Originally Posted by PH in VA
I don't know what people consider to be short notice, lol, so I really don't know. A few of the people were wondering if it was because the county north of us was finishing up their county fair yesterday (the fairgrounds are maybe a 15-20 minute drive from here, so a lot of people from around here go).
The president had planned to have a notice put in the newspaper about it, but decided last minute not to do it because of the cost factor.
The president, drum major and I all put notice about it in our statuses on FB last week. And the middle school band teacher sent out an email about it.
So as far as spreading news by word of mouth goes, I think that was done quite well.
I don't know if the timing was just wrong with it being the last weekend before school started, or what.
Yeah no. You needed more notice and flyers going home to every student, which means having it after school starts. Avoid big conflicts like the fair.
You need to build it up big in the flyers, tempting prizes. Maybe two sets of flyers home to parents, two weeks apart.
We did a Silent Auction at the elementary in Florida and nobody had done one but we got word out good! That's the most important thing. People. Good luck with the next one!!!!