Enrichment Made Possible
Music-loving members of our community make the BMC’s programs possible. Individuals, businesses and foundations from our community provide nearly 30% of the BMC’s annual budget. We are very grateful to each and every one of our supporters. Thank you.
Sweet Music for a New Home
Inspired by the artistry of BMC co-Artistic Advisor Jaime Laredo and the BMC’s plans to create a new music center on Flat Street in Brattleboro, Doug Cox has come up with an innovative way to contribute his support for the BMC’s future.
A violinmaker by profession, Doug has made a copy of Jaime Laredo’s superb 1717 “Gariel” Stradivarius. Doug has graciously agreed to donate the proceeds from the sale of this instrument, which has a retail value of $25,000, to support the BMC’s fundraising for its new home.
It is an exquisite instrument! Jaime Laredo writes: “I have been a great admirer of Douglas Cox's work for many years. I actually own one of his violins, which I love and play very often. I was thrilled when he wanted to make a copy of my Strad, and I had a chance to see it and play a few notes on it the day after it was finished. I think it turned out marvelously; it is a stunning-looking violin and I look forward to spending a little time playing it this summer."
Purchase the Violin and Contribute to the BMC’s New Home!
Doug’s generosity requires your involvement to be made complete! The BMC is seeking a buyer for this wonderful new violin. Interested buyers can purchase the instrument for themselves, for a friend or relative, or even to be given away for the purpose of making it available to qualified players. If given to a non-profit organization, such as the BMC or another favorite musical organization, the donation would result in a tax deduction for you. For whatever reason you purchase the violin, you will have the satisfaction of knowing you have helped the BMC. That's innovative giving!
Doug and Lisa Cox
Doug and Lisa Cox have been an integral part of the cultural landscape of southeastern Vermont since moving to West Brattleboro in the 1980s. Their sons Jeremy and Nathaniel took lessons at the BMC’s Music School and both Doug and Lisa have served as BMC trustees.
Doug is often seen holding down the bass line - either on contrabass or tuba - in the BMC’s Windham Orchestra, and chairs the BMC’s fundraising committee. Both Lisa and Doug have continued to seek out ways to make Brattleboro, in Doug’s words, “the most exciting place in the world to live.”
Participation is the Key
For more information about the BMC’s programs or how you can get involved please call us at 802-257-4523.
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