Suporting the WSO
Every orchestra relies on a mix of revenue from ticket and subscription sales, grants, and fundraising to maintain it's annual operations. The Windsor Symphony Orchestra is no different. If you are able to support the WSO, please consider an annual or monthly donation.
The WSO has two funds to support right now: the Digital Education Fund and the Resiliency Fund.
The WSO has also created a first-ever Digital Education Series, a set of 10 hour-long music modules or episodes designed for students in Kindergarten through Grade 3, and Grades 4 through Grade 6. In each episode, students are guided through a pre-concert exploration of sounds and concepts to be learned. These concepts are then developed through a digital concert performance by the WSO that connects music to art, numeracy, and literacy. Students engage with what they learned firsthand through a creative post-concert activity.
We are incredibly grateful to several sponsors and donors who have come together to create a matching funds campaign in support of the Digital Education Concert Series. Initially, a pledge of $7,500 was made to match any donations received in support of this program. Our community didn't hesitate to do their part and donations were quickly made for the entire amount, matched dollar-for-dollar, to raise a total of over $15,000. On behalf of everyone at the WSO, thank you.
The momentum hasn’t stopped! An additional $5,500 has been pledged to the matching-funds campaign to continue matching donations dollar-for-dollar.
This is a program designed by educators for educators, at a time when COVID-19 has teachers doubling their efforts to provide a strong education to our community’s young students. The need for the Digital Education Series is clear, but we need your support to continue helping teachers bring this program to the classroom.
Donate to support this program today and your gift will be doubled!
As the impacts of COVID-19 are felt around the world and dramatic lifestyle changes make people feel more isolated than ever, the WSO’s mission to connect the people of Windsor and Essex County through the power and passion of music has never been more important.
With that in mind, the WSO has created The WSO Resiliency Fund. This fund covers operating expenses related to deliverying WSO programs and series digitally until it is safe to gather again in our community. This began with our "WSO at Home" Summer programs like Music for the Frontlines, Read-Aloud with the WSO, and Music for health, and has expanded to a full Digital Concert Series and more.
Thank you to all our sponsors, donors, subscribers, patrons, and community partners who empower the WSO to do this work. Your support is instrumental.