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General Fee

The Franklin Community High School Instrumental Music Department and Franklin Community Schools Band Booster Organization are able to provide numerous opportunities to our students that we believe improve their musical education and experiences. For our program to provide these opportunities to all our students the band booster organization charges a nominal fee referred to as the General Fee.

The General Fee is assessed one time a year to all high school students who participate in any curricular or extra-curricular, high school Instrumental Music Department ensemble – Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Marching Band/Color Guard, Indoor Drum Line, and Winter Guard. The General Fee is used to help cover the operational costs of the Instrumental Music Department and band booster organization. A student will only pay the General Fee once, regardless of the number of ensembles they participate in a school year.


The General Fee helps to cover some expenses such as state music association membership fees – Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA), Indiana Bandmaster Association (IBA), etc., class awards (varsity letters, chevrons, etc.), insurance policies, treasurer fees, accounting/tax preparation, office management software – Charms Office Assistant, website hosting, post office box rental and postage, etc.


Fees for specific ensembles such as the Marching Band/Color Guard, Indoor Drum Line, and Winter Guard are NOT included in the General Fee and are assessed separately. The General Fee does not cover any corporation fee such as course or textbook fees, school instrumental rental fees, or transportation fees.


The General Fee for the 2022-2023 academic year is $75.


Checks should be made payable to Franklin Community Schools Band Boosters and can either be mailed directly to band booster organization or turned in to the band office. Fees are also payable online - click HERE.
Payment plans are also available and can be arranged by contacting the band booster treasurer. (e-mail the band booster treasurer)


The band booster organization organizes numerous fundraisers to help students earn money for their various fees. Students who have funds available in their individual student account may use it towards the General Fee, school instrument rental fees, and/or corporation transportation fees.


Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you for your continued support!


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