FOLLOWERShip + LEADERShip Workshop with Fran Kick - Fran Kick has a unique way for your booster program to host a collaborative, regional workshop to give your entire program the opportunity to KICK IT IN (both motivationally and financially) while at the same time inspire students to TAKE THE LEAD! Find out how you can bring this nationally-recognized leadership speaker, facilitator and author to your area. A one-day event that can generate funds for your program AND teach all your students about the followership+leadership dynamic.
Fishers Invite Letter 2012 (996.17 kB)
A letter from the president of the band booster organization announcing the upcoming invitational, describing the program, and asking for financial support.
Fishers Invitational Sponsorship Levels 2012 (3.63 MB) A flyer created to provide potential sponsors detailed information of advertising levels available and the benefits associated with each level. This flyer is to be attached to the letter above from the band booster president.
Tips to Increase Fundraising Sales (231.34 kB)
Increase student participation and increase sales! Ten easy-to-read tips to freshen your fundraising efforts.
Arts on the River - This is an annual fundraising evening for the entirety of the Arts programs at a local junior high school. The school promotes the event community wide and through the school community itself. It is held on a Friday evening from 6:30-9:00pm at the school with a general admission ticket of $5.00. Art in Action rooms and desserts are complimentary. Below is copy from some of the promotion for the event that might spark an idea for another creative, low cost, high yield fundraiser!
Arts on the River is an evening of energy and creativity that celebrates the fine arts talents of the students at Riverside Junior High! Experience all that the Riverside Junior High Arts Departments have to offer! Duets & soloists from Band, Orchestra, & Choir; a concert by the RJH Jazz Band; performances from the Drama Department, poetry reading and Readers Theatre performances by students from the Language Arts department; food and more contributed by students from Family & Consumer Science Classes! You will have a chance to show off your artistic talents in the Art in Action rooms and enjoy many fine works of art created by RJH students in the Art Gallery. A silent auction with over 25 items generously donated from local businesses will be up for bidding between 6:30-8:30pm.
The band, orchestra, and choir are hard at work rehearsing for their performances. Plans for exciting Art in Action rooms are being made where you can create your own art including: Chihuly inspired art, wire sculptures, pottery making, wooden game building, and cookie decorating! "Palate Your Plate" with the new food pyramid, learn 3D origami, have your caricature drawn, and get moving with an active art form in the gym! Drop in to the Media Center to "Walk the Streets of Our Town" with the historic house projects from Mr. Jackson's History classes, enjoy poetry readings and adaptations from A Midsummer Night's Dream, and try reading from a teleprompter and using a green screen in the RTV studio. There's something for everyone!
Recycle Day - Would your school music program like to raise over $10,000 in one day? Recycle Day is a "Win-Win-Win" for the band, the community, and the environment! Thousands of gallons of paint and thousands of pounds of metal and electronics will never find their way to a landfill to pollute our environment as a result of this endeavor. This event is strategically held in January each year to capitalize on families disposing of their end or year paperwork. Brad Roberts, Pope Band Booster, 2012
Creative Fundraising - As funding for the arts in schools has become more strained, it is now time to look beyond the music booster family to find support for the organization. This article will challenge your thinking on traditional fundraising. Two fundraising opportunities are presented that invite the community to join in support of the arts. Jennifer Riley Simone, Publicity Committee Chair, Carmel Band Boosters, 2011
"School music groups' fund-raising efforts, especially at the high school level, seem to grow each year. Fund-raising can demand inordinate amounts of time and effort from music teachers, their students and the students' parents. Sometimes valuable instruction time is lost. If fund-raising activities benefit only one segment of the school music program, then other facets of that school's music program may suffer or be ignored. If not managed carefully, fund-raising activities may result in a loss of regular curricular budget funds and cause music to be classified as an "extracurricular activity" and therefore not eligible for school budget support.
If the music educator has a group of parents that periodically or regularly collect money or raise funds, the group should be officially recognized and endorsed by the school's administration. Also, the booster organization should be incorporated under that state's not-for-profit laws." Taken from the Fund-Raising Position Statement below.
Fund-Raising Position Statement (54.3 kB)
Excerpted from MENC, 2003
Gift Acceptance Policy Article (157.82 kB)
Many organizations do not consider their fundraising programs large enough to need a gift acceptance policy. Read on to educate yourself on what's appropriate and what's not. Policy article supplied by Greenwalt CPAs, Inc.
Partnership Program, Broken Arrow H.S. Band, OK (810.51 kB)
Brochure to promote the Broken Arrow Bands through corporate sponsorship and charitable giving. An overview of the bands and events are highlighted with specific detail of sponsorship options. Full color, tri-fold brochure, 8 1/2" x 11".