Community Arts Support Grant
ACHF Arts Access
Increased concert attendance Buffalo Community Orchestra should be reflected in higher ticket sales, as happened for fall and holiday 2011 concerts: October's sales figure of $1977 is lower than the 6-year average of $2000 but higher than the past 5-year average of $1736. (Note: The 6-year average is boosted by Maria Jette's solo performance in October 2005.) December's sales figure of $4422 is considerably higher than any previous year and well over the preceding 6-year sales figure of $3254. Conductor Chat average attendance should boost to 50, including more Buffalo Community Orchestra members. Stronger violin voices in BCO should mean recruitment of 5 new musicians and retention of all but the graduating high school musicians. All contracted leaders should be retained for the 2012-13 season. Donations from the community should move from current $6574 level back up toward the '06 and '07 average figure of $7508.Access of audience measured by ticket sales and responses to May questionnaire about concert quality and programming; Access by musicians measured by retention, repeat hiring of talented leaders, members' attendance at Conductor Chat, new collaborative groups; Student musician access by recruitment numbers, numbers of participating Suzuki Program performers in October and advanced students in March concert; Arts Education by numbers of e-mail subscribers to Buffalo Community OrchestraÆs Notes On-line." Audience attendance at Conductor Chat; Members and audience questionnaires: numbers of favorable responses regarding non-European compositions emphasized in programming; Increased 'hits' for information from BCO's new website."
Access of audience was measured by ticket sales, which have reached record levels for at least two of the concerts. At June 2012 meeting and in two summer meetings, the Buffalo Community Orchestra board assessed audience opinions about concert quality and
Other, local or private