Raise money or collect instruments in support of Keyboards or Strings for Kids programs. In 2014, the fabulous musical duo Sidney York (Brandi & Krista) collected instruments and donations throughout the province to support AMEF during a tour. This initiative provided AMEF with keyboards, violins, a guitar, and monetary donations to help the young people in these programs.
Brandi & Krista (a.k.a. Sidney York) promote their Keyboard Drive »
Put on a recital or informal house concert with musicians and/or students in your community. Donations could be accepted as easily as placing a jar out, or accepting goodwill donations as entry into the performance.
The vocal group Kiva put on a concert and donated the proceeds to AMEF
Host a dinner party or barbecue, perhaps including a theme of music or music education. Ask guests to make a small donation with the intention of providing an instrument or instruments for at-risk children in the AMEF programs.
Hold a Walkathon or Run in your area. In 2014, with only the Board of Directors of AMEF participating in a walk at beautiful Gull Lake, over $2,500 was raised. Permits need to be acquired in certain communities when there is a minimum number of walkers or runners.
Companies, groups and individuals can Create a new and fun way to support music education with your own ideas. We will be happy to provide you with tips and promotional materials to help make your event a success!