Founded in 1974, the Macomb Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Cook is proud to bring you subscription concerts, youth education presentations, summer festival events and chamber music ensembles from its home, the Macomb Center for the Performing Arts in Clinton Township, Michigan. We invite you to celebrate our 45th anniversary with us and encourage your continued support through the purchase of season tickets, membership in the Friends of the Macomb Symphony, corporate sponsorships and private donations.
Part of the rich tradition of the Macomb Symphony Orchestra is the warm, enthusiastic and supportive connection it has always had with the community. The applause filling The Macomb Center is one measure of the strength and commitment of our audiences and the generous financial support of our corporate friends is another. The MSO has always relied on the support of music lovers. Ticket sales cover less than 50 percent of the Orchestra’s costs, the balance generously contributed by our friends in the community. The ongoing fundraising efforts on behalf of the MSO will carry us through the next millennium. We hope you will take a moment to review the many options you have in supporting the Orchestra and in helping us keep the spirit of great music alive in Macomb County.
Corporate Gift & Sponsorship
The MSO offers corporations, small businesses and private donors the opportunity to support the Orchestra by sponsoring events. As an added incentive, your organization will be recognized in all concert programs and publicity materials including news releases that are regularly distributed to media in the tri-county area. The visibility gained by your sponsorship illustrates your concern for the arts. Your gifts and sponsorship will give the MSO the opportunity to expand its commitment to children and young adults by providing ongoing concert programs designed for students. While all gifts are graciously received and acknowledged several levels of support are available.
- The Principal Chair Partnership – Identifies a relationship with one of the solo performers of the Orchestra.- $700
- Soloist Support - Your company underwrites a concert soloist for a concert of your choice.- $1000
- The Section Partnership – Allows your company name to be associated with a particular section of Orchestra musicians.- $1500
- Concert Underwriting Your organization will become the proud sponsor of the entire concert event.- $3000
- Season Sponsorship – By far the most prestigious sponsorship opportunity, your organization has the opportunity to sponsor an entire season of concerts and activities. Your company name will be printed as the sponsor on all material as well as in all event publicity. Our public relations consultant will be happy to meet with you to arrange special promotions at MSO concerts and events.- $10,000
Advertising opportunities are another way to get your message to the public and to show your support. Program ads run throughout the season in each concert booklet. An ad on this web page will also reach an interested and informed public.
INDIVIDUAL LEVELS OF GIVING:
Tax deductible Gifts: These donors are listed in our program booklet for each regular season concert.
$35-49 First Chair Circle
$50-99 Conductor's Circle
$100-249 Composer's Circle
$250- Orchestra Circle
Orchestra Boutique items are presented for the above.
CORPORATE PACKAGES & LEVELS OF GIVING:
Special Event Donors
$500.00- Listed in our program booklet and receive two season tickets, a program ad and name in our advertisements and press releases.
$1000.00- Same as above plus ten tickets to the concert and concert night recognition.(lobby sign and announcement) Concert Sponsors
$3500.00- Summer Concert Sponsor - Concert recognition, banner, program, announcement plus authority to conduct one selection.
$5000.00- Performance and Afterglow Sponsor - 20 tickets to the concert you sponsor; concert night recognition, lobby sign, announcement, full page ad in the program, back stage tour, one ensemble performance.
Please call the Symphony office at (248) 225-2190 for details of costs and benefits.
Current Sponsors of The Macomb Symphony Orchestra
Wilson Fine Violins
Sterling Heights Area Chamber of Commerce
DTE Energy Corporation
Achatz Handmade Pie Co.
Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs
Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick, Inc
Shelby Community Foundation
The Kresge Foundation
The Aline Underhill Orten Foundation
This could be you or your company...
We list our major sponsors in the following:
Season Brochure: distribution about 3,000
Concert Posters: about 150 - posted in business locations inour area
Concert Flyers: distribution about 2,500
Concert Title Page: season program
Advertising: your logo or name in our ad or press release
Lobby Sign: sponsored program