ESYO Playathon at Crossgates Mall

 

Saturday, February 2, 2019
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 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 $60,000 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. 


Help each ensemble reach their goal!

Overall Fundraising Goal

Goal: $60,000

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ESYO Percussion Ensembles

Raised to date: $515
21% of Goal: $2,400

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ESYO Youth Jazz Orchestra & Repertory Jazz Orchestra

Raised to date: $525
15% of Goal: $3,500

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ESYO Wind Orchestra

Raised to date: $750
15% of Goal: $4,900

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ESYO CHIME

Raised to date: $100
10% of Goal: $1,000

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ESYO String Orchestra

Raised to date: $550
9% of Goal: $6,300

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ESYO Concertino Strings

Raised to date: $325
7% of Goal: $4,800

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ESYO Repertory Orchestra

Raised to date: $390
4% of Goal: $8,700

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ESYO Symphony Orchestra (Formerly Youth Orchestra)

Raised to date: $100
1% of Goal: $9,100

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Thank you for supporting Playathon!

Supporters

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ESYO Percussion Ensembles

Brennan Stagliano on behalf of Tim K. 
Deanna Carlton on behalf of Tim K. 
Taylor Zelk on behalf of Tim K. 
Jenna Goodman on behalf of Clara D.
Elsie DeLong on behalf of Clara D.
Doris Burk on behalf of Tim K.
Patt & Greg Jensen on behalf of Tim K.
Fred & Paula DeLong on behalf of Clara D.
Kelsey Family on behalf of Tim K.
David & Barbara Stowe on behalf of Bailey Y.
The Zemskys on behalf of William L.
Aixa Toledo on behalf of William L.
Jane Q. Carey on behalf of Connor C.
Karen Brennan on behalf of Clara D.
Barb Schmidt on behalf of Bailey Y.

ESYO Jazz Orchestras

Anonymous on behalf of Peter K.
Eileen Micheli on behalf of Carly A.
The Anders Family on behalf of Carly A.
Chris & Ginny Pastizzo on behalf of Anthony P.
Dawn & Richard Tucksmith on behalf of Robin T.

ESYO Wind Orchestra

Patty Michaelson & Walt Klisiwecz on behalf of Peter K.
Kevin Wu on behalf of Anthony Z.
Adam & Crystal Cole on behalf of Casey C.
John & Melissa Vatalaro on behalf of Sarah V.
Anonymous on behalf of Casey C.
Dave & Betty Lamson on behalf of Jared L.
Theresa & Daryl Lamson on behalf of Jared L.
Chris & Ginny Pastizzo on behalf of Anthony P.

ESYO CHIME

Erika Kandel on behalf of Alexis K.

ESYO String Orchestra

Dennilu Sosa & Darren Clark on behalf of Diego C.
Deepak Vashishth & Valerie Vasselon on behalf of Romeo V.
Anna & Joe Calabria on behalf of Magdalena C.
Bourdeaus 4 Regans on behalf of Maia R.
Bourdeaus 4 Regans on behalf of hazel R.
Dr. & Mrs. Jack Calasero on behalf of Josie C.
Lauren & ed Thomas on behalf of Josie C.

ESYO Concertino Strings

Celeste & Marc Dicke on behalf of Danielle D.
Vicky Yu on behalf of Maxwell W.
Vicky Yu on behalf of Samuel W.
Brian Eppings & Michelle Milot on behalf of Madeline E.
Anonymous on behalf of Anika S.
Jaime Chismark on behalf of Addison C.

ESYO Repertory Orchestra

Charlene Donohue on behalf of Tony D.
David Quist on behalf of Bethany Q.
McCallum Family on behalf of Flynn M.
Julie Petti on behalf of Olivia P.
Jeanne Glover on behalf of Madeleine S.
Almstrand/Culley Family on behalf of Madeleine S.
Randy & Trish Stewart on behalf of Madeleine S.
Jeanne Glover on behalf of Gigi S.
Almstrand/Culley Family on behalf of Gigi S.
Randy & Trish Stewart on behalf of Gigi S.

ESYO Symphony Orchestra

Susan Stevens on behalf of Claire C.
April Powell & Gus Hais on behalf of Mady P.
Anonymous on behalf of Mady P.
Rachelle Kehoe on behalf of Claire C.

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