So many things about our performing activities dwell in the world of “work ethic”. Practice hard. Prepare. Rehearse. Long hours. Toiling in the sun…
How Band Boosters and Band Directors Can Make Fundraising A Game
“Gamification” is all the rage right now. It is tremendously popular in systems design as well as education and instructional design, and it refers to the process of creating a system of earned rewards based on desired behaviors.
Think in terms of “badges” that you earn for completing a workout. Or how about “trophies” for virtually checking-in at certain places on an app. These small tokens of accomplishment have a surprisingly strong effect on behavior.
How to get school board & administrators to support crowdfunding for the arts
This is an important blog post, and I’m sure it’s one that will end up becoming referenced repeatedly and shared over time…
What is the Strangest Band Fundraiser You’ve Tried?
I think this post has the potential to be entertaining for a long, long time.
Band Boosters and Band Directors Can Agree on Band Fundraising
In some cases, the relationship between band boosters and the band director can be a complex one. One thing that both parties can agree on, is that the boosters are typically tasked with coming up with a multitude of band fundraising ideas that generate as much revenue for the program as possible.