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. 

We are now accepting donations as we prepare for and plan our 2019 festival, to be held in Streator the week of June 9-15th, 2019.

 

 

Donation Levels

*the added benefits with each new level are indicated in bold

Sostenuto: $4,000+

Italian musical term meaning ‘sustained'

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 6/10, 6/11 or 6/13

  • Comprehensive Backstage Pass to attend any classes and rehearsals throughout the festival week

We’d like to thank the Dieken Family Foundation for their

$4,235 donation in 2019, sponsoring our 11 Young Artists

who are attending Streator-land schools

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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 6/10, 6/11 or 6/13

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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

We’d like to thank the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation for their

$1,000 donation in 2019, co-sponsoring our Community Concert

endeavors on Saturday, June 15th at 3 PM

We’d like to thank Whitey and Joan Adams for their $1,000 donation in 2019.

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Crescendo: $500+

Italian musical term meaning 'gradually growing louder'

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

-Anonymous

-Streator City Tourism Council

-Janice Hart

-Patricia Fester and Julie Ramza

-Scot and Louella Wrighton

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Con moto: $250+

Italian musical term meaning 'with movement’

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

-Don and Diana Dean

-Sharon and Elliot Zucker

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Harmony: $100+ 

When multiple pitches are joined together in consonance

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

-Lois and Emmanuel Guyon

-Betty Brassfield

-Dr. Eleanor Howell

-Woodland Education Foundation

-Beth Loving

-Ray Poling

-Linda and Curtis Ettema

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Colla Voce: $50+

Italian musical term meaning 'with the voice'

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

-Jill Marconi

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Dolce: $1+

Italian musical term meaning 'sweetly and softly'

Dolce level donors will receive the following:

  • Recognition on our website and on our facebook page


 

We thank our 2019 In-Kind Donors: 

1) Park Presbyterian Church for use of their space

2) Janice Hart, Judy Bliss, Donna & Bill Stone, Larry & Kathy Tombaugh, Jean & Gerry Drendel, John & Sondra Anderson, Ronn & Joann Baker for housing our Faculty artists

3) Karen Ranger for preparing and donating two choir meals

4) Sarah Smith for donating her photography skills and time

5) Ms. Kitty Solon and her family for donating a piano

6) Mr. Yang Hong Sherman and the Chinese school for donating a piano

7) Matthew Tombaugh for pro-bono clerical work

To our volunteers, thank you!

Donna Stone, Kay Fulkerson, Louella Wrighton,

Community Concert sponsored in part by the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation

Community Concert sponsored in part by the Starved Rock Country Community Foundation