Music at Twilight 2019 will feature the Chorus' first raffle.
1st place: $3000
2nd place: $1000
3rd place: $500
Prizes will be drawn at Music at Twilight on October 19th.
How much do raffle tickets cost?
Raffle tickets will be sold at $50 each.
How many raffle tickets will be sold?
There is a total of 200 raffle tickets available for purchase. This means that each ticket has a 1 in 200 chance of winning a prize.
How can I get a raffle ticket?
Raffle tickets may be purchased several ways.
- If you know a member of the Germantown Community Chorus, you may purchase a raffle ticket directly from a Chorus member.
- You may purchase a raffle ticket online. The contact info portion of the ticket will be kept by the Chorus for the drawing. Your half will be mailed to you.
- Any raffle tickets that remain unsold by the day of the drawing, October 19th, will be available for purchase at the Music at Twilight fundraiser event.
How many raffle tickets can I buy?
There is no limit on the amount of raffle tickets you may purchase. However for every 5 raffle tickets purchased you will receive a complimentary ticket to the Music at Twilight fundraiser to witness the drawing.
Who is eligible to purchase a raffle ticket?
According to Tennessee law, the following people are unable to purchase a ticket or win a prize: Germantown Community Chorus "employees, officers, board of directors, or functional equivalent" as well as "family members of the same household of the above-referenced individuals."
Are raffle tickets tax-deductible?
No, the IRS states that raffle tickets are not a tax-deductible contribution. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Germantown Community Chorus in lieu of, or in addition to, a raffle ticket you may do so here.
When and where will the drawing take place?
The prize drawing will take place during the Chorus' annual Music at Twilight fundraiser. This season the fundraiser occurs on Saturday, October 19th. To read more about this event, visit the Music at Twilight info page.
Who will draw the winners?
Winners will be drawn by the emcee of the Music at Twilight fundraiser event. The emcee will not be a board member or employee of the Germantown Community Chorus.
Do I have to be present to win?
You do not need to be present to win. If your raffle number is drawn and you are not in attendance, you will be contacted the following day, October 20th, by a representative of the Chorus. Please ensure that all of your contact information is filled out accurately and legibly when purchasing your raffle ticket.
How will I know if I won?
Each raffle ticket has two portions with matching numbers printed on each. Ensure that your contact information is filled out accurately and legibly on the stub that goes in the drawing. You should keep the other portion with the matching number in a safe location until the drawing. If you are present at the drawing, your number and name will be called if drawn. If you are not in attendance, you will be contacted the following day, October 20th, by a representative of the Chorus if you are a winner.
If I win, how do I get my prize?
If you are a prize winner in the raffle, the remainder of your information will be taken after the drawing or when contacted the following day. Your prize will be mailed to you within 2 weeks.
What organizations benefit from this raffle?
The funds that remain after prizes will be split between the Germantown Community Chorus and the Houston High School choirs program. If all raffle tickets sell, Houston High School choirs will receive $1500, and the Chorus will keep the remaining $4000.
Why does Houston High School get a portion of the proceeds?
One of the goals of the Germantown Community Chorus is to foster the love of choral music and choral singing in the community. One of the best ways to do this in the current climate of de-funding the arts is to invest in our schools and children. In addition, Houston High School will be joining us once again for the Germantown Holiday Concert in December. These funds will go toward their purchase of music for this concert and more.
What will happen if some raffle tickets go unsold?
If there is the unfortunate circumstance that not all raffle tickets are purchased, all prizes will still be awarded at the stated amounts. Whatever remains after prizes will still be split between the Chorus and Houston High School choirs.
What will the Germantown Community Chorus use the raised funds for?
All monies received by the Chorus go toward operating expenses that include, but are not limited to, director and accompanist salaries, purchasing sheet music, venue rental fees, and printing costs.
What if I have more questions?
Feel free to contact us with any additional questions you may have, and we will try our best to answer them for you.