CONTACT EAST COUNTY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
COMMENTS, QUESTIONS ABOUT ECCO & MEMBERSHIP INQUIRIES
A WORD ABOUT MEMBERSHIP AND REHEARSALS
DONATE TO THE EAST COUNTY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
RUNNING A 60 PERSON ORCHESTRA - AND HOW YOU CAN HELP!
RUNNING AN ORCHESTRA
The East County Community Orchestra is a not-for-profit organization consisting of over 60 members. Participation in ECCO is on a volunteer basis - there are no salaries paid to the musicians. They cover all of their own expenses - travel, maintenance of instruments and of course time investment. Additionally, several members act as board members, perform chores during weekly rehearsals and concerts, and manage financial matters. The Music Director/Conductor position is also a non-salaried position. During formal concerts, all refreshments are provided by the musicians themselves.
The Orchestra incurs regular operating expenses throughout the year - which are rather substantial and unavoidable. Logistics for the operation of a 60 person orchestra are a significant issue to deal with! Some of the major costs are A ) monthly rental of rehearsal space & storage of equipment, B ) rental costs for the performance hall during concerts, C ) the purchase of sheet music for over 60 instruments (yes, this music is copyrighted - and must be paid for), and D ) advertising, website, performance program printing and other miscellaneous expenses.
ECCO relies upon contributions from you, as a community member for support. Concerts are always free to the public, but donations and contributions are very welcome and quite necessary. The Orchestra also applies for and receives occasional grants in small amounts to partially defray operating expenses. For well over 35 years, your contributions have allowed ECCO to provide quality live music to Portland area residents. Won't you consider donating to East County Community Orchestra? We thank you for your support.
YOU MAY ALSO CONTACT / DONATE USING OUR MAILING ADDRESS:
EAST COUNTY COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA - PO BOX 16134 - PORTLAND, OR 97292
CONTACT / DONATE RESPONSES AND RECEIPTS
If you contact East County Community Orchestra using the Contact Form on this page, we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please understand that there is no full time office staff within the ECCO organization.
Using the Donate button on this page allows you to make a contribution to East County Community Orchestra using either a PayPal account, or any of the major credit cards. These transactions result in a printable or E-mailed receipt for your records. If you donate using a check sent to our mailing address, your check will serve as a receipt. Thank You!
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