This year we will have our Benefit Concert “Peace through Music: An Homage to Dr. Suzuki”, on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2:00 pm, at Messalonskee Performing Arts Center, Oakland Maine. The funds we raise from this annual event help ensure that every Pineland student has the best educational experience possible. We are asking you to help us reach our fundraising goals by seeking silent auction items, advertisers, sponsors, donors, and audience!

Everything you need to solicit contributions is available for download below:

1. A letter addressed to “Friends of Music” requesting personal donations, items for silent auction and business ads.

2. A contribution form appropriate for business advertisers.

3. A contribution form appropriate for individual donors.

4. Pineland Suzuki School brochure – ask Betsy if you need any

Please note that the deadline for receipt of all ads and personal donations is March 2! That gives us just under two months to request ads.

Additional materials will be distributed at a later date, such as concert invitations to share, tickets to sell to friends and family, and posters to mount in prominent locations.

As always, thank you for your tremendous support of children on this Suzuki adventure of making the world a more beautiful place through music.

With great appreciation,

Pineland Suzuki School board of directors 

Fundraising is a necessary part of participating in the Pineland Suzuki School.  There are many diverse opportunities to raise money:
  • visit local businesses and ask them to place an advertisement in upcoming concert programs
  •  solicit donations from friends and family
  • donate items for a Silent Auction
  • play in additional fundraising concerts
  • decide to contribute money yourself 
We understand that each family has their own skill set and comfort level around fundraising, so this is why we have so many different ways to get involved.  We have plans for several new fundraising events and additional concerts; if you have any ideas that you think might work, talk to your teacher!

However you choose to help raise money, your involvement is critical.  Money raised by the Pineland Suzuki Family significantly reduces the cost of group lessons for all students, and provides the work study monies needed by some families.  It also can be a terrific experience for children, as motivation to perfect pieces played in an upcoming concert or the opportunity to connect with new people about music in their life.

Below are the various forms you may need in your fundraising efforts, including:
  • selling advertisements in the concert programs
  • forms for sponsors (donations)
  • Poinsettia sales forms

Thank you very much for your family's support!

Christina Kennedy,
Jan 8, 2018, 5:44 AM
Christina Kennedy,
Jan 8, 2018, 5:44 AM
Christina Kennedy,
Jan 8, 2018, 5:44 AM