Fundraising has a tendency to gather its own momentum after a while, but that doesn't mean you can ignore the more practical aspects of it. Mostly, you need to think about the size of your fundraising team, and the kind of monetary goals you have versus the funds that already exist. Can the school provide funds to purchase products for a direct sale fundraiser? Scratch card fundraisers, for example, can be an excellent choice when fundraising for band, and if you can commit to a selling at least 100 cards, you can look forward to profits of 90%.
When fundraising, you also want to keep in mind where and how the products are to be sold and distributed. If you expect that the kids will mostly be selling to their parents and families, then it's smart to choose an something like tea and coffee fundraising, or our Go Green fundraiser. These items appeal more to adults, but if the kids will mostly be selling to their fellow students, you could try something like chocolate bar fundraising. If you're not sure about making a definite choice between marketing toward kids and marketing toward adults, we have a lot of fundraising ideas for band that cover all age groups, like cookie dough fundraisers and discount cards.