Ephraim, Wis. (June 9, 2020) – At times of great challenge, music helps to uplift us, but right now, the musicians of the Festival Orchestra NEED YOUR HELP! The challenges being presented by COVID-19 are unprecedented, and the financial effects on our artists have been devastating! It is these beloved members of the PMF family who are at the heart of my message today.
Season cancellations, dissolved contracts, and the shut-down of the performing arts industry have caused immense monetary burdens that have become overwhelming. In an effort to provide some relief and stability during these times of great uncertainty, the PlayON! initiative was established on May 15.
What is PlayON!? A Musician Relief Fund aimed at providing a stipend for each member of our Festival Orchestra to assist in the fiscal recovery efforts caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The Fund will be distributed among the musicians, and is intended to support immediate essential needs ranging from food, rent, mortgage, and medical insurance premiums, to utilities, phone bills and car payments.
GET MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! Now through July 1st, Peninsula Music Festival will match 25% of each new contribution received by the Fund. We’re halfway toward our goal of raising $80,000; so please, grab your card, give us a call, or click below and GIVE NOW!