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A Letter to Donors

In 2005, a group of community leaders came together with the idea of a new arts organization that would serve, educate and connect the community through exceptional outdoor performances by skilled volunteer musicians. After laying a carefully sculpted foundation, the East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 12th season as a healthy organization that has remained in the black its entire existence, including our recent recession.

I have been reflecting on the many ways we have impacted our community. The free concerts for the public that have exposed them to the arts, the opportunity for regional talented musicians to use their art in community service, the educational programs we put on in the Collegedale Library, the genesis of our amphitheatre project which has blossomed into the new Collegedale Commons vision. However, on a personal level, the most gratifying experience is standing by the door before the rehearsal begins, welcoming and shaking hands with old friends as we become united again using our talents for others to experience that high art we call classical music. I’m reminded how these good people fulfill the biblical prerogative of 1 Peter 4:10 by using their varied gifts for service.

Would you consider helping to fund the ETSO? Please fill out the form below or mail a check to us. All donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Thanks for the many great years together and for being a part of keeping high-quality music in our community!

Richard Hickam
Conductor Emeritus
East Tennessee Symphony Orchestra

P.O. Box 1232
Collegedale, TN 37315

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If your business would like to set up a branded sponsorship, we can work with you to create a custom sponsorship package that serves you and our organization.

If you have any questions about donations or sponsorships, please contact:

Mathew Miller

And thank you for your support.

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