WE RAISED $10,508!

This year’s auction was our biggest success! While bids totaled $9,158 just under 92% to our $10,000 goal another $1,350 in donations brought the total to $10,508. This means we met AND exceeded our goal. This support helps us continue providing the exceptional experiences that develop young people into the artists, citizens and leaders that shape our communities.

We would like to thank the businesses, bidders and donors that came together to support our shared love of music and commitment to providing outstanding instrumental and choral experiences for students of all ages, abilities and backgrounds.

THANK YOU to the following auction item donors:

August First Bakery

Infinity Dance Studio

Purple Sage Salon and Spa

Spirit of Ethan Allen

Craftsbury Chamber Players

Ausable Chasm

Talent Skate Park

Montstream Studios

Essex Resort and Spa

B-True Dance

Lemon Fair Honeyworks


Trader Joe’s

April Cornell

Wilaiwan’s Kitchen

Montshire Museum of Science

Santa’s Village

Paddlesurf Champlain

Essex Cinemas

Catamount Outdoor Family Center

All Wellness Pilates Studio

Pure Barre Burlington

Kathleen Kono

Frost & Reed London

Wrist Rascal

Kiss the Cook

Smuggler’s Notch

Honest Yoga

Great Harvest Bread Company

Spare Time Colchester

Claussen’s Greenhouse

Watercolors by Amanda Amend

Troy West Carpet Cleaning

Lake Champlain Chocolates

Sommers Chiropractic

Dr. Yutaka Kono

Leunig’s Bistro

Sleepydog Kennel

Sarah Soule & Associates

Shelburne Museum

Champlain Valley Fair

Feldenkrais with Gillian Franks

Sea Glass Fine Art Photography

Sweet Avenue Jewelry

Vermont Ballet Theater

Pete’s Greens

Andrea Triguba

Xu Zhou

Avalon Natural Medicine

Dudley’s Delights

Vermont Symphony Orchestra

Champlain Leather

Woodbury Mountain Toys

Little Red Fox Bakery

Emily Mitchell Art Studio

City Market

Lotus Day Spa

Villari’s Self Defense and Wellness Center

Peter Langrock

Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival

Flynn Center for the Performing Arts

Vermont Stage Company

Allan H. Day, RPT Piano Service

Finest Image Photography

Queen City Brewery

Transitions Physical Therapy

Vermont Fencing Alliance

Harmonized Cookery

Vermont Evaporator Company


Essex Family Dental

Lisa Kusel

Conant Metal and Light

Nicole Christman Studio

Intervale Food Hub

Honey Road Restaurant

Sequoia Salon

Shy Guy Gelato

Five Guys Burgers & Fries

Folino’s Pizza


Phoenix Books Essex

B. GOOD Burlington

Burlington Records

Sneakers Bistro

Henry’s Diner

The Farmhouse Group

Pizzeria Verita

Main Street Deli



The Mad Taco

Artemis Fitness

Dostie Bros. Frame Shop and Gallery

Lyric Theater Company

Salon Salon Winooski

Stephen & Burns Salon & Spa

The Lamp Shop

UVM Lane Series

Shelburne Farms

ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain

Evolution PT and Yoga

Vermont Fresh Network

Speeder & Earl’s Coffee

Vermont Teddy Bear

Peace of Mind Pilates

Ben & Jerry’s

All Times Cider

Saratoga Olive Oil Co.


Q: How can I help the VYOA reach their auction fundraising goal besides participating in the auction?
A: The biggest thing you can do to help is to tell your friends, family, and coworkers!  Forward an email, share on Facebook and Twitter, or pick up the phone and tell them.  The more people we have participating, the more likely we are to reach our goal.  You can also make a donation via the “Donate Now” button on our auction site to boost us toward our goal.  Thank you!

Q: Are proxy bids allowed?
A: Yes.  A proxy bid is when you place a bid for the maximum amount you are willing to spend, then let the system bid for you up to that amount.

Q: Can items be shipped to me?
A: Most items are available for shipping for an additional charge.  Some larger items and baskets cannot be shipped, and that will be stated in the item description.

Q: What payment methods are accepted?
A: The VYOA receives the largest percentage of funds if you choose to pay by check, but your your convenience, we can also accept all major credit cards via Paypal.  You do NOT need a Paypal account in order to pay by credit card. 

More questions?  Contact Rachel Hershy by email at rachel@vyo.org or phone at (802) 655-5030.