Band Fundraiser Ideas

Band Fundraiser Ideas

Make band fundraising more profitable

We offer unique band fundraiser ideas. Give your students a great product to sell and an effective incentive plan. Our programs even inspire them to show their school pride as well.

Offer customized programs that improve sales. Motivate more students to sell by promoting products with your school name and colors.

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How Does a Band Fundraiser Work?

Band fundraising is a necessity if you’re a high school music student. According to The Goshen News, high school band boosters and directors are constantly working to bring in money. If you want to be competitive, it’s going to cost money.

The most common way that school groups raise money is selling products. In fact, items like seasonal gifts, wrapping paper, candles and cookie dough account for more than $1.5 billion in annual profits.

Whether you’re a band director or booster club, you can offer our products by either taking orders out of a brochure, or submitting a purchase order and sell a product direct. No upfront money is required.

If you choose to take orders first, we’ll send you a brochure, order form and money collection envelope for each band member. When finished, send us your order forms so we can process, pack and ship you your merchandise. You’ll receive a complete sales report, invoice and we’ll contact you to set up your delivery date.

When selling a product direct, payment is due 15 days after you receive your order. This will give you the time you need to sell the product. Your profit is the difference between the total amount collected and your invoice.

What Makes Our Band Fundraisers Better?

  • Retail-Quality Items – Your customers to be satisfied because we offer the finest products at the best possible prices. Be sure to ask us about our 100% product guarantee.
  • Huge Selection – Finding the right product to sell is easy. Choose from over 100 unique products.
  • Motivational Incentives – Our prize programs will motivate your students to sell. Offer traditional, cash or sportswear with your group name and colors. Prizes are free.
  • Online Store – If doing a brochure sale, your students can also raise money online.
  • Free Shipping – Products ship free of charge, and there is a low brochure sales minimum.
  • Full-Time Customer Service – We’re here to make sure your sale goes smoothly. You’ll get a quick response to your questions.
  • No Cost to Start – Start your band fundraiser today for free.

Questions About Band Fundraisers

  1. What are the most profitable band fundraisers? Large fall variety shoppers are very popular; however some great niche fundraisers that work well for high schools include candles, popcorn and discount cards.
  2. How do high school bands raise money? Many high school bands do their fundraising through their band booster. Some of the more popular fundraisers include cookie dough. frozen food, and flowers.
  3. What are some unique band fundraising ideas? Consider offering a product that can also promote school pride and spirit. Tumblers, discount cards and scratch cards can all be personalized with your school name, colors and mascot.
  4. What are some fast and easy high school band fundraisers? Try selling lower-priced items that sell quickly like candy bars, beef jerky and lollipops.
  5. What is a high school band booster? Band booster clubs are typically run by parents whose role is to help raise money to cover various expenses throughout the school year.

Band Fundraiser Ideas & Tips

  • Use our ‘Calculate Your Profit’ tool to determine the amount of money you can make by selling a particular product, and how much you’ll need to order.
  • Set individual sales goals for your students.
  • Have a kickoff meeting with your band members to discuss your sales goals and explain the process.
  • Tell your students that checks are made payable to your organization.
  • Remind everyone to share their name, organization and why they’re raising money when approaching people.
  • Communicate safety first. Talking to strangers is not allowed.
  • If selling a product, ask students to right down their name, contact information and how many items they’ve been issued so you can track your inventory.

Band Fundraising Goals

Whether you’re raising money for more instruments, equipment, uniforms, or travel, we has a program for you. With our band fundraising options, you can provide both an exceptional product for the buyers and an appealing incentive for the band members to reach their financial goals.

Products Bands Love to Sell

Our personal favorite fundraising product for a band fundraiser is popcorn. With the Variety Pack Popcorn option you can offer a snack to people on the spot. Selling along the sidelines or in the bleachers during a game will be a breeze, especially that jalapeño cheddar flavor… yum!

Consider placing “This Popcorn Supports the Middlebury Marching Band” on the popcorn bags for a little additional marketing. Another good option for a fundraiser is the Discount Card, because they can be customized with the band’s group photo on the front and options for food to grab after the game on the back.

You can increase your sales by selling individually packaged goodies at events where the band is playing, like the homecoming football game or other school events. Folks will be able to see exactly what their money is supporting at a time when they’ll enjoy a tasty snack. If you have questions about the perfect band fundraising product, feel free to contact us. Learn why music education in schools is important

Prizes Tailored to Band Groups

For starters, identify the appropriate incentive for the age range of your band members. Traditional prizes, like headphones and scooters may be better for younger band members, whereas cash prizes would probably motivate older ones. The apparel prizes would work well for both!

Before committing, consider polling your group to determine what type of prize would be most appealing for them. For smaller groups, like band fundraisers, traditional prize programs are likely more feasible than a Big Event. However, if you’re counting on big fundraising success, an event may be a highly engaging option.

The prizes are free of charge, and the group retains a 40% profit on items sold. Students will benefit both by having to invest less in their musical passion and by receiving prizes for their additional hard work. You’ll also be able to raise awareness throughout the sales process about the benefits of a band program.

The cash prizes come in two ladder-like incentive structures. ‘Cash Master’ offers up to $132 in cash prizes but retains a higher profit on products for the group. ‘Master Blaster’, however, offers up to $200 in cash prizes but has a lower profit. Individual band members will be motivated by the opportunity to score some serious case for themselves, but while also helping their group reach a big overall goal. It’s a win-win for school bands and their musical members!