Practice, Practice, Practice!”
Go ahead and do a polite chuckle at classical music’s oldest joke…but it’s also true! And TRYPO is putting it in action this year in more ways than one! We believe it does take practice to reach our goals. But we have learned it takes more than just practicing our music. We had to PRACTICE CONNECTION, PRACTICE RESILIENCE, and PRACTICE GRATITUDE to reach our goals. And yes, this year, we also will Practice, Practice, Practice to get to Carnegie Hall in June 2022!
While this realization has been inspirational, it has not been easy, and it is expensive to keep it safe for our young musicians to make music together. We need to raise $40,000 this season to cover the cost of scholarships and COVID-19-related expenses, like cleaning supplies, expenses towards a second rehearsal venue for Symphonette (venue rent, double the weekend staff, double the supplies), touchless thermometers, gallons of hand sanitizer, and David L. Lawrence Convention Center rental for our winter concert to have space for a live audience and social distancing…just to name a few.
Throughout the pandemic…
We PRACTICED CONNECTION: TRYPO’s commitment has been to keep our community of musicians together no matter what. We re-invented every aspect of our programming to initially pivot to Zoom to make music virtually and stay connected every week.
We PRACTICED RESILIENCE: We pivoted, pivoted, and pivoted again. (We hate that word now…) After an extensive process of building safety protocols, we started to bring the young musicians back together again in spring 2021.
We PRACTICED GRATITUDE: We spent last season looking for the silver linings through all the challenges. We were inspired to choose the theme Accentuate the Positive for our 2021-22 season!
This season, all four large ensembles and 13 chamber music groups are making music together! And we are loving it and so grateful!
It is all so worth it…to see students emerge from behind their computers and rediscover in-person connection at weekly rehearsals with each other and rekindling that relationship with music again. And those rehearsals are preparing TRYPO young musicians for these amazing experiences this season:
Will you help us reach our goal of $40,000 and 200 donors this season?
We love putting the “Fun” in Fundraising… and we’re all big music nerds here. Put those together, and you get another unusual TRYPO campaign because we just can’t help ourselves. Each donor will bring us closer to unlocking all the levels of our campaign. Four members of TRYPO’s leadership team have bravely volunteered to participate in our campaign challenge:
The catch…they will be playing instruments they did not formally study! Surely this performance will be…well, something special…and we expect you to laugh heartily at the results. Yes, it will all be recorded for your listening pleasure and posterity. And if all four performers are unlocked, you’ll get to vote on adding some potentially distracting obstacles to the performance. an you imagine if they had to perform together on one foot? They will certainly have to apply their years of musical training and PRACTICE RESILIENCE to make it through!
Will you help us fund scholarships and meet the extraordinary expenses of making music during a pandemic?
Here are some of the expenses we’re expecting this season:
$25: 50 Disposable Facemasks
$75: Three Touchless Thermometers
$300: Three Months of Zoom Subscriptions
$400: One Full Wind Symphony or Percussion Ensemble Student Scholarship
$700: One Full Young Peoples Orchestra or Symphonette Student Scholarship
$1,000: One Full Scholarship to the “Conquer Carnegie, Take 3” Trip in June 2022!
$1,500: Renting a Harp at Carnegie Hall, NYC
$2,500: Venue Rental for Symphonette Second Rehearsal Site
$4,000: Estimated Cost of One Bus Per Day for “Conquer Carnegie, Take 3” Trip
$10,000: Sponsor a Conductor!