Volunteers & Support

Donations

Program and recital fees cover less than 55% of the program’s operating costs, with donations and fundraising making up the difference. Financial statement summaries of the Association’s activities are available upon written request from a parent or guardian of Amici students, or potential funders.

Donations towards the program will be gratefully accepted, and you will receive a tax receipt for any amount over $20.

Fundraising

Grocery Store Gift Cards

One easy way of raising money to support extra activities in the Amici program is purchasing Grocery store gift cards. These gift cards are purchased in bulk by Amici at a discount, and then resold to Amici parents and friends. The gift cards can be used like cash in these stores, and allow the accumulation of Airmiles, Co-op membership, etc.

In 2014-15, gift card sales raised over $2500 for Amici programs. The program is now underway with orders due October 19 and distribution scheduled for October 26. While not mandatory, we request that each family purchase at least $200 in gift cards.

Poinsettia

Amici is partnering with Growing S​miles fundraising to raise money to support extra activities in the Amici program. This was new for us in 2014 and was well received so we are bringing it back for 2015. The program runs through November with final order deadline of Monday, November 16 and scheduled delivery on November 30. We are buying poinsettia plants and reselling to Amici parents and friends with a little margin. The poinsettia plants are a fabulous Christmas gift for family and friends. Consider ordering one or more of these vibrant holiday favourites to add warmth, colour and to brighten your household as well as those of family and friends.

Casino

The Amici String Program will host a Casino in December 2015. Our last Casino was successfully hosted in November 2013.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an essential resource of the Amici String Program and all parents are invited and expected to make a contribution. The Program cannot run without volunteer support.

Some of the opportunities available include:

  • Library assistant
  • Communications coordinator
  • Board membership
  • Recital program volunteer

Supporters

We would like to thank the many people who have donated to the Amici program.

We thank our sponsors:
current_sponsors_new_2 Alberta Lottery Fund
V.A. Hill Fine Strings Ltd.    Alberta Foundation for the Arts

 

Technique and Masterclasses
Technique and masterclasses alternate weekly.
Chamber Music
Chamber music groups meet every week.
Summer Programs
We offer several summer programs, including the Amici String Camp and Stringfest for advanced students.
Programs for Young Children
The Amicini Program is for beginner students. There are several levels to choose from.
Recitals
Amici offers solo and chamber music recitals for all students, with accompaniment.