40 PERFORMANCES SCHEDULED
DONATIONS TOTAL $2,700
TEESHIRT DESIGN WINNER IS SHANNON EDWARDS! Teeshirt Order Form
PRIZES AND ADS FROM
Austin's Violin Shop
Barnes and Noble
Culver's of Sycamore
Egg Haven Pancakes & Café
Hauser-Ross Eye Institute
Ken Spears Construction, Inc
Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra
LA&S External Programs
Midwest Museum of Natural History
NIU Art Museum
NIU School of Theatre and Dance
Noodles & Co.
Northern Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
Piano Forte Chicago
Rockford Symphony Orchestra
Rosita's Mexican Restaurant
Stage Coach Players
State Farm Insurance, DeKalb
Planning is moving into the final phase for the 2014 Performathon. This gala day of student musical performances and art exhibits is scheduled every two years. The Performathon is the major fundraising event for the scholarship programs. These programs provide vital aid to students in financial need and to talented young people to pursue their study of the arts. Since 1993, over $85,000 has been raised and more than 752 students have received scholarship support.
Performathon Advisory Committee: The members of this year's committee are Anis Stenger, Rick Uplegger, Kathy Brancato, Amy Tonaki, Frances Jaeger, Britt Semenow, Elizabeth Eastman-Becker, Jaina Krueger, Patti Wragg, and Susan Bowers. The committee meets monthly through late fall until the event.
How Performathon works: Pledge sheets and information are distributed to all community school students early in spring semester. Students mail pledge sheets with family, friends, and neighbors and share the list with the community school office. At the same time, students contact the office to let us know that you are planning to perform on the big day. The scheduling process begins!
The doors open at 10:30 a.m. when the music swap and cafe open. Performances are scheduled throughout the day with a morning recital beginning at 11 a.m. and an afternoon recital. The community school provides an accompanist and students are encouraged to play as either soloists or in an ensemble.
OTHER PERFORMATHON ACTIVITIES
Teeshirt Design Competition: Our teeshirt design winner is Shannon Edwards with a great NIU-theme design. The shirts are only $14.00. Please submit your Order Form by March 3.
Performathon Cafe: The bake sale expands! Come to the cafe for a delightful choice of baked goods, a hot or cold drink, and join friends at one of the tables.
Music Swap: The Concert Hall lobby becomes the grand bazaar of used music (and other music related items) that has been donated by people in the community and NIU School of Music faculty.
Raffle: Wonderful prizes are donated by local businesses and are on display throughout the day. Bids are placed with tickets purchased on the day; tickets are drawn at the end of the day. Winners are called on Monday.