It is our top priority to keep our NJYS community healthy as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is why we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Playathon, which was scheduled for March 29 at The Mills at Jersey Gardens. Honestly, we are bummed because Playathon is one of our most beloved traditions—it’s the one time each year that all 500 NJYS musicians perform together!
But just because we can’t perform as a group, doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate together! We’re planning our first-ever VIRTUAL PLAYATHON! Join us on Sunday, March 29 at 2:30 PM via Zoom.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/6293562218
Meeting ID: 629 356 2218
Dial-in for audio when your device has no speakers and/or microphone: (646) 558 8656 US (New York). When prompted, enter the meeting ID: 629 356 2218. Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adBLxS9iHf
This online event will include live performances by surprise artists, Q&A with our conductors, giveaways, announcement of the TOP fundraiser, and LIVE AUCTION to win a chance to conduct one of our NJYS ensembles!
Playathon is also NJYS’s largest fundraiser, raising over $100,000 annually. We are trying not to raise tuition to keep NJYS accessible to all families. But NJYS Tuition only covers about 75% of the cost of the program. That means we must fundraise to ensure the highest quality program. That includes performances at the best halls in New Jersey and beyond; master classes, workshops and coaching by world class artists; and scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
What we’re trying to say is, the event has been cancelled, but we still need your support to provide these opportunities! With your help, we’re halfway there, THANK YOU! But we still need to meet our goal. Donate to NJYS Playathon and help keep the music alive!