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Help Us Succeed

There are several ways to support BYSO’s Virtual Garden Party event and to help us reach our $20,000 goal. Any amount of support is truly appreciated, now more than ever.

  • Sponsor an ensemble.
  • Make a contribution.
  • RSVP and invite your friends and extended family to do the same. Students – see below for a sample e-mail invitation.
  • Share our fundraiser flyer.
  • Comment and engage with BYSO’s videos on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

We thank you for your continued dedication to Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra’s music education programs. We cannot do this without you. If you have any questions about how to best support the Garden Party, please contact Caroline at development@byso.org.

 

Sample Student E-mail Invitation

Dear [Friend of BYSO],

As you may know, I am a member of the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra. Our 2020-21 season is very different from past years, but with our online rehearsals and virtual performances, music is still a very important part of my life. Our Garden Party Fundraiser is coming up, and I would like to ask you to be a part of it! Starting April 5 through May 15, student and staff performances will be posted to our website, Facebook, and YouTube channel.

BYSO is hosting a friendly contest for students: the student with the most RSVPs wins a prize! Please click on this link to RSVP to the Garden Party and then tune in on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to hear the latest student performances. Don’t forget to mention that I invited you!

The Garden Party’s financial goal is to raise $20,000 for student scholarships, hiring staff, and simply keeping programs going, but also have a participation goal: sharing our music to as many people as possible. I hope you’ll join us online!

Sincerely,

[Your name]

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