How much does it cost to hire a marching band or drumline?

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Marching band gig fundraisers

So how much does it cost to hire a marching band or drumline? Did you know that every month people search for this on google? What does this tell you? It tells you that local businesses are thinking about hiring bands for their events. This is another great way to raise funds in addition to our list of high school band fundraising ideas and finding local band sponsors.

So why would a company want to hire a marching band like yours?

Companies will book a band from many reasons.
  • It is great for publicity and getting their event in the local news.
  • Furthermore it is awesome for a ribbon cutting ceremony. Here is a tip, contact your local Chamber of Commerce chamber of commerce. Every time a new business opens they have a ribbon cutting ceremony with press coverage. How great would it be to have a band like yours at the event?
  • An annual parade.
  • Hiring a marching band for a sporting event.

Furthermore, there are websites that specialize in connecting local businesses that want to hire marching band with the band members. 

What should we charge for a marching gig fundraiser?

So how much does it cost to hire a marching band? Of course it’s up to your band to decide how much to charge for an event. However, this is wonderful opportunity to view marching gigs as a fundraiser for your school.

There is no reason why you shouldn’t be able to get anywhere from $500-$1500 for a marching band gig event. Here are Some things to keep in mind tell me a fair how much you will charge.

  • What do you have to rent a bus to get the band members in there? This would add to your  hard cost. On the other hand, if every band member provides their own transportation you would be able to keep all the profit from the gig.
  • How far away will the gig be? Local gigs are always easier to support.
  • Is everyone in the marching band willing to participate?

School is marching band is probably one of the most expensive programs to support. So every band booster understands that band booster fundraisers require a multistage approach. A Marching gig fundraiser is certainly one aspect of it. The idea of raising an extra $1,500 or more a season is a worthy one. Brochure fundraisers are another tool in your fundraising toolbox. Let us show you how well they compliment marching gigs like these.