Students participating in marching band, color guard, winter percussion and winter guard must pay participation fees that cover related costs including uniforms, costumes, equipment fees, travel costs, et. al. Rates are available in the table below and payments can be made via our online payment processing or by placing a check in the Band Accounts box on the wall outside of the directors’ office in the band room. If you would like to check your account status, please visit Charms.
To access your Charms Account:
- Go to charmsoffice.com
- Locate the Parents/Students Login area on the right side of the Home page.
- If you would like to change your password, do so in the Control Panel
- Now you are able to:
- Update your contact information
- View your student’s Financial Account
- Print financial statement
- Make payments
- View your student’s assigned music/uniforms/equipment
- Sign up for volunteer opportunities and interests
If you do not have your account information to login, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
FEES & PAYMENT SCHEDULE
MARCHING BAND 2017
The 2017 Marching Band Fee of $685 per student is payable in five payments. This fee covers expenses related to uniforms, flags, props, equipment, transportation, food, contest entry fees and staff. Gloves, shoes, socks (if not provided by parent), mallets/sticks, and other expendable items are billed separately and may also be assessed to your student’s account as needed.
The payment schedule is as follows:
June 10: $137
July 1: $137
August 1: $137
September 1: $137
October 1: $137
PAYMENTS & ACCOUNTS
Payments may be made by check or credit card. Please help us meet our financial obligations by making sure your payments are timely. Payments may be submitted using one of three different options:
1) Mailing them to:
Fishers High School Band Boosters
P.O. Box 188
Fishers, IN 46038
2) Placing them in the locked box in the band room
3) Pay online via your Charms account.*
*All payments made through this online payment system are final are not refundable except as provided by the FHS Band Boosters
All payments of band fees are being processed through Charms. We are no longer able to accept PayPal transactions. Please log in to your Charms account to make a payment (full or partial). While you’re there, you can see a detailed account statement.
CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS
Starting June 1st!
If you pay your band fees with a credit card through Charms, you will be charged a 2.25% convenience fee. For example, a $137 payment would be $140.08 with the $3.08 additional fee. Please understand that this has become a major expense for the band organization and this year we’ll pay almost $3,300 in credit card processing fees. Parent are always welcome to pay with a check and avoid this fee. Checks can be put in the band payment box in the band director’s office window or mailed to:
FHS Band Boosters
PO Box 188
Fishers, IN 46038.
This fee was approved along with the budget at the May 8th general booster meeting. Thank you for understanding! Please direct questions about this fee to Luci Van Valer at email@example.com.
STUDENT ACCOUNT POLICY
Each student and parent will be required to sign a commitment form prior to the start of the season. Once that commitment form is received, the student will be required to pay the full fee for the season, regardless of reason for withdrawal. The only exception is withdrawal due to injury (see below). If your child sustains an injury during the season that requires he/she to sit out the rest of the season, he/she is eligible for a partial refund. To request this reimbursement, the student must provide the FHS Band Directors with a physician’s statement that proves the student’s injury or illness prevents his or her continued participation within 30 days of the student’s injury or illness. This reimbursement is limited to any unused funds which were paid directly by the student or his or her parents. After a request of refund is received in writing by the SAR, the director and the board will decide on an amount to be refunded. The amount refunded will be dependent on the percentage of the season that is left, and the amount of money already invested in the student for instruction, food, uniform, etc. Requests for refunds must be made in writing to the SAR by within 30 days of the last day of school (for graduating seniors.) and within 30 days of an injury. Please include who the check should be made to and the address to which the check should be mailed. Please allow 14 business days for processing and payment. Read full Student Account Policy