To minimize the waste of paper, orchestra forms will be done online this year. Please follow the steps below carefully.
Step 1 – Document Review
STEP 2 – Contact and Agreement Form
After reviewing the documents provided in Step 1, complete this form.
STEP 3 – Travel Form
PRINT and turn in the following travel permission form: HERE
If you do not have a printer at home, please ask an orchestra teacher to print one for you.
STEP 4 – Orchestra Fee
Pay your $70 orchestra fee. This may be paid via check, money order, or through an online payment. Checks and money orders should made out to the “Plano West Orchestra Boosters” and turned in to the booster mailbox in the orchestra room. Please be sure that the check is labeled with your student’s name and school ID number. If there are financial concerns, please contact an orchestra teacher privately.
To pay online, you will make a payment through the Cheddar-Up button below. If you pay with a credit card, Cheddar-Up will include a small convenience surcharge that is in addition to the payment you are making to the orchestra.
STEP 5 – Private Lesson Signup
This step is optional. If you would like to sign up your child for private lessons during the school day, click HERE. Private lessons are highly encouraged and they provide the extra guidance to help students truly excel. A majority of West’s orchestra students study privately, and it is a large part of why our orchestra program is so successful. If your child already has a teacher outside of the school day, you do not need to complete this step. You must complete this step even if you took lessons last school year.
STEP 6 – School Instrument Use Fee
This step can be ignored by anyone who is not using a school owned instrument.
Please note that this fee won’t show up on Parent Portal until sometime during the second week of school. This information is here just for your reference – no action should be taken on this during the first week of school. Mr. Ross will email all school instrument users once the fee is ready to pay.
Plano ISD assesses an $85.00 instrument use fee for all students using a school instrument in the course of the year. The preferred method to pay it is on Parent Portal. On Parent Portal, you’ll have the option to either pay with e-check (no fees) or credit card (small transaction fee).
If paying on Parent Portal is not an option, you may send a check or money order to school made out to “PISD.” Cash is not accepted. This check should be given directly to an orchestra teacher and not turned in to the orchestra booster mailbox.
If there are financial concerns, please contact an orchestra teacher privately.