The one simple reason that your group is missing the boat if you DON'T schedule a crowdfunding campaign comes down to - "IT'S EASY."
Facebook is just one example of a social community that has rapidly changed as a result of numerous factors.
We completely disregard the notion that crowdfunding is a glorified synonym for "begging". It's just not true.
Really quick - grab a snare drummer from your marching band and ask them how much a marching snare drum costs?
Having spent most of the last 35 years around music programs and marching bands in various capacities, I can state that there are as many contrasting attitudes and viewpoints on the topic of "marching band fundraising" as there are broken and wonky music stands in the corner of your band room (go ahead and count - I'll wait)...