While the band director and activity buses are funded by Wake County Schools, all other costs from the basics of instrument repair, sectional instructors, cleaning uniforms, to paying for bus drivers, competition fees, props, rentals and meals for football games/competitions (bands are like the army in Nepoleon's quote "...they march on the stomachs") are funded through the Band Boosters.
We also invest in a series of Band Camp events, including instructors, to develop the skills and get the practice required of an award winning marching band.
Our goal is to make marching band accessible for everyone that is willing to commit to the group, be a positive influence and work hard. We use a program called "Fair Share" to encourage participation in various activities that are credited to that students "fair share" of the cost of operating the marching band. Many families cover over 30%, some 50% and a few 100% of the cost through the many fair share fundraising options.