Help AMS Keep The Music Going
Practice-A-Thon 2020 launches on April 20! We encourage all of our students and teachers to participate, and for everyone to pledge to help us reach our $10,000 goal. Here’s what you need to know.
How does it work?
It’s simple really. Practice participants set personal goals, get pledges, practice, raise funds, and earn prizes! It’s a chance for students (and teachers, too!) to hone their skills while also supporting a worthy cause. Learn about Asheville Music School’s community-centric mission of keeping music education accessible to all.
This year’s AMS Practice-A-Thon is all digital and set up so that you can easily register, accrue sponsoring pledges (you can share this LINK with family and friends via email or text), log practice hours, and win prizes. And we’ve made it easy for your friends and family to sponsor you with a flat donation or they can pledge a choice amount for your hours practiced. Register ASAP and start gaining pledges. Log as many practice hours as possible from April 20 to May 20. Winners will be announced by May 25.
Good feelings abound when you’re fundraising for a good cause, especially when it’s for your favorite music education nonprofit. More categories, including best Tiny House Concert video, means more opportunities to win.
This year we’ve added more categories and more opportunities to win!
- Most Hours Practiced: Register by age group. Prize will be given to Most Hours Practiced in each of the following age categories (4-8 years, 9-12, 13-18, 19+)
- Highest Number of Pledges: Aim high! Only the participant with the most pledges will win the prize.
- Most Money Raised: Raising funds for AMS is the name of the game. We’ll award the person who raises the most money.
- Best Tiny House Concert Video: Ever heard of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts? This is AMS’s “stay-at-home” version and you can keep it simple or get as creative as you like. To enter this category, create and submit your best home music video.
Asheville Music School, a nonprofit organization, relies on fundraising for all of our programs. Donations support our Sound Education Outreach, Scholarships, the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund, and help us provide studio space for music educators and teaching artists.
How to Support
There are two ways you can choose to give:
1. A flat donation of any amount
2. Pledge to give a dollar amount for every hour the student practices, and you’ll be billed later after the Practice-A-Thon ends. MAKE A PLEDGE here.