The event is free to attend. Your RSVP will ensure you (and everyone in your group) get a wristband on the day of the event. Since it’s a public park, your wristband will help us to identify you as a guest of San Antonio Music Academy.
Student Appreciation Day
On Sunday, March 3rd, SAMA will be hosting its first ever student appreciation day at Brackenridge Park from 3-7pm. This event is intended to bring the entire SAMA community together at once to celebrate and say thank you to the students and their families that help make SAMA so special.
Student Awards & Raffle Prizes
We will be giving out a ton of student awards, chosen by their instructors. We will also be raffling off several items, including music instruments. You’ll receive an email in February with a link to purchase raffle tickets. All profits from the event will go to Pencils of Promise, a non-profit that builds schools and supports education in developing countries. In line with SAMA Core Value #5, we found it important for our organization to assist in any way possible to support those for whom educational access is not guaranteed.
We have rented out the Koehler and Cypress pavilions and will have group performances at one pavilion and solo/duo performances at the other. All SAMA students are welcome to perform, regardless of age or skill level. There is no fee for students to perform, but space is limited as the event is only 4 hours long. Performance availability is on a first-come first-served basis, so we recommend signing up now!
Click here to sign up for a student performance
In addition to the amazing performances, we will have fun games and activities for students to participate in during the event and are looking for student or parent volunteers. If you’re interested in helping make this event special for the SAMA community, sign-up here to volunteer:
Food Vendors on Site
We have scheduled 3 local food vendors to come out to the event. The City of San Antonio only allows food sales to our guests and not the general public. When you go up to purchase food, be sure to have your wristband visible (that you’ll get from the check-in table) so that they know you’re a guest of the event. Be sure to bring your appetite!
Corn in a Cup
Corn on the Cob
These are the 5 different awards we’ll be presenting to students throughout the event. All of our instructors are allowed to choose 5 students, one for each of the following 5 awards. That means we’ll be giving out well over 100 awards! We look forward to recognizing our exceptional students.
Rehearsal Rockstar Award
Uplifting Melody Award
Sempre a Tempo Award
Location: Koehler Pavilion @ Brackenridge Park