We invite you to support the Dover Symphony Orchestra, not only with your gift of money, but also by attending concerts and encouraging your friends to do so, too. We are deeply grateful to our dedicated supporters who have contributed in the past and welcome new patrons who will help us maintain Dover as a center for classical music.
As a non-profit organization, we feel a strong obligation to spend our income wisely. Expenses of a community orchestra include: rental fees for rehearsal, storage and performance space; compensation of the Music Director; rental and purchase of music; advertising; printing of tickets, posters and concert programs and miscellaneous administrative expenses. Many members of the DSO and friends in the community assist with these costs by in-kind donations or gifts of their time and talents.
The Delaware Division of the Arts provides an annual grant to the DSO. As recipients of DDOA funds, we are able to obtain guidance on our operations and administration. The Kent County Fund for the Arts is also a grantor to the Dover Symphony. We are members of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce. As members of ASCAP and BMI, we are able to perform nearly every piece of music in the public domain without additional royalty fees.
The DSO's Mission Statement is: to provide live performances of classical and orchestral music, to further the musical arts generally and symphonic music particularly by the giving and sponsoring of orchestral performances and to provide educational and performing opportunities for the citizens of Delaware and neighboring communities relating to the musical arts, and particularly to encouragethe interest of young people in the musical arts and to do those things which are reasonably needed to effectuate the aforementioned purposes.
We have provided affordable family entertainment to the Central Delaware area for over 50 years. We have encouraged students to pursue further musical training and have provided an opportunity for adults to continue performing their chosen orchestral instrument with congenial fellow musicians. With your assistance we will continue to do this for many years to come. To print the form, mailing in your donation to the DSO, please download the Ticket Order form on the Home page or contact us.
Or you can simply click the "DONATE" button at the top of the Home page while you're right on that page. It's that easy to do and you will feel the satisfaction of assisting and becoming part of a wonderful organization. For this, we thank you.
See below for the many ways you can help support the DSO.
The Dover Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization which provides live performances of classical and orchestral music to the central Delaware public. Annually, we present four programs. We have offered affordable family entertainment to the Central Delaware area for over 48 years. The mission of the Dover Symphony is to engage a diverse audience in the region, inspire musical growth in amateur and professional performers through challenging and exceptional orchestral performances, and inspire area youth through participation in and attending of concerts.
The Dover Symphony’s vision is to expand the audience for and appreciation of classical music in lower Delaware. We are seeking your financial support to continue our vision and mission. Expenses of a community orchestra include: rental fees for rehearsal, storage and performance space; compensation of the Music Director; rental and purchase of music; advertising; printing of tickets, posters and concert programs and miscellaneous administrative expenses.
If you would like to know more about the Dover Symphony Orchestra, please visit our website at www.doversymphony.org. Our website tells you more about the DSO and its significant impact on the quality of life in Central Delaware. We welcome your support as a Corporate or Foundation Sponsor at the $25,000, $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, $1,000, and $100-$500 level. Each level brings with it a range of opportunities for corporate exposure through on-line and print media, signage, on-stage announcements, extensive media publicity, advertising, and program books.
Sponsorship of a Dover Symphony Orchestra event will make an important statement of support to people of means who are actively engaged in all aspects of Central Delaware life. You can choose a concert to sponsor or, for further information, you can contact us by telephone or email.
Concert sponsorship is an excellent way for you to reach your target market and show your commitment to the cultural life of our unique Central Delaware community.
Thank you for your consideration and we hope that you will share in the success of the Dover Symphony Orchestra.
Dover Symphony Orchestra
Board of Directors
Downloadable information for Corporate Support is available here.