The Play-a-thon is a beloved Burlingame tradition, an important fundraiser for the BHS Music Department and a meaningful community event. Bands and choirs will perform continuously in Washington Park (on Carolan side) and make a special trip up and down Burlingame Avenue. This year, the Play-A-Thon is on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 9 am – 3pm.

The Music Boosters sponsors the Play-a-thon. As a parent of music students, you are a Music Booster. Together with our musicians’ amazing directors, we make the music programs sing!

What are we raising money for?

The Music Boosters’ fundraising revenue is an essential supplement to the school budget.

      • We support scholarships so that all students can participate in group trips like the National Youth Choir Invitational at Carnegie Hall.

      • We support performance attire that allows musicians to shine. Recently we replaced 50 year-old marching band uniforms and performance dresses and tuxes.

      • We support purchase of sheet music and instrument repair/maintenance.

The Play-A-Thon funds about 1/3 of the Music Boosters $40,00 annual budget. That’s why your participation is vital!

How can families support the event?

Families are an important part of the event’s success and we hope you enjoy being part of it! Please consider selling raffle tickets, baking, and volunteering on Saturday, April 23rd, 2022. Sign up to volunteer at the link below:

Play-a-thon volunteer signup form

You can also support the day simply by being present for the kids on event day.


Please check out event and raffle details at this link: Play-a-thon raffle-event details


If you have questions, contact Co-VPs of Play-A-Thon Pam Losito: pamlosito@yahoo.com and Gina Vasiloudis: gvasiloudis@gmail.com