Is your choir low on funds? Do you need to find a way to get those funds rising?
There’s no problem here! Mastering the Music has brought you a list of the best fundraising ideas ever just for your choir 🙂
Carwash – This is one of the easiest, quickest fundraisers you could possibly do! Grab some posters, buckets, soap, water… and you’re ready to roll!
Or you can just simply ask for donations!
Yard Sale – This takes a little bit of planning, but it definitely has potential. Simple, but time consuming.
Find some tables, some posters, and old stuff that you’re not using anymore and then BAM! You have yourself a yard sale!
Movie Night – This idea can be advertised throughout the school. Pick out a movie and hook it up in the choir room.
There can be an admission fee!
Then get yourself boxes of theater candy, popcorn, and drinks to sell to everyone who comes to the movie.
Chili Supper – This is actually painfully easy when you think about it. Chili is a pretty simple dish to serve up.
Have students sell tickets to their friends, neighbors, and families.
Then have a parent make a couple of big pots of chili and sell it $2 or $3 per bowl with chosen toppings such as chips, sour cream, and cheese.
Sell Candy – Buy up some candy theater boxes, which are usually $1 at Walmart.
Have students sell these for $2 each to other students and family.
I can actually say this works 100%. When I was in 8th grade, I always brought a shoe box full of candy boxes and sold them for $2 each. I made at least $100 per week… as one person JUST at school.
Imagine what 20 students could do at school AND around the neighborhood!!
Singing Telegrams – We’re always learning new music in choir, right?
Well, as part of the class lesson, you could have your choir learn a certain song for a special occasion, such Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Birthday, or even Halloween.
Then, have students outside of choir pay for singing telegrams to be sent to other students!
Simple as that!
It is always a good idea to ask the administration for the thumbs up first, though 🙂
Charge for Your Shows – Pretty explanatory. Charge an admission fee for the shows that your choir puts on!
Fall Festival Hay Ride – Does anyone in the choir own a trailer to attach to a truck?
If so, add some hay bales on it and charge for hay rides in the fall. This could be bigger than just a hay ride, for sure!
Have some games, the hay ride, maybe a snack stand or bakesale, and a karaoke machine with a stage set up in the school parking lot.
Choir Clinic – This idea would be dedicated to the students who are not old enough just yet to join your choir or the ones who want to join but just don’t have room in their schedule yet.
It’s like a day camp that you could put together for choir rookies who don’t know the ropes yet!
Charge an admission fee for a week of camp and conjure up activities for everyone to do. Some activities may be to learn a song or two within that week and have a show with them, learn the fundamentals of sight reading, talk about what all you do in choir, play a game, etc.
For this event, you could recruit some choir nerds who have seniority within the group or just simply want to be involved!
I’m in hopes that this article has given you some of the best fundraising ideas ever!
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