YES has initiated a Circle of Friends to help fund the musical development of our students. Members of this Circle can contribute in the following ways:
The maintenance and upkeep of musical instruments can be costly. By contributing just €70 per annum, you will be able to pay for a student's yearly set of strings. Individual contributions may also go towards the cost of a good bow, which is imperative for a high quality sound. Benefactors will be notified of competitions and invited to concerts to follow the musical progress of the students they are helping to fund. Benefactors will also be acknowledged in promotional material unless stipulated otherwise.
These concert tours not only provide a showcase for our talented YES Orchestra members but touring is also very important for the musical education and growth of students. The YES Orchestras have attained a high level of achievement and numerous accolades which you can read about here and here. Members of the Circle of Friends will be invited to the concerts that they have helped to fund and acknowledged in promotional material.
To join the Circle of Friends fill out our contact form here and state whether you would prefer to fund an individual student or to contribute to the cost of concert tours. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +353 (0)1 490 5263.
At YES, we organise regular fundraising events, all the proceeds of which go to the musical development of our students. These fundraising events are organised in collaboration with PAC, the Parents Association Committee, and the monies raised help to fund orchestra tours in Ireland and abroad, as well as the purchase of new bows, strings and instrument upgrades.
YES fundraises to develop the musical potential of our students in the following ways:
The involvement of the family extends to the parents' presence in the daily life of the YES School of Music.
PAC, the Parents Association Committee, consists of a number of parents who advise the Directors of the School on the day-to-day running of the School's music education outreach programs, concert preparations, fundraising, and media, as well as helping with the organisation of exchange concerts.