Did you know students in the Marching Chiefs spend an average of 23 hours per week dedicating themselves to the band during the fall semester? Along with a full course load of classes, they practice, perform and repeat, with an extraordinary commitment of time and talent. Each Chief also spends approximately $150 every year to purchase marching shoes, a hat, instrument supplies and other required materials.
With the launch of Chiefs United, we aim to establish a $1.6 million endowment. This fund will generate $60,000 in annual income, providing up to $150 in direct funding for every Marching Chief. We feel strongly that our students already commit themselves and work incredibly hard as members of the band. We want to alleviate the cost burden of participating in Marching Chiefs. Chiefs United is this year’s Marching Chiefs’ 2022 Great Give project.