The Babies Proms Appeal through the generosity of donating past, present and future audience members will allow WAYO to manage ever-rising costs while maintaining a special targeted concert experience.
WA Youth Orchestras are very proud to have presented the Babies Proms for the past 30 years. As well as being an excellent avenue through with to introduce our young WA community to the wonders of the Orchestra, the Babies Proms continue to be an extremely important income stream for WAYO. Through the years the Babies Proms have helped support major projects for our many ensembles through concerts, tutoring and touring, as well as contributing significantly to the everyday running costs of WA Youth Orchestras.
WAYO is facing a future decision to move the Babies Proms to a significantly larger venue, but for 2018 we have maintained performances at our terrific but small venue at WAAPA. This campaign will ensure future audience members can experience the same intimate concert experience than the tens of thousands past audiences have loved so much.
Though the Babies Proms will always have its focus on the engagement of our young audience members, this move will inevitably impact the intimacy and interactive quality of our shows, as well as the opportunity for one on one interaction with our Conductor and musicians. WAYO would love to continue to produce these shows in a smaller venue, but we stand to lose a significant portion of financial support if we do so. WAYO is proud that we have managed to keep the Babies Proms an accessible show for WA families with our prices remaining at $10 – 14 for the last decade – the Babies Proms are still one of the highest quality events of this nature with a comparably low price point. We ask for your help in supporting the Babies Proms so that we may continue to grow and fulfil our potential in contributing to the WA arts community.
• 100% of any donation goes straight into the Babies Proms, not administration.
• WAYO use no professional fundraisers, consulting development staff, or third-party fundraisers.
• Any donation of $2 or larger is tax deductible.
• WAYO is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission.
A FINAL NOTE
We understand not everyone is in a position to donate, and many of our patrons already support worthy charities like WAYO. If you cannot make a monetary donation, please consider helping us in the following ways:
♪ Like and follow WA Youth Orchestra on Facebook
♪ Invite your family friends to attend a Babies Proms
♪ For our Babies Proms graduates and families – attend a WAYO Perth Concert Hall Concert
♪ Consider making a bequest
♪ Rehome your forgotten instruments! Donate an instrument you are no longer using for a WAYO member to use.
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