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The Real Cost of High School Marching Band

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

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The instrument is just the start of a string of expenses.

  • $916.00: Saxophone, with strap
  • $158.79: Mouthpiece, mouthpiece pouch, reeds (lots of reeds needed)
  • $10.00: Cleaner
  • $30.00: Electronic tuner
  • $8.00: Binder with plastic pages for drill
  • $250.00: Upkeep, repair (happens more frequently than you might expect)

The Tally: $3,022.79

Photograph by Getty Images
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