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Business Partner Opportunities

Why support the BMSO?

Ticket sales alone cover less than a third of the cost of the concert performances. The BMSO depends on financial support from Bismarck and Mandan businesses and individuals. Sponsorship and advertising enable ticket prices to remain accessible to the public while supporting education and outreach programs and enhancing the quality of life in the region.

  • Corporation Citizenship: Demonstrates your support for the community in which you conduct business
  • Quality of Life Support: A strong cultural presence that attracts highly qualified employees
  • Business promotion: Attract loyal classical music fans who support businesses that partner with the BMSO

BMSO by the Numbers

  • 51,895 Audience members for subscription series concerts
  • 15,000 Audience members for the 14 BMSO events
  • 63% of funds come from individuals, corporate donors, grants programs and government sources

BMSO Values

As a non-profit organization, the BMSO aims to provide outstanding cultural opportunities in central and western North Dakota. These values, derived directly from our mission and vision statements, help focus our work and guide institutional decisions.

  • Artistic Excellence: The BMSO consistently strives to provide a high artistic product
  • Commitment to our Community and Region: The BMSO demonstrates commitment through community project involvement, education concerts, and performances in other cities by request or partnership
  • Mission Statement: The mission of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra is to enhance the quality of life in central and western North Dakota through music with innovative artist and educational programming.
  • Vision Statement: The Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra will be a dynamic regional organization known for achieving excellence in music performance and education, outreach, internal structure and resource management.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Total Concert Sponsorship | $15,000.00

  • 8 complimentary tickets to concert sponsored
  • Company logo stamped on tickets
  • Named concert sponsor in program materials
  • Digital display of logo to concert audience
  • Logo on sponsored concert poster
  • Logo displayed in season program as concert sponsor
  • Logo on BMSO website
  • Invitation to dress rehearsal of sponsored concert
  • 4 parking passes to sponsored concert
  • Employee discount of 10% to all BMSO ticketed performances
  • 2 complimentary Conductor Club memberships
  • Full page B&W ad in program guide

Movie Concert Sponsorship | $10,000.00

  • 6 complimentary tickets to concert sponsored
  • Named concert sponsor in program materials
  • Digital display of logo to concert audience
  • Logo on sponsored concert poster
  • Logo displayed in season program as concert sponsor
  • Logo on BMSO website
  • Invitation to dress rehearsal of sponsored concert
  • 2 complimentary Conductor Club memberships
  • 1/2-page B&W ad in program guide

Partial Concert Sponsorship | $7,500.00

  • 4 complimentary tickets to concert sponsored
  • Named concert sponsor in program materials
  • Digital display of logo to concert audience
  • Logo on sponsored concert poster
  • Logo displayed in season program as concert sponsor
  • Logo on BMSO website
  • Invitation to dress rehearsal of sponsored concert
  • 2 complimentary Conductor Club memberships
  • 1/4-page B&W ad in program guide

Guest Artist Sponsorship | $3,000.00

  • 4 complimentary tickets to concert sponsored
  • Named Guest Artist sponsor in program materials
  • Digital display of logo to concert audience
  • Logo on sponsored concert poster
  • Logo displayed in season program as concert sponsor
  • Logo on BMSO website
  • Invitation to dress rehearsal of sponsored concert
  • 2 complimentary Conductor Club memberships
  • Guest Artist autographed concert poster

Host Conductors Club Sponsorship | $3,000.00

  • 4 complimentary tickets to any concert
  • Logo on BMSO website
  • Logo on Conductor Club invitations
  • Invitation to dress rehearsal of sponsored guest artist
  • 2 complimentary Conductor Club memberships
  • Bring 60 of your guests to the event for networking opportunities, staff as an incentive
  • **All Conductor Club events for the 2019/2020 season will be hosted at the Capital Gallery with the guest artist to perform live. **

BMSO Youth Orchestra Sponsorship Opportunities

Youth Orchestra Scholarship | $1,000.00

  • Logo on BMSO and BMSYO websites
  • Invitation to Youth Orchestra Concerts
  • 2 complimentary Conductor Club membership

Youth Concert Sponsorship | $2,500.00

  • 8 complimentary tickets to youth concert 
  • Named concert sponsor in program materials
  • Digital display of logo to audience
  • Logo on sponsored concert poster
  • Logo on BMSYO
  • Invitation to dress rehearsal of youth concert 

Education Concert Sponsorship | $5,000.00

  • 6 complimentary tickets to Education Concert 
  • Named concert sponsor in program materials
  • Logo on sponsored concert printed materials
  • Logo on BMSO and BMYSO websites
  • 2 complimentary Conductor Club memberships

Sponsor a Musician

Sponsoring a musician is a great way to show your support for an employee, family member, friend, student, or neighbor. Sponsorship allows a musician to be highlighted in the season program book with a photo and biography, acknowledging the sponsoring individual or business.

Chair Sponsors

  • Concert Master | $3,500.00
  • Principal Musician | $1,200.00
  • Section Musician | $900.00
  • Student Apprentice | $500.00

Provide In-kind Support

The BMSO is frequently in need of the following services or products:

  • Printing: brochures, direct mail, programs, etc.
  • Web and Technology: website, computer equipment and software, etc.
  • Marketing: print design and layout, video production, advertising
  • Food Service and Catering: fundraising events, donor appreciation events, quest artist meals
  • Accommodations: artists, consultants, and other guests
  • Archiving: recording concerts, photographing, etc.