Music in the Mountains “Goes to School” 

Online Auction Fundraiser

Bid to support the "Goes to School" programs in the local community!

Bidding is open July 11-July 28!

Music in the Mountains’ Online Auction funds our Goes to School music education programs throughout the year. The auction goes live on July 11, and bidding closes at 9:00pm on July 28. Here is an opportunity for you to both support music education AND get a great deal on experiences, services, and items from businesses you likely already know and love!

Offerings include exclusive vacation getaways; a wide selection of tickets and passes to music, theater, film, and festivals; a robust assortment of local wellness and self-care classes, services, and products; local adventure experiences; bundled gift card packages for a night on the town or a day at the lake, and more! A highlight in this year’s auction is the original painting by local artist Patrice DeLorenzo that is featured as our 2024 festival art!

Just a few of this year's

Auction highlights

7 Nights in a Glacier Wilderness resort Cabin in Montana for Labor Day 2024

Nestled in the heart of Montana’s beautiful wilderness, just 10 miles from Glacier National Park, lies a rustic 10 cabin resort that has been welcoming families since the 1980s. Glacier Wilderness Resort is a haven for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Your home for the week is a one-bedroom cabin that can accommodate up to four people. The cabin features a fireplace, full kitchen, washer/dryer, and a private hot tub on the porch. Guests can take advantage of the indoor heated pool, perfect for a refreshing swim after a day of exploring the nearby hiking trails or fishing in the nearby rivers. The resort has its own walking trails that lead to picturesque waterfalls, providing guests with a truly immersive experience in the natural beauty of Montana.

8-Day Viking European River Cruise for Two People

Select your destination and immerse yourself in the Old World as you sail Europe’s most iconic rivers. Discover Danube gems like Vienna and Budapest. See storied Rhine castles. Trace French history along the Seine. From the Main to the Moselle, the Douro to the Dordogne, Viking River Cruises are unsurpassed.

Every detail on board a Viking ship is designed to enrich and enhance your travel experience with award winning service, luxurious accommodation, bountiful culinary offerings, and thoughtfully designed education and entertainment experiences. Meals, shore excursions, and tours included. Airfare not included.

"Summertime Sonata," Original painting by Patrice DeLorenzo

Patrice is a celebrated member of our vibrant local artist community, treasured as a prolific painter and devoted teacher. In her words, this commissioned piece for the 2024 Music in the Mountains festival evokes “the profound impact of classical music on our emotions and the creative spirit within us all. I envisioned the process of creation as analogous to planting a seed, from which ideas and visions bloom in diverse and unexpected ways. This growth unfolds layer by layer, much like the delicate petals of a flower, reaching and expanding like a fountain toward the sky.”

Colorado Adventures

Here in Colorado, we don’t have to travel far for thrilling adventure! Take in the sprawling beauty of the San Juans from a hot air balloon at the Animas Valley Balloon Rally or high above Pagosa Springs with Rocky Mountain Balloon Adventures. Spend a day at Lake Nighthorse with a Day Pass and a pair of Kayak or SUP rentals from 4CRS. Ride in style on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad with First-Class Round-Trip tickets to Silverton with an overnight layover stay at the Grand Imperial Hotel!

Festivals, Concerts, Theater

Whatever your taste in music may be, explore the tickets and passes on offer from our fellow arts organizations. Luxuriate in Dress Circle Box Tickets for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, paired with a night’s stay at the luxurious JW Marriot Dallas Arts District. See the latest on the film circuit with a series of tickets for the Durango Independent Film Festival. Spend an evening steeped in the nostalgic allure of a Bar D Chuckwagon supper show. Catch a lively performance at the celebrated Creede Repertory Theater. Quench your thirst for strings with passes for the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown or celebrate the end of another spectacular Southwest Colorado summer with a pair of coveted 3-Day Patron VIP passes to the renowned Labor Day weekend Four Corners Folk Festival.


Durango does not want for a wide array of teachers, salons, and treatments to help us look and feel our best selves! Treat yourself to yoga and Pilates classes with local favorites including  K-Lea Gifford, pilatesdurango, Kaiut Yoga, and Pause Yoga & Pilates. Soak in the healing waters at Durango Hot Springs or reset your mind and body in the salinated waters of salt 350 float studio. Pamper your skin with products from Durango Dermatology, Pamela Hatten Med Spa, and Pour Moi or refresh your look with a visit to the Oak Brush Salon, Euphoria Salon, and Highland Nails!

And so much more!

We are adding new items every day from our generous business community. Be sure to visit our auction site when bidding begins on July 11!

Bidding is open July 11-July 28!

Bid Early and Bid Often ~ it’s for the kids!