School of Music

Gala Raffle

The School of Music Scholarship Raffle is back!

A preview of 14 fabulous items coming soon - more than $15,000 in prizes!!!  A maximum of 200 raffle tickets will be available for purchase. 

USM School of Music Scholarship Raffle
14 Fabulous Prizes - $100 per ticket
Only 200 Raffle Tickets Will Be Sold

Raffle Drawing will take place on Friday, December 7, 2012.
Winning ticket holders need not be present to claim their prize.

 Click onto the following prizes to read about each one.
Click here for a downloadable raffle ticket order form.

Grand Prize  Four Evenings at a Hyatt Hotel or Resort of your choice including Round-Trip Air for Two

2nd     Red Sox!
3rd     Celtics!
4th     Portland’s Finest – Dining and Shows
5th     Michael Good Design Jewelry
6th     Black Point Inn Dinner for Ten
7th     Inn at Ocean’s Edge and Bay Chamber Concerts
8th     Nonantum Inn and Resort
9th     Crockett Furniture $500 Gift Certificate
10th   Bradford’s Rug
11th   The Maine Bracelet
12th   Portland Harbor Hotel
13th   Inn by the Sea
14th   Boston Symphony Orchestra and Fine Dining at Waterline

Only 200 Raffle Tickets Will Be Sold

Raffle Drawing will take place on Friday, December 7, 2012.

Winning ticket holders need not be present to claim their prize.

Scroll down to read about each one.

Click here for a downloadable raffle ticket order form.



Choose Your Hyatt Hotel or Resort North America
4-Night Stay with Airfare for two.

These images depict only a few of the many Hyatt destinations that are available if you win our Grand Prize. Destinations from which the grand prize winner may choose include most Hyatt Hotels and Resorts located in all contiguous United States and Canada.

2012 Raffle Grand Prize

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2nd Prize


- 4 Box Seats for a 2013 Red Sox Game from ARAMARK!
- Round-trip Portland to South Station from Concord Trailways

Four Box Seats for a 2013 Red Sox Game
Be the lucky winner of Prize #2 and secure your 2013 date as soon as possible.  Your four box seats for yourself and your three guests, in a row behind home plate, have been donated by ARAMARK, the University’s caterer, which provides all dining services for USM.  ARAMARK is also the official concessionaire for Fenway Park. Now you can just imagine how good these seats are! Round-trip ground transportation for four to South Station on Concord Trailways will be the frosting on the cake of this tremendous prize package.  *

Many dates and games are available; does not include the Yankees.  Note:  This prize has raised as much as $1,900.00 in USM Music gala live auctions, so popular are these tickets!

2012 Raffle Prize 2

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3rd Prize


- Four Heineken Boardroom Room Seats to a Celtics vs  Chicago Bulls Game – Friday, January 11, 2013 at 7 p.m.  from TD Bank
- Four Round-trips to North Station on the Downeaster

TD Bank has set aside Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:30 game time, for your special day if you win this prize!
Start your adventure  with your three guests, in Portland, ME  where you will travel by rail to Boston. Step out of the Downeaster and walk into the TD Bank "Heineken Boardroom" where you and your guests will enjoy superb sight lines for the game. Amenities such as upscale decor and complimentary food service, including a wood-fired brick oven, will be yours.  (Alcohol is not included in this package but may be purchased.) Note: Plan on arriving early in order to secure your desired seats and enjoy the amenities of the TD Bank Heineken Boardroom. Cheer on the Celtics and then step onto the Downeaster and relive the excitement of your evening on your trip back to Portland.  Note:  This item has raised as much as $1,700.00 in previous USM Music gala live auctions so popular is this package! The Downeaster arrives at Boston's North Station, located within the TD Bank Garden.

2012 Raffle Prize 3

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4th Prize

Dinner and a Show

Between December 14,  2012 and  July 26, 2013, you and your three guests will enjoy attending three major Portland music performances.  Start your evenings with fine dining at three of Portland’s finest restaurants! (Scroll down to read about all of the elements in Prize #4.

The Portland Symphony Orchestra:  2013 “Magic of Christmas.”
If you win this item, you will call the PSO and reserve your four “A” seats to one of its “Magic” performances on dates between December 14 and 23, 2012.

Portland Ovations:  Four “A” tickets to the Imani Winds
Thursday, May 2, 2013
7:30 p.m.
Hannaford Hall, USM Portland campus

Four "A" tickets to PORTopera's July 2013 Mainstage production of Puccini's La Boheme, at Merrill Auditorium.

Fine Dining
$100 gift certificates to each of the following renowned Portland restaurants are yours.  Plan your dining to coincide with your tickets to the above- mentioned performances, or use your generous certificates at a time of your own choosing.  Bon appetit!

Raffle Prize 4

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5th Prize

From renowned artist, sculptor and jewelry designer Michael Good
Sterling Silver Medium Helicoidal Earrings

Michael Goode Designs

Classic Designs by Michael Good in Sterling Silver

Exquisite!  These limited edition wearable works of art are hand-formed using Michael Good's signature technique of anticlastic raising. These gorgeous earrings will become a classic in any wardrobe.  A great compliment for any "little black dress" or worn casually with a pair of jeans!
If you prefer, win these in the live auction and then visit Mr. Good's studio in Rockport, ME by December 31, 2012 where you may exchange them for an item or items of equal value or apply their value toward the purchase of an item of greater value.
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6th Prize

Dining for Ten in 2013 at the  
Elegant and Historic Black Point Inn

Raffle Prize 6

The Black Point Inn at Prout’s Neck, Maine, is a venerable property with one-hundred thirty five years of history and stunningly beautiful ocean views.  Recently renovated and managed by those who also bring you Migis Lodge and the Inn at Ocean’s Edge, organize a group of ten and coordinate your desired dinner date with the Inn’s representative.

If you win this outstanding prize, invite nine guests to join  your for a very special evening of fine dining in one of the most beautiful settings in Maine.  You will experience exceptional cuisine in an atmosphere of the bygone days of late nineteenth century Maine when guests from around the country would travel by rail to stay at the renowned Black Point Inn.  This prize does not include alcohol or gratuity.

A 15-minute drive from downtown Portland, the Black Point is a Maine classic. Situated on 9 acres on a point with views along the coast both north and south, the inn was built as a summer resort in 1873, in an area enshrined in some of the work of noted painter Winslow Homer.

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7th Prize

Two Nights at The Inn at Ocean’s Edge, Lincolnville
Two Prime Tickets to any Bay Chamber Concert, 2013

Raffle Prize 7

Accommodations and Dinner

The Inn at Ocean's Edge in Lincolnville, Maine, just north of Camden, is your destination for a fabulous 2013 weekend, or mid-week vacation.  Enjoy two luxurious evenings, deluxe accommodations, with a gourmet breakfast each morning, and enjoy all that this marvelous inn and the surrounding area have to offer.  

The winner will in touch with the Inn at Ocean’s Edge to reserve their two evening stay. They will mention this gift certificate when calling to reserve. Taxes are not included.

Two Bay Chamber Concert Tickets
Choose any concert from the 2012/2013 Performing Arts Series.

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8th Prize

Two Evenings For Two in 2013 at the Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport, Maine

Raffle Prize 8

Call to make your reservations for your 2013, two evening mid-week stay at the renowned Nonantum Inn and Resort.  Enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning.

The Nonantum Resort 
Experience the Maine of yesterday on the picturesque shores of the Kennebunk River. Established in 1883, this enchanting Kennebunkport resort features elegantly appointed rooms, private baths, dining in 95 Ocean, heated pool, recreational activities and service reminiscent of days gone by. Scenic lobster boat tours and sailing excursions set forth daily from our marina during the season. The trolley stops out front waiting to whisk you from shop to gallery to beach. Dedicated to providing our guests with the highest quality service, we will assure that your vacation in Maine is everything you dreamed it would be. Conference and wedding facilities for up to 200. Victorian charm with contemporary amenities. Begin your Kennebunkport Maine adventure now.

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9th Prize

Crockett Furniture $500 Gift Certificate

Quality and design are synonymous with Crockett Furniture in Gorham, Maine, and there you'll be certain to find that special "touch" for your home in a piece of fine furniture or perhaps a lovely decorative piece.  Visit the Crockett Furniture showroom on Rte. 25 in Gorham, your $500 gift certificate in hand, and  let your shopping adventure begin!

Raffle Prize 9

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10th Prize

Bradford’s Rug Gallery

Bradford’s Rug Beautiful, 100% New Zealand wool, 35” x 60” Nomadic geometric pattern rug, hand-knotted in India from Bradford's Rug Gallery.

Bradford's Rug Gallery

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11th Prize

The Maine Bracelet™ Silver and Gold from A Silver Lining

The Maine BraceletSterling bracelet with solid 14K yellow gold lobster claw. The Maine Bracelet is the most popular item made by A Silver Lining. This bracelet represents the natural beauty and human economy of the state of Maine. It closes with a tension clasp, slipping one ring over a post and remaining tightly closed until opened by the wearer. This classic and at the same time, unique, bracelet will grace the wrist of the very fortunate winner of this prize.  The winning ticket holder will contact A Silver Lining to order their individually sized bracelet.

The Maine Bracelet comes in several sizes. For sizing, use a soft tape to measure around your wrist in inches. Sizes run by quarter inch (6 1/2, 6 3/4, 7, 7 1/4, etc.). Order by this distance around your wrist.
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12th Prize

•    An Evening for Two at the Portland Harbor Hotel
•    Two Reservations to the USM Music’s 2013 Gala

The New Luxury Standard For Portland Hotels...
Experience old world charm, distinctive design, and impeccable service at one of Portland Maine's newest downtown luxury hotels, the Portland Harbor Hotel.  Luxuriate with your evening for two and enjoy a gourmet breakfast the next morning. Located in the heart of the Old Port, Portland Harbor Hotel has a prime location creating easy access around the Portland waterfront, one of America's 60 best public places! Your stay may be coordinated with the USM School of Music’s Friday, December 6, 2013 Gala, or, feel free to arrange your elegant evening for another date. Some date restrictions apply.

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13th Prize

An Evening for Two at Inn by the Sea with Dinner at Sea Glass

* Includes Breakfast, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

One Evening for Two with Breakfast at the elegant ocean-side resort, Inn by the Sea, in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. This prize includes a three-course Dinner for Two in the Inn's acclaimed restaurant, "Sea Glass" (alcohol, tax and gratuity not included)

You will schedule your very special overnight stay for January through May, or October through December of 2013, excluding holidays. Fine Dining:  Sea Glass offers an unsurpassed Maine dining experience with spectacular ocean views from its intimate dining room or al fresco deck. Chef Mitchell Kaldrovich marries the freshest regional ingredients with his Argentine roots to create a unique and memorable culinary experience.

Elegant Accommodations on the Atlantic: Inn by the Sea, located on Crescent Beach, considered one of Maine and New England's premier luxury coastal destinations, was completely renovated during the winter of 2008.

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14th Prize

* Two Excellent Seats to the Boston Symphony Orchestra
* Dinner for Two at “Waterline” in the Boston Marriott Long Wharf

Mark your calendar with Friday, March 22, 2013 for the 1:30 p.m. Boston Symphony Orchestra matinee.  Your afternoon of superb music features an “All Wagner Program” conducted by Daniele Gatti with featured soloist, mezzo-soprano, Michelle DeYoung.

Read about the concert here:

Plus…Dining for Two at Waterline at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf
Your Dinner for Two:  Waterline Restaurant, Boston Marriott Long Wharf
A very special dining experience awaits you. Your certificate includes gratuity and taxes, but does not include alcohol. Plan to enjoy your dinner following the BSO performance or, reserve your dinner for two for another evening.  View Waterline's dinner menu here:

Raffle Prize 14

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For more information call (207) 780-5003 or email
Download your Gala Reservation and Raffle Ticket Order Form here.

The School of Music Scholarship Raffle is back!

Three Exciting Auctions: The Silent Auction and Live Auction at the December 7th Event, and the Online Auction now open!

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