Fundraising Ideas for Bands
Fundraising is essential to help defray the costs for any organization.
The ideas listed below are suited for all organizations
Have a Music-A-Thon - This
fundraiser can be adjusted to any activity. Simply have your
band members get sponsors. Set a date for the event.
Consider adding other fun events at the concert hall. Solicit
parents and/or local businesses to donate food items/drinks that can
be sold at the event.
music items - It can be as simple as magnets, or as
elaborate as tee shirts, sweat shirts, sweat pants. Many times
these items are hard to find and if the child participates in band
they will love to wear or own the items.
Sell music pictures/frames
- Parents would love to have a picture of their child playing their
instrument. Work out a deal with a local photographer. Frames can be sold at the studio
or school. Coordinate the sale with the delivery of pictures.
auction with a music theme - Items can include tickets to the orchestra, dinners at local
restaurants, services by the musicians such as shoveling, car wash,
lessons, tutors, and services by parents based on their profession.
Organize a spaghetti dinner
invite family and friends. Coordinate it will a recital date.
Nothing better than dinner and a show!!!
Have a Car Wash
- It is always a successful fundraiser providing it is at a good
location and sufficiently advertised. Make sure flyers are
distributed in advance and posters with the price and date are
planted strategically around the location at least a week prior to
the event. Make sure you designate jobs such as washer, dryer,
money man prior to the event to avoid chaos.
Sell meal tickets for
a bag lunch -
Work out a discount with a local business to provide you with
hoagies. Simply add chips and a drink and you have your lunch.
Sell tickets in advance and set up a delivery date.
Music basket raffle
Create several baskets containing everything you would ever want or
needed for music. Be sure to include gift certificates from
you local music stores. Sell raffle tickets at the school to parents
as they pick up their children. Be sure to have the baskets on
display for all to see.
Have a restaurant
Many local restaurants will give you a percentage of sales on a
designated night for all sales that your organization brings to
their business. Most of the time this will occur on a
weeknight. Be sure to advertise in advance and if the
restaurant has take-out try and have that included in your deal.
Organize a bake sale
can be done right at the school and it is always successful.
Especially if coffee/tea/hot chocolate is included for the parents
waiting for their children.