Marching Band Fundraising Ideas: Your Options

Marching band fundraising is just a fact of life.

No matter how big or small the band is, at some point, they are going to require a way to get the money that goes beyond what the school’s budget can provide. Instruments, uniforms, music books, travel expenses, and competitions all cost a lot of money.

But in order to have the best possible experience with your marching band fundraising effort, it’s important to know what kind of marching band fundraising ideas are available to you, and which ones are suitable for your brand and the things they want to achieve. Some marching band fundraising ideas have been around for many years, and yet they are still some of the most popular.

Chocolate, for instance, is one of the most popular marching band fundraising ideas that can yield fantastically good profits in the right situation. If you have a band full of students who are planning on selling their marching band fundraising chocolate to their fellow students, and you can get permission for them to do so on school grounds, that’s a winning combination.

Chocolate at lunch periods or between classes is bound to be a great seller, and like all direct sale marching band fundraising ideas, any profits after your initial investment go directly to the band itself.

If you have quite a large band and need something that can use the full potential of them as a fundraising team, why not try something like pretzels?

These kinds of pre-sale marching band fundraising ideas may not work for smaller groups because of the minimum order requirements, but for larger groups, they can be a pretty heavy profit as far as marching band fundraising ideas are concerned.

So make sure to take advantage of everything your group can do, by choosing marching band fundraising ideas that suit the size of the band. Check out our other marching band fundraising ideas for ideas on how to tailor your fundraising effort to your band.

Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

Raise money by creating your own discount card fundraiser. Sign up between 8 and 12 local merchants to advertise on the back of your fundraising discount cards. We will custom design the front for your group. These fundraiser discount cards make terrific annual fundraising tools.

What You Should Know

Custom Fundraising Discount Cards offer some of the highest profits possible. Take a look at the profit chart below to estimate what your group can earn with this outstanding program:

Profit and Cost

  • In-hand products
  • Free shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Profit Cost per Card
2500 90% plus Call for Pricing
1000 90% $1.00
500 80% $2.00
250 70% $3.00
100 min 60% $4.00
Peanut FREE $1 Chocolate Bars

Original One Dollar Bars are PEANUT FREE and the largest fundraiser candy bars. Besides being the largest candy bar the One Dollar Bars are only sold through fundraising and are not sold in discount retail stores or vending machines at discounted prices. With only a one case minimum, this chocolate fundraising product is perfect for small groups.

What You Should Know

Candy fundraising profits are determined based on the number of cases of candy that you sell. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below you can take a look at profit charts for each of the two available variety packs:

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
49 or more 60% $119.00
25 -49 55% $132.00
10 – 24 53% $136.80
1 – 9 50% $144.00
Dinner and Movie Card

Our newest fundraising discount card – the Dinner and Movie Fundraising Card – offers discounts up to 50% at more than 100,000 different restaurants, theatres and movie rental stores for an entire year. Make 60% profit. Free shipping.

What You Should Know

You pay only $4 per card and sell them for $10 so you make 60% profit or $6 profit for each card you sell. There is a 75 card minimum. Shipping is FREE.

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
75 min $4.00 60%
Chocolate Lollipops

Chocolate fundraising lollipops are a great way to combine the ease of selling lollipops with the popularity of selling chocolate candy. You’ll find chocolate lollipops that cover the major holiday selling seasons along with sports specific lollipops. You sell the lollipops for $1.00 and make a 40%  profit.

What You Should Know

Chocolate Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will make $.40 profit on every chocolate lollipop you sell. In other words, you will double your investment no matter how many cases you purchase. Here is a quick profit chart for you to review:

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $216.00 40%
Welch’s Fruit Rolls

Looking for a healthier fundraising alternative to chocolate bars and lollipops?  Welch’s Fruit Rolls are a healthy alternative when choosing a fundraising product.  These rolls are made with real fruit and prove 100% recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C and no preservatives.  You will receive 2 carriers of 60 rolls each per case a total of 120 rolls.  Available in 3 great flavors Berry, White Grape Strawberry, and Tropical Punch.

What You Should Know

You sell each fruit roll for $1 each. Profits from selling Welch’s Fruit Snacks are determined based on the number of cases that you purchase. The more cases you purchase the lower your cost per case. Below is the profit chart:

Profit and Cost

  • In-Hand Products
  • Free Shipping
  • Start in under a minute
Cases Bought % Profit Cost Per Case
60+ 40% $65.00
40 – 59 37% $68.00
20 – 39 35% $70.00
1 – 19 33% $72.00
School Fundraiser

School Fundraising Made Easy

Top School Fundraising Ideas by Group  

Sports Fundaising Ideas

Sports Fundraising Ideas That Win

Top Sports Fundraising Ideas by Group

Church Fundraising

Church Fundraising Moves the Spirit

Top Church Fundraising Ideas by Group

Non-profit fundraisers

Non-Profit Fundraising for Charity

Top Non-Profit Fundraising Ideas by Group

More Interesting Reading:

Organizing a Battle of the Bands Fundraiser Event

A Battle of the Bands fundraiser is a great way to raise money for any type of charity. Battle of the Bands brings people together for a fun event and helps raise awareness for the cause. But of course, there is the other side to a Battle of the Band fundraiser: the practical aspects of Read More »

Read more »

If this is the first time you are in charge of fundraising then you should learn the ABC’s of fundraising ideas. So consider this article ABC Fundraising Ideas 101: A. The first thing to do before even beginning the process is to determine if your group members are motivated to do a fundraiser in the Read More »

Read more »

Band fundraising is all about raising money for a purpose in a hassle-free manner. For example, if you love kids and are fond of music too, then you can go in for band fundraising to generate money for worthy causes that involve children. Fundraising ideas can be successful only if you go about it in Read More »

Read more »

Choir fundraising and choral group fundraising does not mean you need to find a music-themed fundraiser. If your choir group, choral group or singing group needs money for travel, sheet music, equipment, uniforms or teaching expenses, there are plenty of choir fundraising ideas available to you. Choirs Need High Profits Most choirs would like to Read More »

Read more »

Earth candle fundraiser

So you have decided to sell candles for your fundraiser? Although candles are a popular and highly profitable product as well as easy to sell, it is important to develop a plan for your candle fundraiser in order to experience maximum success. 1. Decide what scents you want to offer. Many candle companies offer over Read More »

Read more »

Marching bands vary greatly from school to school. Some bands are of modest size, whereas others are absolutely huge. Either way, if your band runs into financial issues and the school is not in a position to help you to the extent you need, you’ll have to do something to help yourselves. A fundraiser is Read More »

Read more »

The school band has had a special role in a child’s school experience. Extracurricular activities are where kids learn a lot about their social skills, confidence, and self-esteem, and the band also gives them a chance to have fun and play music in the process. The band is important to the players and to the Read More »

Read more »

If you are right in the middle of planning the band’s fundraiser at your school, you’re probably here because you’re to the point where you are trying to figure out which band fundraiser you should be doing. How on earth do you choose the band fundraiser that is right for your group? There really isn’t Read More »

Read more »

Choosing the right marching band fundraisers can be difficult. There is the size of the band to think about, how much you can expect them to stay organized, and how well you think they’ll cope with things like taking orders and collecting money. You also want to consider your target market, your supporters, and what sorts of Read More »

Read more »

Marching band is one of those things that has been around forever. And for as long as it has been there, so has the annual marching band fundraiser. These two things really go hand in hand, and that’s why it makes perfect sense to many longstanding marching bands to do a more classic, traditional marching band Read More »

Read more »

What Our Customers Say:

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Thank you so much. The fundraiser was wonderful! I received my delivery and everything was correct. Looking forward to doi...

Author: Uniquedivas

Snackin’ in the USA

I just wanted to say thanks for getting the items shipped out so quickly. The kids enjoyed this fundraiser. Everything was ea...

Author: Ashleigh Berggren

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

I loved this fundraiser. It was easy and convenient. They gave me no problems when I needed to change the end date of my fund...

Author: SHOC Club

Popcorn

The popcorn was great, delivered timely and the order was correct. Our fundraising consultant was very helpful. Will definit...

Author: One Foot Project

All Sport Scratch Cards

Everything looks great, we are a water polo club with some kids who cannot afford to pay for their dues so we think this is a...

Author: ASA Aquatics

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Just wanted to say thank you for going above and beyond to make sure I had my order in time. I really appreciate it and I loo...

Author: Montrose Little League

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

We would like to thank you and your company so much for making our fundraiser a success. Thank you, Lakeesha Garrett...

Author: Lakewood Varsity Mighty Mites

Heritage Fundraising Candles

I would like to thank you for answering all my questions. We love the candles, and I will be doing more fundraising through ...

Author: Jones NHS

Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser

Everything arrived a-ok...many thanks for another great fundraiser....we will do this again in the Spring.... Angela...

Author: Dora High School

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Thank you for everything. That is great that I will receive the candles soon. It has been great working with you I will make...

Author: No Mind Gets Left Behind

Earth Candle Fundraiser

The order arrived yesterday and it was perfect. Everything we ordered was there. The candles were beautiful and very fragrant...

Author: VFW Auxiliary Post 6740

Earth Candle Fundraiser

I appreciate all of your assistance, as this was my first fundraiser. You really helped make the experience smooth. I look f...

Author: Brooke Bailey Dance Academy

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops

Thank you so much for the quick shipping. We sold out in only two days! The students had a blast and I would do it again. D...

Author: Neosho Middle School

Flower Bulb Fundraising

I look forward to doing this fundraiser again next year. It was a big hit. You have been so great to work with. I won't be ...

Author: SFHS Girls Soccer Team

Earth Candle Fundraiser

This is my first fundraiser as a teacher and an adviser for National Honors Society. I am very pleased with the whole process...

Author: Grundy County High School

Preformed Cookie Dough

I got our shipment and I am very appreciative and thankful for how easy this was for our team to generate funds. Your service...

Author: Sac County Bandit Baseball

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

My order was correct and I want to thank you again for helping us get a kick-start raising money for uniforms. I am very plea...

Author: Royal Heat

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I wanted to follow up and say how easy and efficient this fundraiser was. We definitely will be using this in the future. Tha...

Author: Carolina Crusaders

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Thank you for all your help with the fundraiser. I was very pleased from start to finish. We paid on Thursday and the candle...

Author: Overflow Student Ministry

Coffee and Tea

The sale went over with a bang and people are asking for more. Thank you, Evelyn Mealy ...

Author: Port Allegany Music Boosters

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Thank You! I was a little nervous, having never lead a fundraiser, it was so easy with your company! I hope to use you agai...

Author: Northeast R-IV High School

Earth Candle Fundraiser

Good Gosh!!! This was the easiest fundraiser EVER!!! Thank you so much! Saved to Serve, Amy ...

Author: Cornerstone Baptist Church

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Thanks for your help. This truly was easy fundraising!! Have a great day! Becky ...

Author: East Laurens Primary

Earth Candle Fundraiser

We LOVE the candles!! And I think last year they were here like 2 days after we submitted the order. Crazy fast!...

Author: Meadowview Elementary

Flower Bulb Fundraising

We received everything as promised! Thank you so much for your excellent customer service! ...

Author: Troop 6619 BSA

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

Thank you so much, You have helped me a lot and I will for sure come back when we do another fundraising event. Jessica ...

Author: 11U I.E Rough Riders Baseball Team

Custom Discount Fundraising Cards

Perfect!! Thank you for everything...quick and painless as always. You have a great weekend too. Nancy L. Ro ...

Author: Woodbridge Band Boosters

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

I just wanted to report that the cookie dough fundraiser has been a HUGE success! Everything was perfect and I am so pleased!...

Author: Class of 2020 Hickman, KY

Earth Candle Fundraiser

You guys must be naturally kind. I enjoyed working with you and look forward to many other fundraisers with your organizatio...

Author: Bermuda Institute

Earth Candle Fundraiser

I wanted to say thank you so much for all of your help with our fundraiser! The candles arrived crazy fast. Michelle ...

Author: Grantsburg Royalty

Journey of Faith Candle Fundraiser

Thank you so much for your help. My cousin was very happy. I recommended your company to 2 other people. Very satisfied and...

Author: Team Lissy

$10 Frozen Cookie Dough Tub Fundraiser

The cookie dough was delivered today and everything was perfect. Thanks again for doing this fundraiser with my class. Sam Bu...

Author: Hammond Central School