Musicthon Chair - Loni White
2021 Musicthon Charity
The mission of the Youth Orchestra of Palm Beach County is to provide exceptional music education and performing experiences through youth development and community engagement while cultivating an appreciation of classical music within the community.
Established as a nonprofit organization in 1993, with support from the Junior League of Boca Raton, YOPBC debuted to the public in 1994, at the annual “Spotlight on Young Musicians” concert held at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts.
Since its earliest days, YOPBC has provided high-quality music instruction and performing opportunities to young musicians from throughout Palm Beach County. Gaining visibility every year, YOPBC is highly respected in the community as a longstanding cultural arts organization.
Since its inception, YOPBC has welcomed children from all socio-economic groups, with approximately 25 percent from low-to-moderate income households. Believing that music education should be available to all, YOPBC provides merit and need-based scholarships. No child is turned away from YOPBC because of the inability to pay.
Our Board of Directors, Parent Association, and artistic staff are committed to providing music training at a minimal cost to the young musicians. We depend on donations, sponsorships and grant funding to support our daily operation. Our board members and parents volunteer hundreds of hours to make the organization run smoothly.
Music-thon is an event for every student in every teacher’s studio.
Music-Thon is an all-day recital at a local mall.
Each student must raise a set amount to participate. Guest performers who meet the sponsorship requirement are welcome to participate.
Money raised will benefit a local charity, decided upon annually by the PBCMTA Board. Each charity may be the recipient one or two years.
A variety of instrumentation is highly encouraged.
Each teacher must schedule a time for his or her studio with the event chairperson.
Each teacher must be present when their students are performing.
All pieces are to be memorized, except for duets or ensembles.
Teachers may perform with their students.
Announcers for each studio will be provided.
Performers must dress in recital attire – girls in party dresses or pantsuits, boys in dress shirts, ties, dress slacks and shoes.