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.

Student Performances

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

Games

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!

Jocho’s Don Chente

Hot Dogs
Tacos
Quesadillas

Elotitos Corn Bar

Corn in a Cup
Corn on the Cob
Nachos

Sugar Clouds

Cotton Candy

Student Awards

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.

Crescendo Award

Rehearsal Rockstar Award

Uplifting Melody Award

Marcato Award

Sempre a Tempo Award

Brackenridge Park

Sunday, March 3rd
3-7pm

Koehler Pavilion
Cypress Pavilion

Jesusa Pons-Garner

I’ve had both my children attend lessons at this location. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Amber is an incredible piano instructor!

Jesusa Pons-Garner / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Esmeralda Saavedra

My daughter has been registered here since she was 7. Each instructor she’s had has been very friendly and great to work with. Currently she has lessons with Ms Maria and we are so grateful for her and the entire SAMA staff. I can’t recommend enough.

Esmeralda Saavedra / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Steve Dell

San Antonio Music Academy is awesome, my son loves the guitar lessons and is super excited to attend every week! He started with zero experience and progressed surprisingly fast. Randy is an amazingly talented guitarist/teacher. He is very patient, yet knows how to push students to the next level. Highly recommend all the instructors, the staff is great!

Steve Dell / parent
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