2019 March-a-thon Information

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March-a-thon Instructions

The Wheaton North Falcon Marching Band is holding a March-a-Thon on September 7th, from 8 am – 11 am to raise funds for our journey to Bands of America in Indianapolis.

How do I collect donations and pledges?

The Falcon Band Parent Organization already set up a fundraising page for each and every student at https://go.rallyup.com/wnmarchingband. If you want to personalize your page, you can to set up an account Otherwise, just find your name and start!

To set up an account

  1. Go to https://go.rallyup.com/wnmarchingband and click the tab that says Marchers (116)
  2. Find your name
  3. Click on your name – this is your personal fundraising webpage
  4. Click on the profile icon in the upper right corner of the page to create an account (You must use the primary parent email address on file with the FBPO. Email with any questions.)
  5. Once your account is created, you can change the header photo and add text!

What do I do after my account is setup, or if I just want to use my page as-is?

Share your individual fundraising link with family, friends, and neighbors and ask for their support!

Tell them you will be marching 3 miles through neighborhoods in Northside Wheaton on September 7th. The band will play music and entertain the community to raise funds to send the Wheaton North Falcon Marching Band to Indianapolis to compete at Bands of America. We need as much support as we can get!

There is also an option to donate by check. Checks should be sent to the FBPO at PO Box 441, Wheaton, IL 60187.   Please have donors write March-a-Thon and your name on the memo line. Once the marching band gets the check, your online total will be credited.

Where should I share my personal fundraising link?

  • Send an email
  • Social media
  • If texting is your thing, have your friends and family text FALCONSMARCH to 855-202-2100 to get a link to donate.

What is the goal?

The goal is for each marcher to raise $100 in donations. Let your sponsors know we are marching a maximum of 3 miles. For example, a pledge of $10 per mile will be no more than $30. 

Are there prizes?

Yes! Two prizes will be offered. One for the individual marcher with the highest donation total and one for the Class (2020, 2021, 2022 or 2023) that raises the most money.

We hope you are excited about our first ever March-a-Thon!

If you’d like to print the above instructions out, please click here to download them

March-a-thon Donation Letter

Do you need help finding the right words to ask for pledges and donations? Download the March-a-Thon donation letter

March-a-thon Donation Worksheet

Will you be getting most of your donations by check or cash? Download the March-a-Thon donation worksheet to help you keep track of pledges. This is only needed for cash and check donations. RallyUp keeps track of all credit card donations.

March-a-thon Route

Questions?

Email the band (wheatonnorthband@gmail.com) and we will get back to you ASAP!