Building a better generation...

Mt. Vernon Bands Finances

Our funding

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 approximately $70,000 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.

How the money is used

All income goes toward fees and expenses, such as

  • performance music

  • contest fees

  • marching band uniform purchases and repairs

  • instruments purchases and repairs

  • transportation costs

  • show design costs

  • compensation for instructional assistants

How families contribute

The Mt. Vernon Music Boosters provide opportunities for families to offset costs. Here are some of the ways families work to support their students:

  • Partnering with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

  • Offering opportunities to work at Conner Prairie

  • Individual fundraisers to defray the costs incurred by students for ALL ensembles, not just marching band

How you can help

However, we still need your help! Many families find it challenging to fund their child's participation in band or color guard. This shouldn't be a deciding factor against keeping a student in these programs which are so integral to their development. 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.

Please contact Christy Stiff to set up a meeting to talk to Director of Bands or a member of the Mt. Vernon Music Boosters.



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.

Seals Funeral Home

Mt. Vernon Optimist Club

Indy Jet Services

The Grill

IMH Products

Comer, Nowling, and Associates, P.C.

Blue Angel Connect

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


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.

Hancock Regional Hospital

L.D. Smith Plumbing, Inc.


Friends of the Band-$100

These sponsors receive an ad in all programs and have their company name/web address published on our website.

Dickmann, Reason, Bogigian & White

Joyner Homes

Mt. Comfort Animal Hospital

Geist Orthodontics, P.C.

Family Leisure

Barnes Veterinary Services

Williams Comfort Air

Club 50-$50

These sponsors receive an ad in all programs.

Lancer + Beebe