Why do we do fundraising?
While the Clark County Board of Education provides some support for the band program (instruments and transportation), it does not cover all of our expenses. Here’s a sampling of some of our expenses:
- 1 set of uniforms for GRC Colorguard: $3k-5k
- Staff for band camp: $15,000
- Guard and Percussion staff for school year: $30,000
- Flag silks: $4,000
- Annual repair budget for GRC (maintenance only): $4,000 (only funded at 80% right now)
As you can see, your support matters. Providing a top quality music education comes with a financial cost. Basic needs must be met before fundraising for extras, like out of state/competition trips.