Be a Partner to Bring Great Music to Southeast Texas
Who Comes To SOST Concerts?
Knowing who’s in the audience can help a corporation determine a level of community support and sponsorship. Each concert, over 1,200 people attend with some as many as a full house of 1,600 attending.
- Ages: 18-81
- Geographic locations include over 31 zip codes with 77705,06, and 07 being predominant areas. Towns as far east as Orange, as far north as Silsbee and as far south as Port Arthur.
Over 930 people purchase season tickets with a renewal rate of 85% each year. Your investment in the Symphony of Southeast Texas supports an appreciative community who loves great music and recognizes the businesses that share their belief. Join the growing number of businesses that demonstrate their commitment to their community through quality arts presentations.
A Commitment To Our Community
Whether it’s a Youth Education Concert or a Holiday concert, these concerts are designed to provide specific sectors of our community with music that will enhance the life and cultural richness.
Sponsorship ranges from $2,000 to $10,000, given once per season are free to children in public, private or home schools, and are designed to support State educational guidelines which provide goals to teachers. A program book is sent in advance, along with fun things for kids like quizzes and puzzles. Beyond the scope of the concert, a questionnaire is sent to each participating school getting feedback from students and teachers alike. Last year over 5,100 students attended one of four 45 minute concerts.
Sponsorship ranges: $2,500 to $8,000. Sponsor benefits follow the Full and Partial supporter benefit packages. SOST fosters the holiday spirit each year. The Christmas Holiday concert is a popular program with a reduced price of $25 or $15 dollars per ticket and is perennially a sell-out concert. This program features the music of the season and usually includes treats for kids at the conclusion of the one hour program.
Fourth of July
Sponsorship ranges: $2,500 to $10,000. Sponsor benefits follow the Full and Partial supporter benefit packages. A concert, free to the public always finds a full house and features an hour-long program complete with fireworks provided at the conclusion of the show. Multiple sponsors are secured to offset the concert expenses due to free admission to the public.
Concert Sponsorship: $13,000
Logo presence: Full page color ad in the permanent section of the program book. Logo presence on the page banner page directly across from the concert program, the program page, in our newsletter which precedes the concert, all printed advertisements as well as media advertisements (TV ads, social media, print ads.) Public recognition from the stage on the night of the concert.
Tickets: 6 season tickets (four classical and two pops), Up to 20 single tickets for the program you sponsor.
Other Recognition: All sponsors are recognized from the stage and provided other opportunities to partner with SOST, a customized program to extend visibility
Partial Sponsorship/Artist Sponsor: $6,500
Logo Presence: same logo present as full sponsorship, one-half page ad in the permanent portion of the program book. Logo presence on the banner page, directly across from the program as well as the program page, presence in our newsletter which precedes the concert, all printed and media advertisements (social media, and TV/radio ads). Public recognition from the stage.
Tickets: 2 season tickets (four classical and two pops), up to 15 single tickets to the concert you sponsor.
Other Recognition: Same as full sponsorship.
Guest Artist Sponsor: $5,000-$10,000
Beyond the costs of paying the orchestra are the fees our distinguished artists require. Some, up to $10,000 and beyond. Sponsor benefits follow those for concert and partial benefit programs.
Symphony Supporter: $2,500
General corporate support secures 6 single tickets to any concert during the concert season; this applies to the Classic series and pops concert.
Corporate supporter: $2,100
A combination of season and single tickets, along with a partial page ad in the permanent portion of the program book. All corporate support will be considered members of the Crescendo Society and included in all events during the season.
Partnership: Beyond Sponsorship
Understanding one another’s culture and product makes for great partners! SOST is eager to explore similarities, offering luncheon seminars or visits to rehearsals, or create opportunities to extend your brand as part of our programming. Good partnership leads to a mutually rewarding association!
SOST relies significantly on the generosity of many individuals. Since its inception, SOST’s individual contributions have enabled us to provide a great variety of music, support a full-scale symphonic orchestra with competitive wages for musicians, attract first-rate guest artists, and perform in a hall that is both technically and aesthetically excellent. Individual contributions signal a special understanding of the intricacies of maintaining a professional orchestra, knowing that ticket income alone will not provide the resources for us to realize our musical goals. No donation is too small, many come with special recognition and benefits.