The high school band is one of the best extracurricular activities out there. Aside from music skills, kids learn discipline, self-confidence, and teamwork. But the state of school funding in the current economic situation means that band booster fundraisers are going to be necessary for most school bands, as the schools themselves cannot take up all the slack. No matter how big or small your school’s band is, they will rely at least somewhat on the band booster club for help, and booster club fundraisers can make the difference between whether or not the band can continue performing and competing as normal.
When you’re organizing band fundraisers, firstly you need to have a meeting to discuss your goals and targets. What exactly do you need money for, and how much? Have you taken into account all the expenses, even incidental things? You want to get your band booster fundraisers right the first time and not have to run fundraiser after fundraiser, so make an effort to be realistic about what amount of money you actually need, and aim for that.
Choosing band fundraising ideas that will work well for you and the band booster club is important, as is keeping in mind the kind of people you will be asked to support you. Who do you expect will be buying the most products from your band? Is this something you’ll probably keep on campus amongst the students, or do you think it’s more likely that you’ll take your fundraising efforts out into the wider community? There are all kinds of band booster fundraisers available, everything from fundraising candy bars to scratch cards to tea and coffee fundraisers, so you don’t have to worry about finding band booster fundraisers that will fit your situation. Browse through our website, and if you are in doubt about anything, give your fundraising consultant a call.