All students who use a school-owned instrument in Belton ISD will be required to pay an annual fee of $100 to cover the maintenance needed on the instruments. These instruments include oboe, bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, French horn, euphonium, & tuba. We also have a very limited number of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, alto saxophone, trumpet/cornet, & trombone for student use.
Parents may choose to pay this one of four ways:
1. FULL AMOUNT: Full $100 due by September 142. BY SEMESTER: Half ($50) due by September 14 and the other half ($50) due by January 153. BY NINE WEEKS: Quarter ($25) due by September 14, another November 15, February 15, & April 154. MONTHLY: $12.50 due the 15th of every month (September through April)
Please choose one of the four options above that fits your family best. Instruments will not be checked out to students until this form has been submitted. All fees must be completely paid by April 15 in order to be eligible for the Spring Trip. Checks can be made out to SBMS with a valid phone number, and please adhere to the above deadlines.
This usage fee helps offset a small part of the normal repair and upkeep cost of these expensive school-owned instruments. Your help in taking care of school-owned instrument is very important. Any major dents or breakage that occur due to student mishandling at home or school will result in the student being held financially responsible for repairs. Following these key points will help keep accidents from happening:
--Other siblings should NOT be allowed to play on or with the instrument.--Never leave an instrument and walk away - always keep it near or take it with you.--Always take your instrument to your band director for repairs FIRST. Do not try to repair it yourself.
All fees are non-refundable. If a student moves or is no longer a member of the band program, they will NOT receive a refund. All band students that use a school-owned instrument will be responsible for paying a fee, however, this rate is prorated based on the student's band enrollment date. Students will not be denied from playing an instrument because they are unable to pay this fee. Contact the band directors if you need financial assistance.