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What is the dues payment structure for 2021?

Membership dues for the 2021 Marching Band Season  will be between $1,750 and $1,850 and will be determined by July 1 based on final student participation numbers.  The cost breakdown of the participation fee is:  

Program Cost:  $975 - 1,075
Band Camp:  $325
Nationals Travel:  $450

 

Sibling Discount: $100 for each additional sibling(s) enrolled concurrently. 

Please note: You may request a different payment schedule for siblings. Please contact our Treasurer if you have any questions about your account or need to set up an alternative payment plan. 

Students with difficult financial situations should not exclude themselves and can work with the Band Directors to find a way to participate. The Directors and Boosters strongly believe that all students should be able to participate, and will work with all families to ensure this can happen. 

Due Date Amount Sibling Discount  
June 15, 2021 $400   (Non-refundable Commitment Fee)
July 15, 2021 $400                  
August 15, 2021 $400    
September 15, 2021 $400 -$100

 

October, 15, 2021 $150-250    Final Payment will be announced by July 1st
   $1,750 - $1,850    

 

 

Are payment plans available?

Yes. If you need to modify the payment plan outlined above to spread the payments out or change your payment due date to a different day of the month, you must send an email to PCMB Treasurer at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email should include:

  1. Your request to have an individual payment plan in place
  2. The dates and amounts you will be making payments

This plan will be noted on your invoice and attached to your commitment agreement. We will work with you to help make a plan manageable. All payment plans that differ from the commitment form must be in writing.

 Are there scholarships available?

Yes. However, these scholarships are not administered or granted directly by the boosters or the booster board nor are we able to waive participation fees for members. This policy is to protect the privacy of our members and per district booster club policy all fundraising done by our organization is to support the general programs and not any one student individually.

Currently, we have two scholarship opportunities available to students participating in Marching Band

  1. Douglas McKelvey Memorial Scholarship - This scholarship is administered by the Educational Excellence Foundation (EEF) and provides a $1,000 scholarship annually to two students with a financial need. Deadline to apply for this scholarship is in early April of each year. An application and more information for this scholarship is available on the Douglas McKelvey Memorial Scholarship page under the Student menu.

  2. James R. Griffith Scholarship - This scholarship is administered by the Canton Community Foundation and provides scholarships generally ranging from $100 - $500 annually based on the fund balance and investment performance. Scholarships are both merit based and financial need based. Application is available on the James R. Griffith Scholarship page under the Student menu. If you receive a scholarship from this fund, it will be applied to your student account at the end of September.

 

Are there other ways to fundraise to pay my dues?

SCRIP – The best opportunity offered by the boosters to add money to your own student account is to participate in our SCRIP Rebate program. When you purchase gift certificates or gift cards through the SCRIP program you receive rebates that can be applied to your individual account. You can earn band money for making purchases you make every day for restaurants, clothing stores, home improvement stores and more. For more information and to get your account set up, go to the SCRIP page under Boosters and then Fundraisers to read how to get started. 

OTHER – Be creative. Many students have sent letters to family and friends asking for help with their band dues. Friends and family can send checks to our PO Box and designate them to your account. In the past, students have also started Go Fund Me accounts or taken on small jobs in the summer to earn money for their account.

Reach out to a Director or a Booster Member if you have any concerns about fundraising or payments - we strongly believe that all students should be able to participate, and will work with all families to ensure this can happen. 

 

What forms of payment are accepted to pay my dues?

PCMB allows payments by Check, Money Order or Credit Card via Paypal

 

Where do I send my Check or Money Order Payment?

There are three ways to get your payment to the Treasurer to apply to your account

  1. Put your Check or Money order in an envelope and drop it in the large white mailbox in the band room with your student’s name on the envelope. Please write your student’s name on the check or money order as well.
  2. Mail your check to PCMB, PO Box 701135, Plymouth, MI 48170
  3. Bring your payment (Check or Money Order) to a booster meeting and give it to one of the Treasurers.

Please do not give payments to directors or staff, or leave it on a desk.

How do I make a Credit Card Payment via PayPal

To make a credit card payment, go to PCMB PAYMENTS (link also available from the home page). Select STUDENT ACCOUNT from the Payment Type drop down menu and complete the requested information. You do not need to have a PayPal account to make a payment. Please note that a service fee of 2.2% +$0.30 will be applied.

How can I find my student’s account balance?

Account balances are not available online. A statement will be emailed out the first week of each month to the email addresses provided on your commitment form. If you need your balance or need to change your email information, please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..