It is easy to underestimate the expenses involved with a successful high-school orchestra. There are expenses for instrument repair, music purchases, posters, programs, etc., all of which are greatly enhanced through the sale of tickets to our concerts.
Charging admission to the concerts constitutes the major source of fund-raising for the year. We have found this to be a particularly successful approach, because it avoids consuming the musicians' time with activities such as candy sales and car washes.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Admission to Swingin' in Vienna includes coffee, punch, and dessert.
Season passes are also available. These offer a savings compared to the price of each concert for each family member. Individual passes are $35. Family passes are $55, covering any number of family members. Swingin' in Vienna is not included in season passes.
All tickets, including season passes, can be purchased at the door on the night of a concert. However, advance reservations are strongly recommended for Swingin' in Vienna, a semi-formal event featuring dancing to the live music of the Evergreen Philharmonic and the Issaquah High Jazz Ensemble.