Band Fundraisers - How to Choose the Best Ones

Preformed Cookie Dough
Preformed Cookie Dough
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Band Scratch Cards
Band Scratch Cards
Profit & Cost
Virtually every school band depends on band fundraising for its very existence. More and more bands are opting to use scratch cards for their band fundraiser. Part of the reason is the amount of money that bands need to raise. Scratch card fundraisers offer a simple, easy to handle fundraising option perfect for bands.
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%
Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser
Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser
588 People are currently doing this fundraiser.
Profit & Cost
Pizza Fundraising Cards
Pizza Fundraising Cards
Profit & Cost
Music Scratch Cards
Music Scratch Cards
Profit & Cost
The newest addition to our candle fundraisers. Magic Melts are highly scented wickless wax bars that you melt in candle warmers. There's no cost to start this fundraiser. Make 50% profit. You can even qualify for free shipping.
Items Bought % Profit Free Shipping
150 plus 50% YES
1 to 149 50% No
Pizza fundraiser cards are our most popular fundraiser. You sell the Pizza Fundraising Cards for $10. The card entitles the holder to a free medium one topping pizza when they purchase a large one topping. The cards are good at thousands of locations including specific participating Papa Johns, Pizza Huts and more.
# of Cards Cost Per Card FREE Cards Profit % Profit %
75 min $3 0 $525 70%
100 $3 20 $900 90%
200 $3 50 $1,900 95%
300 $3 75 $2,850 95%
400 $3 100 $3,800 95%
1000 $3 300 $10,000 100%
We have designed scratch card fundraisers that work well for all groups involved with music. All fundraising companies design programs specifically for large school bands. The scratch card fundraising graphics on these cards work well for choirs, bands, singers and musicians involved with groups for raising money individually.
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%

Band fundraisers are about as common as musical instruments.

I mean it seems like bands are constantly raising money. Just ask a band mom or someone who knows a band family. See if they won't admit to hiding when they see their band friends knocking on their door.

What Are the Most Popular Band Fundraising Ideas Right Now?

Most Popular

1. Band Scratch Cards

Our band fundraiser scratch cards are among our top sellers since bands are always looking for easy ways to make as much money as possible. This is just about the highest profit band fundraiser around.

Each member of the band is given a scratch card containing 50 concealed dots. Members get people to scratch off any 2 dots and donate the revealed amount of money. In return the donor is given a sheet of valuable coupons to national merchants worth more than $100.

Scratch cards offer some of the highest possible profit percentages.

2. Snackin in the USA

Choose from 31 mouth watering treats all made from premium quality nuts and candies. The Snackin’ in the USA program costs absolutely nothing to get started. Simply let us know how many participants you have and we’ll send 1 order-taker for each of them, at no charge.

3. Magic Melts Wickless Candles

The newest addition to our candle fundraisers. Magic Melts are highly scented wickless wax bars that you melt in candle warmers. There’s no cost to start this fundraiser. Make 50% profit. You can even qualify for free shipping.


You can stop the madness though. There is a better way.

So before you start writing down all the band fundraising ideas you like I would suggest you take a couple of minutes and read the following 3 things that will help you be more productive with few band fundraisers.

3 Things to Think About

Item #1: Review Your Past Band Fundraisers

One of the ladies in our office is a band mom. So that gives us an interesting opportunity to learn all about band fundraising from a parent's perspective as well as from a fundraising company's perspective.

One of the things we notice is that she tells us about a new fundraiser virtually every single week.

As a fundraising consultant she knows better than that. Once you inundate people with fundraisers your band members, their families and their potential customers will sour on the whole deal quickly.

So before the season starts review the fundraisers the band has held the last year or two and start eliminating all the marginal ones. Toss the ones that just didn't raise much money or you heard the most grumbling about.

Reduce the list to the ones that worked well.

Item #2: Audit Your Fundraising Methodology

If you find that the list of marginal fundraisers dwarf the list of successful ones it's time to do a solid audit of how you run your fundraisers.

Is it possible you don't put enough effort into one or two fundraisers and that forces your band into a ridiculous number of fundraisers?

Are you game planning with your band members on how to maximize the results of one or two fundraisers? Do they know exactly how much the band is trying to raise? Are members directly benefitting from the money raised?


A quick audit of every aspect of your prior fundraising will be very eye opening.

Question things like:

1. How much money did we raise?

2. How does that compare with our goal for that particular fundraiser? Did you even have a goal?

3. Did you set personal goals for each member? How many people exceeded the goal?

4. Was the product warmly received by your customer base if you held a product fundraiser?

5. What, in hindsight, could you have done better?

The answers to those questions will help you perform much better next time.

Item #3: Choosing the Best Band Fundraising Ideas

Make Good Choices

Here are some great options to help you make the best fundraising decision:

Band Fundraising Scratch Cards: If you need to raise a lot of money and you really would rather not sell a product purchase a band scratch card for each band member. The cards are fun tools to run a donation campaign. Each card raises $100 once the 50 dots on the card are scratched off. Members get supporters to scratch off 2 dots and donate the revealed amount of money. The highest donation would be $6.The cards can cost as little as $10 and we even print the name of the band directly on your cards.Get more info...

Flower Bulb Fundraisers: So many bands start fundraising at the very beginning of the school year. That's the perfect time of year to start a fall flower bulb fundraiser. We will give each band member a brochure and order form. The program offers 24 different flower bulbs assortments that range in price from $6 up to $20 or more. There's something for everyone and something for every part of the country. The band makes 50% profit and it costs nothing to start. Click for more info...

Peanut Free Candy Bars: Candy is a great item for bands to sell to raise money. You can sell them during performances. You can sell them during practice. And you can send carriers of candy home with members to sell there. We always suggest our peanut free candy bars because of the growing concern over peanut allergies. There's only a 1 case minimum which is not usually a problem for bands. Shipping is free. Click for info...

More Information

We have put together a great selection of Marching Band Fundraising ideas. If your marching band needs to raise money we are confident you will find the perfect fundraiser in this section along with great resources to maximize your results.

The fact of the matter is that Band Fundraising ideas need to work well. There is no room for failure. Band fundraisers simply need to be successful so that the focus can be on music and not on money.

Running a band is expensive for both the band and its members. Bands, choirs and other music groups constantly need financial support to pay for musical programs, fund competitions and concerts, cover travel costs for band trips, and pay for instruments, uniforms and training tools.

Why Use Easy Fundraising Ideas?

Don't Settle for Less

We help thousands of groups raise millions of dollars every single. Many of those groups are school Marching bands and they have come to depend on us for proven Marching band fundraisers.

On this page you will all of the band fundraising resources you will need. At the top of the page we've identified 8 different product fundraisers that are tried and proven winners.

Although we offer the largest selection of product fundraising ideas anywhere we have identified different Marching band fundraisers that you might consider. We have included high profit fundraisers where you can make 90% or higher profits. We offers a wide selection of fundraisers that don't require any upfront money. We also offer lots of fundraisers with very small minimum order requirements for smaller groups.

Band Fundraising Tips

Helpful Tips

Let us share a few tips on motivating your members so you can have your best and most profitable band fundraiser ever.

Get everyone to commit to participating. A good way to do that is to let everyone have some input into how you raise the money. Iinvolve your members in the final selection of your fundraiser so that everyone is on board and excited about what you are doing.

Set goals for every member as well as the band as a group. And don't be afraid of setting a high bar. Band members know you need money and they will more often than meet your expectations so set realistic but aggressive sales goals.

Make sure everyone knows what the money is being raised for so they are more motivated to really push and get people to donate, buy and support your band fundraiser.

Band members understand the importance of team work so remind everyone that the entire band is depending on everyone to pull their weight.


What Our Customers Say:
Magic Melts Wickless Candle Fundraiser
Review Posted by: Dora High School - (October 20 2016)

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

Snackin in the USA Fundraiser 2014
Review Posted by: Ashleigh - (March 09 2016)

Hi Lisa, I just wanted to say thanks for getting the items shipped out so quickly. The kids enjoyed this fundraiser. Everything was easy and I especially liked how quick you were to respond when there was a question. I look forward to booking another fundraiser with you next year! Thanks again, Ashleigh Berggren Special Education Teacher

Yummy Licks Round Lollipops
Review Posted by: Keris Raffery - (January 19 2016)

Tiffany, Just wanted to say thank you again for going above and beyond to make sure I had my order in time. (I received it this am) I really appreciate it and I look forward to doing business with you agian next year.

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