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2020 ESYO Playathon at Crossgates Mall

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the 2020 Playathon!

Saturday, February 1, 2020
10:30am - 6:30pm

What is Playathon?

Playathon is ESYO’s most important friend-raiser and fundraiser of the year! This fun-filled day of music raises money for ESYO while showcasing the breadth & depth of our program! This free, family event takes place from 10:30am through 6:30pm at Crossgates and showcases over 600 young musicians! It's the only day where all ESYO ensembles (including CHIME) perform—from the deep rumble of the percussion ensembles to the uplifting trills of the wind orchestra. The day also includes a Musical Petting Zoo from our friends at John Keal Music (11am-2:30pm) and live auctions to earn a chance to lead one of the ensembles! 

The marathon display of musical talent is more than simply a community concert; it helps ESYO ensure no qualified musician is ever turned away from the ESYO Experience because of inability to pay. The money raised will fund a substantial portion of ESYO’s operating expenses and musician scholarships.

Support the future of music!

Let's continue to make ESYO history by raising more dollars than in any previous year. To reach our Playathon fundraising goal of $65,000 we have challenged each ensemble with their own fundraising goal.

Help them get there—give generously! Let's see which ensemble can meet its fundraising goal first. Make a general donation toward Playathon or support your favorite ESYO ensemble/musician with a gift in their honor.

Eat, drink, & raise money!

Our friends from UNO Pizzeria & Grill will donate up to 20% of your check when you dine-in or takeout at Playathon! Be sure to present a voucher to your server day-of. 

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Help each ensemble reach their goal!

Overall Fundraising Goal

Goal: $65,000

ESYO Percussion Ensembles

Raised to date: $980
Goal: $1,800

ESYO Jazz Ensembles

Raised to date: $757
Goal: $1,275

ESYO String Orchestra

Raised to date: $2205
Goal: $4,575

ESYO Wind Orchestra

Raised to date: $1860
Goal: $4,500

ESYO Symphony Orchestra

Raised to date: $3145
Goal: $7,125

ESYO Repertory Orchestra

Raised to date: $3335
Goal: $6,300

ESYO Concertino Strings

Raised to date: $370
Goal: $3,750


Thank you for supporting Playathon!


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