Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Music Department Fundraiser

Dear Parents,       

          The Durham Middle School Music Department fundraiser will kick off on 9/23/14 and will end on 10/06/14.  This fundraiser is an opportunity for the music department to provide the students in our program with the best musical experience.

     This year's fundraiser will be with YANKEE CANDLE!  Our fundraiser will help support our program and provide various musical experiences that are vital to our program.  We are allotted money by the district, but are only allowed to use those funds for tangible items and equipment.  Depending on the success of the fundraiser, our profits will provide some of the following throughout the school year:

        Professional clinicians and instrumental specialists to work with the students.
        Classroom time with guest conductors
        Accompanist for performances and rehearsals
        Master Classes for specific instruments and voices
        Recordings of performances for classroom learning and special performances
        Pre-Festival Camps
        Field trip funding as needed
        Clinicians for extra-curricular ensembles
        Special musical events and performances
        Teacher In-service and All-State Expenses
        Professional Organization Dues
        Student Awards
        Classroom updates and supplies as needed
        Scholarships at teacher discretion
        A fraction of funds may be carried over to the following school year in order to provide these same services to start out the year.   

With your support, our students will benefit educationally.  Our goal is to provide the best musical opportunity for your children.  We feel that this fundraiser is one way that we can provide additional musical experiences that will enhance your child's musical education.

Thank you for your continuous support,
Your Durham Music Team