Band Fees

The William T. Dwyer Marching Band, Color Guard and Winter Guard are extra-curricular activities. There is a minimum amount of money needed for this program to run and succeed. The financial commitment required from each member is called “Fair Share.” Many fundraisers are organized by the band booster organization to raise monies that can be applied to a student’s individual “Fair Share” Account.

Each student will be responsible for one of the following accounts:

Panther Marching Band – $430.00
Color Guard – $320.00
Winter Guard – $400.00
Winter Percussion – $300.00
Concert or Jazz Band (non marching) – $50.00

Annual dues are payable as follows:

Option A – Pay fair share in full in one single payment – due the first week of September
Option B – Pay fair share in 4 installments (Example is for Panther Marching Band)

1st – August -$120.00
2nd – September – $110.00
3rd – October – $100.00
4th – November – $100.00

**Accessories are not included in Fair Share and must be paid for separately. For Example:  Warm-ups, Band Shirts, Marching Shoes and Color Guard uniforms


  1. Fair Share payments can be made by check or through the School Cash Online website.  Click here for more details.
  2. Fair Share payments must be up to date by the time of the performance or the student will not perform until the Fair Share is up to date!!!
  3. Students are STILL required to attend and serve the band in other ways, but will not participate in any PERFORMANCE until the Fair Share is up to date!
  4. If the student does not perform in the show, there will be an alternate WRITTEN assignment to make up the points. See UNEXCUSED ABSENCE in the handbook for procedure.
  5. Students WILL be on OBLIGATION for unpaid Fair Share beginning the start of the second Semester. Failure to pay this OBLIGATION may result in the student’s ability to attend school events, check out textbooks, pick up report cards, or participate in graduation.
  6. Fair Share payments are non-refundable. A positive balance in a seniors account will roll over to the general band account or to a sibling underclassman in band.