Support BBWR

All band personnel voluntarily participate; however, funding is needed for operating costs such as rehearsal space, transportation, guest musician fees, music, and more. There are many different ways in which you can support our bandRead on to see how you can help.

25th Anniversary music commissioning

2022 will mark the 25th anniversary for the Brass Band of the Western Reserve.  To celebrate this quarter century benchmark, the BBWR will be commissioning a new composition by an internationally known arranger (It’s a secret so we can’t tell you who just yet!)

Normally, ticket sales from our concert series, performance fees, and patron donations would assist us in financing this new composition, but the Covid-19 pandemic has substantially impacted the band’s ability to do this without your help!

Now is your chance to be a part of the 25th anniversary of BBWR by making a financial contribution. 100% of your donation will be used to fund the commissioning of this new piece of music specifically celebrating the 25th anniversary of Brass Band of the Western Reserve. You can contribute as little or as much as you like by donating at the following link.

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Thank You,



Tracing our beginnings to 1997, BBWR has developed a reputation as the premier brass band in Northeast Ohio. Please consider providing financial support by becoming a patron.

Patronage in any amount is gratefully accepted, the following provides suggested levels:

  • Jay Wardeska Director’s Circle ($1000+)
  • Keith M Wilkinson Emeritus Society ($500 – $999)
  • Brass patron ($250 – $499)
  • Gold Patron ($100 – $249)
  • Silver Patron ($20 – $99)

Since all patrons will be recognized in our concert programs, please indicate preference for program recognition (i.e. individual, family, business, memorial). Recognition will be listed based on the billing information in checkout if done online or information provided on your check unless otherwise noted. Click the button below to donate online or you may hand your check, made payable to “Brass Band of the Western Reserve”, to any of our members or the ticket table at a concert or mail to:
BBWR Treasurer 2518 Princeton Rd. Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.

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Chair Sponsorship Program

Participating in our Chair Sponsorship program brings new perspective to the music you love. Whether you have an affinity for a particular instrument or a particular player, you will enjoy a sense of inclusion as you watch and listen to BBWR and your sponsored musician.

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Don’t forget the Brass Band of the Western Reserve when you make purchases on Amazon. Log in to Amazon via and designate the band as your charity of choice. This brings some income to the band at absolutely no cost to you.

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.

Program Advertisments

Interested in advertising in our Concert Series programs?

Prices are:

  • Full page for one concert:   $130 (4.5” wide x 7.5” long)
  • Full page for series:   $325
  • Half page for one concert:    $80 (4.75” x 3.75”)
  • Half page for series:   $205
  • Quarter page for one:    $50 (4.75” x 1.75”)
  • Quarter page for series:   $130

Please Contact Us for further information.