My Fair Share for 2017 - 2018 is $300.00
Includes Competition Meals Fee!


Student Account Treasurer, Curtis Cheanek

General Account Treasurer, Susie Dorsey, email:


When you are placing Anything in the Purple Mailbox (located in the middle band practice room), it is Very Important that you place it in an Envelope and Include:
        • The Student's Full Name
        • The Amount Enclosed
        • Specify what the payment is for
        • Indicate if you want a receipt, provide an e-mail address where you want the receipt sent
        • Provide a contact telephone number for a Parent 
The above information will ensure that we credit your payments correctly!
Our Student Accounts Treasurer for the 2017-2018 school year is Curtis Chesanek and you can contact him via email at 
For your convenience, the FHS Band Boosters are now using PayPal as an additional payment method.  Please Click Here for more information
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The El Paso Independent School District provides limited financial support for our band program.  They do cover the following:
  • Transportation to all District related events
  • Entry fees for all District related events – EXCLUDING Solo/Ensemble
  • Uniforms – EXCLUDING Guard uniforms and uniform cleaning fees
  • Large instruments (i.e. Tubas, Marimbas, Bassoons, etc.)
  • Transportation to U.I.L. Marching and Concert Band Festivals
  • Transportation, Lodging, and Meals for T.M.E.A. Area and All-State


Listed below are the expenses that are NOT covered by E.P.I.S.D.  Normally, general fundraising and booster fundraising have not covered this sufficiently.  Therefore, we have created a budget for the year and divided the expenses throughout the band.


My Fair Share of $275.00 avoids us having to “nickel and dime” you throughout the year.  Here is what is covered in this fee: 

  • Family Booster Club Membership
  • Band T-Shirt
  • Uniform Cleaning Fee
  • Entry Fees for UIL Marching and Concert Contest, Hanks Jazz Fest, Socorro Marching Festival, Anthony Concert/Sight Reading Contest, Percussion Competitions
  • Tips for band trip bus drivers
  • Buses, except those used for UIL and EPISD events
  • Special needs for extra events (i.e. meals at a contest, etc.)
  • Budget Expenses which include:
    • Marching Music
    • Additional Instructors for Marching Band
    • Additional Instructors for Guard
    • Additional Equipment/Instruments
    • Custom Drill for the Marching Band
    • Music for all musical groups – Marching, Jazz, Concert, Solo and Ensemble, etc.


Fundraising opportunities will be provided to offset this fee or you can choose to pay the fee in full, out of pocket.  Listed above are the payment options and schedule. Please know that any funds raised or paid into the students accounts will be applied to this fee before going toward any band or guard trip.  Also, if a student fails a class and becomes ineligible, he or she is still accountable for their My Fair Share.


Please understand that this concept is not unique to Franklin and other bands across Texas and the Nation have a similar fee structure in place.  In fact, many of these programs assess much higher fees.


Please feel free to contact Mr. Beach if you have any concerns or comments on this issue.