Brad, you really fail to realize that 99% of funding for those music programs come from fundraising alone. There’s this thing called fees that go towards helping keep program afloat. I come from a band program where the students were fully functional, in a very structured leadership system, with what they do and the band boosters were there for fund raisers, event planning and other details. Myself, holding business manager (2 years) and brass captain (3 years) I think I have an extremely clear idea of how music programs work. The other 1% of funds come from rare grant that the band program gets enough to cover 1/3 of their usual year cost. Average band program cost $50,000 a year to function. All of which comes from fundraising. If you have anymore questions please do some research and get your crap together. Thank you.