2018-2019 Marching Band Commitment Form
This form is for students who are committed to participating in the 2018-2019 Marching Band. Please fill out the following and if you have any questions please do not hesitate email Crystal Cox at Crystal.Cox@cpschools.com or Barron Maskew at Barron.Maskew@cpschools.com

First let us say that we are extremely excited that you are interested in joining us for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. This upcoming year looks to be a great year and we are thrilled you will become a part of our Marching Hawk Family.

For general questions on Marching Band, you can click on the following link for more information.

Financial information on Marching Band..........
A little information on marching bands in Chesapeake. Chesapeake Public Schools do not provide funds for marching bands programs throughout the city so it is up to the students and the Hickory Band Parents Association to support the program. It is our parents support that makes this program as successful as it is. What many people do not know is what goes on at the beginning of a marching band season. We begin designing our show in January and by May we are purchasing copyright, drill, music, equipment, uniforms, repairing instruments, securing staff, etc. This is why we will always say EVERY STUDENT MATTERS. Every student is carefully designed into our show and one change to our overall numbers matter. We do not like taking a show with a hole. So please have a conversation with your student and to take this commitment to participate seriously. For additional information about marching band please click on this link....

This year's dues for marching band will be $550 and will be divided up as follows:
A deposit of $200 due by May 1, 2018 (Non-Refundable)
A second payment of $200 is due by June 1, 2018
A third payment of $150 due by July 1, 2018

Checks can be turned into the HBPA Box in the HHS Band Room or can be mailed to HBPA, P.O. Box 15287, Chesapeake, VA 23328. You can also go to the www.hhsbands.org website and pay with paypal. Please be sure to send an email to our treasurer with the name of your student so they will know how to apply the funds.

Considering there are many factors that have to be paid for and arranged before band camp begins we ask that you make your commitment to the program and stick through with your commitment until the end of the marching season. If something should occur, HBPA does provide a Refund Policy. It is as follows: Prior to June 1st and all payments current $200 is refundable; After June 1st but prior to July 1st and all payments current $350 is refundable; After July 1st. there will be no further refunds.

Students who are not in good standing with HBPA will not be permitted to participate until the student is in good standing with HBPA and a deposit for the upcoming year is made.

All participants of the Hickory High School Marching Band (including Guard and Percussion ) are expected to participate in our band fundraisers. The Band Directors and HBPA ask that each family participate, to the extent possible, in at least two volunteer opportunities each year in order to reach our fundraising goals. Please note that percussion and guard cost more, therefore, we ask those groups to participate in car washes as well as Yankee Candle Fundraiser to help offset the cost of equipment purchases. Again, this is to keep the cost per student low. Some marching band organizations pay more than $1000 for the fall season. If we did not have HBPA to help us, we would be paying $1000 for wind players and approximately $1300 per percussionist and guard member.

The "Fair Share" for fundraising per marcher this year is $350. A question at the end of this form will ask if you plan on opting out of these fundraisers. There will also be an amount per fundraiser if you'd like to "buy out" of that individual fundraiser. Fair Share covers profits of the SEVMG Advertisement , Fruit Fundraiser, Raffle, and Mattress Sale.

Hickory Band Parent Association (HBPA) provide volunteer opportunities for all parents to be involved. We encourage all of our parents to participate and be a part of the Hickory Band Family!

Please understand by filling out the following information and clicking submit you are submitting an electronic signature stating that you understand all band dues information as well as the refund policy. Also, you will be asked to turn in the signature form as well as a deposit to secure your position with the HHS Marching Band.

For additional information on Hickory Band Program please see www.hhsbands.org or contact Crystal Cox at Crystal.Cox@cpschools.com or Barron Maskew at Barron.Maskew@cpschools.com

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