Support Your Symphony

As a patron of the Billings Symphony, there are several ways you can support what the organization does throughout the year and into the future. As a not-for-profit, every dollar counts!

Volunteer
Not everything is about money. Sometimes the greatest gift you can give is your time. There are many volunteer opportunities at our education programs, at Symphony in the Park, and in the Billings Symphony office. Call the office at (406) 252-3610 and ask how you can get involved.

Online Giving
Supporting the Billings Symphony and Chorale can be as easy as the click of a button!

Become a Donor
Ticket sales cover less than half of the BSO&C’s operating expenses, making contributed income and volunteer time essential to the Symphony’s survival. In this way, the BSO&C is no different from any other American orchestra. The difference is that this orchestra and chorale is yours. View the donor levels and benefits.

Planned Giving
Planned giving is a creative way of supporting a non-profit organization that enables philanthropic donors to make larger gifts than they could make from their annual disposable income.  View more details here, or contact the Symphony Office at (406) 252-3610.

Annual Fund
Your donation to the Billings Symphony’s Annual Fund is far-reaching. Donations fund performances—from classical concerts to special presentations such as The Nutcracker—and BSO&C outreach efforts. Your support also helps off set the organization’s administrative costs such as musician honoraria, facility rental, stage crew and production costs, guest artist fees, and more.

Endowment
The Billings Symphony endowment ensures the organization’s future. Funds donated to the Billings Symphony endowment are invested for the organization’s ongoing sustainability and stability. Interest from these investments is used to support the organization’s annual operating expenses. For more information about making a planned or endowment gift, contact BSO&C Executive Director Darren Rich at (406) 252-3610.

Sponsor-A-Chair
This program helps keep our musicians on stage and allows the Billings Symphony to continue to bring quality symphonic music to traditional and new audiences. Contributions begin at $750 and are tax deductible.

Sponsorships
Sponsor a season concert, sponsor a guest artist or sponsor a special event. Each performance of the Billings Symphony costs more than $40,000, including musicians’ compensation, guest artist fees, facility rental, and production.

Cultured Young Professional (CYP) Program
CYP is a new group for those who share a love of Music and a desire to support one of Billings’ oldest cultural organizations, the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale. Learn more here.

Playbill Advertising
By advertising in the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale’s season playbill, you are putting your company’s message before an active, engaged, and far-reaching audience. Your advertisement not only reaches a discerning audience but also demonstrates your commitment to quality artistic and educational programs that will help ensure the Billings Symphony’s continued success. The greatest composer couldn’t create a better audience for your product or service! Learn more about Playbill Advertising.

Symphony License Plate
The Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) offers “Montana is a Symphony” license plates, available at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

This project is supported by the Montana Arts Council, A state agency funded by the State of Montana and the National Endowment for the Arts.