FEES – A one time payment of $30 per student to cover administration, music, and a t-shirt.
PERFORMANCE UNIFORM – Students are required to wear all solid black. These are provided by each individual family.
Girls – dress, skirt, blouse, shoes, stockings, etc. Boys – pants, button down shirt, belt, shoes, socks, etc. No patterns/designs, leggings unless under a skirt, athletic shoes, sandals, t-shirts.
INSTRUMENTS – A limited number of band instruments are available for rent from the band. Others may be purchased or rented from local business. Costs are based on the type of instrument each student plays. Generally, the larger the instrument, the higher the cost. Ask the director for suggestions and advice. Additional costs will include cleaning and maintenance supplies specific to each instrument.
DO NOT PURCHASE AN INSTRUMENT WITHOUT TALKING TO THE DIRECTOR FIRST! There are too many low quality instruments on the market and you will want guidance on making a purchase.
Currently we do not have guitars for rent.
Students who rent instruments from the Mid-Rio Grande Home School Band may do so for three years. If the student desires to continue playing, it is best for the parents to invest in an instrument of their own. This also allows for more students to participate.
TUITION – Tuition is paid to the director and can be made in one payment (September), two payments (August and January), or ten payments (August through May). Discounts are for multiple classes taken by the same family. Parents who wish to participate are considered another student and the tuition rates apply the same.
First Class – $450
Second Class – $350
Third Class – $250
Fourth and more classes – $100 each
TUITION ADD-ONS AND EXCEPTIONS:
Second Band Instrument – Students who have played at least three years on their main instrument are eligible to take a second band instrument in a lower level band. Cost – $100
Jazz Band – Students who have played at least three years in band are eligible to take Jazz Band. Cost – $100
Jazz Band Only – piano, electric guitar, and electric/upright bass players with experience on their instrument can be part of the Jazz rhythm section without being in concert band. Cost – $250