Musician Chair Sponsorships

Directly support the musicians of YOUR Firelands Symphony Orchestra!

A Musician Chair Sponsorship offers you the satisfaction of knowing you play a vital role in creating the quality performances we present to you, concert after concert. Approximately 25% of the FSO’s total budget pays for our musicians to perform each season.

You too can help the FSO attract and retain the best musicians, ensuring the Firelands Symphony Orchestra’s continued artistic growth! Chair Sponsorships are also a wonderful opportunity to honor or memorialize a loved one or friend.


  • Naming rights for the instrument of your choice (subject to availability)
  • Personal acknowledgements from your sponsored musician, and FSO’s Music Director and Executive Director
  • Name recognition in our program booklets: each musician roster page of the concert season, plus our Musical Legacy Society donor listings.
  • Name recognition on the season sponsors page of the FSO website
  • Invitations to the FSO receptions, when available

What are the annual sponsorship levels?

Each chair sponsorship is a 3-year commitment.

$6,000 per year


$3,000 per year


$1,000 per year

Principal Chair

$500 per year

Section Chair  

2021-2022 Chair Sponsors

Podium Sponsor

The Goff Family, in memory of Donal Goff

Concertmaster Sponsor

Laurence & Karen Bettcher Foundation

Violin II Section Sponsor

Paul & Michelle Elli

Violin II Section Sponsor

Tessa Steinemann

Viola Section Sponsor

Geoff & Nike Mendenhall

Cello Section Sponsor

Jim & Stacey Hartley

Cello Section Sponsor

Larry & Jamie Fletcher

Bass Principal Sponsor

Larry & April McCormack

Piccolo Principal Sponsor

Geoff & Nike Mendenhall

Clarinet Principal Sponsor

David & Ann Voight

Bassoon Principal Sponsor

Tom & Ann Murray

Harp Principal Sponsor

Daniel & Laura Keller

To become a chair sponsor, click here.