Our Annual Performathon will be held on Saturday, May 6th 2023 at CMS!

***All forms due by Wed, April 26th (except pledge card due on Sat, May 6th)***

Our annual PERFORMATHON is an all-day marathon student recital fund-raiser, where students from our 450+ student body raise sponsorships for their performance. All proceeds go towards providing merit and need-based scholarships, as well as free or discounted programming for our students and our community. This Year, we were able to award over $51,000 to CMS students who otherwise may not have been able to advance their love for music.  We would not be able to provide the nearly 50 free masterclasses, workshops, community events and recitals for our students and community without funds raised through Performathon!

We need your help to make this event a huge success! There are so many ways to get involved:

  • PERFORM: Sign up to perform during one of the performance hours (sign-up at front desk binder), and raise at least $40 to sponsor your performance. All participating students will receive a thank you gift. Sign-up times are first come, first serve, so reserve your preferred hour before it fills. We have some great prizes for our top fundraisers! Including Disney Gift cards, Visa gift cards, a JBL speaker and even a FREE semester of private lessons!
  • DONATE: To donate, please click here OR Text code “CMS2023” to 44-321. Please “Dedicate” the donation so it can be counted towards students funds raised. You can also donate baked goods for our bake sale, and/or an item/gift card for the raffle baskets! If you own a business or know someone who does, you can also help spread the word about advertisements or sponsorship opportunities (sheets attached and count towards sponsor amount for top fundraiser prizes)! Bake sale and sponsor forms available below.
  • PURCHASE FLOWERS, PLANTS or VEGETABLES FROM ESBENSHADE’S (Delivered to CMS): To purchase please complete the order form by clicking here. After submission, you will be automatically directed to paypal for payment. You must submit completed form below and process payment for purchase to be complete.
  • VOLUNTEER: Help set up or clean up, staff events, or sell raffle tickets—there is so much to do on the day of the event, and we can use your help! We are glad to sign off on student volunteer hours! Please complete form below.
  • BUSINESS SPONSOR OR AD INFORMATION: Performathon 2023 CMS Donation Letter and Form

VOLUNTEER: please complete the below form

I would like to help with:(Required)

BAKE SALE: please complete the below form to donate to our student bake sale

I will provide the following items for the bake sale:(Required)
Please deliver baked goods anytime on Friday, May 5 between 2-7pm or Saturday, May 6 between 8-9am. *Please attach a label with the name of the goodies and if it contains nuts*

Raffle Basket information will be available soon! 

FAQ about Performathon

What is Performathon? Performathon is the annual student fundraising event which includes a marathon student recital. This usually takes place one Saturday each spring from 9:00AM until 4:00PM. There are no lessons or classes scheduled that day to allow everyone an opportunity to participate.

Who Participates at Performathon? We would love to have every CMS student participate. Sign-up binder is at the front desk. The entire school works together during this day. Students are generally asked to raise at least $40.00 to sponsor their performance. Ask grandparents, teachers, friends from school and church – really anyone can help with this fundraiser! Share our giving page https://secure.givelively.org/donate/community-music-school OR Text code “CMS2023” to 44-321 to donate! You can even create your own fundraising page by scrolling all the way to the bottom and clicking “I Want to Fundraise for This”!

Who Benefits From Performathon? Everyone benefits from Performathon! The funds raised at this annual-student-fundraiser helps off set the cost of programming at CMS, including tuition costs, scholarship, financial aid, student recitals, accompanist hours, ensembles, classes and summer camps. Plus – students get the chance to perform in a fun and relaxed atmosphere!

Why Should We Participate in Performathon? CMS is a non-profit organization, providing a valuable service to the community. Funds raised at Performathon help the school continue its mission to provide quality music education programs, scholarship, financial aid and free community programming.

What Else Is There to Do At Performathon? There is so much to do at Performathon! Bake Sale, Refreshment Sales, Raffle Baskets, 50/50 and an Instrument Yard Sale!

Can We Register to Donate or Volunteer Online? Yes! Please share our giving page https://secure.givelively.org/donate/community-music-school OR Text code “CMS2023” to 44-321 to donate! You can even create your own fundraising page by scrolling all the way to the bottom and clicking “I Want to Fundraise for This”!

For more information about the Performathon, please contact us at info@cmsmusic.org or 610.489.3676