Raise-a-Thon (2020-21 season)

This Season's Fundraising Kickoff Event!

What is the Raise-a-Thon?

This annual kickoff event is perhaps BYO’s most important fundraising event of the year! This is never more true than for the current season that we are undertaking. The money raised during the Raise-a-Thon will help keep BYO’s tuition low, subsidize increased operational costs due to this pandemic season, and enable us to keep our commitment to providing need-based tuition scholarships. Added operational costs this season include expenses incurred for cleaning supplies, virtual audio equipment, and facility rental costs. 


How does it work?


1. Personalize the Raise-a-Thon Fundraiser Memo email: A fundraising memo will be sent from the BYO Manager to Musicians/Parents.  Musicians are to indicate on the form which instrument they play, and what their name is on the bottom of the Memo.

2. Musicians can add a personal message to this fundraising memo, then send it via email or social media to as many family members, neighbors, friends, and parent contacts as possible in order to seek donations.   


3. The Memo will have a donation link to our BYO fundraising event.  Donors can simply click the link and be directed to our Raise-a-Thon page in order to make donations.  The link will also ask donors to indicate which Musician they are sponsoring.


4. Earn Prizes.  Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 Musicians who garner the most Raise-a-Thon fundraising dollars for our orchestra.  Another prize will be offered to the Musician who sends out the Fundraising Memo to the most people.    



Let’s make it happen! 

We are seeking 100% musician participation.