Schmidt Vocal Arts

Schmidt Vocal Arts encourages young artists to pursue their passion in the vocal arts, providing opportunities and support to help inspire future generations of singers. Through vocal competitions, educational programming, and scholarships, Schmidt Vocal Arts has impacted the lives of over 5,000 young singers throughout the country and annually provides over $350,000 in cash awards and scholarships to high school and university students. Learn more by visiting www.schmidtvocalarts.org.

Event Ideas

Trunk or Treat in the high school or community parking lot

Perform the National Anthem or participate in a local 5K or Relay for Life event

Car wash fundraiser

Teacher appreciation event

Silent auction fundraiser

Karaoke night/Jam Session

Music Trivia night

Haunted High School

Host a music festival with other neighboring schools

Breakfast with Santa/Easter Bunny/Leprechaun

Holiday caroling

Penny Sale/Auction

Arts Auction – Auction off performances, visual art pieces, culinary

Host auditions for a mentoring event that results in an evening concert

School dance with live performances

Workshops that feature: instruction on improv, speaker from professional performer, instruction on composition software, preparation for auditions

Dinner and a Movie

Adopt a Family concert fundraiser

Veterans Day Concert, featuring patriotic pieces

Holiday lighting ceremony for the community

Skate night fundraiser

Pot-luck dinner and a show

Carnival – featuring games, cotton candy, popcorn, activity tables

Halloween costume contest

High school's own Solo and Ensemble Festival

Musical sing a long

Practice-a-Thon

Perform in common areas or local mall during the holidays

A concert premiering new pieces by local composers

School Jazz Night

Organize a Sponsored Walkathon

Enlist Local Musicians and School Ensembles to Host a Benefit Concert

Canned Food Drive Concert

Host a “Your School Name Idol” Talent Show

Acoustic Cafe

Winter Coffeehouse

Partner with local businesses to advertise upcoming musical events and projects

Fundraiser/Drive Ideas

Car wash fundraiser

Pay to play a song on the morning announcements

Collect soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald House

Clothing drive

Toys for Tots drive

Silent auction fundraiser

Toiletries drive

Haunted High School

Spare Change/Coin drive between classes/grade levels

Penny Sale/Auction

Food Pantry for students

Arts Auction – Auction off performances, visual art pieces, culinary

Work with a local radio station to hold a fundraiser or community event

Adopt a Family concert fundraiser

Skate night fundraiser

Pot-luck dinner and a show

Make blankets for a nursing home or the homeless

Pre-packaged meals for families

Carnival – featuring games, cotton candy, popcorn, activity tables

Valentine's day flower sale before and after school, and during lunch

Musical Stickers for sale

Tri-M&Ms – fundraiser selling M&Ms

Practice-a-Thon

Kindness Week – selling candy grams with words of encouragement to classmates

Lunch time music – students pay to hear songs played in the cafeteria during lunch

Enlist Local Musicians and School Ensembles to Host a Benefit Concert

Canned Food Drive Concert

Dinner Theatre Production

“Crush Grams” Valentine's Day Music Grams

Instrument donation drive

Flower or bake sale at performances

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Music In Our Schools Month Ideas

MIOSM Spirit Week

Door decorating contest

Guess That Song

Music interviews pertaining to the year's theme. Play during morning announcements

Promote MIOSM on school's social media page

Highlight a musician a day/week. Professional, teacher, administrator, janitor, or student!

Music In The Halls. Students donate to get a song played in between classes

Music Mondays. Feature a musical fact every Monday during March

History of Music timeline in the main hall

Musical sing a long

Spirit Week, wear your favorite band, artist shirt

Incorporate “music history tidbits” in your school's daily announcements

Performance Opportunity Ideas

Perform the National Anthem or participate in a local 5K or Relay for Life event

Karaoke night/Jam Session

Joint projects with other organizations within your school. Example: Spanish National Honor Society puts together presentation about history of Spanish language while Tri-M group plays historical Spanish music

Host a music festival with other neighboring schools

Performances for other honor societies or clubs

School dance with live performances

Adopt a Family concert fundraiser

Veterans Day Concert, featuring patriotic pieces

Holiday lighting ceremony for the community

High school's own Solo and Ensemble Festival

Lobby music – perform in the mornings in the main lobby

Practice-a-Thon

Perform in common areas or local mall during the holidays

A concert premiering new pieces by local composers

Back to School Night Performance

School Jazz Night

Enlist Local Musicians and School Ensembles to Host a Benefit Concert

Host a “Your School Name Idol” Talent Show

Dinner Theatre Production

Student Performances at Local Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Centers/Police Departments/Fire Departments/Community Centers/Hospitals/Elementary Schools

“Crush Grams” Valentine's Day Music Grams

Service Project Ideas

Serve as Director Assistants

Volunteer at a gift wrap booth during the holidays

Trunk or Treat in the high school or community parking lot

Collect cards for service members or veterans

Manage your school's music library and instrument inventory/maintenance

Teacher appreciation event

Pen pal letters to ensemble students in feeder schools

Door decorating contest

Haunted High School

Joint projects with other organizations within your school. Example: Spanish National Honor Society puts together presentation about history of Spanish language while Tri-M group plays historical Spanish music

Host a music festival with other neighboring schools

Holiday caroling

Create lesson plans and hold classes for Pre-K or Elementary Students

Food Pantry for students

Manage the school's or the arts department's social media pages

Host auditions for a mentoring event that results in an evening concert

Working with special education students to perform in a choir

Parents Ensemble – teach your parents how to play your instrument!

Community Choir

Pot-luck dinner and a show

Make blankets for a nursing home or the homeless

Pre-packaged meals for families

Clean the music rooms – make it a competition!

Carnival – featuring games, cotton candy, popcorn, activity tables

Start a scholarship program within your chapter

Musical Notes – write notes of kindness to teachers, administrators, janitors

Volunteer at a soup kitchen

Kindness Week – selling candy grams with words of encouragement to classmates

Community clean up/beautification – Adopt a Highway

Create pocket cards for elementary students with musical terms and definitions

Set up a Music Tutoring Program

Instrument Petting Zoo

Organize a Sponsored Walkathon

Volunteer to work at County/District/State Auditions

Dinner Theatre Production

Student Performances at Local Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Centers/Police Departments/Fire Departments/Community Centers/Hospitals/Elementary Schools

Raise money for iPods, and create playlists for Alzheimer's patients

Host a reception at Parent/Teacher Night or at an Open House event

Act as Concert Ushers for School Performances

Incorporate “music history tidbits” in your school's daily announcements

Give music lessons at local group homes, orphanages, or retirement homes

Usher, prepare sets, costumes, programs, and collect tickets at community concerts, theater shows, or festivals

Assist young Girl Scouts/Boy Scouts with earning their music badges

Instrument donation drive

Liabilities and Indemnities

Any time you’re trying to do right, there’s a chance something could go wrong. Know your responsibilities before starting your Tri-M service project.

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