Want to win fabulous prizes and support Youth Music Education in our community? It's easy: buy a raffle ticket for Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program's Experience New Mexico!

The Experience New Mexico Raffle Fundraiser is an AYSP tradition to raise valuable funding for our program.

Raffle ticket sales begin March 9, 2024.

Raffle tickets are just $10 each – you won’t want to miss out on the chance at these amazing prizes!


Prize 1: Dinner & Some Drama! Be entertained while staying close to home with dinner and a show for 4! Enjoy a delicious dinner for 4 at Vinaigrette Restaurant and then head over to the historic Albuquerque Little Theatre for a spectacular performance. Prize Valued at $265.
Prize 2: Choo Choo! Chug along the scenic and historic Cumbres & Toltec Railroad, from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO with breathtaking views of mountains and wildlife, and a hot lunch in Osier, CO. Continue to experience all New Mexico has to offer with 4 year-long Culture Passes to 15 exceptional museums and historic sites. This prize is sure to be one for your scrapbook! Prize Valued at $320.
Prize 3: A Noteworthy Night Out! Enjoy a thrilling musical adventure with 4 tickets to the Santa Fe Symphony at the historic Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe, NM. That’s not all! Climb your way to the top with 4 day passes at Stone Age Climbing Gym in Albuquerque. Prize Valued at $405.
Prize 4: Science at Your Fingertips! Discover the wonderful world of science with a year-long family membership to Explora Science Center and Children’s Museum of Albuquerque. Perhaps a little something to pamper yourself, or someone special? This prize also includes a $500 Traditions gift card from Lee Michaels Fine Jewelers. Prize Valued at $625.
Prize 5:  Ruidoso – It’s where to go! This amazing Ruidoso vacation package includes a 2-night stay in the famous Canyon Cabins, a VIP Igloo Pass, for 6, to Ruidoso’s Winter Park (tubing, pizza, S’mores and more in your very own igloo for the day), and a Welcome Certificate to the beautiful Spencer Theater, which includes dinner and a show for 2. Prize Valued at $1,270.
Prize 6: Up, Up, and Away! Soar high above the clouds in this dream-come-true, Hot Air Balloon Ride for 2 from the field during the 2024 Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta! Includes hot buffet breakfast inside the sponsor pavilion, one sponsor jacket, one sponsor hat, and a post-flight champagne or sparkling cider celebration. Prize valued at $2,240.

Participation is open to NM residents only

Prizes will be drawn on Sunday, April 28, 2024 after the Youth Symphony concert at Popejoy Hall.

For more than 60 years, the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program has provided high-quality music education and performance experience to thousands of students in the Albuquerque area. What began in 1955 as a single orchestra has steadily and sustainably grown to serve over 550 students annually. Hundreds of students in grades 4-12 audition each season for placement in one of the program's 8 ensembles for strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. It is thanks to numerous individuals each season - talented musical staff, administrative staff, board members, community partners, parents, and students - that AYSP continues a tradition of excellence in music education and performance!

A huge thank you to this year’s raffle sponsors!

Vinaigrette Restaurant logo
Albuquerque Little Theatre Logo
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Logo
New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs logo
Lee Michaels logo
Stone Age Climbing Gym logo
Ruidoso Winter Park Logo
Spencer Theater logo
Santa Fe Symphony Logo
Explora logo
"Air She Goes" AYSP sponsored hot air balloon


Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190