A talent show is a great way to include kids from elementary school all the way up to high school in your fundraising efforts.
The first step is to create a flyer which includes the time, place, and cost to enter the talent show. Charging individuals or groups a reasonable amount of money to enter will generate more entries, and you will be able to gain more revenue from more parents and guests who attend the talent show.
Be sure to create different categories based on age if your school includes several age groups. A group for elementary school children, middle school children, and high schoolers usually covers it!
Talent show rehearsals are necessary in order to make sure time flows appropriately, so have your talent show committee set aside time each week leading up to the talent show for students to rehearse before all of the parents show up to watch their kids on stage.
At the talent show, have a brief intermission for snacks and refreshments. This will encourage parents to go to a concession stand in between acts, which allows for even more fundraising to take place at the show.
Don’t forget to buy medals or trophies for the top three winners in each category. Something tangible to hold is even more motivation for kids to put in their best efforts.
A school talent show is a fun and entertaining event, and has the potential to bring in a ton of fundraising cash for your school.