Help Bus Students to Orchestra Hall!
Project for Minnesota Orchestra

On Give to the Max Day, your gift will help provide buses for students to attend Minnesota Orchestra Young People's Concerts this season.

“Thank you for inviting us to Orchestra Hall. The dancing is cool. The instruments sounded nice. I would want to come there again. I like the flute. Love, Kaiah”

Kaiah is among the over 35,000 students grades K-12 who travel from all across the state to experience a Minnesota Orchestra Young People’s Concert (YPs). This season, approximately 650 buses will stop along 11th Street to drop off students for a magical experience at Orchestra Hall. 

With all the joy and excitement to be felt during an Orchestra performance, it’s hard to believe that something as simple as a bus is the largest barrier for schools. Teachers tell us that finding the funding to bus their students is the biggest challenge they face when choosing to attend Young People’s Concerts.

On Give to the Max Day – you can help bring students to Orchestra Hall! All #GTMD17 donations will directly provide busing assistance to schools in need.

Here is how your gift can help:

$35               Bus 10 students to Orchestra Hall

$50               Bus 15 students to Orchestra Hall

$100             Bus one classroom of students to attend a YP Concert

$250             Send one full bus of students to Orchestra Hall

$500             Bus all 4th graders from one elementary school to a YP Concert

$1,000          Send 4 buses of students to Orchestra Hall to attend a YP Concert

$3,750          Bring 15 buses of students and fill half of the Hall!

$7,500          Bring 30 buses of students and fill the entire Hall!

$11,250        Bus an entire grade level from one school district to Orchestra Hall

Sustaining a world-class orchestra takes tremendous community resources. Your generosity ensures that the Minnesota Orchestra can continue to provide students across Minnesota access to outstanding Young People’s Concerts. The YP performances and the supporting curriculum for these concerts are developed in partnership with Minnesota Music Educators – this ensures that the live symphony music that students experience at Orchestra Hall supports the music learning that happens in classrooms across the state.

Help ensure 100% of your gift goes directly to the Orchestra. When making your gift, please consider checking the box to including the 6.9% GiveMN processing fee to your gift total. 

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