Orchestrating Opportunities Benefit


Sunday, February 19
Orchestra Hall, Minneapolis
4:00pm Cocktail Reception
5:15pm – 6:30pm Program & Auctions

Join us for GTCYS’ largest fundraising event of the year to celebrate and support our wonderful young musicians who will take the stage in an inspiring program at Orchestra Hall. Thanks to generous sponsors, admission will be waived so all are welcome!

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Can’t attend, but want to make a difference and support the Fund-a-Need auction? Play it forward with a gift today!


4:00pm Cocktail Reception in the Grand Foyer
Enjoy drinks and appetizers, connect with fellow GTCYS fans, enter to win GTCYS’ Golden Ticket Raffle, and purchase your Mystery Bag!

5:15pm Program and Live Auctions in the Auditorium
This short program is sure to inspire with performances by GTCYS’ wonderful Harmony and Symphony musicians, plus a special musical surprise.

6:30pm Festivities conclude



Cocktail attire.



Mystery Gift Bags (available in the lobby during the cocktail reception)
Everyone is a winner when you purchase a mystery gift bag! Each bag will have a fun gift (gift cards, experiences, etc.) with a few bonus surprises in the mix. When you take your pick of mystery bags for $75 each, you’ll get a fun surprize and support a great cause!
*$50 of each bag is acknowledged as a tax-deductible donation

Fund-A-Need Auction (during the program)
Every guest can give the gift of music! All gifts – small or large – will directly supporting GTCYS’ 50th Anniversary “Play It Forward” campaign which will help expand need-based scholarships, support EDI initiatives, and artistic collaborations to benefit every student now and in the years to come.

Live Auction (during the program)
Enticing auction offerings will be announced in January.

Golden Ticket Raffle (available in advance and during the cocktail reception in the lobby)
This is your chance to win one of GTCYS’ amazing Live Auction items for just $150! Only 100 tickets will be sold, so ticket holders have the chance to win big and support GTCYS scholarships. The more tickets you buy, the greater your chances of winning! Ticket holders need not be present to win, and there is no limit to how many tickets you can purchase.
*Golden Tickets will be available for purchase once live auction items have been revealed.



Join our community of Orchestrating Opportunities sponsors!
In addition to making a difference for GTCYS students, sponsors receive recognition and special perks, and help create access for the broader community to attend this event. There’s something for everyone in the variety of sponsorship levels.

View the full sponsorship packet and purchase your sponsorship today! Questions? Contact executive director Megen Balda at megen@gtcys.org or at 651.602.6802.

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We’re looking for fun prizes to include in our lobby activities during the cocktail reception! Do you have any unused gift cards or vouchers for experiences? Or do you have a connection to a local salon, yoga studio, restaurant, artist, or store who would be willing to donate a service or item for one of our fundraising activities? If yes, contact GTCYS development manager Kelly Turpin at kelly@gtcys.org or 651.602.6808.

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