Patrons and Sponsors

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, the grants from Illinois Arts Council, 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.

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

$ 75 Elite Star
Business card size ad in show program and on our website under Elite Star
2 Week advanced notice of show tickets for seating

$100 Silver Star
1/4 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

SPONSORS (2018)

Thank you so much for your support throughout the year!

Director Council

Chris Bryson State Farm Agent

Platinum Star

Congressman Dan Lipinski 3rd District
Wells Fargo Advisor, Bloomington

Gold Star

Sam Leman Bloomington
Phil’s Barber & Styling Salon
Green Family Stores – Wes Kissel
Mid Illini Federal Credit Union
First State Bank
Mike Lockett – Story Teller
Applebees
Central Illinois Orthopedic Surgery
Illinois State Credit Union
Reiser, Chinski & Co. LLP CPA’s
Wilber & Associates
Cook’s Autobody
Kibler-Brady Ruestman Funeral Home
The Music Shoppe
Westminister Village
Heartland Bank
Zimmerman & Armstrong Investment Advisers

Silver Star

The Thai House
Doug Grube
Jim & Louise Bicek
Diana Blair, Re Max
Americana Animal Hospital
Menold Construction
Thru Blue Eyes Photography- Cheryl Bradley
Horine’s Pianos Plus
Lucca Grill
Schooners
Top Dog Grooming Salon
Grady’s Pizza & Fun Park
Doug Ferrier
Heart of Illinois Chorus
Backyard Pool and Patio
Baum Chevrolet Buick
Busey Bank
CJs Restaurant & Catering
Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic
Culligan Water Conditioning
Double Tree by Hilton
Dr David Skillrud
DR McKay’s
Expedia Cruise Ship Centers
Patsy & Cheryl Sherrard
Rick Mclean, State Farm Agent
S&S Paint & Body
Starcrest Cleaners
Always Hear Hearing Center
Grube Construction
Mounce Automotive
Sun Ag
Bloomington-Normal Macaroni Kid
Twin City Homebrewing
White Oak Brewing
Bryan & Mary Lou Johnsrud
CSM (Creative Sites Media) – Mark Lockett
Nordine Remodeling
The Committee
Alphagraphics
Avantis
Bloomington Family Dental
Central Illinois Spine
Kobe Steak House
Kumon Math and Reading Center
La Bamba
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
Nussbaum Transportation
O’Brien Mitsubishi
Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Praireland Federal Credit Union
B&B Awards
Beer Nuts
CIT Trucks
Edward & Sharon Schrof & families
Nu-Way Transportation
Schrof Companies
Selig Group
Forget Me Not Flowers
Bookeeping & Tax Service – Greg Slayton
Bushert’s General Stores
DJ Stone – Country Financial
Gary Miller’s Classic Auto
Hickory Hill Campground
Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home
First State Bank of Bloomington
Michael Sprague, State Farm Agent
The Copy Shop
William Masters
Drs Doran, Capodice, Efaw & Ocheltree
Endodontists of Illinois
Meadows at Mercy Creek
McLean County Historical Society
Harmony Guaranteed
Heller Auto

Elite Star

Hartnell Automotive
CEFCU
Diamond Vogel Paints
Midstate Transmission Service
Smoker’s Choice
Blain’s Farm & Fleet
Bratcher Heating & Air Conditioning
Carl’s Ice Cream
Chuck’s Harley Davidson
Direct Travel
Medici
Ron Guthoff CPA
Kurt’s Auto Body Repair Shop, Inc
Siron Automotive
Michael Harris, State Farm Agent
Wee Sew Shop
Happy Hour
Flanagan Implement
Mahaffey/Betts Agency
Nord-Milligan Dental Center
Bills Place
Fliginger’s Outdoor Power
Valley View Industries
Professional Electric Motor Repair
Denise Jones,Denise’s Scrapbooking Retreats – (309 ) 287-5010
Jamberry – Tina Ludwig
Ernst-Tyler, P.C.
Juanita and Miles Smith
Mike’s Collision Center
Tony’s Diner
Becks Family Florist
Allure Salon & Tanning
The Railsplitters (quartet)
Shorty’s Barbershop
Forrest Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning
Knapp Industrial Wood
American Building Company
The Ditch Bar & Grill
Focus on Hair
Lily’n Rose
Sylvester Family Dental
Little Jewels Learning Center

Bronze Star

Jim & Karen Bixby
Pat Dunagan
David Fullerton
Greg Grey
Marty & Sherri Hatzer
Felmley Dickerson Co.
Ken Ota
Chuck & Carol Parlette
Bowers Orthodontic Specialists
Adam & Nicole Shake
Tom Sullivan
Warren Wickham

Patrons

A&B Hatchery
Tim & Sue Calhoun
Guzzardo’s Italian Villa
Gary & Luann Eustice
Aches Away – massage specialists
Bob Zook Auto Body
Carole Semmler
Charles Cunningham, DDS
Denny’s Doughnuts & Bakery
Don Owen Tire
Eyecare Associates, Dr.Couillard Dr. Movic
Gordon & Jan Turnbull
Interstate All Battery Center
Jim & Judy Ferrier
Johnson’s Shoe Repair
Solid Gold Jewelers
Super Sign Service
Wilson Chrysler Jeep
Larry & Marilyn Finger
Dave & Cheryl Garrett
Jerry & Val Hornbacker
Clay & Tawni Martin
Walt & Linda Ohler
Game Time Gym II
Mike Bolt
Brian Pilhl
Dave’s Super Market, Inc
Maier Family Farm, Vernon & Marcus
Jim & Kathy Stahly
Shoey’s Barbershop
Jim Spachman, State Farm