summer months and who are new to Stafford County will be accepted into marching band on a reserve basis, but will be given priority as positions become available. Our marching band drill will be custom-designed based on the number of deposits received by the due date.

$ 100.00

$100.00

Aug. 11, 2014

2nd Payment due at Parent Meeting (7:00 pm on August 11, 2014)

$100.00

$100.00

Oct. 1, 2014

Final Payment

$0.00

$75.00

The Marching Band Member Fee includes the following items

Band Uniform Cleaning and Maintenance Fee

Required by Stafford County Public Schools, this $40.00 fee is already included in the marching band fee described above and covers regular dry cleaning expenses as well as expenses for alterations and other required uniform maintenance.  Students and parents must complete the Uniform Rental Agreement form.

Band Gloves

White “grip” gloves with rubberized dots on palm for secure grip of instrument. All winds will be issued 2 pair of gloves.  Additional gloves to replace those lost or soiled beyond use will be the responsibility of the student.

The Marching Band Member Fee for NEW MEMBERS includes the following items
(Returning members who need to replace any of these items must purchase them separately)

Band Polo Shirt

Maroon polo with embroidered MVHS band logo for use as a  part of our "informal uniform".  The remainder of the informal uniform will consist of approved, light-colored Khaki pants or shorts which must be supplied by the student.  The informal uniform is worn on Fridays during the marching season as well as travel wear for some marching band trips.

$ 30.00

MVHS Cap

"Official" MVHS Ball Cap for wearing in the stands or with the informal uniform.  No other caps will be allowed while in any MVHS Band uniform (including informal uniform.)  The MVHS Band cap is a required part of the uniform for most events. Returning students may replace their worn caps for $15.00.

$ 15.00

Flip Folio

Required for marching band music in the stands.  All wind instrument players must also provide a lyre (music folio holder) that attaches securely to their personal instrument for use in the stands.  Lyres can be purchased from any local, full-service band instrument retailer.  School owned instruments include a lyre.

$  5.00

Band Shoes

Approved white marching band shoes specifically designed for marching performance.  Students will be fitted for the correct size during band camp.  The cost of shoes is included in the new member fee.  Some, but not all, returning members will need to replace shoes, therefore the cost is not included in returning member fees.

$ 32.00    pr.

Color Guard

Black color guard/dance shoe, leather upper, non-marking, tapered, low profile, true dance sole.  Students will be fitted for the correct size during band camp.  The cost of shoes is included in the new member fee.  Some, but not all, returning members will need to replace shoes, therefore the cost is not included in returning member fees.

$ 32.00    pr.

Color Guard Gloves

Leather, "finger-less" gloves essential for protecting the hands during equipment work

$ 18.00    pr.

Band Instrument Rental (select instruments as listed)

Band Instrument/Equipment Rental Fee

Required by SCPS, this fee applies to students using school-owned instruments: Wind Instruments (Piccolo, Mellophone, Cornet, Marching Trombone, Marching Baritone, Sousaphone) and all marching percussion, including "front line".  If you are also using a school-owned instrument for a band class, no additional rental fee is required.  Students and parents must complete the Instrument Rental Agreement form and return it to the Director of Bands on the first day of Band Camp. 

$50.00
(for entire year)

 

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Mountain View Band Parent Association
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Douglas C. Armstrong, Director of Bands
e-mail:  armstrongdc@staffordschools.net

Last modified: 09/01/14