Activities such as Band/Guard/Percussion are partially sponsored (financially) by a parent association or booster club, like the Klein Collins Band Association (KCBA).
This budget will help support a major portion of the KCHS Band/Guard/Percussion activities and needs. The KCBA has committed to provide the Band/Guard/Percussion with approximately $180,000 to support many of the functions and provide student supplies not covered by funds provided by KISD. Roughly half is generated from membership dues and the balance is generated by fundraisers, sponsorships, donations, and service projects conducted by the KCBA.
The membership dues pay for the band, color guard and percussion clinicians brought in to assist our band directors in providing special instruction to all participants to enhance their individual skills, as well as to create the complex marching show to entertain the football fans and be competitive in their UIL class. In a typical year, the dues also support the following items: equipment repairs, contest expenses, marching performance props, additional program design, transportation of students and equipment to contests, music, a show t-shirt, end of year banquet and refreshments for each marching event.
Band, color guard and percussion members will have additional items that they will be responsible for purchasing in addition to the membership dues. This includes, but not limited to: shoes, marching shorts, garment bag, individual instruments/equipment and other personal accessories.
If a band member decides to drop band after the first game, there will be no refund of the membership dues.