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    3 Reasons why Indoor Ensembles raise WAY MORE money with FansRaise

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Winter Guard, Indoor Percussion, and Indoor Winds are some of the ensembles that commonly use FansRaise for easier and more effective fundraising.

    Regardless if your ensemble is Scholastic or Independent, indoor groups often struggle for funding to meet the needs of advanced design, aggressive travel, and top-box instruction.

    Here are (3) reasons that indoor ensembles are finding more success with FansRaise than other conventional ("yawn") fundraising tactics:

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    3 Reasons Why Vocal Ensembles Raise WAY MORE Money with FansRaise

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Vocal ensembles require solid fundraising for concert and performance tours, commissioning of new works, and other overhead expenses that quickly add up...

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    Should Marching Band Participation Be Required in High School Music Programs?

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    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...

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    The Rising Cost of the Marching Arts - The Most Expensive Sport in America

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    To the uninitiated, marching bands and drum and bugle corps are not the sideshow that they might have once been. The days of only being seen at football halftime shows and strolling down Main Street in a parade have vanished.

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    Our most successful campaigns share these 4 characteristics

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    We frequently compare and contract campaigns to get a broader view of what "works" and which approaches tend to fall a little flat. After running campaigns  and working with more than 100 ensembles - we can begin to see trends and make suggestions that are results-driven.

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    How This Marching Ensemble Met a $30,000 Fundraising Goal in a Few Short Weeks

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    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. 

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    In support of all of our music booster parents - finding ways to provide for the kids

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    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!

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    3 Reasons why fall Marching Ensembles raise WAY MORE money with FansRaise

    Published by Brian Gilbert

    Marching band is one of the activities that commonly finds itself on our doorstep at FansRaise. And it makes perfect sense on many levels:

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    4 Ways That Marching Bands Can Increase Recruitment

    Published by The FansRaise Team

    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.

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