The Baldwinsville Community Band was founded in 1980 and is a registered 501 (c) 3 tax exempt group; donations are tax deductible . Funds for the band are voluntary and no government funds are received.
For many years, the band members paid $10 year dues, but this was waived during Covid.
Currently we are asking for voluntary dues of $20.
To support the band, you can send a check made payable to "Baldwinsville Community Band" and send it to
Claire Genett, BCB treasurer, 116 Oswego Street Apt 5, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
What donations support:
Music purchases While the band has a library of over 500 selections, new music is always wanted and needed to keep the interest of our audiences and players, as well as to replace old arrangements. A score and parts for bands cost anywhere from $50 to $200. If you would like to donate a specific piece of music, please contact Phill Sterling at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315 638-4956.
We often honor the memory of former members, family and friends by purchasing music in their name, and all music parts are stamped with a dedication to that person.
Insurance The band carries insurance to cover the members and our equipment and a certificate of insurance is often needed to perform or rehearse at sites. At present our policy costs $220 a year.
Equipment The band owns a sound system and percussion equipment. Our library includes 12 4-drawer files and is stored in the basement of the Baldwinsville Public Library. Several of the files need to be replaced due to age and wear.