2018-19 HHS Band Fees

Posted by Tim McElyea on Jul 23 2016 at 05:00PM PDT

As many of you know, our BPA budget draws about 70% of its income through band fees. While we wish that this wasn’t the case, it is simply the reality of our society. This year’s budget calls for the need of over $50k in band fees.  A majority of our expenses occur during July and August.  We request all members pay a portion of their band fees by July 19, 2018, to help with beginning of the year expenses.

The payment schedule for 2018-19 is as follows:

July 19, 2018 - First payment of a minimum of $200 due

July 27, 2018- Early Payment Discount (Fees paid in full by this date receive a 5% discount.)

October 1, 2018 - Second payment of a minumum of $200 due

February 1, 2019 - Fees paid in full (any remaining balance due)

Instrument Rental Fees:  1st Semester-Due September 1, 2018 & 2nd Semester-Due February 1, 2019 

Band Fees Are as Follows:

All Marching Band Members (covers entire year including Concert Season) - $600

Color Guard Members - $400

Concert Season Only Members - $300

Sibling - $300

Instrument Rental - $100 per semester 

In order to raise awareness and participation of our activities with VBC, we will incorporate three speical discount opportunities of volunteering per family to apply toward band fees. The first three instances of VBC wristbanding/concessions worked per family will provide a $50 credit to the students Charms account regardless of number of hours worked. With this credit offer, you have the opportunity to reduce your fees an additional $150 from the published fee. 

Any additional volunteering at the VBC will earn $5/hour in Charms credits to be applied to the account. Any family who chooses not to send a parent or student to volunteer over the course of the year will pay the published band fee with no obligation to volunteer. For families to choose to pay the full band fee up front to receive the 5% discount, the $50 volunteer credit can be applied to a trip or a future year band fee. Any graduating senior should plan their payments/credits accordingly unless they want to donate credit earned to a younger student upon graduation.

Note: If you have two or more children in the band, one child will pay the full fee and the additional children will pay $300

DISCOUNT OFFER: Save 5% by paying your band fees and instrument rental in full by July 19, 2018.

Important Reminder: All fees must should be paid according to the payment schedule above, unless you work out a different payment plan with the BPA Treasurer.  Seniors will not receive their cap, gown, or graduation diploma until all band fees are paid.

Pay Fees by dropping an envelope containing a check with your student(s) name in the memo line made out to HHS BPA into the band box in the band room or simply mail a check to:

HHS BPA, Treasurer
PO Box 16054
Huntsville, AL 35802

Contact HHS BPA Treasurer: Liz Boykin at  


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