This is pretty cool, there’s a symphony radio auction in Vermont.
e 17th annual Vermont Symphony Orchestra Radio Auction, hosted by the Waterbury-based Radio Vermont Group, will be held Thursday, April 30, at 6 p.m.
The interactive, on-air event offers a chance to win one-of-a-kind experiences, such as conducting the Vermont Symphony Orchestra and co-hosting a radio show on 101 the One.
Also up for bid will be a week on the Gulf Coast of Florida, a behind-the-scenes look at the Sylvania 300 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, accommodations for a stay in Iceland, and a tour of the Trapp Brewery with tasting and dinner for two.
All auction proceeds support the Vermont Symphony Orchestra’s music and education programs throughout the state. Last season, the orchestra performed 40 major concerts, made 272 school presentations reaching nearly 31,000 Vermont students, and provided 50 ensemble events.
Eric Michaels will host the radio auction, which will be broadcast on WDEV AM and FM in Waterbury (550AM or 96.1FM), WLBV in Morrisville (93.9), and 101 The One (101.7FM).
For live streaming of the auction: wdevradio.com.
More than 80 auction items have been donated by businesses around the state and will be auctioned in 15-minute time blocks. To preview these items, visit vso.org and look for ads in the Stowe Reporter, Waterbury Record, Barre Times-Argus, Valley Reporter, Transcript, and News & Citizen.
Block sponsors include Dubois Construction; Jamieson Insurance; Northfield Savings Bank; Sullivan, Powers & Co.; Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom; and Waterbury Pharmacy. Cabot Creamery Cooperative will offer gift certificates to all winning bidders, and Laughing Moon Chocolates will provide gift certificates for over-bids.
I believe there will also be a wine auction held soon.