By John Gardner
Most teens seek jobs to fund their teen years with “wants”, such as a car that runs with gas in the tank and insurance on the books. And, of course, spending money for dating and games (or is that dating games?). Music students have two unique problems; 1) they don’t have TIME, especially during marching band or show choir season, and 2) they ALSO need money for “pay-to-play” obligations, outfits, equipment and more.
For much of the past three decades, I have helped GROUPS raise funds through various types of product sales. As a band director for part of that time, I also get to see the struggles of the funding problems many students have. Few have the luxury of parents able to whip out checkbooks and cover all their teen’s obligations.
This post will be the first in a series to offer and recommend options for student/parent consideration.