OOTS Friends and Patrons

Friends of OOTS are a dedicated group of supporters that make a vital contribution to funding our artistic programming and our work in schools and care homes throughout the Midlands.

A few examples of how your subscription could make a difference:

  • £50 buys a music stand
  • £100 pays for a piano tuner
  • £1,500 funds a series of visits to primary schools

Get involved… play your part and help us share our music with the widest possible audience!

View the list of our current Patrons.

And to make even more of an impact, every donation made to OOTS until July 2019 is eligible for match funding 1:1 by Arts Council England.  And don’t forget to tick the Gift Aid box. If you are a UK tax payer, 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 or call Lisa-Marie on 01789 267567

FRIEND: £35 Individual  £60 Joint  
Benefits: Priority booking; Exclusive Friends’ events; High Notes newsletter; The satisfaction of supporting one of the UK’s leading chamber orchestras

PATRON: £120
Benefits: All Friend’s benefits plus: Your name listed in OOTS programmes, website and in our annual report *; Invitation to interval receptions & an annual pre-concert reception; Access to concert rehearsals.

SILVER PATRON ‘Adopt-a-Player’: £300
Benefits: as above plus: A personal introduction to your ‘adopted’ musician; A framed and signed photograph of your adopted player

GOLD PATRON ‘Adopt-a-Principal’: £500
Benefits: As above plus: Invitation to the Chairman’s Cocktail Party

MAESTRO PATRON ‘Adopt-the-Maestro’: £2000 
Benefits as above plus: Exclusive dinner with the Artistic Director at a selected restaurant; Two 1 hour conducting lessons with the Artistic Director


For budding conductors, this is your opportunity to stand in front of one of the UK’s most exciting orchestras. With the benefit of personal coaching from the Artistic Director, this very exclusive package offers a 3-hour session with OOTS to include:

  • 2-hour rehearsal session on selected work
  • Feedback and advice from players and Artistic Director
  • 30-minute performance to which Friends/Colleagues may be invited
  • Video recording for your own personal use

*Unless anonymity is requested