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Sponsor your Symphony!

Support the arts. Enrich your community. Reach new audiences. Audiences are returning rapidly, and now is the perfect time to sponsor one of the cultural highlights of Whatcom County!

Music Director Yaniv Attar stands with the orchestra and soloists for applause following Mozart's Requiem in February 2023

Why Sponsor the Symphony?

Sponsorship is a marketing tool for your business, a celebration of the arts in our community, and an investment in making Bellingham a great place to live. As one of the premier arts institutions in Whatcom County, the BSO reaches thousands in our community who use their resources to support our business sponsors. 

Who is watching and listening?

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt in concert halls across the country. During the pandemic, the BSO innovated to meet our audiences in new and exciting ways. As we celebrate a full return to the Theatre, we look forward to carrying those innovations forward in our programming as we greet full performance spaces once again.

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Concert attendance reaches over 9,000 a year, including a core audience of 500 season ticket holders.

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Over 85% of attendees are from Bellingham and Whatcom County. A sizable portion of the remaining audience for each concert travels from Skagit County, Vancouver BC, and the Seattle metro area. These visitors support our local economy with hotel stays and shopping/dining around our community.

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The BSO regularly fills or sells out concerts at Mount Baker Theatre (seating capacity of 1,517).

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Symphony audiences report spending $400,000+ around Whatcom County while attending our concerts each year. Attendees also report patronizing businesses that support the BSO to show their appreciation!

These figures are from prior to the pandemic.

Make an Impression

Your sponsorship receives prominent recognition in a variety of ways that increases brand recognition and encourages audience members to support your business. This includes:

  • Concert Programs, Videos, & Signage: Sponsors receive verbal, logo, and name recognition in a variety of places throughout the season. This includes our logo listings in every program, an announcement from the stage at the concert you’ve sponsored, and a prominent poster in the lobby.
  • Website: Your logo is listed on in recognition of your support with a direct link to your website for patrons to easily find their way to your services. 
  • Email & Social Media: Targeted emails for each concert are sent to symphony attendees with sponsors featured in each concert listing. Season, Concert, and Guest Artist Sponsors receive recognition on the BSO Facebook page in acknowledgement of their support! Estimated Reach: 5,000 plus patrons per e-mail.

Sponsorship Levels & Benefits

There are several options available for Symphony sponsorship! View the graphic below to compare the benefits for each sponsorship level.
Sponsorship amounts vary based on cost.

2023-24 Sponsor Levels and Benefits Chart. Click to enlarge or download the Sponsorship packet below to learn more.

Questions about Sponsorship?

Email Gail Ridenour, Executive Director at or click the button below to download our 2023-2024 Sponsorship Packet.

Download Sponsorship Packet

The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra sends our deepest thanks and appreciation to our generous sponsors!

If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact our office at (360) 756-6752 or email our Development Director, Mikyn Sygitowicz at

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