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More than 8,000 bands and music programs use RaiseRight to fundraise. Here’s why they love it.

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Earn 5x more than other music fundraisers

The highest earning marching band on RaiseRight's platform raised $35,816 in 2023.

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Flexible, free programs that meet your music program’s needs

RaiseRight makes it easy to maximize, track, and reward your gift card fundraising. And with no program costs or fees, you keep what you earn.

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Unlimited earning potential with no restrictions

Families can raise more than $1,000 in a single year to go towards whatever your band needs.

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Year-round fundraising, without extra effort

Families help your music program earn by using gift cards for their everyday purchases, so there’s no event setup, no door-to-door selling, and no unnecessary elbow-grease.

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Everyday earning through everyday spending

Raise money for your marching band by purchasing every day things with gift cards. Buying gas, groceries, flights, etc. can lead to money raised for your organization. You and your supporters don't need to shell out extra for things you don’t need.

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Brands give back generously

More than 750 brands give back an average of 6% of each gift card, so no matter your taste or budget, you can make an impact for your marching band, music group, etc.

Once-in-a-lifetime experiences made possible with RaiseRight

Meet Julie from Jenison Band Boosters, who used RaiseRight to help her marching band perform in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Gift card fundraising for bands

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How gift card fundraising works

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Buy gift cards

You get the full value of the card. Shop from 750+ popular brands.

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Earn funds

The brand gives back and the earnings from your participants are distributed to your music program.

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Allocate earnings

Use funds for whatever you need, like band trips, new instruments, and more.

No-limit band fundraising means more money for


Once-in-a-lifetime trips


Musical instruments


Marching band uniforms

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Band competition costs


Color guard equipment


“As a marching band booster group, we needed an easy way to help get money, but not overburden us with more things to do. I found RaiseRight online and ta-da! We started our program with only four parents using gift cards consistently. As the band has grown, so have the number of parents using RaiseRight; last year the program helped 30 of our kids to cover part, if not all, of their fees just by using it consistently throughout the year. In fact, I was able to cover all of my daughter's fees plus half of my son's--that is $975 I did NOT have to come up with out-of-pocket.”

Katie, fundraises for her children's marching band

Top 10 fundraising ideas for bands and music programs

Band fundraising is essential for both necessities and dream opportunities — from new instruments and uniforms, to travel competitions and inspiring field trips. Earn money for your band needs and more with these show-stopping band fundraiser ideas below. The unmistakable star of the performance? Gift card fundraising.

  • Gift Card Fundraising

    Gift card fundraising for bands is an easy, year-round way to raise money. Simply invite participants  ...

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  • March-a-Thon Fundraisers

    Marching band “march-a-thon” fundraisers are a unique way to earn money while showcasing one-of-a-kind talent with those in your local ...

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  • Band Competition Fundraisers

    A little healthy competition is great for boosting morale and raising money for your music program. Organize a “battle of the bands”, or let individual  ...

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  • Cabaret Night Fundraisers

    Cabaret night fundraisers are another fun idea, if you don’t mind a bit of planning. Not only do you have to organize the talent line-up, but you also ...

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  • Dueling Pianos Fundraisers

    If you have two piano aficionados in your band or music program, invite them to test their skills during a dueling pianos fundraising event. Keep in  ...

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  • Concession Stand Fundraisers

    If your band is already playing at your school’s sports games, why not run the concession stand as well? You can earn money from both selling and  ...

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  • Half-Time Performance Fundraisers

    Looking for a marching band fundraiser idea that’ll earn you money and wow a crowd? Blow sports fans away with an exciting marching band routine  ...

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  • Musical Telegram Fundraisers

    If you’re looking for more unusual band fundraiser ideas, try hosting a singing or musical telegram campaign. Interested individuals or organizations  ...

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  • Music Lesson Fundraisers

    Band fundraising can be useful in multiple ways. While you can earn money for new instruments or travel costs, you can also entice potential new  ...

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  • Musical Movie Night Fundraisers

    Share your love of music and entertainment with the community by hosting a musical movie night. Show a beloved movie musical, or rehearse the  ...

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The Gift Card Fundraising Playbook

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