School Band Fundraising Ideas

Music is an important part of high school life for many students.  But as funding for music programs decrease, the need for fundraisers increases.  School bands need  money for uniforms, trips to competitions and away games, instruments and even song rights and a good fundraising event can make the all the difference.

One of the biggest decisions is often deciding what type of fundraiser to do.  In Conyers, GA, a car show fundraiser was held to benefit the band program at Heritage High School.  In Liberty, TX, The Liberty Band Booster Club threw a fundraiser called “I Wanna Direct the Band” offering an individual to direct the LHS band during their spring concert.  Interested “directors” made a donation by purchasing a ticket and the winner was drawn at random.  Fundraisers by other bands include dances, dinners, auctions, concerts, candy sales, parents’ night out, and recycling.

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Do-It-Yourself School Band Fundraiser

You can also choose from a wide variety of School band DIY fundraising ideas to supplement your  program.   How about Grocery Bagger, a cake walk, no talent contest, squeegee day, cuffing contest or thons of every type?   Perhaps you can adapt one of these successful  ideas for your next school band fundraiser.

Singing Christmas Cards – Similar to a singing telegram, this fundraiser is easy because everyone can sing Christmas carols. Form singing teams of three or more, and assign each team a particular night to deliver singing cards.   Read more…

Best Seat in the House – First, find a sofa to use. This fundraiser involves raffling off tickets for a student and two friends to win the best seat in the house. Tickets are sold throughout the week prior to a big game or school concert or play. The winner gets to sit on the sofa with two of his or her friends.  Read more…

Good Grades – Do a fundraiser based on each child’s report card. Band members get pledges for A’s & B’s they receive with the proceeds going to our school band. This is an incentive for the kids to make the best possible grades, and at the same time they are earning money for the group.  Read more…