Activity Fees

The Frederick High Marching Band activity fee is $400.00. You will be invoiced by email on the 1st of each month. You can either pay by cash, check or credit card. Just follow the steps on the invoice. This activity fee covers the cost of the design of the marching drill and sets, travel to events, uniform maintenance, additional instructors, water at the practices and competitions, snacks at competitions, and any additional supplies. Checks can be made to Frederick High Music Boosters.

You may also pay via PayPal, either by requesting an invoice or by using the button below:

2019 Marching Fees

You must pay your band fee in order to go on the Spring Trip. If there are special circumstances which prevent you from doing so, please see Mr. Lewis.

This year we are providing options to help decrease the cost of the activity fee. These options are listed below. We will also have fundraisers students can participate in to help defray cost. 

  1. Paid in Full Early discount – $25.00 (must be paid in full by September 3rd, 2019
  2. Volunteer Frederick County Marching Band Festival Discount: 4 hours = $20.00 (up to $40.00) per student.
  3. Volunteer Discount:  For every 5 hours = $30.00 (this is based per student) Max volunteer discount is $60.00 per student

We will be using Signup Genius for all volunteer opportunities. We will take attendance to know who was at the volunteer events to credit the student account accordingly. 

Booster meetings each count as 1 hour of volunteer time per family. If two parents show up then this can represent two students (but not two hours for a single student).

If you have paid your account in full before you volunteer then your options are:

  1. Credit to band trip/other band fee (winter guard, Choir)
  2. Credit to next school year fees.

All payments and credits, regardless of method of payment, are logged by the Treasurer. If you have any questions regarding balances, please e-mail treasurer.fhsmb@gmail.com


The FHSMB conducts various fundraisers throughout the season (homemade fudge sales, Krispy Kreme, Yankee Candle orders, to name a few) which can help pay for student activity fees. These apply not just to marching band, but also for winter guard, chorus, or other non-marching fees. Fundraising credits will be applied to accounts based on the predefined schedule for the event. If a student earns credits but has already paid all fees, the credits can be “rolled forward” to future fees or applied towards the Spring 2020 Boston trip.