Dear North Side Marching Band Alumni and Friends of the Program,
Our music program could not do what it does to improve children's lives without the support of a caring community! We have kept our marching band fees minimal at $100 per year for the past fifteen years. We have the lowest band fees in the state. For a point of reference in the State of Indiana, State Finalist Marching Bands are spending $100,000 to $1,000,000 per year.
Even though we keep our fees so low, nearly 50% of our students still can't pay their fees because of the socio-economic climate of the school. While the band fees are important, it is not nearly enough to cover the various expenses of the season. These include the music arrangements, copyrights, semi-trailer repairs, staff payments, drill design, costumes, flags, feeding the students on competition days, contest entry fees, ISSMA fees, choreography, props, and other miscellaneous expenses along the way.
While we continue to be prudent with our resources and execute many fundraisers like the carwash, candy sale, cookie dough sale, and chicken sale, these efforts to raise funds are still well short of the season's operational budget. This is why we are asking for your support! Please consider making a meaningful investment into our students’ success and the North Side Marching Band program!
If you are unable to give financially, please consider sharing this opportunity to help young people with your family, friends, and employer.
Individual and corporate donations are welcomed and appreciated.
If received by August 31, 2019, your donation will be recognized throughout the school year at the following levels: Legends Level=$2,500Director Level=$1,000 Assistant Director Level=$750 Drum Major Level=$500Section Leader Level=$250Friend of the Program Level=$100
Your donation will go directly to North Side High School, a member of Fort Wayne Community Schools, which is a governmental instrumentality, and will be considered tax deductible to the donor under section 170(c) of the Code.
Thank you for your help and generosity!North Side Marching Legends State Finals 2018