Dear Guest,


We are very pleased to have your support as you purchase tickets to SMYOC's big fundraising event of the year, our Irish-themed Gala with world renowned uilleann piper Cillian Vallely from Irish folk band Lúnasa. The Gala will be held at Holiday Inn Solomons on Friday 16th February 2018 starting at 5:00 PM. It promises to be a wonderful late afternoon and evening showcasing all of the enormous and varied talents of almost 100 SMYOC students in a very beautiful setting. Our organization is extremely proud to be able to offer musical programs to the young people in our area and it is critical that we raise funds in order to enable this experience to continue. We could not do this without all of you – our audience members. The more tickets sold, the more we raise to put back into our programs - so please invite others!

Click here to purchase tickets now.


The Gala includes a silent auction which gives us another opportunity to ask you to support us. We sincerely hope you will come to the Gala with giving in mind. Our volunteers have spent countless hours putting the auction together because they are passionate about our mission and the music made by our students.

In addition to buying tickets to attend this great event, we welcome your donations. If you are unable to attend the Gala but believe in our mission and wish to support our programs, please make a donation. All donations are very gratefully received.

The funds we raise at this event will help us with the purchase of music and supplies, the fees on our rehearsal locations, financial aid support, the salaries of our conductors, and more. Your support paves the way toward an even stronger future for SMYOC within our community. We look forward to seeing you at the Gala.

Yours sincerely,

Peter Wilson
President of the Board