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One idea is a scratch – off fund raiser. My former colleague looked into these, but never bought them. Here’s an example of the idea; http://www.fasttrackfundraising.com/band-scratch-card-fundraiser.php
Another idea is a book / tag sale. Ask choir / band families and friends to donate stuff they no longer need and have a school-wide tag sale on a Saturday morning! Advertise in the community (send flyers home with kids, put up neon posters – put the Art teacher on the last one). People will love that it’s going back into the school.
My previous school did a “tag sale” before the holidays to give kids an opportunity to buy gifts cheaply ($1-3). This was open during the school day. … Must warn you that two teachers who organized it were cuckoo by the end!! Tons of organizing. Teachers and their families donated the things to sell (really just junk, but kids loved it). Hope that helps!