A Tradition of Excellence in Community Concerts

The Music Company Orchestra is a 60-piece volunteer community orchestra performing for those who do not ordinarily hear orchestral music so they can experience the excitement of a live concert.  In addition to playing at area retirement centers and nursing homes, we support local needs/charities.


The Music Company Orchestra is a volunteer orchestra where members pay annual dues. Our conductor receives a modest stipend. We have a full library of music, along with percussion instruments, stands and music folders. Our funding comes from several places:

Advertisements in our program book – 34%
Friends of the Orchestra – 34%
Annual Cabaret Fundraiser – 11%
Member Dues – 8%
Concert Donations – 13%
Special concerts have been supported, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Program and Schenectady County.

You can help us bring the excitement of live orchestra concerts to those who would not ordinarily hear orchestral music by joining the Friends of the Music Company Orchestra. Or consider taking an Advertisement in our Annual Program Book which has a circulation of several thousand or make a donation directly to the Orchestra.

View our 2019 program book

Friends of the Music Company Orchestra

Friends contributions account for over 33% of the MCO’s funding. Friends are listed in our annual program booklet and receive preferred seating at our Cabaret concert. Friend’s contribution levels are as follows:

Sponsor – $25
Advocate – $50
Patron – $100
Benefactor – $200

* Any MCO Friend contribution is welcomed and appreciated.

If you wish to become a friend, CLICK for the form, print it  and mail it to the address listed.

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Advertise in the Music Company Orchestra Program Book

Advertising in the Orchestra’s program book accounts for over 35% of the MCO’s funding.

Ad levels are as follows:

Listing – $30
1/2 page – $100
1/8 page – $50
Full page (BW) – $150
1/4 page – $75
Full page color – $200

Corporate Sponsors contribute at least $250 and receive a full page color ad
Corporate Benefactors contribute at least $500 and receive a free full page color Ad and Acknowledgement at MCO concerts.

Advertisements are printed once a year in our program book which comes out in the Spring at our Cabaret Concert. If you would like to take an advertisement in our Annual Program Book, please email us at: musiccompanyorchestra@gmail.com