The Best Fundraising Ideas Ever – Choir Version!

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.

Easy peasy!

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!

Please share with family and friends!

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One thought on “The Best Fundraising Ideas Ever – Choir Version!

  1. Elizabeth

    June 5, 2017 at 4:23am

    I love these ideas! Here’s one more:

    Dog washes! You would be surprised how many people are grateful for an easy way to get this weekly task done fast and easy. It’s like a car wash, only doggier! It can be a lot of fun.

    Another great way is to “rent a team.” You auction off the day labor of a pair of choir members.” The two members go to a household to perform yard work or household tasks that overwhelm the resident. This is particularly helpful in communities with a lot of elderly.

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      June 5, 2017 at 4:52am

      Hi Elizabeth! I’m glad that you enjoyed reading. Those are some fantastic ideas you’ve got there! I’m going to have to relay those to my director 🙂 Thank you very much!! Hope you are able to come back and visit us here at Mastering the Music again real soon!

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  2. Paula

    June 5, 2017 at 4:40am

    Hi Jillian! What great ideas! My daughter is in choir and they are ALWAYS looking for some awesome ideas for fundraising! I LOVE the movie idea. We have a projector of our own and I bet the kids would love it if we set it up outside on the school lawn and let them bring blankets to sit on! Thank you Jillian! I’ll keep watch for new ideas you have. Love all your posts. 🙂

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      June 5, 2017 at 4:55am

      Hey there Paula! Thanks for checking out my post! She has definitely made a great choice in being a part of choir! Our choir is always looking for some genius ideas to fundraise as well. That’s awesome! I saw your recent post on the EUG Projector… I might have to look into that for my choir 🙂 Thanks again! Hope to see you back here again at Mastering the Music real soon!!

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  3. Kevin McNamara

    June 5, 2017 at 4:44am

    Hey great post!

    I have been in a couple of choirs over the years and we could have done with some of these ideas.
    I love the choir clinic! That is a great idea. You could make money and find some new members in the process.

    I would also add maybe make a recording of 4 or 5 songs, make a bit of an album out of it and sell the copies to family and friends. Just a thought, keep up the great work.


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      June 5, 2017 at 5:00am

      Hello Kevin! Thank you! I’m stoked that you enjoyed my ideas! That is a great thought!! I might have to look into getting some recording equipment 😉 Again, thank you so much! Hope to see you back at Mastering the Music again soon!

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  4. Mark Perkins

    June 5, 2017 at 4:49am

    Hey Jillian,
    What a great number of ideas for fundraising. Not only for Choirs but many voluntary organisations.
    For a choir group, I particularly like the singing telegram option.
    What about finding what weddings are happening in the area and offer the choir’s service at a cost for doing say two – three songs?
    Thank for this.

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      June 5, 2017 at 5:03am

      Hi there Mark! Thanks for reading my ideas! Singing telegrams would definitely be a blast, especially for weddings and all that jazz! I’ve honestly never really thought about doing that at weddings or events of that sort. Awesome idea!! Thank you very much for visiting today and I hope that you get the chance to come back and visit us again soon 🙂

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