Patrons

Help support the Sound of Illinois

The Sound of Illinois is a 501(a)(3) not-for-profit a cappella male chorus organization dedicated to providing vocal music education and using the power of music to entertain and touch the hearts of our audiences. The SOI Chorus funds its annual budget through the following:

Annual Show: Central Illinois audiences who attend our show, plus area businesses and patrons who buy space in our printed show programs, are the major sources of income.

Singing Valentines: Patrons who pay for a couple songs, a rose and a photo are another income source.

Grants: Annual contributions from State Farm Companies Foundation and the Town of Normal’s Harmon Arts Grants are important to our fiscal health. State Farm grants are based on employee volunteer hours provided to the group. Central Illinois Arts Council has provided past grants.

Other: Other income sources include member dues, special gifts and bequests.

The Sound of Illinois operating expenses have grown and include: rehearsal hall rent, director fees, music, risers, uniforms and insurance.

We invite you to become a member patron of the Sound of Illinois with a tax-deductible contribution. To show our appreciation we are offering a variety of benefits to our patrons as outlined below:

$25 Patron

$ 50 Bronze Star
Name & Town listed in show program and on our website under Bronze Star
2 Week advanced notice of show tickets for seating

$100 Silver Star
1/3 page ad in show program or Name & Town for individuals listed in
show program under Silver Star. Plus receive recognition on our website.
2 Week advanced notice of show tickets for seating

$250 Gold Star
1/2 page ad in show program or Name & Town for individuals listed in
show program under Gold Star. Plus receive recognition on our website.
2 Week advanced notice of show tickets for seating
2 complimentary reserved seats at annual show

$500 Platinum Star
Full page ad in show program Name & Town for individuals listed in
show program under Platinum Star. Plus receive recognition on our website.
2 Week advanced notice of show tickets for seating
4 complimentary reserved seats at annual show

$1000 Director Council
Full page ad in show program Name & Town for individuals listed in
show program under Director Council. Plus receive recognition on our website.
2 Week advanced notice of show tickets for seating
6 complimentary reserved seats at annual show
1 complimentary Singing Valentine within Bloomington/Normal

Please contact Greg Grey via email at (greg.grey.bil5@statefarm.com) or call (309-763-3735) for any information!