The Cost

When you sign a Member Agreement with The Saints, you agree to the financial obligations and payment schedule associated with that membership.

Payment of membership dues is MANDATORY. You need to demonstrate a willingness and ability to fulfill the financial commitment as described on the website at columbussaints.org, member handbook, and your member agreement. We expect payments to be made on-time per the detailed financial schedule. Any difficulties in adhering to the payment schedule must be discussed with corps directors, including being evaluated for an extended payment plan agreement.

Any contracted member not able to pay their portion of dues on-time per the payment schedule will result in the possible termination of an existing contract/participation agreement, suspension of participation, replacement of that member, or shifting of responsibilities/positions within the organization. There is a NO REFUND POLICY for participants of our audition camps or to contracted members to Saints (unless inline with listed reasons in 2020 Membership Agreement).

The Reality….

Drum corps is an activity that has costs that have to be paid. The Saints work incredibly hard to keep costs low for members, while still providing a competitive experience. Understand; IF YOU PAY LATE – it hurts our ability to educate, compete, retain staff, order instruments and more. Your on-time payment of fees is absolutely vital to our success during the season.

Payment Schedule

Audition Fee$20due at check-in
Payment 1 - February$225 $75 at each rehearsal
Payment 2 - March$150 $75 at each rehearsal
Payment 3 - April$150 $75 at each rehearsal
Payment 4 - May$100$50 at each rehearsal
Payment 5 - June 13th$105Final Payment
Spring - May Payment 1$225 $75 at each rehearsal
Spring - June Payment 1$225Due 13th; $75 each weekend
Spring - June Payment 2$150Due: 29th ; $75 each weekend
Spring - July Payment$155Due: 10th - Final Payment

The first late fee of $25 will be assessed if paid 7 days after the due date. A following late fee of $50 will be assessed for any future late payments. In the event of an unapproved end of season balance, we will assess interest of 5% per month until the balance is paid.

* Members who are seeking sponsorship must contact the Executive Director to discuss obtaining authorization and required forms at lcarlton@columbussaints.org

Discounts

Discount Amount Notes
Returning Members $50 For returning members of the 2013-2019 seasons

Pay Fees

*Returning 2013 – 2019 receive $50 discount on final payment.

  Audition Fee   Fee Deposit   Payment $150 General Payment
$20.00 USD
$225.00 USD
$150.00 USD
$5.00 USD

Members must ensure that payments are received at or the Saints Office P.O. Box 248520 Columbus, Ohio 43224 by the due date of each payment listed in the chart above (so plan accordingly if you are going to mail a check).

Checks can be made out to Columbus Saints. If you are writing a check for member dues, please ensure that the member’s full name and a brief description is written on the memo line of each check. We do not accept starter checks. Please ensure that a name, address, phone number, and check number are at the top of each check.

The payment of membership dues is MANDATORY. We expect payments to be made on-time per the outlined financial schedule above. Any difficulties in adhering to the payment schedule must be discussed with corps management. Any difficulties in adhering to the payment schedule must be discussed with corps directors, including being evaluated for an extended payment plan agreement.