Member tuition sponsorships can be paid in a few different ways:

-Mail a check or money order to the address below

-Pay in person with cash, check, money order, or credit card

-Make an online payment

General Scholarship Fund

Pay Online Here!

Member Specific Donation

Pay Online Here!

Mail a Payment

690 Main Street #303
Safety Harbor, FL 34695
(please be sure to include the member's name on the memo line if donating for a specific member's tuition)

Letter from our Executive Director

Dear Friend,

The bearer of this letter has been accepted for membership in the Heat Wave Drum & Bugle Corps. We hope you will consider lending a hand to make their membership a reality.


Each year, the corps accepts up to 100 members from across Florida and throughout the United States, as well as overseas. This individual was selected after a careful audition process to earn a position in our group. This young person is the best of the best. The summer tour lasts approximately 50 days during which the corps travels over 8,000 miles, performing and competing across the United States. The competitive tour culminates at the Drum Corps International World Championships at Lucas Oil Field – home of the Indianapolis Colts.


Each member is responsible for tuition and fees up to $3,000 - about 60% of the actual cost of transportation, lodging, meals, instruction, equipment and uniforms. Fundraising and community support cover the remaining operating expenses. 100% of your contribution will be credited to the member’s account and your donation to Heat Wave is tax deductible in accordance with tax law.


The Heat Wave Drum & Bugle Corps is a non-profit educational youth organization, chartered by the State of Florida and the IRS as a 501(c)(3) corporation. Heat Wave fosters values of self-discipline, loyalty, commitment and teamwork.


To sponsor a member, please go to www.heat-wave.org/sponsor. As a thank you for your support, you will be recognized as a supporter of the Heat Wave Member Sponsorship Program. If you require further information, please contact me at any time: jeff@heat-wave.org.


Thank you for your consideration.



Jeffrey Carstensen

Executive Director

Heat Wave Drum & Bugle Corps