The costs associated with the orchestra program at DA far exceed the financial resources provided by our school district. Music stands, sheet music, concert programs, guest artists, instrument repair and maintenance, uniforms, and much more are required to maintain the Grammy winning music department at DA.
For a complete explanation of expenses and fundraising efforts scroll to the bottom of the page.
To cover the basic needs of our students, Douglas Anderson Orchestra families are expected to pay their "Fair Share". Fair Share is an annual fee paid to the Douglas Anderson Orchestra Boosters. These funds are spent based on a budget that is established by the DA Orchestra Boosters’ Executive Board, with input from the orchestra directors.
In addition to Fair Share, most gentlemen in the orchestra rent their required performance attire, an approved tuxedo, from the orchestra Boosters. The fee for rental is $50/year. Female students must purchase the required dress for a fee of $100.00. This is a one-time fee, unless the dress is replaced. Additionally, many orchestra students rent school owned instruments from the school for use at school and home, there is an additional fee for these instruments.
To help families pay these fees the DA Orchestra Boosters offers numerous opportunities throughout the school year for parents and students to raise fees through fundraising opportunities.
Complete information regarding Fair Share payments and responsibilities are found in the Parent/Student Handbook. It is the Parent & Student's responsibility to review and become familiar with these policies.