Shar Violin Summer Hoot Raffle for Ashokan

$4,150.00 raised

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The Fifth Annual Summer Hoot, August 25-27, 2017 is a down home, all-ages community music festival with more than 20 bands, local crafts, food, beer & cider, square dancing, camping, hiking, blacksmithing, and this year . . . A RAFFLE! 

The drawing date is Monday August 28th. The two lucky winners will be notified by email/phone - you do not have to be present to win! The first winner chooses the violin or the camp tuition. The second winner wins the remaining prize.

The festival and raffle raise money for The Ashokan Center where thousands of lucky kids and adults connect with nature, history and the arts each year. Many adults find a respite from their daily grind when dance shoe meets dance floor or finger meets banjo at Ashokan's Music & Dance Camps, and many youngsters from the city see a bright canopy of stars and commune with the trees and tadpoles for the very first time at Ashokan's outdoor educational programs. Your support helps this magical place keep going strong. Thank you for buying raffle tickets!  Good luck.  :)

Dancing at Ashokan
Kids in the Woods at Ashokan

The Prizes

  • Wang Virtuoso Violin from SHAR

    We are thrilled to be raffling this BEAUTIFUL VIOLIN, valued at $2,350 (with case and bow!) 

    The WANG Virtuoso Violin ($2000 value) possesses all the characteristics of master-made violins: Powerful, complex and brilliant sound, all the way up the fingerboard. More info here.

    PRESTO Encore Open Weave Carbon Fiber Bow ($200 value) combines modern, strong, state-of-the-art materials with traditional handcraft. These bows are as impressive and beautiful to look at as they are to play. More info here.

    SL Super Light Compact Violin Case ($150 value), in blue. Clever Contoured shape lends uncommon strength and rigidity to the newest SL, yet so small you'll want to take it everywhere. Simple yet elegant interior, in black velvet, holds everything securely: Violin, two bows, accessories, and shoulder rest. More info here.
    What a beautiful violin!
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  • Music & Dance Camp Tuition

    The Ashokan Center has been home to amazing Music & Dance Camps for 38 years, hosted by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.

    All levels are welcome at Ashokan - find your inner musician, dancer, and singer. This is the place to try a new instrument, discover a new style of playing, expand your dance moves and vocal range, or just relax and have fun! You'll find yourself surrounded by natural beauty and the very best multi-generational music community around.

    The winner may choose any 2018 music camp. Tuition includes bunk and food! Value estimated at $400-$900 depending on your camp choice.

    This year's offerings included: Old-Time Rollick, Trad String Fling, Uke Fest, Western & Swing Week, Guitar Camp, Northern Week, Southern Week, Family Camp or New Year's Weekend. Next year's camps will be announced soon.

    More info here.
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