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2017 Video Contest
Dear ECYS Musicians:
Senior Symphony and Sinfonietta musicians are invited to participate in a new video contest to help promote ECYS and raise funds for our Music and Scholarship programs.  Please note the deadline is 11/10/2017 by 10 pm, so start getting creative!
Here are the contest instructions:
1) Record a two to three-minute video of yourself with:
         a) a short greeting/introduction, followed by
         b) your choice of a musical excerpt from this season's repertoire, followed by
         c) a request for support for ECYS, including what you love about being part of ECYS (this should be your ending)
Have fun with it!  Show your personal flair, with a bit of humor or a fun fact about your instrument. Here's an example of a generic script as a starting point:
Hello! My name is (name) and I play the (instrument).  I joined El Camino Youth Symphony in (year).  As an ECYS musician, I get to work on and perform exciting and challenging orchestral music. Here's one of my favorite excerpts from the repertoire we've been working on this year. It is (name of piece) by (composer):
I learn a lot being a part of ECYS, and it's fun!  So, I'm asking for your help.  Please help me keep El Camino Youth Symphony strong and thriving.  Make a tax-deductible donation to ECYS so we can continue to learn and play great music together.  There's a donation link included below, so it will be easy for you to contribute.  Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated  ECYS and I thank you in advance for supporting us and for supporting music education.  

Enjoy your holiday season, and make sure that you and your family enjoy a live performance together in this special time of the year!  Thanks for watching!
 2) Upload the video to YouTube by 10 PM on Friday, November 10. Make sure your video is public and does not require a login.
3) Paste the following ask and donation link in your video description:

ECYS is a nonprofit organization! Make a tax-deductible donation of any size at this link:

4) Share the video with all your friends and family by email or social media, and ask them to vote for your video by making a donation of any size. Let's go viral!
5) Send en email to as soon as your video goes live with the link to your video.
6) FIVE videos will be selected and featured in the ECYS Giving Tuesday campaign.
7) FOUR videos will each receive a special ECYS award as follows
- The most views
- The most likes
- The greatest number of donations
- The largest total in donations
8) Awards will be presented to musicians on stage at a concert this season.
Good luck! We look forward to receiving many, many links to videos!
Eman Isadiar
Executive Director
El Camino Youth Symphony
Phone: 650-665-9046
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