Band booster fundraising ideas

List of fundraising ideas for band booster

Looking for some band booster fundraising ideas? here is a news roundup you might enjoy. Look for ways to mix and match with what your doing already.

Grab a cup of coffee and sit back and enjoy this news roundup.

 

Win a car raffle

Wentzville School District (WSD) high schools are coming together to host a car raffle fundraiser to benefit all four WSD high school band programs.

All of the money will be split among the four high schools: Holt High School, Timberland High School, Liberty High School and North Point High School.

The proceeds will be used towards instruments, competitions, props, uniforms, transportation and more. — Source

Lesson?

  • Your band booster club can find a car dealership in your area that will be willing to work with you.
  • Focus on all of the free publicity the car dealer will receive.
  • Contact the media for coverage in your local news.
  • Possibly look for other school clubs to partner with and split the money collected.

Band Bazaar

The Franklin County High School Band Boosters will host its 37th annual fundraising event in support of the Flyer Band.

As a way to raise funds for uniforms, instruments, travel, lessons, music and more, the FCHS Band Boosters hold the bazaar each year in December. Kemper said proceeds from the event support music experiences for band students at Franklin County High School and Elkhorn Middle School.

“The bazaar offers handmade items from craftspeople around the region. Everything from pottery to yarn art to glass to wood to fabric can be found at the booths. The Band Boosters provide concessions, a bake sale, a silent auction and a raffle for a flat-screen TV,” — Source

Lessons:

  • So band boosters, If you find something that works repeat it every year. This school band has been doing this for 37 years.
  • Make it fun. Everyone loves a bazaar. This is a great opportunity for local artisans to sell their work.
  • Always set up concessions when ever you hold an event.

 

Half-time show

Community spectators can watch the Pride of Prescott Marching Band and seven others from across the state perform their half-time shows with musical and dramatic flair. Spectators will see eight half-time shows as part of the festival. Entry is $10 a person donation.

In addition to performing for the community, all the participating bands will be competing and judged by the Arizona Band and Orchestra Directors Association. The judging will begin at 5:30 p.m. Organizers recommend for parking to arrive about an hour before the invitational is to begin.

If you come hungry or thirsty, the PHS Band Boosters assure there will be concession stands available. —Source

Lesson?

  • Band booster club members please don’t be afraid to charge an entry fee like they did. Make it affordable and for a good cause and people will be happy to donate.
  • Offer drinks and snacks for sale.
  • Make it a competition between schools so each school brings its own supporters.
  • Get the color guard, dancers and cheer leaders involved if you can.

Winterfest

In this unique twist it is the volunteer fire department holding a battle of the bands. Winterfest will be held Saturday in the fire station’s large five-bay truck room, 713 Bridge St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the show starts at 6 p.m. The event is for individuals 21 and older. Tickets are $20, and $30 at the door.

Winterfest will also have two local food vendors on hand: Heimbach’s food trailer and Son of a Butcher. Also present will be a local cigar trailer, Perfect Draw. — source

 

Lessons?

  • This is great! Band booster moms can put on any kind of show and charge an entry fee. It doesn’t have to be music. If you control the venue you can set up any kind of event you like. Here the fire department was able to do that. No one else puts a show on like this and so you can count on them filling the 500 seats available. At $20 a ticket that is $10,000.
  • Make a deal with a food truck for 10% of the food sales for additional income.

 

fundraising luau event

The Pride of Prescott Band Boosters are organizing a downtown luau. Why a luau? The fundraising campaign is to offset costs for 55 band and orchestra members who will be Arizona’s ambassadors to Hawaii for the commemoration ceremonies of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941,

All adults who buy a $40 ticket will be treated to an event-specific dinner and beverages – alcohol will be served after the high school band departs. Rainey assures this will be a “fun” night that will offer additional financial support to enable these musicians to participate in a once-in-a-lifetime experience. —Source

Lessons:

  • Pick a fun theme.
  • Include good music. food and adult beverages when appropriate.
  • Look for a way to tie in a nationalism angle.

We help these Band booster fundraising ideas give you some great inspiration.