Payment of $175 per student is mandatory for participation in the orchestra program, regardless if your student is taking only one semester of orchestra. The fee covers a required Orchestra T-shirt, pop concert T-shirt, uniforms and cleaning fees, UIL All-Region and LISD Solo and Ensemble fees, music, competition fees, concert programs, trophies and engraving, clinicians, administrative expenses, website maintenance, outreach activities, and other program expenses. The booster club provides funding and coordination of all the orchestra activities throughout the school year including concerts, off-campus activities, parties, end-of-the year banquet, and orchestra room enhancements. Your membership in the booster club also gives you a vote at the orchestra booster club meetings.

You may choose to support the booster club with a supplementary contribution. Doing so is greatly appreciated and supports the activities and enhancements to the program. In gratitude, acknowledgment in the concert programs is included for the following categories of support:

Friend of the Orchestra - $25 Patron of the Arts - $35 Director’s Circle - $50 Benefactor - $100

Because we firmly believe that all students should have access to the Fine Arts, if you have a financial hardship, or need, please contact Stephen Clink (FMHS Director of Orchestras) at clinks@lisd.net to request assistance.