Ways to support WIYSO ?
The West Island Youth Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization which depends upon the generous support of both individuals and local businesses to fulfill its mission to create a community of young musicians, enriching their lives and the lives of their families, schools, communities and beyond, through the study and performance of excellent music.
With the exception of its two professional conductors and its administrative coordinator, WIYSO is a completely volunteer-run organization. It draws its revenues from government grants, private and public partnerships, concert ticket sales and private donations.
Every season, the Orchestra performs three regular Subscription Series concerts in the West Island. These concerts normally take place in November, February and May. Advertising is available in our concert programs for these events. Each performance has its own unique full-colour program, distributed to families, friends and patrons of the orchestra as event keepsakes.
Note: In addition, the Orchestra holds several other concerts, often to benefit local charities or municipalities that support the Orchestra. Because the promotional aspects of these events are handled by the beneficiary organization, they are not available as advertising opportunities.
Beyond supporting music education for youth, your sponsorship provides your company with visibility before a broad audience of students, parents, community professionals, corporations, media and other supporters of the arts. Sponsoring this thriving orchestra reflects positively on your business, demonstrating your commitment to this community.
WIYSO offers several different levels of sponsorship each offering a unique set of advantages and benefits. Choose the sponsorship level that is the right fit for you.
WIYSO is a registered charity (registered number 133219683RR0001). Please consider making a tax-deductible donation. Whether you give ten dollars or ten thousand, you are supporting the development of a young person while they explore their infinite possibilities in music.
A cash gift to WIYSO helps out where it is needed most and is greatly appreciated. Anyone interested in supporting these young musicians can make a donation in any amount. All donors will be recognized in every concert program and will be listed by name and not by amount.