IWCO FRIENDS OF THE ORCHESTRA
Stand Partners Program
A Part for You To Play
Typically in an orchestra, two players share a music stand, and their collegue is known as their “stand partner.” The Illinois Wesleyan Symphony Orchestra (IWCO) will soon be offering a special opportunity for YOU to become an additional Stand Partner, becoming a part of our ensemble through your support. As an IWCO Stand Partner, you can participate in the Orchestra experience in a very special way as you will be matched with an IWCO student musician as your personal Partner.
The IWCO is unique as a University orchestra that shares the stage with community players, making it a special part of the greater Bloomington-Normal Community. Your support of the IWCO enables us to go far beyond the usual classroom/auditorium offering by bringing our concerts to the historic Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts and hosting world-famous guest artists in performance with the IWCO.
Examples of Stand Partner benefits (depending on your intereste and level of support) include:
- Season tickets to IWCO concerts (4 each academic year)
- Invitation to Partners-only receptions with your musician-partner
- Printed recognition in concert programs
- Name badge to wear to concerts, identifying you as a valuable supporter of IWCO
- Correspondence from your Musician Partner, sharing their struggles and triumphs in rehearsal and performance
- Copies of some of the music they’re working on, so you can follow along
- Other special opportunities yet to be determined!
To learn more about the Stand Partners Program, please complete the following form.
We look forward to having you join us!