2024 NPMK Registration Information

Required Forms

Please submit the following information by June 13, 2024.

Membership Fees

  • The 2024 Membership Fee is $495. This fee is used to pay for professional staff, summer band camp meals, competition day meals, travel costs, props, flags, uniform and more. It does not include any accessories (t-shirts, gloves, Dinkles, wristies, UDB app).
  • There are 2 options for Membership Fee Payment. Please do NOT submit payment prior to July 1, 2024.
    • Option 1 – Full Payment ($495) Payments are due by the following dates:
      • Lump Sum ($495) or Installment 1 ($195) + accessories – Tuesday, July 16
      • Installment 2 ($100) – Tuesday, August 20
      • Installment 3 ($100) – Tuesday, September 24
      • Installment 4 ($100) – Tuesday, October 22
    • Option 2 – Volunteer Discount Opt-in ($395 + 12 hours required volunteering) Payments are due by the following dates:
      • Installment 1 ($195) + accessories – Tuesday, July 16
      • Installment 2 ($100) – Tuesday, August 22
      • Installment 3 ($100) – Tuesday, September 24
      • The Volunteer Discount Opt-in reduces the Membership Fee by $100 in exchange for 12 hours of volunteering per family.  All families will have opportunities for Parents/Siblings to sign up for dozens of different activities that need volunteers. Hours will be tracked and recorded by NPMA.  In the event that a family signs up for Option 2 but does not complete the 12 hours, a $100 balance will be due at the end of the season (Saturday, November 2).
  • The first installment should also include payment for necessary accessories.
    • Uniform T-Shirt ($12) – All NEW members will need at least one ROYAL BLUE Practice T-Shirt. This is a non-cotton, dry-fit shirt. We recommend two (or more) due to frequent, heavy use. We wear them for every Friday and Saturday rehearsal. RETURNING members do not need to order a practice t-shirt as long as theirs is still in good condition and fits.
    • Gloves ($5) – All Woodwind and Brass members need a pair of BLACK GLOVES. All NEW woodwind and brass players must order them. RETURNING woodwind and brass players only need to order gloves if theirs are lost or damaged. Battery Percussion, Front Ensemble and Color Guard members do not need to order gloves.
    • “Dinkles” Marching Shoes ($40) – All NEW members need BLACK Dinkles except for COLOR GUARD.  RETURNING members only need to order Dinkles if theirs are lost or damaged. PLEASE NOTE: We are changing to a new style of Dinkle this year.  This is more like a sneaker and less like a dress shoe. We hope that this new model will be more comfortable, durable, and affordable.  Returning members do not HAVE to buy this new model but I would suggest it because I think it will be a big upgrade.  However, last year’s Dinkles can still be used.
    • Wristies ($5) – Wristies are only for BATTERY and FRONT ENSEMBLE members. We are wearing BLACK WRISTIES this year. All NEW Battery & Front Ensemble members must order them. RETURNING Battery & Front Ensemble members only need to order wristies if theirs are lost or damaged. All woodwind, brass and color guard members do NOT need Wristies.
    • Color Guard Shoes ($32) – Only for Color Guard!
    • Color Guard Body Tights ($22) – Only for Color Guard! All NEW Color Guard members must order them. RETURNING Color Guard members only need to order them if theirs are lost, damaged, or ill-fitting. All woodwind, brass and percussion members do NOT need body tights.
    • Ultimate Dot Book ($12) – All Students EXCEPT FRONT ENSEMBLE need to purchase a License for the Ultimate Dot Book App and a DotBook.  This is how the students learn their drill/coordinates on the field.
  • KNIGHTS IN NEED – We understand that this Membership Fee may represent a financial hardship for your family, especially due to current circumstances. If this is the case in your family, please consider applying for our Knights in Need program, which helps to support families who need financial assistance for Marching Band, our Indoor Guard and Percussion programs, and more. To apply for Knights in Need, contact NPMA President John Ashley at Your application is strictly confidential.

Additional Information

  • If a student drops out, no refund will be made after July 29, 2024 . A refund request must come in the form of a written request from the student’s parent/guardian and emailed to and
  • North Penn Music Aides, Inc. will assess a $35 charge for any returned check.

Payment Options

  • Check made out to “NPMA” – Write student name on the memo line and place in an envelope labeled with student name, section, and purpose of payment. Place in the Blue Box in the band room.
  • PayPal – Visit the Online Payments page to submit your payment via PayPal. Note that a 3.25% processing fee will be added to your payment amount.
  • Student Credit – Check your CHARMS account for your student credit balance. You must have enough credit in CHARMS to cover the full payment. Click on ‘Transfer Request’ to apply your credit to an upcoming payment.
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