Please read this page

This page tells you what you are buying, gives you a link to PayPal where you will make the payment and tells you how you will receive your ticket(s).

Please inform us by email if you have a special seating requirement, such as a wheel chair. The email should be sent to

Families with students who are receiving financial aid from SMYOC will receive discounted tickets. We will be in touch with you separately.

What's Included?

Your ticket will gain you admission to:

  • the silent auction: from interesting art to enticing opportunities, there's sure to be something here that will capture your interest!
  • the beautiful Chesapeake Ballroom in which you will experience the grand Gala Concert with performances by SMYOC's four choirs and two orchestras, plus the world renowned Irish folk band Lúnasa playing with our Youth Orchestra!
  • pre-concert and intermission performances by SMYOC's small ensembles and Ambassador Program musicians!

A warming meal is included in the ticket price, suited to the time of year!


For the over 21's, two cash bars serving beer, wine and soft drinks will be open throughout the event to allow you to indulge and have fun! If you wish to purchase drinks using a credit/debit card, you may use the Holiday Inn's main bar just around the corner from the Gala. Drinks are not included in the cost of the ticket.

Buy Your Tickets - $50 each

Tickets are purchased using PayPal. Since PayPal takes a fee for their service, you'll pay $51.43 per ticket and we will receive $50. The "Add to Cart" button takes you directly to Paypal where you will be able to select the number of tickets you would like to purchase. Then you'll choose whether to pay by credit/debit card or, if you have a PayPal account, login to PayPal and pay that way. Once you've completed your transaction, you'll receive an email from PayPal which is your proof of payment.

Receiving Your Ticket(s)

You will receive your ticket(s) via email within 48 hours of purchase in the form of an Adobe Acrobat (PDF) file. You should print the PDF and bring it to the GALA.