Smart and Simple Marching Band Fundraising Ideas

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 always a good idea in these situations, as you can start to regain control and do something positive to help the band out. Coming up with a few straightforward marching band fundraising ideas can be the key to getting your band back into a good money situation for the foreseeable future. If you’re just looking for a simple idea that works well every time, it’s hard to go wrong with chocolate.

Chocolate bar fundraisers are still so popular after all these years for one obvious reason – because chocolate itself never goes out of style! Some bands have a perfect situation where they can get permission to conduct their fundraiser on school grounds, for example during lunch periods or after school. If this is the case for you, take that and run with it – you can imagine how well marching band fundraising ideas like that could do over a couple of weeks of lunch periods. Really there’s just no limit.

Another one of our great classic marching band fundraising ideas is the Parade of Magazine Fundraisers. I’m sure you know how this one works, too – we give you all the materials you need to get out there and take orders for magazines, you’re able to offer your supporters extreme discounts on their favorite subscriptions, and you get to keep the profit. It’s a win-win situation, and how many households do you know that don’t have a single magazine subscription? Magazines are still wildly popular, and they’re one of our best marching band fundraising ideas.

Church scratch card

If you are exploring church fundraiser ideas, scratch off cards might be your answer. Our faith-based scratch card fundraising program is designed for churches, faith-based schools, and church youth groups.  Supporters make donations based amounts revealed on the scratch cards and are given valuable coupons as thank you gifts.

What You Should Know

Here is an example of the coupon page you give to the people as a “Thank You” for participating. You can also create a custom coupon hand out with your town’s unique businesses.
As you can see from the profit chart below the lowest profit percentage you will make from using scratch cards for fundraisers is 70%. There are, however, price breaks that can increase your profit percentage. The more cards you purchase the higher your profit potential for each card. The profits and profit percentages show are based on successfully having all 50 dots scratched off on your scratch card:

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Each Card Raises Your Profit $ Your Profit %
100 $10.00 $100.00 $9,000 90%
25 $12.00 $100.00 $2,200 88%
10 $15.00 $100.00 $850 85%
1 min. $30.00 $100.00 $70 70%
Restaurant Fundraiser Cards

You sell $50 Restaurant.com Gift Cards good at more than 18,000 restaurants nationally for only $20 each. You make 50% profit. The minimum order is only 10 fundraising cards. This is a great fundraiser for any sized group anywhere in the USA.

What You Should Know

Our Restaurant Cards were designed to offer high profits to any sized group. That’s why we offer a 50% profit on every card you sell. It’s as simple as that.

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Cards Bought Cost Per Card Profit %
25 min $5.00 50%
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.

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75 min $4.00 60%
Sour Mania Lollipops

Sour Mania Sour Pops are one of our top elementary school lollipop fundraisers. Both kids and adults love sour candy. These are the original sour lollipops. It is definitely one of the top choices for a school needing to raise easy money.

What You Should Know

Sour Mania Lollipops and all of our lollipop fundraisers offer the same profit regardless of the number of cases that you purchase. You will sell the lollipops for two times the cost of the lollipops. 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:

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $160.00 50%
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:

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Cases Bought Cost Per Case Profit %
1 min $216.00 40%
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