We love to delight SWFL audiences with our admission-free concerts at Cambier Park in Naples and Riverside Park in Bonita Springs.
But as ironic as it might sound, admission-free concerts are not expense-free. Behind the scenes, there are a number of ongoing costs associated with producing admission-free shows. The main expenses are listed below.
Each performance costs us an average of approximately $1,500. Without the assistance of sponsorship dollars, we are reliant to pay expenses out of the donations we collect during each concert’s intermission. Depending on the audience size of each concert, sometimes there just isn’t much left over to put into our Annual High School Music Education Program fund once concert fees are paid.
However, with the help of personal and business sponsorships, we can pay our expenses and still have plenty to invest in our Annual High School Music Education Program fund where all non-expense dollars remain until each annual recipient is announced.
Every spring, once all seasonal band expenses have been paid in full, we determine just how big of a check we can write to the designated area high school. Our goal is to get to the point where we are not worried about expenses because of generous donors and sponsors.
If you can help support the mission, please make a secure online donation, or download the form below. Thank you!!