Fundraising Car Magnets

Top Fundraiser Ideas for School Bands

High School Band car magnets
High School Band fundraising ideas

Top Fundraiser Ideas for School Bands

Are you sick of the normal food fundraiser you do every year for the school band? Do the students no longer get excited when fundraising time rolls around? Finding a new fundraiser idea for the school band can help.

There are many fundraisers to choose from and they come in a variety of types. Whether you want to sell something different, hold some type of event, or do something else, there are a million ideas out there.

While there might be a ton of fundraising ideas to choose from for your school band, it’s good to consider just a few. Let’s look at the top options for your band to try out this year.

Top 4 Fundraising Ideas for Your School Band

1. Sell Custom Car Magnets

Your band can have custom car magnets designed to match the school logo or the band logo. Then, you can sell these magnets for a very nice profit.

Custom car magnets cost as little as about $1 and they can be sold for $10 or even more. You can turn a very high-profit margin compared to other common fundraisers with these magnets.

When you choose to sell custom school car magnets, you can also partner with an organization to spread awareness. For example, you can partner with a cancer research organization and sell custom ribbon magnets to spread awareness about a specific type of cancer. Then, you can donate a portion of the proceeds to the organization, while keeping the rest to support your school band.

2. Hold a Car Wash

Another great fundraising idea for your school band is holding a car wash. You already have students that can provide the labor, so you just need a location and the supplies. If your school has a good location, you might even be able to use the parking lot.

Just have some of the students make signs and hold them where traffic can see them. Then, direct interested cars into the area where you can wash them and collect donations. You can even give away a custom car magnet to those donating a specific amount to help drive up donations.

3. Sell a Food Product

There are dozens of food products you can sell as your fundraiser. Most have about a 50% profit margin and can be pretty easy to sell. However, with many people on diets these days, it might not be as easy to sell pizzas, cookie dough, or gourmet popcorn.

4. Put on a Concert

You’re a band, after all, so why not put on a concert and charge admission? You can probably use the school auditorium or gym for your concert and sell tickets to parents, students, and other people in the community.

It’s even possible to combine this with other fundraisers. Have a bake sale outside the concert, sell custom car magnets and concessions outside the concert, or even simply ask for donations as a part of the concert.

There are many great fundraising ideas you can use for your school band this year. These are just four of the top options to consider.

Fundraising Car Magnets

School Band Fundraising with Custom Car Magnets


School Band Magnets

Fundraising Car Magnets for School Bands

Fundraising is a fact of life for most music booster organizations. Everyone is always looking for a newer, better, easier way to raise the money their child’s music program needs.

Being a band member is not free, it’s not even just a casual expense… it’s very expensive!

Here are some of the expenses that parents need to pay for:

  • Fall Semester Uniform
  • Spring Semester Uniform
  • Summer Uniform
  • Band Shoes
  • Band T-Shirts
  • Instrument Rental
  • Uniform Accessories
  • Concert Attire
  • Tuners, Metronomes, etc.

This is just a partial list. If you are currently a Band Parent, you know this list goes on and on.

On top of these items that parents must pay for individually, there are shared expenses that the entire band needs to pay, and those expenses are divided up and also paid by the parents. These cover expenses related to band extracurricular activities throughout the year (such as travel expenses), the cost of auxiliary instructors and choreography and music adaptation.

Wow. And you thought football was expensive! You’re looking at about $1,000 per year to keep your student in the School Band.

Many Band Parent Associations rely on fundraising to lighten the financial load, and custom car magnets has become the go-to item for fundraising. We helped about 20 School Bands last year with a custom car magnet fundraiser and we can do it for your school also.

Just give us a call at 760-743-6340 and we will have one of our artists design a custom magnet that will raise money and make you look good all year long!



Fundraising Car Magnets

Car Magnets for High School Bands

Keller High School Band car magnet

Keller High School Band car magnet


School Band Car Magnets are not a common request here at ARC Marketing, but we have designed and produced band magnets for about 100 schools over the past several years. While the football team gets all of the attention, it the Marching Band that keeps you entertained during half time. It’s time the Marching Band got the recognition they deserve! And a custom car magnet from ARC Marketing is the perfect way to do just that.

Keller High School, located in Keller, Texas is large high school with more than 2,500 students.

The Keller High School Indian Band is a very active component of the high school and the KHS Band Boosters is an important part of the band. Like most High School Bands, the KHS Band relies on fundraising to help pay for the many expenses associated with high school bands. A few of the fundraisers conducted by the band this year will be a Benefit Dinner with a Silent Auction and a cookie sale during lunch at the school.

This year, the KHS Band will also be selling customized car magnets, designed and printed by the design team at ARC Marketing. The Band Boosters had us print 500 magnets, so if they sell them all at $5 each (that is the suggested fundraising price) they will make a profit of $1,685! Also, this is the only fundraiser that will provide ongoing, indefinite advertising value. Now, 500 cars in the Keller area will be proudly displaying this beautiful car magnet.

ARC Marketing makes custom magnets for schools all across America. It’s fast and easy to get a custom magnet for your school. Just fill out our FREE Virtual Magnet Request form and let our art department do all of the work!