The Silent Auction is a popular and important part of the annual Gala. Families and students are asked to help in the following ways:
As in previous years, a presentation has been given to Music Program students on canvassing local businesses and all students have been divided into groups of 6 to 8. If they have not already, they will pick specific areas in southwest Calgary to ask businesses for silent auction donations. In the past, the canvassing done by students has played a major role in the success of the Gala.
The groups are large enough that it should only take an hour or two total for each group to canvassing their specific area. We try to be respectful of other commitments that students have, and hope they find the small time commitment the canvassing entails is a more effective use of their time than alternative fundraising options.
Please note that donations from families should fit the theme of the gift basket that will have been assigned, whereas donations obtained by students through their canvassing can be anything the business feels they are able to provide.
In addition to inviting friends and family to join them at the Gala, in past years the Scarlett Music Program has requested each family donate a new item of their choice that would be part of the Silent Auction at the Moonlight Knights Gala.
This year, we are doing things a bit differently. Instead of asking for pricier, individual items, we will be asking for donation of a new item(s) with a value of at least $10 that will fit a particular theme. These items will then be organized into gift baskets, which will be auctioned and raffled off the night of the event.
All Music Program students have been divided into groups and each group will be assigned a gift basket theme. We will notify you of your student’s group theme, and provide suggestions on items that will fit that theme.
Gift Baskets: each family that provides an item for their assigned gift basket theme will be entered into a draw to win $50.
Additionally, if all of team members have brought in an item from their parents/guardians for their team’s themed gift basket, the team will be entered into a draw for $100.
Please drop off your gift basket donation to the Music Room no later than March 19.
Student Canvassing: points will be awarded to each team based on the number of items that they have obtained from businesses in their canvassing area, combined with total amount raised by the sale of those items at the Auction. The prize for the top canvassing team will be $250 (divided among those students that participated).
Canvassing donations should be dropped off in the Music Room no later than April 3.