2022 Marching Band Fair Share

The marching arts are not a cheap activity, due to the numerous costs over the course of 6 months. In order to provide the best experience possible for an educational, fun, and competitively successful season, we ask each family to contribute a yearly marching band "fair share." The IRHS marching band fair share is relatively cheap compared to many successful Arizona marching band programs of our same size!


Typical Marching Band Costs (not an exhaustive list):

  • One 2021 Show T-shirt per student (extras can be purchased)

  • Show Music (Winds/Brass/Percussion)

  • Show Music Copyright Licenses

  • Show Registration Fees

  • Stocking the concessions area for football games

  • Staging/Drill

  • Guard Choreography

  • Band Uniform Upgrades

  • Guard Uniforms & Equipment

  • Color Guard Uniforms

  • Educational Staff Caption Heads

  • Educational Staff Techs

  • AZMBA Registration Fees

  • Props

  • Instrument Purchases/Upkeep/Repairs

  • Food & Snacks for Band Events

  • Our 55’ Semi-Trailer Upkeep, Insurance, Gas, Cab Rental

  • Awards & Plaques for March the Ridge and Band Students


We cover these costs with a yearly FAIR SHARE:

Cost - TBD...

  • Limited scholarships are available for families who may need help with fair share. This form will be posted on our band website and emailed in mid-July.

  • There will be opportunities for families who are unable to pay toward the fair share cost.

  • The fair share will be broken up into 3 manageable payments throughout the marching season. Exact dates will be emailed out in July.

  • NO STUDENT WILL EVER BE TURNED AWAY BECAUSE OF MONEY - we just need parent communication and plan to help families in need.


2022 Fair Share Discounts:

  • Families with more than one child in band will receive a 50% discount for additional siblings (i.e. marching band student #1 = $300.00, every additional sibling will only be $150.00).

  • Families who pay their fair share in full by band camp check-in will receive a $50.00 discount. Families with more than one child in band are ineligible, as they are already receiving a 50% discount.

  • Students who refer another new student to join marching will receive $25.00 off their fair share per new student. This student must be new and not already registered marching band.


Fair Share Payments are accepted 3 ways:

  • Via our new secure online payment system on our website.

  • A check written out to “Ironwood Ridge Music Association” and turned into the black box next to the band office in the band room. This can be turned in during any of our summer band rehearsals or when school starts.

  • Pay at Band Camp Check-in.