Here are our 2016 financials additional docs and PDF versions are available by request. Note our administration expense is only 2.3% of our expenses most performing arts groups spend 50%+. We also managed to perform 28 concerts on very limited funds. On all our grant funded programs we over delivered.

 

 ALBAN CLASSICAL ARTISTS SOCIETY
STATEMENT OF REVENUES AND EXPENSES
Year ended December 31, 2016
REVENUES
Grants ( Note 1)
$8,908
Donations
Reserve (Note 4)
24
544
Concert Revenue
2,320
Band Fees
9,558
Total Revenue
21,354


EXPENSES
Instructor Expense (all programs)
8,967
Musician Honorarium Expense (concerts)
8,910
Administration Expense
500
Bank Fees Expense
61
Socan Licencing Fees Expense
74
Printing Expense
14
Advertising Expense
205
BC Registry Fees Expense
25
Licence and Membership Fees Expense
33
Rent Expense
665
Music Expense
1,485
Insurance
475
21,414
Excess of Expenses over Revenue
$(60)

 Since the bands inception Coles Woodwinds has been buying instruments refurbishing them and doing the maintenance at no charge and donating copying cost,supplying basic stands at below cost etc.Thousands of dollars donated to the band was a big help to the band and we thank them. Remember to support our Band Sponsors to encourage their continued support. Coles Woodwinds will be discontinuing their support as of June 30 2017

 

With our final 2 concerts of the season this past week(Aug 2016) with Greg Prosser Trumpet, Erica Skowron Voice and English horn and Angela Alba Piano we concluded the busiest season ever for Alban Classical and probably any Northern BC performing organization.

As Prince Georges busiest presenter of classical music this year we presented over 22 free professional classical music concerts and a full season of 6 concerts (all free for children).

28 concerts with conservatively over 2000 people reached at a cost of about $5 per listener a phenomenal achievement (on par with our prior year where we gave over 200 free music classes for seniors).

Some of our concerts reached as few as 3 people in a cancer clinic some reached hundreds in public spaces, markets and schools.

We took a small grant from the City of Prince George and more than doubled it with grants from out of town. Erica Skowron manger and performer and Simon Cole artistic director did all the administration work grant writing posters set up at no cost and paid for the music out of their own pockets to enable the concerts to reach as many people as possible and to hire as many local musicians as we could.

Sadly the we were not successful in getting further funding from the city which hurt us in getting outside funding so these free concerts are not continuing this year, thanks to those of you who wrote such kind letters to the city in our support. So we move on to new projects this year.

Grace Waddell President

 

Board of Directors

 

Simon Cole Artistic Director

 

Erica Skowron Manager

 

Our focus is on classical music in all its forms, from professional concerts to community music education.

 

 We are a BC registered non profit society. in 2011 after 25 years of service to the musical community we took the step of registering our society.

 

We have toured most of the North from Hartley Bay BC  to Old Crow in the Yukon doing community concerts and formal concerts.

We produced the first full length classical music CD to come out of the North, have played hundreds of school concerts with unique programs (over 30 free shows for school district 57) and produce a variety of musical concerts.

We present fully professional chamber music music concerts of the highest quality using northern musicians. Without us none of these works many which require extensive rehearsal would ever be heard. In addition we program works based on their artistic merit rather than just on audience appeal. Art rather than entertainment. We have created many original musical works that celebrate Prince George and the north.

100% of our local sponsors funding goes back into the community and 100% of all external funding goes to support and grow local arts and we provide an opportunity for local composers to have their works heard.

 
We perform in small groups of 2-5  up to a small orchestra. Our focus is on great repertoire, high quality performances and unique ideas.

We have performed many free school shows and concerts in care homes and actively run music programs for seniors and adults in Prince George.

 
Music enriches, sensitizes, creates empathy, gives comfort, stimulates the imagination, all things that are positive for our community.