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Member Dues

Please do your part to support GFBLA.

Dues FAQ

 

What are the current member dues?

  • Concert Band: $120 per year

  • Jazz Band: $50 per year

  • Concert + Jazz Band: $150 per year

Monthly payments are available.There are no dues for Marching Band.


Why does GFBLA collect dues?
We spend money on rehearsals, perfo
rmances, artistic staff stipends, social events, technology, and other costs to support our mission of music and inclusion. Member dues are one way we support the organization and help cover the cost of participation. 


Why are dues increasing in 2023?
The Board of Directors made the decision to increase dues for several reasons. First, costs have increased for many needs, including rehearsal, venue, and storage spaces. Second, dues offset the costs of member participation. According to our financial reports, the cost per member in 2022 was approximately $918. Third, the amount of dues is fair and reasonable compared to other community music ensembles. Some of our sister pride bands have dues of $300-400 per year.


This increase is one of several avenues the Board is taking to secure the GFBLA’s financial future against rising costs in all areas of the Band’s service. We understand this is a sensitive topic for many people, and we do not want anyone to be excluded from participating in GFBLA activities because of dues.


Are scholarships available?
We do not want anyone to be excluded from participation in the band because of dues. We understand that not everyone can afford to pay dues.
We have full and partial scholarships available- please apply if you need them. Please click here to apply confidentially for a scholarship.


How can I pay my dues?

  • Online on this page

  • Cash, check or credit card at rehearsal 

*Credit card and electronic payments will incur a small transaction fee.


​When is the deadline to pay dues?
February 1. Current members are expected to pay annual dues, sign up for monthly dues payments, or apply for a scholarship by this date each year.


​Do new members need to pay dues?
New members may try the band for one month at no cost. After the trial period, new members are expected to pay dues for the current calendar year or sign up for monthly dues payments. New members joining midway through the year may prefer monthly payments as to "prorate" their first year dues.


​How long are dues valid for?
Annual dues are paid for the current calendar year. Monthly dues are valid until canceled.

How do I cancel a monthly dues plan?

Please email membership@gfbla.org to cancel your monthly payment.

For more questions or concerns:

Please contact Austin Bergquist, Director of Membership, at membership@gfbla.org.