Dunedin Music Society receives top ranking for nonprofits

DUNEDIN, FL – The world’s largest source of information on nonprofits has given the Dunedin Music Society its highest rating.

Guidestar commended the Dunedin Music Society for going above and beyond to be transparent about its business and finances.

Guidestar is the # 1 philanthropic research database designed to find the best charities to get involved with and support.

The Dunedin Music Society has been awarded the Guidestar Platinum Seal for 2021, the highest ranking possible, due to its strategic plan to ‘Recover, Rebuild and Reconnect’ and for using the Geneva Emotional Musical Scales metrics to determine the effects live music to the audience and performers.

Dunedin Music Society

New residents to the area continue to reach out to society, seeking opportunities to perform, learn music or attend concerts in person.

The music company has been performing outdoor and live performances since October, and the Dunedin Concert Band recently presented their second indoor performance this year in the presence of Dr Jeff Traster, the composer of “Declaration”, which was performed during the event. of the concert.

“What an enthusiastic crowd and a breath of fresh air to experience greater normalcy on the path to the arts revival,” said Traster.

More than half of the audience were newcomers to music society events.

The Dunedin Music Society began as the Dunedin Concert Band in 1981. In 2014, the City of Dunedin Parks and Recreation Department asked the Society’s Chief Executive Officer, Stephen P. Brown, to assume the leadership of orchestra and create a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) public charity for financial accountability.

Instead of just signing the Florida state model form, it took a steering committee of artists, park staff, members of the public, and residents 18 months to develop a constitution and bylaws. It was during this process that the organization was renamed Dunedin Music Society to avoid being limited to one group.

Dunedin Music Society

Since its incorporation in December 2016, the music company has grown to include four ensembles, including the Dunedin Concert Band, Florida Symphonic Winds, Pinellas Community Players and Rhythm Kings Jazz Orchestra, and eight ongoing and annual programs including the Pinellas Festival. of Community Bands, Virtual Group Festivals and a 2022 European Tour.

The company has a comprehensive membership program, including a VIP Maestro’s Circle, a growing group of supporters who receive VIP privileges, including perks and invitations to company cocktails. Each circle option consists of two people in the same household, or one person and one guest.

The Music Maker program includes local businesses and businesses that support society by sponsoring events, workshops, programs, and promotions. Individuals, businesses, organizations and corporations can choose from six sponsorship packages.

The company also launched its first fundraising campaign called “COVID Catch-Up Challenge.

An organization made up of artists, audiences and community advocates, the Dunedin Music Society’s sustainable development goals include good physical and emotional health and well-being, quality education, economic growth and equality with maximum transparency.

Concerts, rehearsals, workshops and festivals take place at venues that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, such as the Dunedin Community Center and the Pinellas Park Performing Arts Center and Palladium at St. Petersburg College . Wheelchair accessible viewpoints are available at all sites.

Upcoming events include:

This is a true community set that has grown steadily over the past few years, thanks to the dedication of advanced players ready to help and encourage others, as well as newbies eager to learn how to improve themselves. .

Led by Derek Currier, this intermediate instrumental ensemble gives adults the opportunity to recharge their love of the stage and share their love of live music once again.

The concert is free but donations will be accepted. Click here to sign up.

The concert will feature music by Copland, Menken, Gorb and Smith. Click here to sign up.

The concert is free but donations will be accepted. Click here to sign up.

Dress up and dance this holiday season with the Rhythm Kings Jazz Orchestra.

The group will perform a medley of Tchaikovsky’s holiday tunes in Berlin, as well as the Dreidl Dance, Secret Agent Santa, Walk in the Air, selections from The Nutcracker Suite, White Christmas, Holiday portraits and the ultimate Christmas carol.
General admission is $ 15. Society members can log in and register to reserve seats up to three days before the performance.

For more information, visit the website or call 727-800-3727.

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