Help Us Enrich Lives through Music
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. For a not-for-profit, every dollar counts!
Ticket sales cover less than half of the BSOC’s operating expenses, making contributed income and volunteer time essential to the Symphony’s survival. In this way, the BSOC is no different from any other American orchestra. The difference is that this orchestra and chorale is yours. View the donor levels and benefits. Click here for a complete list of 2019-2020 donors.
Your donation to the BSOC’s Annual Fund is far-reaching. Donations fund performances—from classical concerts to special presentations such as The Nutcracker—and BSOC outreach efforts. Your support also helps offset the organization’s administrative costs such as musician honoraria, facility rental, stage crew and production costs, guest artist fees, and more.
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.
Sponsor a season concert, sponsor a guest artist, or sponsor a special event. Each performance of the Billings Symphony costs more than $50,000, including musicians’ compensation, guest artist fees, facility rental, and production.
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 BSOC Executive Director Ignacio Barrón Viela at 406.252.3610.
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 $850 and are tax-deductible.
By advertising in the BSOC’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!
Symphony License Plate
The Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras (MASO) offers “Montana is a Symphony” license plates, available at the Department of Motor Vehicles.
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.
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.