We all know what the economy is like these days, and even schools are feeling the crunch as budgets are shaved down to almost nothing. As you know, extracurricular activities are always first to go, but the school band is such an important part of the students’ educational development that you definitely want to see it continue. So obviously school band fundraising is necessary, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a chore. On the contrary, if you can make your fundraiser fun and excite for everyone, your chances of success will skyrocket.
School band fundraising is not difficult to organize. You simply need to choose something that the band can get motivated about. It’s not too difficult to guess the kinds of things the band would like to sell – chocolate and cookie dough are always right up there at the top of the list for school band fundraisers. There’s nothing wrong with that, either – both those fundraising activities are top earners, and can result in great profits for your school band. This is especially true if you have a situation where the kids can do their school band fundraising on school grounds, for instance during lunch periods.
You could also encourage them to try something different, like scratch cards or pizza cards. This sort of school band fundraising is really easy to do because the cards are easy to carry around, and since they’re direct sale fundraisers, once you have made the initial investment all the profit goes straight to the band. And with those profits being as high as 90%, you really can’t go wrong there. There are all kinds of great school band fundraising ideas like this, and there are no limits to what you can choose, so check out our school band fundraising pages and get some great ideas for a fun fundraiser.