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SUPPORTING THE ORCHESTRA

SUPPORTING THE BSO
Since 1975, the BSO has been bringing live, high quality orchestral music to Bushey. In the early days the orchestra was financially supported by Hertsmere Council, but like so much arts funding, this was cut several years ago. We currently promote a series of five concerts per year and have an annual turnover of approximately £25,000.

Over recent years, concerts have become extremely costly events to mount; music societies are finding sufficient funding a major challenge at the moment and the Bushey Symphony Orchestra is no different.

Each concert we promote at the Bushey Academy costs somewhere in the region of £3,000 to deliver - hire of hall, soloist fees, printing, rehearsal costs, extra players and music hire all add up, and we find it difficult to balance the budget for our annual concert season. Membership subscriptions, ticket income, advertising and a little sponsorship used to cover most of our overheads but, despite prudent management, our financial reserves have recently fallen dangerously low.

This page gives details of a number of ways in which you might support the BSO - please consider doing this and help us plan a bright and exciting future for this wonderful orchestra.

We hope to ensure a firm financial footing for the BSO today and for the concertgoers of tomorrow - with your help, as an individual or through corporate sponsorship, we know we can continue to do this.

BSO BENEFACTORS
Why not become a member of our new exclusive group of Benefactors. Attractive packages are offered at particularly generous rates to supportive individuals:

GOLD BENEFACTOR [£500 plus]
- One pair of free tickets for each concert in our 2017/18 Concert Season
- Extra tickets available at BSO Friends rate
- Special Priority Booking period for each BSO Concert
- Free copy of Concert Programme
- Special Reception with soloist, conductor and members of the orchestra
- Invite to a special Launch Party for the 2017/18 Concert Season
- Listing in Concert Programme
- Complimentary interval drinks

SILVER BENEFACTOR[£250 plus]
- One pair of free tickets for three Concerts in the 2017/18 Concert Season
- Extra tickets available at BSO Friends rate
- Special Priority Booking period for each BSO Concert
- Free copy of Concert Programme
- Special Reception with soloist, conductor and members of the orchestra
- Invite to a special Launch Party for the 2017/18 Concert Season
- Listing in Concert Programme
- Complimentary interval drinks

BRONZE BENEFACTOR [£150 plus]
- One pair of free tickets for one Concert in the 2017/18 Concert Season
- Extra tickets available at BSO Friends rate
- Special Priority Booking period for each BSO Concert
- Free copy of Concert Programme
- Special Reception with soloist, conductor and members of the orchestra
- Invite to a special Launch Party for the 2017/18 Concert Season
- Listing in Concert Programme

Please contact:
Brian McAdam, BSO Chairman on 01923 266667
8 Langley Hill, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 9HD

SPONSOR A PLAYER
Many regular audience members feel a special affinity with individual players in the BSO - the musicians may be personal friends or they might simply love the flute, violin or horn. For whatever reason, it is now possible to sponsor a specific player's 'chair' for the 2017/18 Concert Season:

SPONSORING A 'CHAIR' [£100 plus]
- Tickets available at BSO Friends rate
- Listing in Concert Programme
- Special Priority Booking period for each BSO Concert
- Free copy of Concert Programme
- Special Reception with soloist, conductor and members of the orchestra
- Invite to a special Launch Party for the 2017/18 Concert Season

Please contact:
Brian McAdam, BSO Chairman on 01923 266667
8 Langley Hill, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 9HD

BSO FRIENDS
We are enormously grateful to the Friends of the BSO who support the orchestra in many ways. For a relatively small outlay of £50 (double) or £35 (single), BSO Friends are afforded the following:
- Discounted tickets (£1 off published Ticket Price)
- Special Priority Booking period for each BSO Concert
- Listing in Concert Programme
- Free copy of Concert Programme
- Invite to a special Launch Party for the 2017/18 Concert Season

Please contact:
Jill McAdam, BSO Friends Secretary on 01923 266667
8 Langley Hill, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 9HD


CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP
There are various levels of Corporate Sponsorship available; these include:

- Sponsoring a soloist for a BSO Concert (£500)
- Sponsoring a new commission for the BSO (£2,500)
- Sponsoring an entire BSO Concert (£3,000)

There are many other levels than these and Sponsorship can be tailored to your individual requirements - it is even possible to arrange ensembles from the BSO for your special event. Please contact Brian McAdam to discuss your requirements.

Brian McAdam, BSO Chairman on 01923 266667
8 Langley Hill, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 9HD


MAKING A LEGACY
Whether writing your Will for the first time or amending it with a Codicil, leaving a bequest to BSO is straightforward, although you may wish to take legal advice.

BSO is a charity registered with the Inland Revenue. Consequently all bequests to BSO are exempt from inheritance tax.

If you would like further details on how to make a Legacy to the orchestra or about other ways you might be able to support, please contact:

Gary Taylor, BSO Treasurer, 01494 712132





Bushey Symphony Orchestra, Leader: Richard Spenceley