BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA SOCIETY

Address
PO BOX 2246
RAPID CITY, SD 577092246
Contact
Website: http://www.bhsymphony.org
Phone: +1 (605) 348-4676
Nonprofit
NTEE: A69 - Symphony Orchestras
EIN: 46-0347796

Mission

TO PROVIDE THE FINEST IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE AND SYMPHONIC MUSIC EDUCATION FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK HILLS REGION.
 20172016201520142013
Basic features of the organization
Year of formation1977
Subsection code03
PF filing required0    
Metropolitan statistical area6660
Form of organization
CorporationTrue
Human resources, including compensation
Summary compensation info
Sum of reportable (W2/1099) compensation$8,830.00    
Number of employees2 112
Number of volunteers17 171717
Personnel
Bachman, Jon
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person  JON BACHMANJON BACHMANJON BACHMAN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.002.00
Barclay, Winston
Title  DIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person  WINSTON BARCLAYWINSTON BARCLAY 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.00 
Beck, Jami
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    JAMI BECK
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Bifulco, Leah
Title   TREASURERTREASURER
Name of key/compensated person   LEAH BIFULCOLEAH BIFULCO
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   15.005.00
Brennan, Ruth
TitleVICE PRESIDEVICE PRESIDE   
Name of key/compensated personRUTH BRENNANRUTH BRENNAN   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Dalton, Steve
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   STEVE DALTON 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   2.00 
Giesey, Kayla
TitleTREASURERDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personKAYLA GIESEYKAYLA GIESEY   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Gomez, Manuel
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   MANUEL GOMEZ 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   2.00 
Hollenbeck, Kirsten
TitleEXECUTIVE DI    
Name of key/compensated personKIRSTEN HOLLENBECK    
Position of compensated person
Average hours per week working for org32.00    
Ketel, Ken
TitlePRESIDENTPRESIDENT2ND VICE PRESIDENTDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personKEN KETELKEN KETELKEN KETELKEN KETELKEN KETEL
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.00 10.002.002.00
Kierstead, Karen
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personKAREN KIERSTEAD    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Lautenschlager, Katie
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personKATIE LAUTENSCHLAGERKATIE LAUTENSCHLAGERKATIE LAUTENSCHLAGER  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue True  
Average hours per week working for org1.00 2.00  
Lemay, Holly
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personHOLLY LEMAYHOLLY LEMAY   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Olney, Nancy
TitleDIRECTOR    
Name of key/compensated personNANCY OLNEY    
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org1.00    
Olson, Erika
Title    DIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person    ERIKA OLSON
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director    True
Average hours per week working for org    2.00
Price, Curtis
TitleDIRECTORTREASURER1ST VICE PRESIDENT  
Name of key/compensated personCURTIS PRICECURTIS PRICECURTIS PRICE  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue True  
Average hours per week working for org1.00 10.00  
Rick, Lynn
Title DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person LYNN TAYLOR RICK   
Schabauer, Ernest
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   ERNEST SCHABAUERERNEST SCHABAUER
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
Scott, Mary
TitleSECRETARYSECRETARYSECRETARYDIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated personMARY SCOTTMARY SCOTTMARY SCOTTMARY SCOTTMARY SCOTT
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org2.00 5.002.002.00
South, Heidi
Title  DIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated person  HEIDI SOUTH  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  True  
Average hours per week working for org  2.00  
Stroth, Heidi
Title DIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated person HEIDI STROTH   
Strouth, Heidi
Title   SECRETARYSECRETARY
Name of key/compensated person   HEIDI STROUTHHEIDI STROUTH
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   5.005.00
Thomas, Anthony
Title  PRESIDENTPRESIDENTPRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated person  ANTHONY THOMASANTHONY THOMASANTHONY THOMAS
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org  10.0010.005.00
Wheeler, Emily
Title2ND VICE PREDIRECTOR   
Name of key/compensated personEMILY WHEELEREMILY WHEELER   
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue    
Average hours per week working for org2.00    
Wickler-Peterson, Mary
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR  
Name of key/compensated personMARY WICKLER-PETERSONMARY WICKLER-PETERSONMARY WICKLER-PETERSON  
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue True  
Average hours per week working for org1.00 2.00  
Wieczorek, Talbot
TitleDIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTORVICE PRESIDENTVICE PRESIDENT
Name of key/compensated personTALBOT WIECZOREKTALBOT WIECZOREKTALBOT WIECZOREKTALBOT WIECZOREKTALBOT WIECZOREK
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or directorTrue TrueTrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org1.00 2.005.001.00
Wittenberg, Carol
Title DIRECTORDIRECTORDIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person CAROL WITTENBERGCAROL WITTENBERGCAROL WITTENBERG 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director  TrueTrue 
Average hours per week working for org  2.002.00 
Wojahn, Beth
Title   DIRECTORDIRECTOR
Name of key/compensated person   BETH WOJAHNBETH WOJAHN
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   TrueTrue
Average hours per week working for org   2.002.00
Yamada, Kory
Title   DIRECTOR 
Name of key/compensated person   KORY YAMADA 
Position of compensated person
Current individual trustee or director   True 
Average hours per week working for org   2.00 
Purpose: mission, activities, & accomplishments
Mission or significant activitiesTO PROVIDE THE FINEST IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE AND SYMPHONIC MUSIC EDUCATION FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK HILLS REGION. To provide the finest in orchestral performance and symphonic music education for the people of the Black Hills region.To provide the finest in orchestral performance and symphonic music education for the people of the Black Hills region.To provide the finest in orchestral performance and symphonic music education for the people of the Black Hills region.
Primary exempt purpose TO PROVIDE THE FINEST IN ORCHESTRAL PERFORMANCE AND SYMPHONIC MUSIC EDUCATION FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE BLACK HILLS REGION.   
Program service expenses, total$170,722.00$146,912.00$149,729.00$169,599.00$149,250.00
Programs, including revenue & expenses
FIVE SERIES CONCERTS: ANNUALLY WE PROVIDE FIVE SERIES CONCERTS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THE VENUE IS THE FINE ARTS THEATER AT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. SUBSCRIPTIONS AND EVENT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. TOTAL ATTENDANCE FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON SERIES WAS ABOUT 13,340. PREPARING FOR EACH CONCERT REQUIRED UP TO NINE REHEARSALS BY 113 MUSICIANS. WE SUPPORT A STRONG COMMUNITY YOUTH STRING PROGRAM AND PROVIDE LOCAL ADULTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING. ON OUR STAGE TALENTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PRACTICE WITH AND LEARN SKILLS FROM PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ADULT MUSICIANS. WE ARE PROUD TO BE A MAINSTAY OF COMMUNITY-WIDE MUSIC PROGRAMS WHICH CREATE LIFELONG MUSIC ADVOCATES, AFFICINADOS AND PERFORMERS. MUSICIANS ARE PAID A STIPEND TO COVER SOME PORTION OF THEIR COSTS.
Program expenses  $131,842.00$151,265.00$138,761.00
Program revenue  $105,367.00$86,100.00$63,206.00
Program description  FIVE SERIES CONCERTS: ANNUALLY WE PROVIDE FIVE SERIES CONCERTS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THE VENUE IS THE FINE ARTS THEATER AT PERFORMING ARTS CENTER. SUBSCRIPTIONS AND EVENT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. TOTAL ATTENDANCE FOR THE 2014-2015 SEASON SERIES WAS ABOUT 13,340. PREPARING FOR EACH CONCERT REQUIRED UP TO NINE REHEARSALS BY 113 MUSICIANS. WE SUPPORT A STRONG COMMUNITY YOUTH STRING PROGRAM AND PROVIDE LOCAL ADULTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING. ON OUR STAGE TALENTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PRACTICE WITH AND LEARN SKILLS FROM PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ADULT MUSICIANS. WE ARE PROUD TO BE A MAINSTAY OF COMMUNITY-WIDE MUSIC PROGRAMS WHICH CREATE LIFELONG MUSIC ADVOCATES, AFFICINADOS AND PERFORMERS. MUSICIANS ARE PAID A STIPEND TO COVER SOME PORTION OF THEIR COSTS.FIVE SERIES CONCERTS: ANNUALLY WE PROVIDE FIVE SERIES CONCERTS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THE VENUE IS THE FINE ARTS THEATER AT RUSHMORE PLAZA CIVIC CENTER. SUBSCRIPTIONS AND EVENT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. TOTAL ATTENDANCE FOR THE 2010-2011 SEASON SERIES WAS ABOUT 13,000. PREPARING FOR EACH CONCERT REQUIRED UP TO NINE REHEARSALS BY 160 MUSICIANS. WE SUPPORT A STRONG COMMUNITY YOUTH STRING PROGRAM AND PROVIDE LOCAL ADULTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING. ON OUR STAGE TALENTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PRACTICE WITH AND LEARN SKILLS FROM PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ADULT MUSICIANS. WE ARE PROUD TO BE A MAINSTAY OF COMMUNITY-WIDE MUSIC PROGRAMS WHICH CREATE LIFELONG MUSIC ADVOCATES, AFFICINADOS AND PERFORMERS. MUSICIANS ARE PAID A STIPEND TO COVER SOME PORTION OF THEIR COSTS.FIVE SERIES CONCERTS: ANNUALLY WE PROVIDE FIVE SERIES CONCERTS TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. THE VENUE IS THE FINE ARTS THEATER AT RUSHMORE PLAZA CIVIC CENTER. SUBSCRIPTIONS AND EVENT TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. TOTAL ATTENDANCE FOR THE 2010-2011 SEASON SERIES WAS ABOUT 13,200. PREPARING FOR EACH CONCERT REQUIRED UP TO NINE REHEARSALS BY 95 MUSICIANS. WE SUPPORT A STRONG COMMUNITY YOUTH STRING PROGRAM AND PROVIDE LOCAL ADULTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LIFELONG LEARNING. ON OUR STAGE TALENTED HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PRACTICE WITH AND LEARN SKILLS FROM PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR ADULT MUSICIANS. WE ARE PROUD TO BE A MAINSTAY OF COMMUNITY-WIDE MUSIC PROGRAMS WHICH CREATE LIFELONG MUSIC ADVOCATES, AFFICINADOS AND PERFORMERS. MUSICIANS ARE PAID A STIPEND TO COVER SOME PORTION OF THEIR COSTS.
FIVE SERIES CONCERTS: BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS AN ORCHESTRAL MUSIC CONCERT SERIES, INCLUDING A HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED AND TRADITIONALLY SOLD-OUT NEW YEAR'S EVE PERFORMANCE. WE CONTINUALLY STRIVE TO KEEP OUR SEASON TICKETS AND SINGLE CONCERT TICKETS AFFORDABLE, OFFERING DISCOUNTS FOR ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS AND A DISCOUNT FOR PURCHASING A SEASON TICKET. TOTAL ATTENDANCE FOR 2016-17 WAS APPROXIMATELY 6,500. OUR ORCHESTRA OFFERS PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULT MUSICIANS, INCLUDING SOLO AND SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES. WE HAVE AN APPRENTICE PLAYER PROGRAM THAT GIVES EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG PLAYERS THE CHANCE TO BE PART OF THE ORCHESTRA. THEY LEARN PREPAREDNESS AND PROFESSIONALISM. THEY ARE HELD TO EXACTING STANDARDS IN TERMS OF ORCHESTRA ETIQUETTE, AND THEY ARE ENCOCURAGED TO DEVELOP AS MUSICIANS.
Program expenses$153,688.00    
Program revenue$95,588.00    
Program descriptionFIVE SERIES CONCERTS: BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS AN ORCHESTRAL MUSIC CONCERT SERIES, INCLUDING A HIGHLY-ANTICIPATED AND TRADITIONALLY SOLD-OUT NEW YEAR'S EVE PERFORMANCE. WE CONTINUALLY STRIVE TO KEEP OUR SEASON TICKETS AND SINGLE CONCERT TICKETS AFFORDABLE, OFFERING DISCOUNTS FOR ACTIVE MILITARY AND VETERANS AND A DISCOUNT FOR PURCHASING A SEASON TICKET. TOTAL ATTENDANCE FOR 2016-17 WAS APPROXIMATELY 6,500. OUR ORCHESTRA OFFERS PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULT MUSICIANS, INCLUDING SOLO AND SMALL ENSEMBLE PERFORMANCES. WE HAVE AN APPRENTICE PLAYER PROGRAM THAT GIVES EXCEPTIONAL YOUNG PLAYERS THE CHANCE TO BE PART OF THE ORCHESTRA. THEY LEARN PREPAREDNESS AND PROFESSIONALISM. THEY ARE HELD TO EXACTING STANDARDS IN TERMS OF ORCHESTRA ETIQUETTE, AND THEY ARE ENCOCURAGED TO DEVELOP AS MUSICIANS.    
MUSIC MEMORY PROGRAM: MUSIC MEMORY IS A "NAME THAT TUNE" STYLE CONTEST FOR 3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH GRADERS WITH ITS OWN MUSIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM. STUDENTS MEMORIZE AND LEARN TO RECOGNIZE FAMOUS PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, AFTER HEARING JUST A FEW BARS OF MUSIC. THEY LEARN SOME MUSIC THEORY AND DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC, WHICH LASTS A LIFETIME. THEY PREPARE ALL YEAR FOR THE CITY-WIDE CONTEST. BH SYMPHONY PROVIDES A FULL LIVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PLAY THE MUSIC FOR THE FINAL COMPETITION.
Program expenses$4,500.00    
Program descriptionMUSIC MEMORY PROGRAM: MUSIC MEMORY IS A "NAME THAT TUNE" STYLE CONTEST FOR 3RD, 4TH, AND 5TH GRADERS WITH ITS OWN MUSIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM. STUDENTS MEMORIZE AND LEARN TO RECOGNIZE FAMOUS PIECES OF CLASSICAL MUSIC, AFTER HEARING JUST A FEW BARS OF MUSIC. THEY LEARN SOME MUSIC THEORY AND DEVELOP AN APPRECIATION FOR CLASSICAL MUSIC, WHICH LASTS A LIFETIME. THEY PREPARE ALL YEAR FOR THE CITY-WIDE CONTEST. BH SYMPHONY PROVIDES A FULL LIVE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA TO PLAY THE MUSIC FOR THE FINAL COMPETITION.    
OUTREACH/EDUCATION: THE MONTH OF JANUARY HOLDS TWO ANNUAL EVENTS FOR COMMUNITY YOUTH. THE 36TH ANNUAL YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION HOSTED 21 COMPETITORS IN A JURIED CONTEST. THE COMMUNITY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND PERFORMANCES BY SOME OF THE FINEST STUDENT INSTRUMENTALISTS IN THE REGION. FOUR PRIZE LEVELS INCLUDE CASH AWARDS FROM BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY LEAGUE. THE COMPETITION WINNER PERFORMS WITH BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT A SERIES CONCERT. PRIOR WINNERS HAVE WON OTHER NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
Program expenses  $13,507.00$13,711.00$6,359.00
Program revenue  $6,107.00$7,516.00$5,390.00
Program description  OUTREACH/EDUCATION: THE MONTH OF JANUARY HOLDS TWO ANNUAL EVENTS FOR COMMUNITY YOUTH. THE 36TH ANNUAL YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION HOSTED 21 COMPETITORS IN A JURIED CONTEST. THE COMMUNITY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND PERFORMANCES BY SOME OF THE FINEST STUDENT INSTRUMENTALISTS IN THE REGION. FOUR PRIZE LEVELS INCLUDE CASH AWARDS FROM BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY LEAGUE. THE COMPETITION WINNER PERFORMS WITH BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT A SERIES CONCERT. PRIOR WINNERS HAVE WON OTHER NATIONAL COMPETITIONSOUTREACH/EDUCATION: THE MONTH OF JANUARY HOLDS TWO ANNUAL EVENTS FOR COMMUNITY YOUTH. THE 34TH ANNUAL YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION HOSTED 13 COMPETITORS IN A JURIED CONTEST. THE COMMUNITY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND PERFORMANCES BY SOME OF THE FINEST STUDENT INSTRUMENTALISTS IN THE REGION. FOUR PRIZE LEVELS INCLUDE CASH AWARDS FROM BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY LEAGUE. THE COMPETITION WINNER PERFORMS WITH BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT A SERIES CONCERT. PRIOR WINNERS HAVE WON OTHER NATIONAL COMPETITIONSOUTREACH/EDUCATION: THE MONTH OF JANUARY HOLDS TWO ANNUAL EVENTS FOR COMMUNITY YOUTH. THE 34TH ANNUAL YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION HOSTED 13 COMPETITORS IN A JURIED CONTEST. THE COMMUNITY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND PERFORMANCES BY SOME OF THE FINEST STUDENT INSTRUMENTALISTS IN THE REGION. FOUR PRIZE LEVELS INCLUDE CASH AWARDS FROM BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY LEAGUE. THE COMPETITION WINNER PERFORMS WITH BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AT A SERIES CONCERT. PRIOR WINNERS HAVE WON OTHER NATIONAL COMPETITIONS
PARTNERSHIPS: MUSIC MEMORY IS A LONGSTANDING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOLS AND BHSO. WE PROVIDE A FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FOR THIS ANNUAL COMPETITION FOR 3RD-5TH GRADERS. AFTER A SCHOOL YEAR LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE CLASSICAL WORKS, STUDENTS COMPETE IN GROUPS BY SCHOOL, IDENTIFYING BOTH TITLE AND COMPOSER AFTER HEARING ONLY A FEW NOTES. THE 150 STUDENT COMPETITORS ARE ACCOMPANIED AND ENCOURAGED BY PARENTS, SIBLINGS AND FRIENDS.
Program expenses  $4,380.00$4,623.00$4,130.00
Program revenue  $4,565.00$4,819.00$4,356.00
Program description  PARTNERSHIPS: MUSIC MEMORY IS A LONGSTANDING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOLS AND BHSO. WE PROVIDE A FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FOR THIS ANNUAL COMPETITION FOR 3RD-5TH GRADERS. AFTER A SCHOOL YEAR LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE CLASSICAL WORKS, STUDENTS COMPETE IN GROUPS BY SCHOOL, IDENTIFYING BOTH TITLE AND COMPOSER AFTER HEARING ONLY A FEW NOTES. THE 150 STUDENT COMPETITORS ARE ACCOMPANIED AND ENCOURAGED BY PARENTS, SIBLINGS AND FRIENDS.PARTNERSHIPS: MUSIC MEMORY IS A LONGSTANDING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOLS AND BHSO. WE PROVIDE A FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FOR THIS ANNUAL COMPETITION FOR 3RD-5TH GRADERS. AFTER A SCHOOL YEAR LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE CLASSICAL WORKS, STUDENTS COMPETE IN GROUPS BY SCHOOL, IDENTIFYING BOTH TITLE AND COMPOSER AFTER HEARING ONLY A FEW NOTES. THE 150 STUDENT COMPETITORS ARE ACCOMPANIED AND ENCOURAGED BY PARENTS, SIBLINGS AND FRIENDS.PARTNERSHIPS: MUSIC MEMORY IS A LONGSTANDING PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOLS AND BHSO. WE PROVIDE A FULL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA FOR THIS ANNUAL COMPETITION FOR 3RD-5TH GRADERS. AFTER A SCHOOL YEAR LEARNING TO RECOGNIZE CLASSICAL WORKS, STUDENTS COMPETE IN GROUPS BY SCHOOL, IDENTIFYING BOTH TITLE AND COMPOSER AFTER HEARING ONLY A FEW NOTES. THE 150 STUDENT COMPETITORS ARE ACCOMPANIED AND ENCOURAGED BY PARENTS, SIBLINGS AND FRIENDS.
SYMPHONY SAFARI - 4TH GRADE CONCERT: BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS A SYMPHONY SAFARI CONCERT FOR ALL FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS IN THE RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOLS. THIS FREE CONCERT INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE ORCHESTRA WHILE TEACHING THEM ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR IN A TRADITIONAL CONCERT SETTING. THIS CONCERT IS ALSO MEANT TO GIVE STUDENTS AN INSIGHT INTO THE TYPES OF INSTRUMENTS THEY MAY CHOOSE TO PLAY IN THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. DURING ONE PORTION, STUDENTS ARE SELECTED TO JOIN THE CONDUCTOR ONSTAGE AND CONDUCT THE ORCHESTRA. THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, WHO PLAY IN THE ORCHESTRA, ARE AVAILABLE TO TALK TO THE YOUNGER STUDENTS AND INSPIRE THEM TO MAKE MUSIC A PART OF THEIR LIVES. 1,750 STUDENTS ATTEND THE SYMPHONY SAFARI FROM THE RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOLS AND SURROUNDING AREA SCHOOLS. OF THAT 1,750, ALMOST 600 CHILDREN ARE LOW-INCOME, MINORITY, OR BOTH. THE ORCHESTRA DONATES THEIR TIME TO PUT THIS PERFORMANCE ON. WE ALSO FUND THE BUSING FOR ALL THE RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOL CHILDREN, WHICH IS THE MAJORITY OF THE CHILDREN. THE SCHOOLS NO LONGER PAY FOR BUSING TO THE CONCERT, AND WE BELIEVE THAT IF WE DO NOT PAY TO HAVE THE CHILDREN BUSED TO THE PERFORMANCE, THEY WILL NOT COME.
Program expenses$9,521.00    
Program descriptionSYMPHONY SAFARI - 4TH GRADE CONCERT: BLACK HILLS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRESENTS A SYMPHONY SAFARI CONCERT FOR ALL FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS IN THE RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOLS. THIS FREE CONCERT INTRODUCES STUDENTS TO THE SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF THE ORCHESTRA WHILE TEACHING THEM ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR IN A TRADITIONAL CONCERT SETTING. THIS CONCERT IS ALSO MEANT TO GIVE STUDENTS AN INSIGHT INTO THE TYPES OF INSTRUMENTS THEY MAY CHOOSE TO PLAY IN THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. DURING ONE PORTION, STUDENTS ARE SELECTED TO JOIN THE CONDUCTOR ONSTAGE AND CONDUCT THE ORCHESTRA. THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, WHO PLAY IN THE ORCHESTRA, ARE AVAILABLE TO TALK TO THE YOUNGER STUDENTS AND INSPIRE THEM TO MAKE MUSIC A PART OF THEIR LIVES. 1,750 STUDENTS ATTEND THE SYMPHONY SAFARI FROM THE RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOLS AND SURROUNDING AREA SCHOOLS. OF THAT 1,750, ALMOST 600 CHILDREN ARE LOW-INCOME, MINORITY, OR BOTH. THE ORCHESTRA DONATES THEIR TIME TO PUT THIS PERFORMANCE ON. WE ALSO FUND THE BUSING FOR ALL THE RAPID CITY AREA SCHOOL CHILDREN, WHICH IS THE MAJORITY OF THE CHILDREN. THE SCHOOLS NO LONGER PAY FOR BUSING TO THE CONCERT, AND WE BELIEVE THAT IF WE DO NOT PAY TO HAVE THE CHILDREN BUSED TO THE PERFORMANCE, THEY WILL NOT COME.    
Financial data
Revenue
Total revenue$205,714.00$174,850.00$332,836.00$214,514.00$195,492.00
Revenue from contributions (total)$87,263.00 $230,509.00$103,398.00$115,886.00
Revenue from noncash contributions$1,820.00 $153,957.00$3,788.00$5,640.00
Investment income, current yr$6,806.00$4,091.00$3,847.00$14,346.00$2,563.00
Total revenue from grants, etc., current yr$87,263.00 $230,509.00$103,398.00$115,886.00
Total unrelated business revenue$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Other revenue, current yr$14,152.00 $0.00$1,600.00$4,091.00
Program service revenue (total)$97,493.00 $98,480.00$95,170.00$72,952.00
Gross receipts$226,869.00 $339,688.00$272,883.00$201,713.00
Sources of contributions
Revenue from federated campaigns$1,000.00 $5,275.00$9,379.00$6,950.00
Revenue from fundraising events  $3,315.00$4,057.00 
Revenue from gov't grants$15,500.00 $21,451.00$33,316.00$22,216.00
Revenue from all other contributions$70,763.00 $200,468.00$56,646.00$86,720.00
Other types of revenue
Miscellaneous revenue (total)$2,300.00  $1,600.00$2,642.00
Income from dividends, interest, and similar investments$3,890.00 $3,449.00$1,159.00$2,563.00
Net rental income  $0.00$0.00$0.00
Net income from fundraising events$10,837.00   $1,449.00
Net inventory sales (total)$1,015.00    
Expense categories (totals)
Total functional expenses: sum of all$198,728.00 $186,827.00$199,993.00$177,275.00
Total functional expenses: program service $170,722.00 $149,729.00$169,599.00$149,250.00
Total functional expenses: management and general$23,033.00 $37,098.00$30,394.00$28,025.00
Total functional expenses: fundraising$4,973.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Fees for services
Fundraising service fees (total)$0.00 $0.00$0.00$0.00
Assets and liabilities
Total assets$317,496.00$317,950.00$297,604.00$150,502.00$173,560.00
Total assets, beginning of year$317,950.00$297,604.00$150,502.00$173,560.00$121,128.00
Total liabilities$17,179.00$31,767.00$475.00$765.00$32,247.00
Total liabilities, beginning of year$31,767.00$475.00$765.00$32,247.00$847.00
Unrestricted net assets, end of yr$250,317.00 $247,129.00$99,737.00$71,073.00
Permanently restricted net assets, end of yr$50,000.00 $50,000.00$50,000.00$70,240.00
Net assets$300,317.00$286,183.00$297,129.00$149,737.00$141,313.00
Net assets, beginning of year$286,183.00 $149,737.00$141,313.00$120,281.00
Investments: publicly traded securities$113,997.00 $116,885.00$118,911.00$70,240.00
Cash: non-interest bearing$3,077.00 $2,351.00$2,053.00$10,654.00
Cash: non-interest bearing, beginning of year$3,536.00 $2,053.00$10,654.00$993.00
Other financial variables
Revenue less expenses$6,986.00 $146,009.00$14,521.00$18,217.00
Advertising (total)$24,064.00 $33,111.00$24,820.00$24,673.00
Savings & temp cash investment$53,255.00 $20,812.00$7,439.00$75,640.00
Accounts receivable, net   $8,772.00$2,746.00
Prepaid expenses & deferred charges$762.00    
Accounts payable & accrued expenses$917.00 $475.00$595.00$158.00
Deferred revenue$16,262.00  $170.00$32,089.00
Total net assets or fund balances$300,317.00 $297,129.00$149,737.00$141,313.00
Depreciation, depletion, amortization$9,867.00 $5,771.00$2,645.00$2,403.00
Governance and accountability
Number of voting members12 111411
Number of independent voting members12 111411
Accrual accountingTrueTrueTrueTrueTrue
Tax year start date2016-07-012015-07-012014-07-012013-07-012012-07-01
Tax year end date2017-06-012016-06-012015-06-012014-06-012013-06-01
Metadata about the filing
E-return type: 990, 990EZ, or 990PF990990EZ990990990
Date e-filing submitted2018-03-012017-07-132015-10-062014-10-142013-12-31
IRS schema version2016v3.12015v3.02014v5.02013v3.12012v2.0
Filing identifier201820329349300502201740259349200014201522369349300022201402669349300315201333529349300148
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