In terms of the marching band season lifecycle - we are coming down the home stretch. Some parts of the country are entering the final competitions and championships of the season. For some, marching band goes into mid-November.
** By the way - we'll be at Bands of America Grand Nationals in Indy Nov 8-11th. Be sure to link up with us if you're headed there! **
The point is that in many programs, the money might very well be dwindling, or even gone. Those emergency instrument repairs, that rush-order of new flags for your closer rewrite - they add up.
Band Boosters - Think about setting up a FansRaise campaign to offset the costs of whatever you need. It's generally not difficult to figure out how to structure a campaign to satisfy the needs of both today and tomorrow WITHOUT compromising your school-allocated budget.