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Re: How does compensation work when a director writes the marching band show?
If you can't pay yourself for doing it, fine ..
But can you list it as a donation, receive a taxable donation form from the school, and deduct its valuation from your taxes on an itemized discount line? You are effectively donating service to a school district.
Is it part of the job? No, not really.
But can you pay yourself for doing it? No
So it's up to you, is it worth the time for you to do it for free or would you rather spend that budget money on someone else and save your own time?
All I know is there was a very successful band director in the DFW area fired for paying himself to write drill a few years ago.
Let's say you're a band director and you decide to arrange the music for your marching show that year. Do you get compensated for it, or is that just part of the job? Same with writing drill, percussion books, or even colorguard choreography. Curious what everyone's input is. If we pay someone extra to come in and do that, would it make sense if we did it in house to pay whoever did it in house, or is this breaking laws somewhere?