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Donor Benefits

Donor Benefits during COVID-19

Be Acknowledged in Support of Your Favorite Initiatives, Programs and Musicians During the 2020/2021 Season!

We love saying thank you. And, we know that you love making things possible. 

Donations of any amount mean so much right now, and will be acknowledged throughout the 2020/2021 Season!

We’ve listed just some of the special benefits and sponsorship opportunities available this Season – please reach out to share which initiatives, programs and musicians you would like to help support!  805.898.9386

Prelude Club ($100+)

Recognition via our HONOR ROLL listings on our website and in our concert materials. Additional opportunities include:

Heart Strings Supporter – Your support helps us provide one set of professional-grade strings to a violin, viola, cello, or double bass student.

    • Invitation to attend MEC student recitals and concert events.

Overture Club ($250+)

Recognition as listed above, and  

  • Invitations to special Symphony virtual and (eventually) socially-distanced events.

Additional opportunities include:

Student Instrument Maintenance Supporter Your support helps us provide necessary instrument repairs and maintenance to a student this season. A well-functioning instrument is critical to student success!

Concerto Club ($500+)

Recognition as listed above.  Additional opportunities include:

Sheet Music Magic Supporter  – Your support ensures that the Youth Symphony can rent the necessary sheet music and scores for a concert.

Bronze Circle ($1,000+)

Recognition as listed above. Additional opportunities include:

  • Invitation to a Prelude Event when gatherings resume.

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available at this level:

Youth Symphony Student Tuition Scholarship Sponsor  – Your support helps us ensure that tuition fees are not a barrier to participation. Needs based scholarships ensure all students have access to the best orchestral training and music education in the region.

    • Sponsors receive a personalized thank you letter from your student.

Private Lesson Scholarship Sponsor – Your support helps us ensure that a student with financial need will have access to one-on-one lessons with a professional musician for an entire school year. This is a life changing opportunity for students who are traditionally under resourced.

Silver Circle ($2,500+)

Recognition as listed above, and  

  • Invitation to Prelude Events when gatherings resume.

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available at this level:

Adopt-a-Musician Sponsor – show them you care!  

    • Recognition on the official Orchestra Roster page on the website, and in all concert materials throughout the 2020/2021 Season; regardless of the program
    • An exclusive Q&A ZOOM call with Maestro Nir Kabaretti, sponsored musicians, fellow musician sponsors and surprise guests.
    • An invitation to attend the Post-Concert Virtual Reception with the Musicians of the orchestra and other sponsors.
    • and more

Gold Circle ($5,000+)

Recognition as listed above.

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available at this level:

Orchestra Section Sponsor [3 of 4 Available:  Strings, Winds, Percussion]

    • Recognition on the official Orchestra Roster page on the website, and in all program materials when a member of your Section performs
    • An invitation to attend the Post-Concert Virtual Reception with the Musicians of the orchestra and other sponsors.
    • An exclusive Q&A ZOOM call with Maestro Nir Kabaretti, sponsored musicians, fellow musician sponsors and other special guests.
    • and more!

Selection Sponsorbring your favorite piece of music to life!

    • Recognition as “Selection Sponsor” in all Concert-related promotional materials, web site 
    • Logo/Name placement on Concert Live Streaming Page for ticket holders, on website
    • An exclusive Q&A ZOOM call with Maestro Nir Kabaretti to discuss your selection, with musicians, fellow sponsors and other special guests.
    • An invitation to attend the Post-Concert Virtual Reception with the Musicians of the orchestra and other sponsors.
    • and more!

Junior Ensembles Concert Sponsor [3 of 3 available: November, February, May]

    • Recognition as “Junior Ensembles Concert Sponsor” in all concert-related press releases, media advertising, promotional materials, and website.
    • Recognition announcement from the stage at the performance.
    • Logo/Name placement in program book.
    • Exclusive Q&A Zoom call with Conductor Marisa McLeod and Teaching Artists.

Platinum Circle ($10,000+)

Recognition as listed above.  

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available at this level:

Artist Sponsor   

    • Recognition as “Artist Sponsor” in all Concert-related press releases, media advertising, promotional materials, web site 
    • Recognition announcement from the stage at the performance
    • Logo/Name placement on Concert Live Streaming Page for ticket holders, on website
    • Acknowledgement at the Post-Concert Virtual Reception with the Musicians of the orchestra and other sponsors
    • and more!

Youth Symphony Concert Sponsor [3 of 3 available: November, February, May]

    • Recognition as “Youth Symphony Concert Sponsor” in all concert-related press releases, media advertising, promotional materials, and website.
    • Recognition announcement from the stage at the performance.
    • Logo/Name placement in program book.
    • Exclusive Q&A Zoom call with Conductor Dr. Yvette Devereaux and Teaching Artists.

Concert Circle ($15,000+)

Recognition as listed above.  

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available at this level:

NEW: Venue Streaming Concert Sponsor [$15,000 level: 7 available]

    • Recognition as “Venue Streaming Concert Sponsor” in all Concert-related press releases, media advertising, promotional materials, web site
    • Recognition announcement from the stage at the performance
    • Logo/Name placement on Concert Live Streaming Page for ticket holders, on website
    • Acknowledgement at the Post-Concert Virtual Reception with the Musicians of the orchestra and other sponsors.
    • and more!

Maestro Circle ($25,000+)

Recognition as listed above, and 

  •  Customized benefits begin at this level. 

Sponsorship Opportunities are also available at this level:

Principal Concert Sponsor [3 of 6 available]

    • Your name(s) in lights on the Granada Theatre’s grand marquee overlooking State Street’s busy Historic Cultural District during the concert (Jan–May)
    • Recognition as “Principal Concert Sponsor” in all Concert-related press releases, media advertising, promotional materials, web site 
    • Recognition announcement from the stage at the performance
    • Sponsor Video Welcome Message to be included in live streaming for your concert
    • Logo/Name placement on Concert Live Streaming Page for ticket holders, on website
    • Acknowledgement at the Post-Concert Virtual Reception with the Musicians of the orchestra and other sponsors
    • and more!

Laureates' Circle ($50,000+)

Recognition as listed above.   

Season Sponsor: [$100,000 level: 1 non-corporate is available; 1 corporate secured]: 

    • Recognition as “Season Sponsor” in all 20-21 Season related press releases, media advertising, promotional materials, web site 
    • Recognition announcement from the stage at the performance
    • Sponsor Video Welcome Message to be included in live streaming
    • Logo/Name placement on 20/21 Season Live Streaming Page for ticket holders, on website
    • Acknowledgement at the Post-Concert Virtual Reception with the Musicians of the orchestra and other sponsors
    •  and more!

*With the current restrictions of COVID-19, we are planning new ways to safely gather to celebrate our family of donors and provide special interaction with the music and musicians you love.  Please stay tuned!

Maestro Receptions

Following each Saturday concert join our conductor, orchestra members, and guest artists for a reception in the Granada Theatre’s McCune Founders Room. Get a chance to meet our orchestra and hear from our Maestro Nir Kabaretti and other outstanding musicians. Access begins at the Bronze Circle level.

Prelude Events

The Santa Barbara Symphony offers intimate gatherings to members via our Prelude Events. Several times a year, we hold private events in the homes of board members and at other venues featuring a discussion with or small-scale performance by a Symphony artist. Full access to all Prelude Events begins by joining our Gold Circle.

Other Events

Other events exclusive to donors include sponsorship luncheons with guest artists, private talks with music experts, and special fundraising events.

Please consider joining our family of supporters by making a donation today!