We are excited to announce our next fundraiser: the 1st Annual Practice-A-Thon, coming January 15-28, 2018!
In collaboration with the South Fraser Branch of the B.C. Registered Music Teachers’ Association, music students will collect pledges from family and friends, and commit to practice for a specific amount of time over the two-week Practice-A-Thon.
The majority of funds raised through the Practice-A-Thon will be donated to the Surrey School District, to support the purchase of new pianos in schools that need them the most.
Our goal is to raise $25,000 through this exciting new initiative, and we hope to make it an annual event!
Online registration for Team Captains (music teachers) will open soon – stay tuned! – and student registration opens on December 15.
Check back soon for more information, and a link to the Practice-A-Thon site!
Contact us at TYFTMSociety@gmail.com to get involved.
Thanks to the generous support from our community and supporters, through our launch party and fundraiser last year, Thank You for the Music (TYFTM) was recently able to make its first official donation as a society!
On Sept. 28, TYFTM President, Shelley, Vice President, Kelly, and our youngest member, Bella, presented a cheque for $2,000 to the Surrey School District. The cheque was presented at North Surrey Secondary, where part of the donation will support tunings of the school’s piano. A great group of music students, along with Mr. Jon Krueger from the Performing Arts Department, were on hand to accept the donation and perform a song for us. It was a very special moment.
The district will put the donation towards the purchase of two digital keyboards, which will be loaned out to several schools on a rotating basis, plus two tunings for the piano at North Surrey Secondary.
Thank YOU for helping bring music to the lives of students in Surrey!
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Our Oct. 15 fundraiser and launch party was a big success! Our heartfelt thanks to all who attended, generously donated, offered silent auction items, gave their musical talents, and all of the other ways we were supported before, during and after the event.
Huge thanks also to our major sponsors, Hot Bitch Bingo and Tom Lee Music. We exceeded our fundraising goal and expectations for the event, and we are so incredibly overjoyed and humbled by the result!
We are now working on next steps, and plans for our next fundraiser. In the meantime, here are a few photos from the party!