When? Start Practicing on March 12 and end on March 25.
What is it? The practice-a-thon is a great opportunity to strengthen the students’ commitment to daily practice. We will be awarding prizes as incentives. In addition, this is a great fundraiser. We are continually in the process or raising money for our continued progress and growth of the elementary orchestra program.
What do I do? Find a sponsor to make a pledge for each minute that you practice your instrument during the Practice-a-thon dates. (Family doctor, dentist, neighbor, employer, parent, grandparents, etc., as many sponsors as you would like- DO NOT GO DOOR TO DOOR!) Your sponsor(s) can pledge as little or as much as they would like. (Ideas: $0.10 a minute or even $1.00 a minute.) They may also submit a flat donation if preferred. All donations are tax deductible.Bring your pledge amount and practice minutes (signed by a parent or guardian) to your school orchestra class by the date below in order for us to get an accurate count for prizes of all those who participate. You MUST hand in your completed form (the bottom part of this paper) to be eligible for prizes and be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing.
PRIZES!!! All who participate will be given a PRIZE. Also those that practice more than 200+ minutes with a donation will receive a PRIZEand be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing! The class that, on average, practices the most minutes per student will have an awesome party hosted by none other than Dr. McWhorter himself!
Below is the information sheet for the students to complete for participation, and in order to be eligible for the PRIZES. Return to class with pledge amount BY Friday, March 28th - just before spring break.