When we can point to a successful campaign and use it as an illustration on how other Organizations can use a FansRaise campaign, we will try to promote and spread the word.
I had a chance to travel to Indianapolis for Bands of America Grand National Championships last week, and while my thoughts are still in a jumble at 30K feet, I wanted to provide some minor revelations that were realized this past week.
We have been receiving consistent interest from the independent performing arts world since our inception. Drum and bugle corps, as well as independent winter guards and percussion ensembles, are on their own with raising their own funds. They are typically open to anything feasible that may earn a return on their time investment.
If you remember the original "Star Wars", there's a scene where Obi-Wan uses a mind technique to pass through a group of Imperial bad guys.
Most of the inquiries we receive at FansRaise tend to involve large capital purchases for the Organization, such as uniforms, instruments, trucks/trailers, etc.
The work of band boosters and band parents is exhausting, all-encompassing, and never-ending. If your band program is one of the thousands of bands that go to adjudicated competitions throughout the fall, you are probably coming up on the end of your season. Congrats - you're almost at the finish line!
Of course we recognize that all parrents are doing their very best! Whether you've performed in a competitive marching program yourself, or your just learning for the first time what you're kids have gotten themselves into, we thought it would be helpful to highlight some different ways to support your kids' final couple of weeks.
In terms of the marching band season lifecycle - we are coming down the home stretch. Some parts of the country are entering the final competitions and championships of the season. For some, marching band goes into mid-November.