Tickbox launch partnership with Bristol orchestra

orchestra1Tickbox Marketing  is sponsoring Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra’s (BMetO) programme throughout 2015 and 2016.

We are bringing together business, arts, community to help reach new audiences for the orchestra.

As part of our partnership, we are establishing a community project called Open to Orchestra where we reach out to people who often find it difficult, – financially or logistically – to access live classical music.

For Open to Orchestra, BMetO will give access to their rehearsals and concert preparations – a chance to go behind the scenes of a working orchestra.

We will also be providing free places to BMetO concerts to those people involved in this community project. For more confident musicians they could get a chance to rehearse with the orchestra.

We will mentor the people involved in our project to help them fulfil their potential, developing talent wherever it may come from.

Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra is a flourishing amateur orchestra with a well-established reputation for excellence, regularly packing out both the Colston Hall and their principal home, St George’s Bristol, with appreciative audiences.

The players come from across the Bristol area. BMetO has a reputation for nurturing and encouraging new talent as these musicians flourish into their respective professional careers.

Tickbox provides advice on digital engagement for charities, arts and business and is providing the orchestra with a Tickbox digital app called Volunteer Makers for free.

The app, which allows charities and community organisations to manage, engage and develop their volunteers, will help BMetO grow their supporter base and turn this into something useful for the orchestra – also a registered charity.

Conductor William Goodchild creates a trusting and engaging connection with his audience during BMetO performances, giving the opportunity for people to think about the music in a way perhaps they haven’t before. William is also a successful film and TV composer.

We believe it is mutually beneficial for business and arts to partner in this way with both BMetO and Tickbox reaching new audiences especially with the use of social media and digital tools. It’s simply a win win partnership for all involved.