Sometimes, the name we assign to things allows for preconceptions and a misplacement of understanding.
Disclaimer - In assembling this post, we drew on the input and expertise of dozens of colleagues and current/former high school music educators. We realize that different regions of the United States look at the marching band activity differently, and that what works in one school district will not be a fit in another community.
So now we're going to "touch" the 3rd rail that we probably shouldn't mess with - but here we go...
There are hundreds of ways to raise money for your ensemble — and most of them are GoFundMe.
Band directors and arts administrators are always fundraising. But what about other ideas—besides crowdfunding?
We've compiled a list of 90 of the best fundraising ideas that your whole organization will love.
The list is organized into the following categories. Use these links to jump to each category:
Regardless of how large your group is, where your group is located, or the relative economics of the region in which you live, a well-coordinated crowdfunding campaign is your best bet for large-scale fundraising.
One of the ways to ensure that your campaign reaches your targeted goal is to do everything within your organization's power to increase participation.
Busy, frantic, and harried parents have so much on the plate these days. The feeling of being pulled in umpteen directions and fighting an uphill battle is not something we thought we signed up for may years ago when we began to have children!
We have explored free or "nearly free" platforms in other posts, but this post jumped to the forefront of my creative mind YESTERDAY, when I received an unsolicited email for the 3rd time this month (and its only the 10th) from our friends at GoFundMe.
It's that time of the school year, where ensemble directors are closely monitoring incoming middle school student numbers, and considering size and membership for the fall marching ensemble.