PLAYATHON – Fund Raising Event

2015 Playathon Letter

East Valley Youth Symphony is excited for this year’s Playathon! On Thursday, April 9th, we will have a special rehearsal at Higley High School.

The Concert and Chamber groups will rehearse from 4:30 – 6:30. The Symphony will rehearse from 6:00 – 8:15. Pizza will be served at 6:00, with the raffle following. (There will be a 30 minute overlap for pizza and our raffle drawing.)

We are asking the musicians to collect pledges for each minute of practice time for this rehearsal. Tuition does not cover our operating costs, and we have a goal to raise $5000 this year. This averages out to be $53 in pledges per musician.

March 5th – Packet distribution. Start collecting pledges!

April 2nd – Early Turn In Date. Turn in pledge form and money early to receive 5 EXTRA raffle tickets.

April 9th – PLAYATHON at Higley High School

We have some fun raffle prizes lined up this year with more coming in all the time. Prizes include Phoenix Symphony tickets, Diamondbacks tickets, Musical Instrument Museum tickets, shopping and restaurant gift cards, and more! Plus there will be a $50 visa gift card awarded to the top pledge earner in EACH orchestra!

Here’s how it works:

*Each musician will earn 1 raffle ticket for every $5 in pledges raised

1. Fill out the pledge form with your information.

2. Collect pledges from family, neighbors, teachers, friends.

3. Email friends and family to donate online at It’s so easy, and if you have online pledges you will earn a bonus 5 raffle tickets.

4. Turn in your pledge form and money.

5. Write your name on the back of each raff

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