Grants For Marching Bands High School

grants for marching bands high school

How to get funding for music programs in public schools

Here is a list of some of the places you can get grants for marching bands in high school. They also work for music programs in schools. This is by no means an exhaustive list but it is a great place to start your search for a music grant for your school band. The funds can be very useful in replacing old worn out musical instruments.


Here at Fundraising Zone we believe getting money for bands requires a three step approach. Check the list of grants available to music education and school marching bands below. Furthermore we suggest looking at fundraising opportunities in your community. A list of band fundraisers can be found here. Finally, find local sponsors for your marching band here.

Grants from Charitable Foundations

  • Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation
  • Give a Note Foundation
  • Kids in Need Foundation
  • NEA Foundation
  • American Country Music Lifting Lives Grant
  • Sharon Gewirtz Kids To Concerts
  • Associated Chamber Music Players Grant
  • BMI Foundation Grant
  • MTNA Foundation
  • Mockingbird Foundation

Government Agency Grants

Corporate Giving Program Grants

  • ASCAP Foundation
  • Best Buy
  • D’Addario Foundation
  • Guitar Center Music Foundation
  • Kinder Morgan Foundation
  • Reverb Gives
  • Target Corporation
  • VH1 Save the Music Foundation
  • Fender Music Foundation


Fundraising, sponsorships and grants work hand in hand to make sure your band has the money you need. Be careful not to put all your eggs in one basket. While getting grants for would be wonderful there are challenges:

  • Foundations and corporations have a limited amount of funds available to give as grants.
  • There are limited grants available.
  • Finally, there are many bands and music departments competing for the same grant money.

The problem is that you have no control over whether you will be awarded a grant. On the other hand you have control over your fundraising efforts. This is why we always suggest for marching bands to set a fundraising event calendar for every school year. Our free fundraiser catalog program is a simple system that raises thousands of dollars for schools every year. Just follow the 5 easy steps and you will be successfully raising funds with popcorn, cookie dough, coffee, candles or gift wrap before you know it.

Benefits of combining grants with product fundraisers

  • Free brochures
  • Free shipping for qualified orders.
  • Complimentary prize incentive program.
  • A proven step by step system to follow.
  • Most products retail for under $20 and your school booster club earns up to 50& profit.
  • You can make as much money as you like, The more you sell the more your band earns.


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