School Music Booster Programs to Benefit with Free AMP Group Membership Custom Fundraising Solutions (CFS) NW Indiana, has become a corporate partner with The National Association of Music Parents, announced L. Scott McCormick, founder and president of AMP, a nonprofit organization of and for middle and high school band, choir and orchestra parents and booster … Continue reading Custom Fundraising Solutions Partners with the Association of Music Parents
By Marc C. Whitt I have yet to meet a music parents organization that believes it has enough money. As financial demands for music programs increase, school districts are forced to work with tighter financial resources. In order to maintain the quality and excellence a band, choir or orchestra program deserves, a successful fundraising program … Continue reading Creating a Fundraising Plan is Essential for Today’s Music Parents Organization
Guest blogger Carole E. Howell is the 1st Vice President/Fundraising for the Lafayette Band Association (KY), responsible for raising the funds that make up over half their annual budget.
With the community’s support, each and every child can have the opportunity to participate in the extracurricular activity of their choice. By offering encouragement and financial support, you will feel good about yourself and feel proud of the young men and women when you see what can be accomplished through successful fundraising. Everybody—students, families, schools, and the community—benefits!
In the springtime, birds begin to sing, flowers begin to bloom, and self-respecting suburban gardeners everywhere begin to spread mulch.
The band boosters at Vandegrift High School in Austin, Texas, led by band dads Kirk Gravely and Kip DeGilio, saw an opportunity.
Why not sell and deliver bags of mulch to local homeowners?
Originally inspired by a Boy Scout fundraiser, they needed to scale up. WAY up, as it turned out. Where the Boy Scout sale had resulted in one and a half tractor-trailers filled with bags of mulch, they now had 18 tractor-trailers filling parking lots all over town!
We caught up with them to find out just how they pulled it off for the second year in a row.
In April 2013, The Pride of Broken Arrow (OK) hosted their first 5K fundraiser. They had great success, especially considering it was their first 5K event! Here are a few tips you can take away from their experience.
For full details on how VP of Special Events Joe Kesterson pulled this off for Broken Arrow, join today and visit our resources page!