What is the BCO and who leads it?
The Brazos Chamber Orchestra is a symphonic orchestra that typically has 45 musicians at its performances. Programming consists of a cross section of music from the classical repertoire and popular music from all time frames of the 20th century, including music from Broadway, the movies, and pops music. The orchestra is led by its founder and conductor David Anavitarte with operational and business functions being lead by Todd Evans. BCO board members and BCO musicians help with the many behind-the-scenes activities.
Who attends BCO concerts?
Patrons come from all over. A large percentage of our audience comes from the senior adult community, making this an important quality-of-life event for these important members of our communities. Our concerts are also well attended by families and by students with musical interests.
Who has traditionally provided financial support of the BCO?
Funding during our first 16 seasons has come from a variety of sources, including individuals, foundations, program advertising sales, arts grants, and fees generated from performances in other cities. Our concerts have are free of admission, because of generous donations and program advertising.
What are the expenses of the BCO that require funding?
The few musicians we have that live in the Cleburne area typically give their time and talents on a volunteer basis. Filling out a 45 piece orchestra requires musicians from the Fort Worth and Arlington areas. In order to attract the quality musicians that we have become accustom to requires some level of compensation, primarily for expenses for traveling to rehearsals and performances. About 95% of the BCOs expenses go to musicians with the remaining expenses for music, recording, and other miscellaneous costs. All administrative services are given on a volunteer basis, which is rare amongst non-profit organizations.
How will my donation be used?
Your donation will go towards the funding of a fourth concert series.
What happens if the goal is not reached?
The funds that are raised as part of this campaign would be held over to the 2015-2016 season to attempt having an additional concert during that season.
Can I pledge a donation now and send a check in at a later date?
Yes, you may pledge now and give your donation any time
Where can I mail my donation?
Brazos Chamber Orchestra
104 Songbird Trail
Keene, TX 76059
When do I need to have my donation in?
Please return your donation or pledge by October 10, 2016
How will I be recognized?
All patrons will be recognized in the following ways:
• You will receive a confirmation of your contribution to the BCO, a non-profit organization
• You will be recognized as a donor in our concert programs under the donation category you select (unless you wish to remain anonymous)
• A reception honoring our donors will be held at one of our concerts during the season
• Maestro Circle and Underwriter level donors will receive special recognition as a sponsor of one of our concerts