Tuition and Expenses

  • All programs have a $25 registration fee up to a $75/family max.
  • Tuition payment plans are available
  • Discounts are available with full payment before June 30.

Band Program Tuition and Expenses

Annual Tuition

  • Beginning Band - $675
  • Intermediate Band - $775/$695 (New/Returning)
  • Advanced Band - $775/$695 (New/Returning) 

Tuition includes

  • One Marching uniform rental (Marching Band)
  • Marching and Drill Camps (Marching Band)
  • One Class B t-shirt
  • One complete set of required music and binder
  • Two Pizza parties

Additional Supplies (see below for details)

  • Instrument
  • Music stand
  • Concert attire (see handbook for details)
  • Solid black pants, shoes, and socks when performing (Beginning Band)
  • Black marching shoes (Marching Band)
  • Lyre and Flip Folder (Marching Band and Parades)
  • TPSMEA Honor Band and Solo & Ensemble Fees (generally $30 or less)

Color Guard Program Tuition and Expenses

Annual Tuition

  • Color Guard - $350 

Tuition includes

  • Show choreography
  • One Color Guard uniform rental (register soon to help choose new uniforms)
  • One Pole and Flag rental
  • One Class B t-shirt
  • Two Pizza parties

Additional Supplies (see below for details)

  • Uniform shoes

Orchestra Program Tuition and Expenses

Annual Tuition

  • Beginning Orchestra - $675/$575 (New/Returning)
  • Orchestra - $675/$575 (New/Returning) 

Tuition includes

  • One Class B t-shirt
  • One complete set of required music and binder
  • Two Pizza parties

Additional Supplies (see below for details)

  • Instrument
  • Music stand
  • Concert attire (see handbook for details)
  • TPSMEA Honor Orchestra and Solo & Ensemble Fees (generally $30 or less)

Music + Music

Semester Tuition

  • Music + Movement - $200 (Semester Only) 

Tuition includes

  • One Music + Movement Kit
  • One Class B t-shirt
  • Two Pizza parties

Additional Supplies (see below for details)

  • One At-Home Music Lesson Extension Workbook

Choir Program Tuition and Expenses

Annual Tuition

  • The Crescendos (8-11) - $575/$500 (New/Returning)
  • Encore (12-18) - $575/$500 (New/Returning)

Tuition includes

  • One complete set of required music and binder
  • One Class B t-shirt
  • Two Pizza parties

Additional Supplies (see below for details)

  • Concert attire for The Crescendos (see handbook for details)
  • Uniform (details coming soon, will be less than $100)
  • TPSMEA Honor Choir and Solo & Ensemble Fees (generally $30 or less)

Private Lesson Tuition

Monthly Tuition

  • All Instruments - $75 per month
  • Voice Lessons - Coming soon
  • Can be scheduled during the regular class to prevent extra trips.

Additional Supplies

Wind and String Instrument Rental/Purchase

For winds and strings, you'll need to rent or purchase an instrument. There are many locations in the DFW area and online. Here are a few.

  • Jean Paul USA – One of our sponsors! High quality and affordable instruments. The company is based in Florida with quick shipping available. https://jeanpaulusa.com/ 
  • Music and Arts – Dependable and long standing business. Several locations throughout North Texas. https://www.musicarts.com/
  • NTXHFA – We have a limited number of instruments available to rent. See a Board Member/Administrator for more information.
  • Craigslist can be a source for used instruments.
  • Other music stores in the area.

Percussion Rental/Purchase

As a percussionist, you'll need a Bell Kit, a practice pad, a pair of mallets, and sticks. This link is an example, but many locations/online can provide these items.

  • Marching Percussion - NTXHFA provides percussion equipment (i.e. drums, harnesses and equipment stands) for an additional fee of $50 per semester to cover basic upkeep.
  • Jean Paul USA – One of our sponsors! High quality and affordable instruments. The company is based in Florida with quick shipping available. https://jeanpaulusa.com/ 
  • Music and Arts – Dependable and long standing business. Several locations throughout North Texas. https://www.musicarts.com/
  • NTXHFA – We have a limited number of instruments available to rent. See a Board Member/Administrator for more information.
  • Craigslist can be a source for used instruments.
  • Other music stores in the area.

Marching Band

Bando Classic Marching Shoes (Black)

You'll need a lyre for your instrument and flip folder 

  • Lyre - An example is this trumpet lyre
  • Flip Folder - You'll also need a flip folder like this.

NTXHFA also sells a "kit" consisting of the proper Lyre for instrument, a Flip Folder, Music Stand, and Stand "Clips". This is available for $70. See a Board Member/Administrator for more information.

Instrument Accessories

Each instrument also has it's own set of accessories to maintain the instrument. Frequently an initial set is included with the rental or purchase, but be sure to check.

  • Woodwinds - Reeds, Cork Grease, Cleaning Cloth
  • Brass - Valve Oil, Slide Grease
  • Strings - Rosin

Music Stand

You'll want a folding music stand for rehearsals and to practice at home with.

  • Music Stand - Something similar to this is ideal, less expensive "wire" stands tend to fail quickly.

Choir Uniform

The Encore choir will wear these for concerts and performances.

  • Men - Amazon Link (coming soon)
  • Women - Amazon Link (coming soon)