This is a fun, student-oriented school event where BMS students perform and raise money to build the new BMS Community Instrument Fund, to help more people in our community access music lessons. We've adapted the performathon concept to a virtual format to provide students an opportunity to share music online while doing good. We'll be providing a schedule so families, donors, and loved ones can join our watch party for an hour or more.
Participating is easy! When you complete the registration form, we'll send you instructions about How to Participate which includes helpful video and fundraising information.
You have the option of submitting a favorite or new performance. The Performathon will be a celebration of summer and all the recent lessons and classes that have been happening online.
Similar to road races and other events, ask family, friends and neighbors if they would like to donate in your name to the BMS Community Instrument Fund. There is no entry fee for participating, but we do ask that each student raise a $5 minimum donation, in the spirit of fundraising. There are raffle prizes for performers, and if you raise $50, $100 or $200, there are additional prizes that support local businesses.
We're so glad that you have continued to build your skills over the past spring and summer! Please join us to celebrate you, music, BMS, and our supporters at the Performathon Watch Party. A Zoom link will be shared before the event.
Please support our BMS Performathon: Celebrating a Summer of Music by making a donation in the name of a BMS student. Your donation will make a direct impact in establishing the BMS Community Instrument Fund, an instrument lending program that is part of an important new BMS initiative to provide wider access to music learning for vulnerable and underserved members of our community.
In addition to supporting our student performances and the new BMS Community Instrument Fund, donors will also be supporting local businesses impacted by Covid-19 closures. Good causes, all!
Donors, performers and families and friends are invited to a Performathon Watch Party on Sunday afternoon August 16th beginning at 2pm. We'll be enjoying performances online together. While you've been taking lessons, perhaps you've been wondering what other students have been practicing and learning over the past months. This is a wonderful way to share our progress and interests, and be inspired by the BMS music community. View part or all of the Performathon, the format will be flexible.
As we get closer to the event, performers and donors will receive a Zoom link via email. And, we'll share a performance schedule, too.
The Performathon supports the following local businesses by offering gift cards to our performers/fundraisers: Brookline Booksmith, Rifullo, & J.P. Licks. We are grateful to our Board members who have donated these gift cards, encouraging you to help BMS and supporting local Brookline businesses who have been impacted by the pandemic.
Brookline Music School is a nonprofit organization that has provided excellence in music education to the greater Boston community since 1924. We rely on the generous support of our donors to benefit the community through music.
Brookline Music School welcomes students of all ages. Enrollment is open year-round so students may begin private lesson study at any time. Join us!