Support the Pops


Do you know there are many ways you can support the Pops?

You can donate any amount by using our Donate Button located at the bottom of every page of our site.

The RPO is registered on GoodSearch.com.  When shopping through this website, a percentage of your purchases is donated to your favorite charity.  Shop and save with the best deals, get coupons and offers from top retailers.

Amazon Smile Foundation is a program operated by Amazon that generates donations to 501(c)(3) public charitable organizations.  For program information please go to http://smile.amazon.com  sign up, choose the Reading Pops Orchestra, and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to the Pops!

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The Reading Eagle Company has generously included the RPO in the Berks Country Fest, an Americana music jamboree.   Pretzel City Productions, WEEU, Berks Country Living section all are working together to bring this new event to the community.

Many thanks to the Berks Arts Council for its support of the Pops and inclusion in the Berks Jazz Fest collaborations with name artists, assistance with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and including information about Pops concerts through their email blast.   To sign up to receive notices, please register at www.berksarts.org.

Keeping music vital to the Berks community.


RPO’s main concern continues to be seeking financial support. Most of our concerts are free to the public, exceptions being the Miller Center Concerts, including the annual Holiday Concert, and appearances during Berks Jazz Fest.

Each one of our concerts costs approximately $5,000 – $6,000 to produce locally, and up to $7,500 for the Pops to travel. Our individual concert sponsors often provide only a portion of concert expenses. The remainder is subsidized by funding we receive from the Reading Musical Foundation (RMF) , the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the U.S. Recording Industry’s Music Performance Trust Fund administered through the American Federation of Musicians, Local 135-211, and corporate sponsorships.

The orchestra has also received donations from Reading Eagle Company, the JerLyn Foundation, the Berks County Community Foundation (our Student Side-by-Side Concert sponsor), and WEEU.

 

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