The School District extra-curricular fee and other school funds only cover a portion of the cost of providing an award-winning program for the students.
Marching Band For both musicians and color guard members, a student assessment fee is set each year by the Booster board. This fee for 2017 is $350.00.
Winter/Spring Ensembles A separate assessment is made for the concert bands, winter guard and percussion or other ensembles depending on their spring performance schedule and any planned trips or events.
The students and parents of the program are expected to help with the fundraisers developed by the Boosters. The Boosters use fundraising to help students pay their assessment and to provide for the general fund. Most fundraisers are set up to provide the majority of the profit, usually 70%, to the student's assessment account, but the percentage may vary depending on the fundraiser.
All band parents and students are required to work at the two band competitions we host: the Palmetto Invitational on October 7, 2017, and the 5A State Championship on Nov. 4, 2017. These two competitions fund a large percentage of our program.
There are optional costs involved with being in the band. These costs include: the cost of a personal instrument or supplies for a school-owned instrument (such as Smart Music subscription, tuner/metronome, reeds and reed guards, mouthpieces, or percussion sticks and mallets), admission to competitions (for the parents), travel (for parents going to competition), and gifts between band members (tradition has it that small gifts ($5 or less) are exchanged between various band members, sections, and big brothers/big sisters).
Assessments can be paid via check or paypal/credit card.
Checks should be made out to IBBC and put in an envelope labeled with student’s name, amount, and payment purpose and either dropped into one of the band booster boxes in the band room and in the portable at the grid or mailed to
Irmo Band Booster Club
P.O. Box 595
Irmo, SC 29063
Credit Card/Paypal payments can be made through our online payments page.