Sound Studios Olympia is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Thank you for taking the time to consider sponsoring us as we pursue our mission of creating the best place for music education with an emphasis on performance.
Simply put, we need sponsorships from our community in order to thrive. SSO has the chance to make a great impact on the community. We are locally owned and operated and we like it that way. Our board of directors is made up of business people from different local companies small and large. We see Olympia as a musical city, vibrant, and opening up as it grows and expands. We want to be a part of this and through the support we get from donors and sponsors, we know we will be.
A little about our mission.
Sound Studios Olympia differs from other music studios because we want to attract the best teachers through something other places don't have. In keeping with our philosophy that music is learned in order to be shared, we plan around 18 concert events per year. These events differ in size and scope, but will work by inviting our teachers to submit several of their students to perform in them. Some examples are the Baroque Society concerts which will feature music written in the late 17th century. Small ensembles of students will perform these works in an intimate setting at the Red Lion RL Hotel ballroom, subdivided of course into a smaller hall. Another such concert event we have planned is the Major Recital which will feature multiple recitals over at least one whole day, in which every student in the school will perform! Also to be held at the RL hotel ballroom, but this time we could rent two subdivisions of the ballroom and have multiple recitals at the same time. So you see, we will create opportunities for students to perform their music often through our own concert events. We will also cover the rental of the hall for our teachers to hold their own recitals. Besides performances we also offer classes for the community on topics that they may find interesting. We view it as an exploration for them, to be able to sit down and hear about a topic in music and to take from it what they want without the pressure associated with classes. A final exam at the end will really only be to help the student see what they retained and for the instructor to hone their class for the next time. These classes on topics such as theory, history, and music as it is expressed in cultures outside of our western art music traditions, will be very popular.
Please consider helping us on this mission, because we will thrive with your help.
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Here's how you can help:
Launch Sponsorship: Donate $1,500 or more to Sound Studios Olympia before December 31st and we will add you, or your company, to our Launch Sponsors ribbon on our home page. Logos click through to your website.
Ad Buys: Starting in October 2020* will put an ad in everything we produce, such as programs for concert events (live and virtual) and our monthly Passacaglia newsletter which is emailed out to our email list and available on our website. This renews each quarter so it is only a quarterly commitment we are asking for.
Quarterly Sponsorship: Starting in October* will grant your business the status of Quarterly Sponsor. Quarterly Sponsors are listed on our homepage with their business logos linking directly to their websites. They are placed in all of our publications such as programs and our monthly Passacaglia newsletter, in prominent locations and also with linked logos. These sponsors also get to be displayed on a billboard inside the school which will be visible to everyone who walks in. Renews each quarter so again, we are looking for quarterly commitments.
Program Co-Sponsorship: This puts your company down as the co-sponsor of any particular event, such as a recital or concert. Event sponsors are listed on all publications and advertising for that event, as well as on our website. If the event is video recorded then the sponsor will be included within the video, and any written description. Some recorded events will be posted on YouTube and the sponsors will be noted forever in association with that event. Donation amount based on need and size of that event
Program Sponsorship: This is very similar to the co-sponsorship above, except that your company will be the only one listed. Once this amount is secured, no other companies will be allowed to be co-sponsors. Donation amount based on need and size of that event
Website Sponsor: $75/mo. to be listed as the website sponsor.
Items for silent auction: We will hold our major fundraiser in May every year, toward the end of the month. We will be constantly seeking items for the silent auction. All companies which contribute to our silent auction will be listed on a page about the event from January to May. Auction donors will also be listed in publications and in our newsletter from March through May. This fundraiser will be held in the RL ballroom and we will rent the entire room. The night will be memorable, elegant, classic, and an affair we hope will quickly become an annual favorite for Olympia.
We are also open to in-kind donations of useful products for running our school. A few generous donors have already donated a few pianos for our studios. Businesses with equipment that may be outdated for them could donate the equipment to us. We will create a list of equipment donors and list specific large donations, such as the donation of a set of large bookcases to create our library with, or a professional copy machine. We will not take everything, but if you would consider offering a donation to us before selling it or sending it somewhere else, we would appreciate it.
If you have another idea, or a different dollar amount, we may be interested and able to work a different option out. Please contact us today with your idea.
*The sponsorship contributions must be made within the month prior to the start of the quarter and the recognition will begin the first day of the new quarter.