For Families


Registration Fees cover half of the cost for your student to participate in activities and festivals.  GJF also fundraises with events, sales and gift acceptance to collectively cover the other half of the cost of student activities, as well as to help offset or cover costs of instruments, clinician fees, scholarships, sheet music and other program fees not covered by the school district but essential to the quality music program our kids deserve.

The amount due depends on which band the student is in and reflects the number of festivals the student will attend. (Note: Band 1 fees do not include the cost of major trips like Essentially Ellington or Europe.)

The Foundation covers scholarships for families with financial need so every student can participate.  If you need scholarship assistance, please contact Mr. Sessink at or by November 30.

Paying Fees

One payment for the entire year by November 30, 2019 is encouraged to simplify our accounting, but you can pay in two installments, if you prefer.

Due dates:
  1. November 30, 2019 (full amount or first half)

  2. January 15, 2020 (second half)

You can pay fees online or by check. Online payments will include an additional charge; see below.


How to pay:

  • Select the appropriate link below for your student’s band level and whether you’re paying the full amount now or will be making two separate half payments.

Note: If your student participates in several bands, select the highest level of band your student participates in. If you have more than one student in jazz band, pay separately for each one.

Online Payment Pages:

The fees above include an additional transaction fee (2.2% + $.030), which PayPal charges us to handle the transaction.


How to pay:

  1. Make check payable to “Garfield Jazz Foundation.”
  2. Add appropriate amount listed below.
  3. Write your student’s name on the check.
  4. Mail your check to:
  • GJF Treasurer
  • 1143 Martin Luther King Jr Way #44
  • Seattle, WA 98122

Registration fees, if paying by check:

Band 1: $355/student (or two payments of $177.50)

Band 2: $580/student (or two payments of $290.00)

Band 3: $535/student (or two payments of $267.50)