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    Fundraising Activities

    As a nonprofit community music school, we rely on community giving and support. Tuition alone covers only 70% of annual expenses.  All students are asked to participate in at least one fundraiser of their choice.  Students who have not participated in fundraising during the year will be billed $50 in April.


    Yankee Candle Fundraising: ongoingBe sure to pick up your packet for fundraising opportunities with Yankee Candle and related gift merchandise.  This is an ongoing fundraiser.  You can order merchandise anytime you need AND you can have your friends, neighbors and family order merchandise directly from the website!  Go to: In the "Start Shopping" box, click on the "Seller Login" button (Sign up to be a seller to order merchandise) and use the Group # 99965827. You can also use a mobile app and invite your phone and social contacts to shop online! Items ordered online will ship directly to the "seller." If you do not want to shop online, you can bring paid orders to the Music Academy. We will order them for you to pick up and deliver to the purchaser.  Each seller can earn points for additional incentive prizes! Yankee Candle gives 40% of sales back to the Music Academy!  This fundraising opportunity will be ongoing and you can shop any month, anytime!  Thank you for supporting the Music Academy!


    PERFORMATHON & Musical Petting Zoo, April 1, 2017 11am-4pm – a fun-filled day of recitals with proceeds benefitting the scholarship and financial aid program at MAEC.  Performers raise a minimum of $25 to participate.  Fundraising scratch-off cards are available for added fun!  We certainly hope you will excel above minimum participation!


    April Fool's Concert: A Program ocal parody! Come and enjoy a time of good fellowship, good fun, & good friends! Purchase at least 2 tickets for your fundraising participation.


    Madrigal Dinner, April 29, 2017, 5pma Renaissance festival with gourmet meal by Chef James Enos-Edu, musical entertainment with our own Lady Lori McLelland and guests and a Renaissance instrumental consort coordinated with Lady Elaine Yontz.  Tickets are $40 which includes the meal and entertainment.  This is an event you will not want to miss!


    ECU Football Concession Stand – assist with selling concessions at the MAEC Booth for at least 2 of the 6 home football games.  Sign-up sheets are on the reception desk beginning in August.


    Annual Fund - donate a minimum of $50 to MAEC’s Annual Fund by April 30.  As a nonprofit community music school, contributions are tax deductible.

    Other opportunities may be added during the year.  You may elect to participate in these.  Please inquire regarding the level of participation needed.

    Other Opportunities - please check the calendar and in the reception room, as other opportunities are added throughout the year. - Web Search Engine   & - Web Shopping Resource  - 

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