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


Thank you so much for your support throughout the year!

Platinum Star

Congressman Dan Lipinski 3rd District
The Music Shoppe, Normal
Wells Fargo Advisor, Bloomington

Gold Star

Applebees, Bloomington
Carmela’s Restaurant, Bloomington
Cook’s Autobody, Normal
David Anthony Jewelers, Tinley Park
Evergreen Place and Village, Normal
Green Family Stores – Wes Kissel, Springfield
Heartland Bank, Bloomington
Heartland Home Medical Supply INC, Bloomington
Herb & Barb Burdett, Bloomington
McLean County Historical Society, Bloomington
McLean County Orthopedic, Bloomington
Mid Illini Federal Credit Union, Bloomington
Nord Outdoor Power, Bloomington
O’Brien Mitsubishi, Normal
Parke Regency Hotel & Conference Center, Bloomington
Phil’s Barber & Styling Salon, Orland Hills
Reiser, Chinski & Co. LLP CPA’s, Bloomington
State Farm Companies , Bloomington
The Vein Specialists, Bloomington
Westminister Village, Bloomington
Wilber & Associates, Bloomington
Zimmerman & Armstrong Investment Advisers, Normal

Silver Star

Prenzler Outdoor, Bloomington
Allied Health Group, Normal
Alphagraphics, Bloomington
Always Hear Hearing Center, Bloomington
Americana Animal Hospital, Bloomington
Avantis, Bloomington
B&B Awards, Bloomington
Backyard Pool and Patio, Bloomington
Baum Chevrolet Buick, Clinton
Beer Nuts, Bloomington
Bloomington-Normal Macaroni Kid, Bloomington
Bookeeping & Tax Service – Greg Slayton, Secor
Bratcher Heating & Air Conditioning, Bloomington
Busey Bank, Bloomington
Bushert’s Furniture, El Paso
Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington
CJs Restaurant & Catering, Bloomington
Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic, Normal
CSM (Creative Sites Media) – Mark Lockett, Normal
Culligan Water Conditioning, Bloomington
Dennis Kagel, Normal
Diana Blair, Re Max, Bloomington
DJ Stone – Country Financial, El Paso
Don Brucker – Soil Fertility & Pest Mgt Consulting, Chenoa
Double Tree by Hilton, Bloomington
Doug Grube, El Paso
Dr David Skillrud, Normal
DR McKay’s, Bloomington
Drs Doran, Capodice, Efaw & Ocheltree, Bloomington
Edward & Sharon Schrof, Forrest
Endodontists of Illinois, Bloomington
Epiphany Church on College Ave,
First State Bank, Bloomington
First State Bank, Bloomington
Forget Me Not Flowers, Bloomington
Grady’s Pizza & Fun Park, Bloomington
Grube Construction, El Paso
Harmony Guaranteed,
Heart of Illinois Chorus, Towanda
Heller Auto, El Paso
Horine’s Pianos Plus, Bloomington
Illinois State Credit Union, Normal
Jim & Louise Bicek, Oak Forest
Kobe Steak House, Bloomington
Kumon Math and Reading Center, Bloomington
La Bamba, Normal
Lucca Grill, Bloomington
Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Normal
Meadows at Mercy Creek, Normal
Menold Construction, Morton
Michael Sprague, State Farm Agent, Bloomington
Mike Lockett – Story Teller, Normal
Mobile Money Inc, San Clemente
Mounce Automotive, El Paso
Nu-Way Transportation, Bloomington
Praireland Federal Credit Union, Normal
Residence Inn by Marriott, Bloomington
Rick Mclean, State Farm Agent, Bloomington
S&S Paint & Body, Bloomington
Sam Leman Bloomington, Bloomington
Sam Leman Chevy City, Bloomington
Sam Leman Ford/Toyota, Bloomington
Schooners, Bloomington
Shannon’s Five Star, Bloomington
Starcrest Cleaners, Bloomington
The Committee
The Copy Shop, Bloomington
Thru Blue Eyes Photography- Cheryl Bradley, Normal
Twin City Homebrewing, Bloomington
White Oak Brewing, Normal
William Masters, Bloomington

Elite Star

Adrian’s Barber Shop , Bloomington
Allure Salon & Tanning, Normal
American Building Company, El Paso
Becks Family Florist, Bloomington
Bills Place, Bloomington
Blain’s Farm & Fleet, Bloomington
Carl’s Ice Cream, Normal
CEFCU, Peoria
Chuck’s Harley Davidson, Bloomington
Diamond Vogel Paints, Bloomington
East Central Illinois – Exploring the Beginnings, Mahomet
Ernst-Tyler, P.C., Normal
Flanagan Implement,
Fliginger’s Outdoor Power, Morton
Forrest Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning, Forrest
Ft Jesse Imaging Center, Normal
Happy Hour,
Hartnell Automotive , Normal
Jamberry – Tina Ludwig, Springfield
Knapp Industrial Wood, Forrest
Kurt’s Auto Body Repair Shop, Inc, Bloomington
Little Jewels Learning Center, Bloomington
Mahaffey/Betts Agency, El Paso
Matthews Construction, Lincoln
McLean County Dental – Dr Emil Verban Jr. DDS , Bloomington
Medici, Normal
Michael Harris, State Farm Agent, Normal
Midstate Transmission Service, Normal
Mike’s Collision Center, Bloomington
Nordine Remodeling, Normal
Professional Electric Motor Repair, Bloomington
Rebbec Chevrolet Buick GMC, El Paso
Ron Guthoff CPA , Bloomington
Schrof Companies, Bloomington
Schumacher’s Tyre & Alignment Service Inc., Roanoke
Shorty’s Barbershop, Normal
Siron Automotive, Bloomington
Smoker’s Choice, Bloomington
Sun Ag, El Paso
Suzi Davis Travel, Bloomington
Sylvester Family Dental, Bloomington
The Railsplitters (quartet),
Tony’s Diner, Bloomington
Valley View Industries, Inc., Cornell
Wee Sew Shop, Bloomington

Bronze Star

Bowers Orthodontic Specialists, Bloomington
Daniel W. Steadman, DDS, Bloomington
Downs Automotive, Downs
Felmley Dickerson Co., Bloomington
Greg Grey, Bunker Hill
Harlan Brucker, Colfax
Hill Radio, Bloomington
Jim & Karen Bixby, Peoria
Juanita and Miles Smith, Bloomington
Ken Ota, Bloomington
Mike Wehrenberg, State Farm Agent, Bloomington
Nussbaum Transportation, Hudson
Tom Brokaw, State Farm Agent, Bloomington
Tom Sullivan, Bloomington
Warren Wickham, Bloomington


A&B Hatchery, Bloomington
Aches Away – massage specialists, Bloomington
Adrian’s Shoe & Repair, Bloomington
Carole Semmler, Bloomington
Charles Cunningham, DDS, Bloomington
Chuck & Carol Parlette, Bloomington
Clay & Tawni Martin, Bloomington
Dave’s Super Market, Inc, Fairbury
David Fullerton, Bloomington
Denny’s Doughnuts & Bakery, Bloomington
Don Owen Tire, Bloomington
Eyecare Associates, Dr.Couillard Dr. Movic, Bloomington
Fred & Martha Dahn, Kankakee
Game Time Gym II, Bloomington
Gary & Luann Eustice, Normal
Gordon & Jan Turnbull, Bloomington
Guzzardo’s Italian Villa, Lincoln
Interstate All Battery Center, Bloomington
Jim & Judy Ferrier, Towanda
Jim & Kathy Stahly, Normal
Jim Spachman, State Farm, Bloomington
Johnson’s Shoe Repair, Normal
Josh & Beth Fromme, Normal
Larry & Marilyn Finger, Bloomington
Maier Family Farm, Vernon & Marcus, Fairbury
Marty & Sherri Hatzer, Pontiac
Mike Bolt, Normal
Shoey’s Barbershop, Bloomington
Solid Gold Jewelers, Normal
Super Sign Service, Bloomington
The Thai House, Bloomington
Tim & Sue Calhoun, Normal
Wilson Chrysler Jeep, Clinton