Be a Friend

The Friends of Bay of Plenty Symphonia provide invaluable support to the orchestra. Friends receive benefits such as news, advance notice of concerts and occasional invitations to social events and open rehearsals – as well as the satisfaction of contributing to a valuable cultural community organisation.

Until this year, Friends Membership has been by a paid subscription, but in 2019 it will be free! We have decided this because we want to give our supporters the opportunity to get involved in the life of the orchestra. There are many ways in which Friends can contribute – think about:

  • assisting with our tea breaks at workshops
  • distributing publicity material
  • billeting our ‘out of town’ players on concert weekend

These are just a few ideas! We hope that increased involvement of this kind will mean we get to know our Friends better too. Complimentary concert tickets may be available for Friends who help us.

We have appointed committee member Pat Macdonald as Friends Liaison Officer and she will be delighted to hear from you at

Of course donations are still very welcome if you do wish to contribute financially!  Donations over $5 are tax deductible. How to donate

To join up as a Friend just email your name and email address to or  We’d love to hear from you!