The cost of equipping our members with instruments and uniforms, providing transportation, food and housing from June through August, as you can imagine, is quite a financial undertaking! The average cost of providing each student with these great experiences is $4,000 per student. We are fortunate that the fundraising efforts of our local parents and friends of the Pioneer contribute a substantial share of the cost of providing these services. The corps members pay the remainder themselves in the form of dues. The total cost to the members is approximately $2,900. To insure that all of our members will be able to participate in Pioneer, we offer them a program called Sponsors of Pioneer Youth (S.O.P.Y.). The S.O.P.Y. program was developed to help members recruit sponsors in order to help offset the costs of participating. Through your participation in this program, you are helping to make someone's dreams to achieve his or her performing goals a reality!
You can mail your nonrefundable, tax-deductible donations made to the Pioneer Drum and Bugle Corps on behalf of this person. Or, you can now make your donation via PayPal by clicking on the Donate button below. We, in turn, will send you a letter of receipt for your records.
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