Celebrating 95 years in Charlottesville, VA

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WMC gives members many opportunities to be involved with our Club’s activities and mission. Please see descriptions below. It’s a great way to meet new people and participate in our dynamic group. Please check all boxes where you might have an interest in helping. A WMC member will get in touch to answer your questions. Thank you and welcome to our 99th season! (check one or more).



















Join / Renew

All categories of membership receive full membership status. Respond by June 25, 2021 to assure listing in the Yearbook.

Dues for the year are:

  • $40 for an Individual Membership
  • $65 for Individual + Spouse
  • $35 for a Music Teacher Membership (private studio or classroom).

After January 1, dues are $20.00 regardless of the type of membership.

Giving

WMC dues cover about 50% of our administrative costs. Would you please consider making a gift in addition to your dues?

Your donation will go into general fund, or, you can designate it be made “in memory” or “in honor” of someone. Or, you can specify a special fund or program. Use the Notes area to tell us if you have a preference. Thank you!

Giving Levels

  • APPLAUSE Level: Gifts to $199
  • ENCORE Level: Gifts to $200-$499
  • BRAVO Level: Gifts to $500-$999
  • OVATION Level: Gifts $1000+

Giving Benefits

  • APPLAUSE: WMC Yearbook recognition
  • ENCORE: Yearbook recognition and additional recognition at our October Launch
  • BRAVO!: All of the above and a complimentary Lunch with a program performer in 2021-22
  • OVATION: All of the above and Name a Competition Scholarship for a year

Wednesday Music Club Volunteer Opportunities 2021-22


STANDING COMMITTEES AND MISSION-DRIVEN PROGRAMS:
Competition: The Competition (Jan. or Feb.) and Winners Recital (March) are highlights of our year requiring many hands to achieve the best possible results. Several sub-committees work together to assist with reviewing the previous year’s efforts and procedures, scheduling judges and volunteers, making area teachers aware of the competition and the community aware of the Recital as well as sending notes of appreciation.

Development: Help identify prospective donors and direct the fund-raising efforts of WMC.

Finance: Assist the chair and the Club’s professional treasurer in formulating a budget to be presented for approval by the WMC Board at its June meeting and also provides oversight for long-range planning.

MUSIC HERE!: In partnership with the Boys & Girls Club and Walker Upper Elementary School, this program provides help to students in grades 2-6 for an hour a week. If you can read music, consider helping children learn basic musical concepts through a series of online computer games. If you have ever played any instrument (including piano), you might enjoy coaching beginning band and orchestra students, either one-on-one or in groups.

Program: Help the Program Chair locate and invite artists to present the Club’s monthly programs each season. The committee also helps our performers as needed on meeting day and coordinates with our performance venue, The Center at Belvedere. Committee members help with program proofreading.

Recitals: Help organize four Young Musicians Recitals and one Adult Student Recital each season.

Support Funds: Sub-committees assist with the following programs: 1) Educational Outreach, 2) Symphony Student Player Lesson Scholarships, and 3) University Music Major tuition scholarships.

Tuition Scholarships: Assist with determining financial help to families who need support in providing private music lessons for their children.

MEDIA SUPPORT:
Archivist/Librarian: Help gather and organize materials for our archives at UVA’s Special Collections Library.

Computer Assistance: Are you familiar with Word, Excel, or Pages? We value advice and occasional technical help as we work through our administrative duties each year.

Publicity: WMC has an amazing story to tell! Be a part of getting the good word out to our community.

Website and Social Media: Help our Webmaster maintain and update our WMC website, an important communication tool for us. Keep our Facebook page up-to-date.

MUSIC-MAKING OPPORTUNITIES:
Fermata: Meet informally with others to enjoy playing music together in members’ homes or in The Center Atrium.

Programs: Are you interested in performing for one of the Club’s monthly meetings?
Whole program_____ Shared program____ Selection on members’ program____

SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES:
Greeting: Offer a welcoming smile and hello to our members and guests at our general meetings and events.

Mailings: Help fold, stuff and stamp envelopes for member mailings as needed.

Receptions: Assist with refreshments and other arrangements for a variety of WMC activities including the October Launch, Competition, Winners’ Recital, and special WMC events.