The Real Cost of High School Marching Band

By Yvette Romero - 2011-09-28T17:25:35Z

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Being in a marching band takes more than coordination and stamina.

  • $550.00: Band membership fee
  • $400.00: Spring concert season fee
  • $700.00: Private lessons (minimum amount; half-hour sessions, once per week for 28 weeks)

The Tally: $1,650

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