Sometimes, the name we assign to things allows for preconceptions and a misplacement of understanding.
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:
Vocal ensembles require solid fundraising for concert and performance tours, commissioning of new works, and other overhead expenses that quickly add up...
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...
Fundraising is the necessary evil in the performing arts. Most, if not all groups are faced with having to make some form of fundraising a requirement for participation.
It's so obvious.
It's the thing that humans hate possibly more than spiders, snakes, the dark, clowns, and elevators (my wife REALLY hates elevators)...
Got it yet?
Here's another hint - it's the one thing that probably holds back your group fundraising effort more than anything else, yet nobody talks about it.
...and its the same thing that kept you from "shooting your shot" with the cute kid in 8th grade for the Homecoming Dance...
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.