Posted on 11 January 2015.
With a little help from volunteers, small budget orchestras can put together grand fundraising events. From a Gold Book Award winning Music Marathon to a gigantic vinyl sales, to a huge used book sales, fundraising speaks volume for the Kichener-Waterloo, Kingston and Brantford orchestras. Can you imagine raising $73,000 selling used books? It requires lots of books, and therefore lots of space and lots of volunteers.
This panel was presented on January 11, 2015, during “Orchestrating Success,” a conference for small budget orchestras organized thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
- Dee Sprung and Joan Ang, Kitchener-Waterloo
- David Notman, Vinyl Record Sale and two more, Kingston
- Joann Alho, Brantford, 50 years of a Used Book Sale, Brantford
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Posted on 13 February 2013.
Congratulations to the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Volunteer Committee (KWSVC), recently honoured by the Volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras for one of its fundraising special events: the Love of Music Marathon. A day-long concert showcasing performers of all ages and abilities, the Love of Music Marathon featured all genres of music, and last year raised $14,000 to support the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony. The event, organized by the KWSVC and led by convenor Dee Sprung, took place on November. The award will be presented to Kitchener Waterloo Volunteer Committee delegates at the League’s 68th National Conference this June in St. Louis, Missouri.
The annual Gold Book Online competition recognizes outstanding projects created and executed by volunteer associations of symphony orchestras throughout the United States and in Canada. Projects are judged by the League’s Volunteer Council each fall. All of the submitted projects will be featured online at goldbookonline.org – and if you don’t know this remarkable database of volunteer-driven projects, you should get to know it right away!
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