The Masters of Harmony is a premier men's a cappella ensemble dedicated to the pursuit of musical excellence. We also strive to be great ambassadors of music and harmony by sharing the gift of song with audiences in our community and by creating opportunities for people young and old to experience the joy of singing four-part, close harmony.
What are the needs of an organization like the Masters of Harmony? Starting with a nucleus of experienced and dedicated singers, the four needs include a skilled director; unique and challenging musical arrangements; specialized coaches to enhance our performance and vocal skills; and a rehearsal venue large enough to hold our weekly rehearsals.
These specific needs require income, most of which typically comes from live performances. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to rehearse or perform in person for more than 15-months. This situation continues to take a toll on our finances, which is why donations continue to be so important to us. It will take a long time to stabilize our finances.
But we remain optimistic! To share some good news, effective June 16, 2021, we returned to in-person rehearsals and are preparing to perform live during the Christmas season! Please see "Shows/Upcoming Shows" on our website or click here.
To assist in meeting our income requirements, we established a patron donor program called Masters Circle. Currently, Masters Circle has four separate funds:
The 2024 Installation Banquet Fund is setup to help raise money for the Silent Auction that will be held at the Installation and Awards Banquest on December 13, 2023.
The 2024 Normandy Trip Fund is setup to help the chorus travel to Normandy, France in commmemoration of the 80th Anniversary of D-Day. The Masters of Harmony will be performing at several locations during the week of June 3-11, 2024.
The Daniel Place Memorial Fund was set up to honor our long-time friend and brother in harmony for more than 33 years, Dan Place upon his passing on July 22, 2021. The Place family has generously agreed to set up this unrestricted fund in Dan’s name; the family will match all donations that can be attributed to Dan’s memory between the date of his passing and December 31, 2021 (including checks written on 12/31 and received the following week) up to $10,000.
The Lou Tedesco Memorial Fund was set up to honor our well-loved friend and brother in harmony for 13 years, Lou Tedesco. Upon his passing in 2019, Lou's wife Marilyn established the Lou Tedesco Memorial Fund and has already made two $5,000 matching pledge contributions in 2019 and in 2020. Donations to the Lou Tedesco Memorial Fund help support young men in the Masters of Harmony with the costs associated with dues, attending District and International competitions, and other expenses.
We thank you for your generosity, support and love.
There are some benefits for our Masters Circle members:
Platinum Circle ($5,000+ ) - A total of eight complimentary MOH show tickets, four tickets to our annual awards banquet, and the most recent Masters of Harmony CD or digital download.
Gold Circle ($1,000 to $4,999) - A total of four complimentary MOH show tickets, two tickets to our annual awards banquet, and the most recent Masters of Harmony CD or digital download.
Silver Circle ($400 to $999) - Two complimentary tickets to a single MOH show and the most recent Masters of Harmony CD or digital download.
Bronze Circle ($100 to $399) - The most recent Masters of Harmony CD or digital download.
If you work for an employer with a matching gift program, your Masters Circle contribution can be doubled at no cost to you, and you may receive additional benefits. To find out if your employer participates and the amount they will match, contact your company's Human Resources Department. We will acknowledge your gift and your employer's match.
If you have any questions about the Masters Circle program, feel free to contact our Masters Circle manager via e-mail at: email@example.com.
The Masters of Harmony is a section 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your contribution may qualify as a charitable donation for federal income tax purposes. Since we are a volunteer organization our members receive no personal income from performances or recordings.
Thank you for your contribution which will enable the Masters of Harmony to continue our pursuit of musical excellence and the ability to share our performances with our many fans as soon as we can.