About Fundraisers

Fundraising is essential to the success of the Hickory Band program. Fundraising benefits not only the Marching Hawks, but all of the band students, including those who do not march. Below is a description of some of the ways in which the HBPA and students raise funds for the program. Also listed are any current fundraising activities.

Southeastern Virginia Music Games

On the last Saturday of September, the Hickory Marching Hawks host the Southeastern Virginia Music Games, or SEVMG. This event is a competition of bands from around the region. It features renowned judges and enables the audience to view many exceptional bands. Being the host band, the Hawks do not compete on this day, though they do perform.

This event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Marching Hawks. To make the day a success, many of the parents and students are needed to volunteer during the day. Being a volunteer on this day does not require you to work all day. You are able to volunteer for a shift during the day. Without the participation of our parents and students, we would not be able to continue with the games. Information about the games will be discussed during the HBPA meetings in July, August and September. Please help make the SEVMG a success!


The Hickory Band Parent Association runs the concession stands at the home football games and SEVMG. The money earned from the sales of concessions goes into the HBPA fund.


Raffle tickets are distributed and sold by students (approximately 10 for $10/ticket) The drawing is typically held during the annual band banquet at the end of the school year.

RaiseRight Gift Card Program (formerly Scrip)

This program allows you to purchase debit or gift cards to be used at different stores/shops locally and nationwide. With each purchase, a percentage of the purchase price is given back to the band program. Each store offers a different percentage to be given back. There are directions and a more detailed description of the RaiseRight Program on the RaiseRight page.

Craft Show

The HBPA sponsors a Fall Craft Show, usually in November. It is held at Hickory High School on a Saturday, and many vendors are present to sell their items.

The Annual Marching Hawks Harvest Holiday Craft Show is held in November. Applications for vendors will be mailed no later than the beginning of August. If you have questions, please contact the craft show coordinator at craftshowhickory@gmail.com

Other Fundraisers:

  • Mattress Fundraiser
  • 5K Race
  • Spirit Race
  • Spirit Wear
  • and more…