Mattawan Bands Annual Band “Donation”

In an effort to make things more simple for band parents, band boosters, and the directors, we have made an adjustment to how money is collected for various items throughout the school year. Instead of collecting money for each individual need as it comes up, we will collect all money at the beginning of the year in the form of an annual band donation. For example, this means your child will no longer need $5 for a shirt or $3 for a reed during the course of the year, we will simply be able to provide the items to your child as they are needed without having to have the student serve as the “middle man.” This makes accounting for this money easier for the directors, band boosters, and parents since it is being collected up front and not on an “IOU” basis.

The band directors and band boosters are willing to work on an individual case by case basis in the event that this policy creates a financial strain for any of our band families, simply contact one of the directors to discuss any issues.

Below you will find the breakdown of costs and a partial list of items included in the yearly band fee:

Middle School (6th -8th Grades)
Cost: $65 – 6th Grade, $90 – 7th & 8th Grade

Items included, but not limited to:

  • Band books (6th and 7th grade will receive two books, 8th grade one)
  • Music stand (6th grade)
  • Uniform maintenance fee (7th and 8th grades, for dry cleaning at the end of the year)
  • Music copy fee (to replace any lost sheet music)
  • Band group picture from winter concerts
  • Sticks/mallets for daily use for percussionists
  • All needed supplies (reeds, valve/slide oil, cork grease, etc.)
  • Minor maintenance and repairs (corks, pads, sticking keys when possible)
  • Grade level Mattawan Bands t-shirt

High School (9th -12th Grades)
Cost: $125

Items included, but not limited to:

  • Uniform maintenance fee (for dry cleaning marching and concert uniforms at end of year)
  • Music copy fee (to replace any lost sheet music)
  • Meals for games/competitions during marching season and Tulip Time
  • Fall marching band show shirt
  • Marching band gloves (two pair are given for the year, additional can be purchased at $5 per pair)
  • Sticks/mallets for percussionists
  • Guard gloves
  • All needed supplies (reeds, valve/slide oil, cork grease, etc.)
  • Minor maintenance and repairs (corks, pads, sticking keys when possible)