The cost is simply so we don't lose money as an organization, meals will be provided at multiple shows as well as snacks. The uniforms cost money to upkeep, and we also need supplementary funds for our music/drill/ and staff members.
If you can not pay the money, please talk to Mr. Steger, there is always a way to help a student in need.
Do you have the schedule? I have tentative dates for the summer if you are in absolute need of them - I can share them. They are not yet final, so I am trying to hold off releasing contradicting information.
What will happen to the Rock River Concord? The Fort Atkinson Marching band will replace the Rock River Concord. Please keep in mind, the level and intensity and time commitment of the Rock River Concord was significantly more than this fall version of marching. With that the Rock River Concord will continue in its winterguard and winter drumline programs, but as for field show-marching it will cease.
Is it required? Marching Band will be a required part of the curriculum. As we are reintroducing it we are simply performing our 'show band' differently. We will be adding minimal extra days in the summer than what we have had in the summer anyway.
Sports? I have been in communications with the coaches, athletic directors, summer school coordinators, and other music teachers to have little to no conflicts. Please let me know if you have one and we can work something out!
Vacation? I get it, you booked your cruise on that perfect weekend - my goal is to get you the summer preparation dates ASAP so that you can try to plan around it. If you are already booked come talk to me to figure out how we can keep your son/daughter on track!