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Pro Musica Café Raffle Packages and
Silent Auction

#1, Kid-alicious

Schoolhouse Kitchen $100

Brown Cow $25

Candycopia $25 (donated by the Severson family)

School of Rock $100

#2, Play All Day

Ninja Squad, week of summer camp ($275 value)

Wonder Works, two guest passes ($25 value)

Blahaj (stuffed shark from IKEA, donated by the Edgerton-Elder family)

assorted toys donated by Geppetto’s Toy Box ($70 value)

#3, Ms. Magaly and Mrs. Pinto: (all priceless)

Voice lesson with Ms Magaly (45 minutes)

Picnic for you and a friend with Ms. Magaly!

Voice lesson with Mrs. Pinto (45 minutes)

Picnic for you and a friend with Mrs. Pinto!

Winners!  Please try to schedule your picnic or voice lesson by Aug. 20, 2023 (but our conductors can be flexible if timing proves challenging).

#4, Local Love

Pumpkin Moon $25

Downtown Oak Park $100

Book Table $25

Escape Factor ($50 towards a 1 hour 4+ person escape room)

Equal is Greater Than Divided” hoodie ($25 value, donated by Harry’s Buttons / Easter Seals)

#5, Rock Star Starter Kit – 2 prizes

WInner #1: Two 30-minute drum lessons with John Milan (value, $80), drumsticks, practice pad, drum book, and a metronome!

Winner #2: Two 30-minute drum lessons with John Milan (value, $80).

John Milan is a music educator based in Forest Park, and has been teaching music for 42 years!

#6, Musical Adventure -- 2 prizes

Winner #1: Two 30-minute harmonica or piano lessons with John Milan ($80), a harmonica, a ukulele and tuner, a tinwhistle, and a metronome!

Winner #2: Two 30-minute harmonica or piano lessons with John Milan (value, $80).

John Milan is a music educator based in Forest Park, and has been teaching music for 42 years!

#7, PMYC Sing and Dance/ Planning Ahead

PMYC $150 toward tuition next year

Two tickets to The Joffrey Ballet's "The Nutcracker" (~$200 value. Tickets are for best available Price Level 2 seating, excluding weekend matinees.)

PMYC hoodie ($25 value)

#8, Oak Park Night Out

Maya Del Sol $50 

Festival Theatre, two tickets ($76 value)

Anfora Wine Merchants $100 (donated by the Leighty family)

#9, Dinner and Music

Little Gem $50

Lavergne’s $50

Oak Park and River Forest Symphony Orchestra, two subscriptions for 2023-24 season ($350 value)

#10, Chi Town Showtime for Two (x3)

House of Blues, four tickets to main stage performance (~$140 value)

Hubbard Street Dance, two tickets for fall show ($110 value)

Second City, two tickets ($100 value)

#11, Get Moving!

Lively $25

Fit4Mom $200

Mama’s Gotta Move, two 60-minute personal training sessions ($190 value)

#12, Treat Yourself

Monthly baked goods for 6 months (priceless, donated by Mary Bellmar)

Whirlwind, basket of coffee items (~$40 value)

Daly Bagel, mug and bag of coffee ($30 value) + $25 gift card

Broken Tart $25

Let’s Work Play, 5-day punch pass ($60 value)

#13, Go Gardening

Assorted garden donations (donated by Mary Bellmar)

Empowering Gardens $50 

Rasta with a Rake $100 

#14, North Side

Two Cubs tickets to July 31 game (Sec 413, $54 value, donated by the Moroni family)

Old Irving Brewery, tour and tasting for ten people

#15, South Side Sports Fan

Four lower-level White Sox tickets ($80 value)

Two goal line Chicago Fire tickets (~$80 value)

#16, Wine or Beer?

Seven Generations Ahead, a pair of tickets to Microbrew Review on Aug. 19 ($60 value)

One Lake Brewing, 3-pack of beer growlers (~$60 value)

Kinslager six-pack (Edgerton-Elder donation)

Wine and beer donations from several PMYC families: Seversons, Huerta, Smith, and Dietz

SILENT AUCTION  (six items)

Minimum bid increase is $25

Winners need not be present

Silent Auction, #1 Green City Market

Green City Market Chef's Barbeque, two tickets ($350 value) – starting bid: $200

Chicago's premier local food festival, Chef BBQ is back on Sept. 7 for its twenty-first year! 100+ of Chicago's top restaurants provide tasting portions of locally-inspired dishes and craft beverages. 

Silent Auction, #2 Viaclay

Viaclay, kids summer camp ($380 value) – starting bid: $175

Viaclay is a community clay studio; they're offering a two-week summer wheel-throwing camp for kids ages 10-18.  Classes run from either 9-noon or 1-4 pm, Mon-Thurs for two consecutive weeks, for a total of 24 hours of instruction.

Silent Auction, #3 Dinner and Cocktails for Six

Hollander-Knott Dinner and Cocktails for six people in your home – value: priceless.  Starting bid: $550 (donated by Leonard Hollander, Jennifer Knott, and the Good Heart Work Smart Foundation)

Leonard Hollander is the Principal Chef at Factor.  You may also know him from his esteemed tenure running the kitchen at The Marion Street Cheese Market. According to his Instagram, he is a chef, Superdad, curator of excitement, flavor scout, and insatiable.… and his skills could be yours for an evening!  


Jennifer Knott is the beverage director at Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  She is a Certified Sommelier, won the Chicago Reader’s Choice Cocktail Competition and was named one of the top 50 Women to Watch in Food and Beverage Magazine.  According to her LinkedIn profile Jenn has a deep and profound love for food and drink, and specializes in spirits expertise, people development, and empathetic leadership.

Leonard and Jenn will offer an in-home dining and cocktail experience on a mutually agreeable date for six people.  Food allergies / aversions can be accommodated. 

Silent Auction, #4 Chandler Family's MI Vacation Home

$1450 - $1850 value – starting bid: $850

This lovingly restored 4 bedroom Dutch Colonial is the perfect beach getaway. All of the amenities you would expect in a quality rental including air conditioning, internet, gas grill, washer/dryer, fireplaces, outdoor deck/patio set, large yard, bikes, Amazon Fire TVs, steps to Lake Michigan, and much more.  Dates to be mutually agreed upon with the Chandler family.  Link for more info; 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms.  Sleeps 10 people comfortably (with a possible 2 more on a futon downstairs).

Silent Auction, #5 Kid Create Studio

Kid Create Studio Art Party Package – 90 mins, up to 12 guests, for kids ages 3-12, hundreds of art projects to choose from! – $349 value – starting bid: $175

Silent Auction, #6 Taylor Family's MI Vacation Home

Lynn and Tom Taylor’s family lake house in SW Michigan for 3 nights: June 16-18 or Aug 25-27.  Maximum capacity 6 adults and 4 children.  – $1050 value (assuming $350/night for 3 nights); starting bid: $600.  Three bedroom / three bath in private beach community.  A/C; 5 minute walk to private beach on Lake Michigan; tennis court; playground; beach chairs and umbrellas; fire pit; grill. Near Sawyer, Harbert, New Buffalo. Restaurants, wineries, breweries. Great beaching, hiking and biking.

Why Donate?

Pro Musica Youth Chorus fills the music education and performance opportunity gap for area vocalists. No other organization in the area does what PMYC does.

PMYC is a tuition plus fundraising non-profit organization, which is the financial model followed by most community youth choruses in the country. Like many music education programs (band, orchestra, theater) tuition only covers a portion of the total costs to run the organization. The remainder comes from a mix of grants, fund-raisers, ticket fees and donations.

In fact, individual donations like yours account for more than 30% of our total operating costs. Please help us continue the important work we do for young people and the community by making a donation today!


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Give by Mail

Make your check payable to PMYC and mail to:

Pro Musica Youth Chorus
P. O. Box 2082, Oak Park, IL  60303


Give by Phone

Contact us at 708-406-9597 to make a credit card gift by phone.

Give Through Stock

Contact PMYC for instructions on how to make a gift
of stock or other securities.

Make a Planned Gift

Designate PMYC as a beneficiary on your life insurance
policy, retirement plan, or living trust.

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