Amanda created Musicality as an annual fundraising event for the Parishville-Hopkinton Central School music program. This event enlists members from the local community who volunteer their talents and time to create an event for citizens to come and enjoy a day filled with local musical entertainment as well as face painting, photo areas, raffles, an instrumental petting zoo, a bake sale, a silent auction, and food vendors.
The first Musicality event was held in 2012. Amanda Mason, the Musicality organizer, was just 13 years old when she came up with the idea and created the first event. Amanda recruited family members, friends, neighbors and students to assist with all aspects of organizing and participating in the event.
Ms. Mason's goals for this fundraiser are to earn as much money as possible to donate to the school music program. To date the program has raised over $7000.00. Funds generated have gone toward the purchase of repair tool kits for band instruments and various needs of the music department. The Parishville Hopkinton Central School is a K-12 school and the majority of students are involved in the music program. Approximately 500 students are served by this program. Amanda Mason was honored to accept the award of $1000.00 on behalf of her Musicality Program. The funds will go directly to the PHCS Music program. “I am so pleased that Musicality can contribute to our music program. Our students deserve to have the opportunities of a quality program. Reality has shown money invested into the program can make a difference. I want to make a difference.”