Sponsors Of Pioneer Youth
The cost for outfitting members of Pioneer with instruments and uniforms, providing transportation, housing, and food from June through August is a quite a financial undertaking! The average cost to provide each member with this great experience is $3,500. Fortunately, the local fundraising efforts of parents and friends of Pioneer pay a good share of the cost to provide these services. The members pay the remainder themselves in the form of dues. To ensure that all of our members are able to participate in the Pioneer, we offer them a program called "S.O.P.Y.", Sponsors of Pioneer Youth. S.O.P.Y. is a program that helps members recruit sponsors to offset the cost of participating.
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