Band Fees

Band fees are crucial to the success of the SME Band Program. We receive money from the district each year which covers transportation to/from football games and SME events. A quick rundown on what your contributions pay for:

  • Buses and equipment trucks for marching & jazz festivals
  • Food at marching festivals and elementary/middle school recruitment events
  • Marching band props, equipment, music, choreography & drill
  • Jazz and pep band music
  • Professional clinicians & instructors for marching, concert and jazz bands
  • Guest artists and special events
  • Advertising, senior banners, senior gifts & recognition
  • Student awards

View our infographic to see how your money helps the band program

Fee breakdown

*Please do not let financial concerns discourage you from participating. We are happy to make payment arrangements or discuss options with you. Please contact the Band Boosters or directors if you have any questions or concerns

Fee Payment Options: 

  1. Pay by check or cash at Registration & Uniform Fittings
  2. Pay online via PayPal through the band website
  3. Venmo @smebandboosters-2 (please consider adding $3 to offset transaction fees)
  4. Send a check to the boosters to the school: 7500 Mission Rd, PVKS 66208
  5. Please DO NOT send a check to the school with your student to hand to Mr. Toepfer or Mr. Starnes. I’m a band director, not an accountant, Jim!

SME Band Fee Chart

Participation LevelDescriptionFee
General Band FeesMarching Band + Spring Ensemble$ 300
Partial Band FeesSpring Ensemble OR 1 Ensemble only$ 150
Percussion FeesAny Percussion Student (these are in addition to general or partial band fees)$ 125
Marching Shoes NewFreshmen, new or returning members$25
Marching Shoes UsedLimited Supply. Please mention at registration/fitting$10
SME Band T-ShirtRequired for all members. First shirt is free (update for 2022). Upperclassmen and families wishing to purchase additional shirts may do so$10
SME Band Windbreaker JacketRequired for all members. FREE for new members. $25 per replacement/extra jacket

Please contact the band boosters or band director with any questions about band fees, payment arrangements, or general band fee related questions at ​

Band Booster Contacts:

  • President: ​Linda Hauner
  • Vice President:​ Tamara McMahon
  • Treasurer:​ Michelle Torkelson
  • Secretary:​ Crystal Harris

Complete this form to submit your band fee payment via PayPal

Parent Name: Parent Email: *Student Name: (required) *Amount to Pay: (required) Convenience Fee: Total to Pay: