Marching Band Fundraiser Ideas

List Of Fundraiser Ideas For Marching Bands


Whether this is for your high school or your local community our marching band fundraiser ideas can help!
These ideas actually work. they are tested, tried and true. Give a spin yourself and let’s see what you think.

  • Do they work during the Covid Pandemic? YES! Many can be done virtually, while respecting social distancing.
  • Are they expensive? Some are low cost while others can even be done for free.


Here is our list of high school band fundraisers that actually work

Thanks to for sharing these ideas for school bands to raise money.

  • Community yard sale. Reach out to neighbors, coaches, students, parents, neighborhood associations, family and friends.
  • Hold a picnic for charity or your favorite cause.
  • Hold a sports event. You can supply the music and snacks for the venue.
  • Practice-a-Thon. Get paid get to practice playing your band instruments.
  • Hold a Festival in the park or downtown.
  • Virtual Fundraising. Hold a facebook “live” or zoom telethon with your fans and supporters.
  • School pride and School spirit items. from t-shirts to Tumblers.
  • Sell Discount cards

Music-Themed Fundraisers


  • Hold a Fundraising concert. You already have a band and you know how to play already! Set a date and get to work.
  • Host a Music Talent Show.
  • Battle of the Bands. This is a classic high school event enjoyed by schools all over the country.
  • Offer music lessons and tutoring.
  • Battle of the bands
  • Music movie night. Foer instance  have  a showing of “The Music Man” on movie night. Introduce the next generation to this Robert Preston and Shirly Jones classic presentation about marching bands! Have snacks and drinks to sell on hand.
  • Concert in the park
  • Team up with the chamber of commerce to do grand openings. Your band can get free tips and exposure.

What is the most profitable fundraiser?


Here are our top 10 fundraising event ideas:

  • Walk-a-Thon. Solicit your sponsors and get paid for how many laps you can make around the school track.
  • Car Wash. Dirty cars and a bucket of soapy water raises money for your school music program.
  • Spaghetti Dinner. Mama Mia! Pass the grated cheese please!
  • Auction. Sell beloved musical memorabilia.
  • Fundraising Raffle. People love the idea of winning a grand prize.
  • Casual Dress Day.  Students will gladly fork over a few bucks to wear their pajamas to school.
  • Bake Sale. I will gladly buy a fresh baked brownie to support your next fundraiser.
  • Sell gourmet popcorn.
  • Hold a wrapping paper sale this holiday season.
  • Peer to peer fundraising


What are some of the best fund raising ideas?

You want ideas that are simple to run but profitable to your band booster club. here are a few more ideas:


  • Dress Down Day.
  • Envelope at a Restaurant.
  • Family Ticket Fundraiser.
  • Gift Card Fundraiser.
  • Get donations to either grow a moustache or shave one off.
  • Used Book Sale.
  • Phone-a-thon.
  • Direct Mailing Campaign.
  • Candy sales Parents’ night out
  • Recycling cans.
  • Shoe drive
  • Scavenger hunt
  • Spelling bee


How can I fundraise money fast?



How much money does your band need to raise?

  • Choose a fundraising even from the ones we have shared so far.
  • Tell your story from the heart. Why are you raising money?
  • Shout it from the roof tops. Tell your neighbors, friends, coworkers and family.
  • THANK your donors and make them feel special.

How can I raise my 10000 dollars?

It all depends how much profit you make on each sale. For instance if you sold candles and made $4 on each one your group would need to sell 2,500 candles. On the other hand what if you teamed up with a realtor and he donated a portion of the sale for every for sale by owner you introduced to them? It might only take selling  4 houses to reach your goal.

What is the easiest fundraiser?

The easiest fundraiser is following a proven system. For instance selling something people like to buy already.

  • Cookie dough sale
  • T-Shirt Fundraiser
  • Local Restaurant dinner night out
  • Coupon Books.
  • Crowd Funding
  • Sell coffee


What is a penny drive fundraiser?


A penny drive is a type of fundraiser in which an organization collects pennies as donations. Individuals can donate as little as a penny from their pocket change or their entire piggy bank to help the cause. Every one has spare change and most don’t mind donating it. You just need to ask.


What is a dollar walk fundraiser?


Invite your fans to help you pave your “Dollar Walk” with dollar bills. How does it work? You can Use colored tape to outline your Walk in a hallway or large room. Tape donated dollar notes as stepping-stones on your Walk with blue painters tape because it is easy to come off later.


How do you ask for donations?

  • You just have to ask. If you don’t ask you do not receive.
  • So smile.
  • Tell people who you are and why your band is raising funds.
  • Tell them what you would like to do. (Donate or buy a chocolate bar etc.)
  • Can you please help us?
  • Then be quiet until they talk.


Does GoFundMe really work?

Yes gofundme works. Thousands of people have used it to raise money for victims and charities.


What is a walkathon pledge?


A walk-a-thon is pretty simple. The walkers simply solicit pledges for every lap or mile they walk. After the walk a thon you collect the donations for your school or favorite cause.


How do I start a Krispy Kreme fundraiser?

Contact your local krispy Kreme donut shop. They will get you a form to use. then have your band members spread the word about your donut fundraiser. Collect the payments up front. Your band earns a percentage of sales made.