Become a Community Sponsor

Dear Friend of Niskayuna Music;

Thank you for your continued support of music education and performance for Niskayuna students. Because of sponsors like you, we have been able to continue a nationally recognized program that promotes excellence in music instruction and the performing arts. Each year, your gift supports:

  • Concerts, featuring students at the elementary, middle and high school levels.
  • District-wide orchestra, band and choir festivals at Proctor’s Theater
  • Faculty grants for program enrichment.
  • Student scholarships for summer music instruction and college study.
  • Support for students with financial need.

The pandemic has forced us all to think “outside the box”and this certainly applies to the Music Department. Faculty are re-thinking instruction and performance methods, using technology and other accommodations to ensure students are safe while they continue to learn and perform. At a time when our children are adapting to so much change, music continues to provide a creative and therapeutic outlet in their daily lives.

We anticipate that the next several years will be difficult for our school district, as the financial impact of COVID-19 results in reductions to State and local funding. Typically arts and music are vulnerable when there is a budget shortfall, and supplemental funding through the Friends of Music will be even more critical to our programming.

We hope that your business will continue to sponsor the Friends of Music this year if you are able. We are creating new strategies to promote our sponsors through website and email advertising, including recognition during online streaming concerts and performances. If your business is struggling because of pandemic closures, please know that we are sincerely grateful for your continued support of our programs, even if it can’t be monetary this year.

We offer three levels of sponsorship:

Concertmaster:   ($75 or $100 and above) 

  • Full- year advertising on our website
  • Business card-size ads in our NOTES newsletters
  • Business listing in all concert programs.

Music Director:   ($250 and above) 

  • Business listing in all concert programs.
  • Half -page ad in our NOTES newsletters.
  • Prominent-placement advertising on our website.
  • Thank you ads and announcements during all streaming concerts and performances.

Composer: ($500 and above) 

  • Top business listing in all concert programs.
  • Full-page ad in NOTES newsletters..
  • Top-placement advertising on our website.
  • Thank you ads and announcements at all streaming concerts and performances.
  • Permanent “Name-a-Chair” plate in the Niskayuna High School Auditorium.

To begin or continue your sponsorship, please notify us as soon as possible– so we can include your ad on our website and all publications. Donations to Niskayuna Friends of Music are tax-deductible to your business.

Ways to Become a Sponsor

1. Use the form below!

2. Email Julie McDonnell at [email protected] with your sponsorship level, including your electronic or scanned business card / ad. This year we will be prioritizing our website advertising so feel free to send a full color ad if you prefer.

Payment: PAYPAL payments are accepted on our website, or you can mail a check to:

Niskayuna Friends of Music; Attn Community Sponsorships
District Music Office: 1626 Balltown Road
Niskayuna, NY 12309

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.  The students, teachers, parents, and grandparents of the Niskayuna community are grateful for your support. 

With appreciation,

Julie McDonnell
Chair, Community Sponsorships
Sarah Frank Spindler
President, Niskayuna FOM


Thanks to your support, Niskayuna has been named a “Best Community for Music Education” by NAMM since 2014!

FOM Community Sponsor Form

Community Sponsor
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