BUILDING A BETTER GENERATION, ONE STEP AT A TIME
All of our sponsors help not only the Mt. Vernon High School band program, but also the community at large by building better students and citizens, one step at a time.
The Mt. Vernon band and color guard programs operate on a budget around $56,000 a year. Part of this amount is funded by the school corporation, but most of it is paid for through fund-raising efforts by the Mt. Vernon Music Boosters, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
All income goes toward fees and expenses, such as performance music, contest fees, marching band uniforms, instruments and instrument repair, transportation costs, show design costs, compensation for instructional assistants, and upkeep of our inventory of instruments and uniforms.
As an organization, the Mt. Vernon Music Boosters partner with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Conner Prairie. Students and their families work at these venues to get part of their fees reduced. The Boosters also organize individual fund-raisers for students to help defray their personal costs for not just marching band, but also the various ensembles that meet throughout the rest of the school year (jazz band, pep band, steel pan ensemble, etc.).
However, we still need your help! Many families find it challenging to fund their child's participation in band or color guard. But this shouldn't be a deciding factor against keeping a student in these programs! The participation in band and guard comes with so many positives for students, as well as provides a home in which students can grow their musical talents and social skills.
Sponsorship can be in the form of funds, goods, and/or services. Every sponsor is listed in every band program through the entire school year. The following organizations are sponsors of the Band of Marauders:
Club 50 - $50
These sponsors receive an ad in all programs.
Friends of the Band - $100
These sponsors receive an ad in all program and have their company name/web address published on our website.
- Leidos Health
- Kinsey's Italian Cafe
- McNeely Owned, Inc.
- Obstetrics & Gynecology of Indiana
- Jonesy's Electric
Patrons of the Band - $250
These sponsors receive an ad in all programs, company name/web address published on our website, name or logo on the band's sponsor banner, and receive a sponsor decal.
Directors of the Band - $500
These sponsors receive an ad in all programs, company name/web address published on our website, name or logo on the band's sponsor banner, and have name/logo on the band's trailer. Directors of the Band are also announced at football games, and receive and a sponsor decal.
- The Dentists at Gateway Crossing
- Seals Funeral Home
- Greentree Real Estate Group
- Music Travel Consultants
- Indy Jet Services, LLC
- Brooke Nigh with Snyder Strategy
- Remax Realty Group - Sherry Fox
Angels to the Band - $1,000+
These sponsors receive an ad in all programs, have their company name/web address published on our website, name or logo on the band's sponsor banner, and name/logo on the band's trailer. Angels to the Band are also announced at football games, and receive a sponsor decal.