I used to march with a SW a few years back..
And our dues for fall were $800.
For winter they were $2,000.
Selling ads in the football ads(etc)
Carwash tickets (selling as many as you could)
Working at the local hockey arena behind the service counters/concessions. (The program got most of the money.. but about 30% was put towards paying dues.)
Selling candy boxes.
And when all else fails, try to find sponsors.
The dues usually are paid in a $500 or $600 non refundable down payment. This is used to pay for the floor (which was Printed.) as well as costumes.
After the downpayment, you were required to pay $150 per month.
These payments go towards the paycheck of instructors/additional choreographers, bus fees, plane fees, admission to circuit competitions, admission into WGI, silks.
The payments for makeup (usually from MAC. quite expensive.), showshoes, pratice shoes, rifles ($40), Sabres ($200), gloves ($17), tape, etc..Were not included in dues.
In reality, Winter usually wound up costing a total of $2700.