Poco a Poco is a federally registered 501(c)(3) organization. Any donation amount will be tax deductible. We thank you for your time and consideration.

 

Our top priority is to offer excellent training and performance opportunities for young musicians in a supportive and intimate environment, allowing them to explore new concepts alongside our top-notch faculty.

We strive to make the festival accessible for all: Your donation today allows us to accept these talented students, regardless of financial restraints, and also keeps our concerts free and open to the public. 

 

 

Donation Levels

Dolce: $1+

Italian musical term meaning 'sweetly and softly'

  • Priscilla Craft
  • Edward & Gloria Patterson
  • Ron & Sue Hedglin
  • Lori & Diamante Perra
  • Jack & Karyn Dzurison
  • Jeanne Widman

Colla Voce: $50+

Italian musical term meaning 'with the voice'

  • Ronn & Joann Baker
  • Sharon & Buzz Groom
  • Jane Farero
  • Debbie & Michael Katcher
  • Marilyn Weiss
  • Margaret Wolf
  • Jerry & Jean Keck
  • Glenn & Mary Ruth Clayton
  • Jill & Joe Marconi

Colla voce level donors will receive the following:

  • Recognition in our programs, on our website, and on our facebook page
  • Signed note from 2018 festival participants

Harmony: $100+ 

When multiple pitches are joined together in consonance

  • Beth Loving
  • Ray Poling
  • Lois & Emmanuel Guyon
  • Mayor Jimmie & Gigi Lansford
  • Don & Diana Dean
  • Linda & Curtis Ettema
  • Thomas & Joyce Zigler
  • Ann Ellison
  • Betty Brassfield
  • Sharon & Roger Loudon
  • Bill Trelease
  • Elliot & Sharon Zucker
  • Thomas & Carole Barger
  • Cyndy & Chuck Irwin
  • Marlene Scott
  • Dr. Eleanor Howell
  • Ed & Cathy Brozak
  • Family of James & Barbara Eby
  • Ingrid & Eric Riggs
  • Kathy & Tom Jagiella
  • Anderson Investment Services, LLC

Harmony level donors will receive the following:

  • Recognition in our programs, on our website, and on our facebook page
  • Signed note from 2018 festival participants
  • Picture of the Poco a Poco Festival group

Con moto: $250+

Italian musical term meaning 'with movement’

  • Jean & Gerry Drendel
  • Anonymous
  • Woodland Education Foundation

Con moto level donors will receive the following:

  • Recognition in our programs, on our website, and on our facebook page
  • Signed note from 2018 festival participants
  • Picture of the Poco a Poco festival group
  • Behind-the-scenes video from our 2018 festival

Crescendo: $500+

Italian musical term meaning 'gradually growing louder'

  • Janice Hart
  • Omni Arts
  • Anonymous
  • Winston & Joan Adams
  • Streator Tourism Council

Crescendo level donors will receive the following:

  • Recognition in our programs, on our website, and on our facebook page
  • Signed note from 2018 festival participants
  • Picture with the Poco a Poco festival group
  • Behind-the-scenes video from our 2018 festival
  • You and a guest are invited to a cookie reception with the Poco a Poco students and faculty

Tutti: $1,000+

Italian musical term meaning 'All'

Tutti level donors will receive the following:

  • Recognition in our programs, on our website, and on our facebook page
  • Signed note from 2018 festival participants
  • Picture with the Poco a Poco festival group
  • Behind-the-scenes video from our 2018 festival
  • You and a guest are invited to a cookie reception with the Poco a Poco students and faculty
  • You and a guest are invited to a backstage tour during festival week with our Executive Director
  • Reserved concert seats throughout the festival week

Legato: $2,000+

Italian musical term meaning ‘smooth'

Legato level donors will receive the following:

  • Recognition as a Concert Sponsor in our programs, on our website, and on our facebook page
  • Signed note from 2018 festival participants
  • Picture with the Poco a Poco festival group
  • Behind-the-scenes video from our 2018 festival
  • You and a guest are invited to a cookie reception with the Poco a Poco students and faculty
  • You and a guest are invited to a private tour during festival week with our Executive Director
  • Reserved concert seats throughout the festival week
  • You and a guest are invited to dine with our students and faculty prior to the concert on 6/12 or 6/14

Sostenuto: $4,500+

Italian musical term meaning ‘sustained'

  • Dieken Family Foundation

Sostenuto level donors will receive the following:

  • Recognition as a Festival Sponsor in our programs, on our website and facebook page, and in all marketing and promotions
  • Signed note from 2018 festival participants
  • Picture with the Poco a Poco festival group
  • Behind-the-scenes video from our 2018 festival
  • You and a guest are invited to a cookie reception with the Poco a Poco students and faculty
  • You and a guest are invited to a private tour during festival week with our Executive Director
  • Reserved concert seats throughout the festival week
  • You and a guest are invited to dine with our students and faculty prior to the concert on 6/12 or 6/14
  • Comprehensive Backstage Pass to attend any classes and rehearsals throughout the festival week

 

We thank our 2018 In-Kind Donors: 

1) Park Presbyterian Church for use of their space

2) Janice Hart, Donna & Bill Stone, Judy Bliss, Gerry & Jean Drendel, Larry & Kathy Tombaugh, Linda & Curt Ettema, Ronn & Joann Baker for host housing visiting Faculty and Young Artists

3) Nancy Mueller, & Michele Piel for loaning their electric keyboards

4) Streator High School Band & Director Jamie Kotovsky for loaning their keyboard and stands

5) Reed-Custer High School's Music Department and Director Kevin Mangan for loaning Festival Choir octavos

6) Karen Ranger for providing our two group meals prior to the Concerts

7) Karen Ranger, Michele Piel, Darcy Mollo, & Jean Drendel for providing our Veggie, Fruit, & Beverage reception for our Community Choir participants

8) Larry & Kathy Tombaugh for hosting our Kick-off event at Tombaugh farm

9) Gerald Drendel for legal advice and assistance

10) Sandy Kuntz for insurance advice and assistance

11) Bill Trelease for providing his arrangement of the Illinois State Anthem

12) Ollie Miller of Merle Norman for providing makeup samples for our Young Artists