Tuscola’s Bands have lots of recurring expenses. Many of these are not covered (or only partially covered) by regular funding through the Haywood County Schools. Numerous essential items are funded primarily through community donations.


Your generous gifts enable the best possible music education for our students and keep all the Tuscola Bands sounding and looking great.




Here are some examples of our current 2024 needs and approximate costs.





Sousaphones ~$8000+ each

Vibraphones ~$6000 each

Mellophones ~$1500-2000 each

Baritone Horns ~$2000-3000 each



Uniforms and Accessories ~$5000

Flags & Show Props ~$8500

Audio Gear ~$800



Marching Mountaineers Equipment Trailer – New Look! – 2023

Contest Fees ~$250 -1000 per event, ~$2500 for Fall 2024

Director’s Assistants ~$5000




Transportation – Buses and Equipment Trucks

Away Games ~$2000

Local Marching Band Contests ~$3500

Overnight Competition/Festival Trips ~ TBD





2023 Competition Show Drill Design in Pyware


Show Design

Music ~$3000

Drill ~$4500

Color Guard ~$1200



Food and Drinks for Band Camp, Rehearsals and Home Game Dinners ~ $4500


And there are many others…


Your generous gifts to the Tuscola Bands – the Marching Mountaineers, Winter Guard, Concert Bands, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, and a variety of small ensembles – are vital, and truly appreciated. THE Tuscola Sound is worth it!!


Support your Marching Mountaineers!