ADAPT OF Texas Fun Run

How to raise money for Blowcomotion from the comfort of your home!

by Beverly Larkin

ADAPT of Texas has been very generous to host us during the inclement and cold weather months  in previous years- and one way we can give back, and help Blowcomotion at the same time is to participate in the ADAPT FUN*RUN!  They offer to us as a group — 75% of the monies we generate while they receive 25% which is a huge win/win for our band.  

This year, it will be held on Saturday May 1, 2021 – so we have plenty of time to prepare. 

It’s super easy to register at and then select Blowcomotion – we are listed in the “Organization I am Supporting” menu option on the web page to ensure your donations go to our group.  

Once you are registered, you will receive an  “Runner Registration” email with a special personalized weblink that you can easily share with family and friends via email or social media.  ADAPT also made donation options very easy — folks can choose to use credit cards, PayPal or mail in a check.   If you need it, they even offer a physical sign up sheet — but have made their online registration and donation process so simple that likely it will not be needed.Using social media or email can easily get the word out to your friends and family — even a small gift of $5 – $10 from each person can quickly add up to a nice donation to ADAPT and Blowcomotion.   Every bit helps, even if we are not performing live, we are still holding sectionals and continue to pay our excellent instructors!!I really hope you will consider participating this year — If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at beejcctx [at]  Expect to see an email from Bev with more information!

Help support Austin’s only brass band festival — March 4 – 5, 2021!

A message from Honk!TX

A year ago, we were preparing for the tenth edition of our well-loved, free festival. When COVID-19 changed our plans, we continued working to support our local musicians and planning for the day we can all come together and celebrate the joy of live community band performances again. We’re still working toward that day, so we are asking for your support during Amplify Austin. Just like last year, this campaign will be our only online fundraiser for 2021.

Each year our city comes together to Amplify Austin. As part of Austin’s annual day of giving, over just 24 hours people like you ensure that local nonprofits have the resources needed to help make Central Texas an even better place to call home.

Did you know you don’t even have to wait for Amplify Austin day to make your gift? Thanks to the early giving period, you can make your Amplify Austin gift right now. Every gift made before 5:59 PM on March 4 will count towards Grand Prizes on Amplify Austin day. But that’s not the only reason to make your gift today.

When you make your most generous gift today you can help us start strong on March 4 and reach our goal of $5000. Your Amplify Austin gift ensures that local musicians will have financial support to weather the pandemic storm and be back on the streets and public spaces when we can safely gather again.

Give your most generous gift when you visit our page: Until the pandemic is controlled, we are staying home and supporting our local music community. We distributed record amounts of funding to Austin musicians in 2020, and we will do so again in 2021. They are in turn providing us all with virtual moments of joy, which we will share in mid May (exact date and time forthcoming).

If you missed our online presentations in 2020, check them out here: HONK!TX Online

And here: HONK!TX portion of HONK! United: a worldwide online festival featuring Honk bands from all 7 continents (yes, even Antarctica).

Still have questions? Visit to learn more about Amplify Austin.

P.S. Check out this awesome marquee at the Paramount, spotlighting HONK!TX’s Amplify Austin campaign! 
Don’t forget: Amplify Austin runs from March 4 at 6 PM until March 5 at 6 PM.

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