Performathon 2012

Friday, March 30, 2012


IHM's annual fundraiser for scholarships

What is a Performathon?  A Performathon is a series of fundraising performances for students and faculty.  Through contributions, we will be raising money for our Scholarship Fund. Since 2007 contributions to the Performathons total over $54,000!

Why do you need a Performathon?  A tenet of all community music schools is to provide affordable music education for everyone. While we try to keep our tuition as competitive as possible, there are still many people who cannot afford to study music. So far this year Indian Hill awarded $37,000 in need-based scholarships through the generosity of donors to our Scholarship Endowment, and through contributors to our Performathon. Especially during these continually challenging economic times, we want to continue to expand our scholarship awards and increase the number of students we can assist.

How will funds be raised for scholarships?  Students and faculty who are playing in recital on March 30 and 31 (or anytime throughout the month) will ask people to sponsor their performance. We average around 150 performers each year, so that means each one needs to raise approximately $87 to meet our $13,000 goal. This is merely a guideline – every contribution collected beyond this goal means more children, teens and adults can study music at Indian Hill!

How can I make a contribution?  You can pay by cash, check (payable to Indian Hill Music) and credit card. Secure credit card contributions can be made online through this Firstgiving website.

How much of the donation will be used for scholarships? 100% of individual contributions will go directly to the Scholarship Fund. Your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

Can I attend the recitals? Yes! We encourage everyone to come to the recitals on Friday evening and all day Saturday. Students will provide you with information about the recital for which they are scheduled. We hope our sponsors will stay for at least one hour of the concert marathon in order to provide a good audience for each of our performers.

Besides being a sponsor, how can I help? There are a number of volunteer opportunities available during the recitals (like handing out programs, checking in students, selling refreshments). Call the school office (978) 486-9524 if you are interested in being a volunteer.