“The BCO concert experience is a must” - Vermont Times Sentinel

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We are honored and excited to be the recipients of a $10,000 NEA Challenge America Grant. In support of our Music for Minors Program, this grant and it’s corresponding community match will support our efforts to bring classical music to youth in our community. Since 2011 BCO musicians have visited a local school to connect with young students, and share the gift of music. These students are given tickets to attend our May “Celebration of Youth” concert to witness what classical music sounds like in a professional setting, and connect what they learned in the classroom with a live event. With designated grant funds, we are excited to expand this program to include additional visits to an expanded number of local schools. We hope that with seemingly simple steps we introduce something new to young minds – and expand their appreciation for art in all forms.

But we need your help. We have two challenges on our hands. The first is to make a meaningful impact on the students in our community. With an orchestra consisting of some of the finest local music educators, we’re excited to tackle this task. For our second task, we are turning to our community. As a challenge grant, we are charged with raising an additional $10,000 match to fund our Music for Minors program. We hope that as a supporter of the Burlington Chamber Orchestra, you will take advantage of this rare opportunity to have your donation matched dollar for dollar. We have received wonderful support from members of our board, our orchestra, and our community. Please join us in making this grant a success! You can make a donation on our secure website at http://www.bcovt.org/support/individual_support.html or by sending a gift to: Burlington Chamber Orchestra, PO Box 64983, Burlington, VT 05406

If you have any questions or would like more information regarding this undertaking, please email us at bco@bcovt.org

Christina Brooker
BCO Board of Directors