MAY 13, 2017: 9:00 am-9:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, May 13, as BSM students perform back to back (12 hours of music!) raising funds for the student scholarship and financial aid program.

Sign Up to Perform Online

Sponsor a Student Online

Bloomingdale School of Music
323 West 108th Street

We are excited to launch sign-up for Bloomingdale's 17th Annual Performathon!

The Performathon encourages students to perform in a fun and supportive setting, while raising vital funds for Bloomingdale's financial aid program. Come share the music and support our scholarship program!

This year's event will take place on Saturday, May 13th from 9 am - 9 pm.

Last year, students and sponsors raised over $20,000 for the scholarship fund. Our scholarship fund allows 17% of our students (a national high among our country's community arts schools!) to study music either free of charge or for a reduced fee, and ensures we continue our mission of open access to quality music education.

Even if you cannot participate on the day of the event, please keep in mind that individual donations and business ads are another way to contribute to the Performathon event. Students who cannot or do not want to perform, can still raise money for the event and are welcome to pick up a donation envelope in the front office.

Here's how Performathon works:

  1. SIGN-UP!!
    Students sign up online or in the registration office to play for 5 minutes on the day of the Performathon. We ask everyone who participates to raise a minimum of $20. The registration office staff will give you a fundraising packet or you can download from our online registration site, or from the link at the top right of this page. You can also sign up by emailing us at Online sign up is encouraged- new this year!
    Students go around asking people to sponsor their performance for any amount. Sponsors can donate online with a credit card or by placing cash or checks made out to "Bloomingdale School of Music" in the Performathon packet envelope.
  3. SUBMIT CONTRIBUTIONS - All sponsor donation envelopes are due back to Bloomingdale on Friday, May 12th.
    *Come to BSM on May 13th at least 15 minutes before your assigned performance time (or longer to watch and support peers!) and enjoy sharing the music!
    Prizes will be awarded around 8:15 pm on the day of the Performathon. All participants and their guests are invited to a pizza, and ice cream party after the prize announcement.
The top student fundraisers will receive the following prizes:
  • Grand Prize for the highest earner: iPad Pro 32GB 9.7"
All students who raise scholarship funds:
  • Students who raise between $20- $50 earn a Performathon notebook and pencil
  • Students who raise over $50 earn a Performathon water bottle
  • Students who raise over $150 earn a Performathon t-shirt or water bottle
  • Students who raise over $250 earn a hoodie & water bottle OR a t-shirt & water bottle


SPECIAL PRIZES BY AGE GROUP: (grand prize winner excluded)
4-7 year-olds: $100 gift certificate to the Bronx Zoo
8-10 year-olds: $100 gift certificate to Chelsea Piers
11-13 year-olds: $100 gift certificate for movie tickets
14 years old and above: $100 itunes gift card

Donations can be made online here. We will add any online donations to students' final totals after the donation envelopes have been submitted, if they are claiming a prize. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law and corporate matching gifts are accepted.

Please feel free to contact us with questions! We look forward to seeing many of you on May 13th!

Performathon Links

Sign Up to Perform Online

Sponsor a Student Online

Donate to Performathon

Download the Performathon Packet

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