©2019 by Cary Marching Band

501(c)(3) Tax ID: 23-7219498

FAIR SHARE ASSESSMENT

Cary High School Band programs are self-funded through the Band Booster program. Our budget encompasses Band Camp, transportation, bus drivers, equipment, uniforms, staff members, competition entry fees, music copyrights, props, show design, food and much more. Our total budget is divided among our participants to derive at each student’s Fair Share Assessment for the year.

We know that the Fair Share is a large amount for any family. That’s why we have a payment schedule to pay your fair share over time. Further, we provide a large variety of fundraising opportunities that are credited directly against your fair share assessment. These funds will roll over from year to year until the student graduates (or leaves Cary High School). Upon graduating, all funds remaining in the account can either be transferred to a sibling’s account that is currently in the band program or transferred into the band’s general account.

Starting in 2020, Boosters will require settling previous season's assessments before enrolling in subsequent seasons. Please reach out to the Band Director or Booster President if you have questions about this policy.

2020 Winter Programs

Varsity Guard Fair Share is $1350 and payments are due as follows:

  • $75 deposit and signed commitment form due by Dec 1st, 2019

  • $255 due January 1st

  • $255 due February 1st

  • $255 due March 1st

  • $255 due April 1st

  • $255 due May 1st

Junior Varsity Guard Fair Share is $500 and payments are due as follows:

  • $75 deposit and signed commitment form due by Dec 1st, 2019

  • $85 due January 1st

  • $85 due February 1st

  • $85 due March 1st

  • $85 due April 1st

  • $85 due May 1st

Indoor Percussion Ensemble is $1320 and payments are due as follows:

  • $75 deposit and signed commitment form due by Dec 1st, 2019

  • $249 due January 1st

  • $249 due February 1st

  • $249 due March 1st

  • $249 due April 1st

  • $249 due May 1st

All fair share accounts for the current Winter Programs must be paid in full by June 1st.

We have a number of programs you can participate in to raise funds that are credited to your fair share assessment.

If you are in need of assistance to meet your fair share obligation, please complete the Scholarship Request form to begin the evaluation process.

Fair Share Tips & Information

You can help us greatly by following these suggestions:

  • You will receive periodic statements by email showing the charges and credits to your fair share assessment.

  • Treasurers are volunteers, just like you, and may make mistakes. You are responsible for requesting any needed corrections. Mistakes are much easier to correct the sooner we find out about them. The longer you wait, the harder it is to trace the problem and in some cases, if too much time has elapsed, we may not be able to correct the problem.

  • Please do not give payments to the band director. Use electronic payment options, the Treasurer dropbox, or mail check payments to: Cary Band Boosters / P.O. Box 91 / Cary, NC 27512-0091

  • Please do not make cash payments.

  • Write your student's name in the memo line on your check.

  • You are receiving benefits from the fair share assessment payments. Therefore, it is not tax deductible.

  • Any positive balance at year end will be automatically rolled over to your child's fair share balance for the following year if returning to band.