Why should I donate?
To offer a high quality program, the Mission Viejo High School Instrumental Music Booster Association needs financial support from our music families. All donations are pooled together to support and enhance each student’s music education and experience.
What is the money used for?
Our donations pay the salaries of our experienced and talented coaches, including the instrument coaches that work with each student in band and orchestra, the coaches who design and choreograph the marching band field show, the coaches who choreograph both the fall and winter color guard shows. In addition, our donations provide for color guard and drumlins uniforms, upkeep of marching band uniforms, maintenance of equipment and instruments, purchase of new instruments not provided by the district, sheet music, transportation of equipment to competitions, meals/snacks for students at competitions, and more.
What are our suggested program donations?
- Marching Band: $500
- Fall Color Guard: $500
- Winter Color Guard: $500
- Drumline: $500
- Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band: $250
- Jazz Band: $150
Please note: If your student is a member of the Marching Band and the Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, or Orchestra, only one donation of $500 is requested.
What are our travel costs?
In addition to the program donations, students are required to pay for travel to multiple day festivals involving bus transportation and hotel stays. The marching band and color guard travel to Fresno the weekend before Thanksgiving for the Western Band Association Finals. The cost for this trip is $400 and is due October 1, 2017. This cost includes bus transportation, hotel rooms and food for 4 days/3 nights. Other potential trips in the spring include a jazz band trip to the Monterey Jazz Festival and a winter color guard trip to Dayton Ohio. These costs are yet to be determined.