Centennial Club

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SUPPORT THE BAND – JOIN NOW!

JOIN BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR, AND A MATCHING DONATION WILL BE MADE TO THE BAND!

On a hot late August day in 1922 thirty-six businessmen and civic leaders of Charlottesville met to organize a community band. The brainchild of Sol Kaufman and Edward A. Joachim, the band was founded to fulfill the need for a community musical organization that could help celebrate civic events and provide quality entertainment and education to residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. The Band hired Englishman Harry Lowe, a genial and talented cornetist, as its first conductor and music director. For the next 18 years Mr. Lowe would lead the Band to ever increasing levels of skill and acclaim.

In the more than 90 years since Harry Lowe first raised his baton the Municipal Band has grown continually in both stature and musicianship. Winning contests, traveling thousands of miles across the southeastern United States, performing for U.S. Presidents, British royalty, and dignitaries at many levels, boosting civic pride and enriching the lives of those who have heard it at hundreds of concerts and parades, the Municipal Band of Charlottesville has over its history grown to become a beloved and indispensable part of life in Central Virginia. As the Band approaches its 100th anniversary, we invite you to join with us in honoring the memory of Harry Lowe, the Band’s legendary first conductor, celebrating our storied past, and helping us insure a promising future. We invite you to become a member of The Harry Lowe Centennial Club, in which you will become a special part of Charlottesville history, as you help to support the Band and its many activities!

Membership in The Harry Lowe Centennial Club starts at just $100 annually — less than $2 per week! Your generous annual pledge of this tax-deductible amount or more will be used to help defray the Band’s operating costs and help us continue to entertain and perform, as we approach our 100th anniversary in 2022. In addition, as a valued Club Member you will be entitled to a variety of special privileges and premiums, depending upon the level of membership you choose:

Individual Member Level — $100 – $249:

  • Membership Card
  • Membership Certificate
  • Special Decal
  • Early Admission and Priority Seating at Municipal Band Concerts for Member and Guest
  • Recognition in Future Concert Programs and Band Publications
  • Your Contribution is Tax Deductible (The Band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit; tax ID # 54-6000058)

Section Leader Level — $250 – $499:

  • All premiums and privileges at the Individual Member Level PLUS
  • A Commemorative Coffee Mug

Composer Level — $500 – $999:

  • All premiums and privileges at the Individual Member and Section Leader Levels PLUS
  • The opportunity to schedule a 30-minute ensemble performance for the event of your choice at no cost

Director’s Circle Level — $1,000 and Above:

  • All premiums and privileges at the Individual Member, Section Leader and Composer Levels PLUS
  • The opportunity to direct a march on one of the Band’s scheduled concerts

Annual Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities:

Partial Concert Sponsorship — $2,000
Full Concert Sponsorship — $4,000

  • Recognition in Future Concert Programs and Band Publications
  • Tax Deductible Contribution (The Band is a 501(c)(3) non-profit; tax ID # 54-6000058)
  • Early Admission and Priority Seating at Municipal Band Concerts for up to Ten Guests
  • Special Sponsorship Recognition during a Concert, plus Season-long Advertising in Programs and at Events

In addition to all of the above, other special opportunities may occasionally be offered to Club Members. And no matter which Club membership level you choose, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a difference in preserving a treasured American art form dating back over 300 years! So please join The Harry Lowe Centennial Club today! And remember: your Club membership donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. (The band is a 501(c)(3)  non-profit; tax  ID # 54-6000058)

Just as it was in 1922, our mission today remains providing high quality symphonic and patriotic  music in attractive and comfortable venues at no cost for everyone to enjoy. Local government funding has been reduced due to economic  conditions. Please help  the Municipal Band of Charlottesville continue its more than 90-year tradition of  providing symphonic music in beautiful settings to enrich the lives of everyone  in central Virginia. Don’t wait! Become a member of The Harry Lowe Centennial Club today! Thank you!

To join The Harry Lowe Centennial Club, complete the Application for Centennial Club Membership. You can complete the form on your computer and print it out, or print it out the blank form and complete by hand. Mail your completed application to the address shown on the form, along with your tax-deductible  gift. Thank you for your gift and for becoming a member of The Harry Lowe Centennial Club! You will receive your Member Card, Membership Certificate and applicable premiums by return mail.

For more information about The Harry Lowe Centennial Club, please contact Steve Layman at 434-295-9850 or E-mail the Charlottesville Municipal Band.

The Municipal Band of Charlottesville, Inc. © 2017
1119 Fifth Street SW - Suite B
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902-6480

434-295-9850
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