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    The 5 Things That Your Band Crowdfunding Campaign Must Have

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    People like lists, and quick-hit, indexed and referenced content that's useful and helpful.

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    High School Band Fundraisers in the land of Texas and TMEA

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    FansRaise traveled to the great state of Texas to take part in TMEA 2018.

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    Indoor Ensembles - Use end-of-season championships to fuel your crowdfunding campaign

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We've discussed the reasons why indoor ensembles (winter guard, indoor percussion) typically require additional funding resources. In most scholastic situations, these ensembles are typically play 2nd-fiddle to the school marching band, and sometimes these programs are under-funded.

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    Music Boosters Are Opting For Easier, Hassle-Free Fundraising

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    One of the battles that band boosters, music boosters, and every name variant of a parent group that supports the performing arts faces - possibly the BIGGEST battle - is finding new and different ways to generate revenue for their Organization.

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    Indoor Guard and Percussion Ensembles Struggling For Funding

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    This is the time of year when indoor winter guard and percussion ensembles are auditioning, setting their member roster, and beginning the competitive season.

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    Marching Band Fundraising For Student Leadership Development

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    The marching and performing arts might be the single greatest youth development activity available to kids today. Sports are great too, but there is something additional in the marching arts that combine artistic and emotional dimensions with the physical demands required of performers. This unique blend of skill competencies sets the marching activities apart from the rest of the activity landscape, in our humble opinion.

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    The delicate balance of planning band fundraisers

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We've discussed at length all of the considerations and the thought process band booster organizations should go through when planning and vetting potential band fundraisers.

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    Reflections from a Championship Week - Band Boosters as "Tribes"

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    NOTE - this post is from November 2017, however with band camps kicking-off and marching band season ramping-up, we felt it was appropriate to update this post - read on friends...

    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.

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    Still looking for your fill of marching band awesomeness?

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    If your season recently concluded and you're yearning for more marching band stuff, you should really check out FloMarching's broadcast of the Bands of America Grand National Championships.

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