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OOTS Friends and Patrons

Friends of OOTS is a dedicated group of supporters that make a vital contribution to funding our artistic programming, our work with students at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, in schools and in care homes. Friends also help as volunteers at concerts, in the office and with the Orchestra’s community work.

Becoming a Friend and paying a modest annual subscription is an affordable way to get involved across the whole range of everything we do.

As a Patron, you will be a major donor at one of 5 levels (from £120 to £5,000) with the ability to ‘Adopt a section player’, ‘Adopt a Principal Player’, support Artistic Director Dave Le Page or support a guest conductor.

And don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box. If you are a UK taxpayer, your annual subscription will benefit from Gift Aid, increasing the value of your support by 25%.

Levels of Annual Participation

To join, either click on the appropriate link below to sign up for a direct debit or click here to pay by card.
If you require further information, please call Lisa-Marie on 01789 267567.

FRIENDS

£35 (or £60 Joint)

£35 (or £60 Joint)

Priority booking and ticket discounts
Access to Rehearsals
Exclusive Friends’ events
High Notes newsletter
Attend & meet the Players at rehearsals
Members’ End of Season BBQ
The satisfaction of supporting one of the UK’s leading orchestras

Click here to pay by card
or below to pay by direct debit

BECOME A FRIEND

PATRON

£120 (or £10/Month)

£120 (or £10/Month)

All Friend’s benefits plus:

Your name listed as a Patron in OOTS programmes website and in our annual report*

Exclusive access to recording sessions

Invitation to the Patrons’ Annual Summer Garden Party and to interval receptions

Click here to pay by card
or below to pay by direct debit

BECOME A PATRON

SILVER PATRON

£300 (or £25/Month)

£300 (or £25/Month)

‘Adopt-a-Player’

As above plus

Your name listed as a Silver Patron in OOTS programmes, website and in our annual report*

A personal introduction to your ‘adopted’ player

A framed and signed photograph of your ‘adopted’ player

Click here to pay by card
or below to pay by direct debit

BECOME A SILVER PATRON

GOLD PATRON

£500 (or £42/Month)

£500 (or £42/month)

‘Adopt-a-Principal’

As above plus:
Your name listed as a Gold Patron in OOTS programmes website and in our annual report*
Regular meetings with your ‘adopted’ principal player
A framed and signed photograph of your ‘adopted’ principal player

Click here to pay by card
or below to pay by direct debit

BECOME A GOLD PATRON

PLATINUM PATRON

£1000 (or £85/Month)

£1000 (or £85/Month)

‘Support David Le Page’

As above plus:
Your name listed as a Platinum Patron in OOTS programmes website and in our annual report*
Regular meetings with David Le Page
A framed and signed photograph of David Le Page

Click here to pay by card
or below to pay by direct debit

BECOME A PLATINUM PATRON

MAESTRO PATRON

£5000 (or £417/Month)

£5000 (or £417/Month)

‘In support of a Guest Conductor’

As above plus:
Your name listed as a Maestro Patron in OOTS programmes website and in our annual report*

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or below to pay by direct debit

BECOME A MAESTRO PATRON

*Unless anonymity is requested

Click here to view our current list of Patrons

The names shown in brackets are players ‘adopted’

Platinum Patrons
Deborah & Roy Williams (David Le Page)

Gold 
Katherine Arnold & Adrian Harris (Victoria Brawn)
Bill Bruce & Peter Buckroyd (Nick Stringfellow)
Michael Terry (Chris Allan)
Deborah & Roy Williams (Francesca Moore-Bridger)

Silver 
Louisa Barnes (Lucy Rundle)
Anne Blair (Naomi Rump)
Chris & Chris Boylan (Craig Macdonald)
Alan & Jan Cumming (Mark Chivers)
Richard Farr
Clive & Mary Fieth (Caroline Mansell)
Nick and Carolyn Hodges (Liz Hodson)
Pamela and John Ilott (Anna Joubert)
Richard & Jill Kirby (Amy Littlewood)
Jean Liggins (Sally Harrop)
Michael Dain (Rebekah Allan)
Denis & Doris Waters (Cathy Leech)

Bronze
Paul & Fay Bates
John & Kay Bellinger
Alan & Mary Boddington
Mr & Mrs Ron Booker
Anne & Harry Brar
Roger & Felicity Chapman
Ann Marie Clancy
Tim & Penny Cox
Stephen & Hilary Daly
Heide Doherty
Tricia Earle
Karen and Tony Gaymond
Nick & Sally Keegan
Rev Douglas Lamb
Nick & Barbara Lister
Stan and Barbara Martin
Ailsa Logan & Niall McChesney
Simon & Lucy Miesegaes
Rosel Musgrave
Jane Quinn
Robin & Pamela Sankey
Keith & Margaret Stanley
Martin Stanley
Lynn Stephenson
David Stride
Ron & Gill Thomas
Bridget Winstanley
Jeremy Wilding & Sue Vaughan

Honorary Patrons
The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire Tim Cox
The High Sheriff of Warwickshire Simon Miesegaes
The Mayor of Stratford-upon-Avon Cllr Kate Rolfe