Q: HOW MUCH IS IT?
A: For 7th-8th graders, it is $30, or $15 if you already have the appropriate, fitting uniform shirt (from a sibling, for example)
For 6th graders, it is $20. If you already have the appropriate fitting (white) shirt, $5.
Q: WHAT DOES IT PAY FOR?
A: The uniform fee covers several things:
The uniform shirt, which you will own.
A Festival medal students will earn when we compete in March
Helping to pay fees for accompanists who will perform with us on our concerts in December, March, and May
Helping to purchase music for students to use (between $2-4 per copy per song, plus accompaniment tracks at $30-80!)
Q: WHEN IS IT DUE?
A: Friday, September 20th is the due date
Q: HOW DID MY CHILD SELECT THEIR SIZE?
A: Mr. Martin helps each student select the appropriate size shirt in class, as he's done for 20+ years.
Q: WHAT IF THE SHIRT DOESN'T FIT
A: In the unlikely event the shirt is not appropriately sized, Mr. Martin always orders a few extras just in case.
Q: WHEN WILL MY CHILD GET THEIR SHIRT?
A: Shirts were ordered September 6 and are being made now. They will be delivered no later than Wednesday, September 25, the day before our concert. Usually, they arrive sooner.
Q: CASH OR CHECK?
A: Cash is preferred. You may send a money order instead. Every time you send in money, expect a receipt. Mr. Martin ALWAYS gives receipts for money that comes in. Checks are not preferred because of very high fees in the event that a check does not clear.
Q: WHAT ELSE DOES MY CHILD NEED FOR THE UNIFORM?
A: Solid black dress slacks or school uniform pants, solid black shoes (of ANY kind, even athletic), solid black socks. A black belt is nice but not required. If a skirt is preferred, it must be below the knee and worn with solid black leggings or tights, so no skin is showing below the waist.
Q: I NEED MORE TIME TO PAY
A: No problem! Simply contact Mr. Martin and let him know when you can pay by.
Q: I NEED HELP TO PAY FOR THE UNIFORM FEE
A: No problem! Simply contact Mr. Martin and let him know what you need. Every year, students are given uniforms on "scholarship" due to need. No child is ever excluded from the program because they cannot afford the uniform fee. I ask that you please make sure your child has the pants and shoes, but I can help with that also, if only you ask.
Q: I DON'T WANT MY CHILD TO CARRY CASH ALL DAY BEFORE CLASS
A: Kids can bring money to Mr. Martin first thing in the morning.
Q: I NEED TO KNOW MORE
A: Visit the Uniform page on this website, and the Grading and Expectations page on this website. If what you need isn't there, contact Mr. Martin.
Q: WHEN IS THE FIRST CONCERT
A: We perform at Heritage Park at 4pm on Thursday, September 26 (1 week from when I type this!). EVERYONE is invited, the event is FREE, and food and activities are FREE for EVERYONE. Come hear what we can accomplish in just 3 weeks of school!