Financial Information

The chief funder is Chamber Music Scotland (CMS).  Following a successful application, the Club was awarded a grant of £2,500 for 2021-22.

From time to time the Club applies to CMS for subsidised concerts.  This season the Club has been successful in winning a bid and hence Saanjh will perform for the Club in April 2022. 

Other income comes from membership subscriptions, the sale of visitor tickets, sponsorship of the Club by local businesses in return for an advertisement in a concert program, coffee mornings and fundraising film nights in Tower Mill auditorium. 

Membership Subscription represents a substantial discount over the cost of individual concert tickets. In 2020-21 there are eight concerts (instead of the usual seven) including a free promotional concert.  The Club has been able to keep the subscription at the same rate for several years.

Expenditure-

Artists' fees are the major item (£600-£800) per concert this year.  Then follow venue costs, printing, postage, publicity, and Independent Examiner’s fee.  The Club is considering purchasing an electronic piano if suitable storage can be found and transport arranged to any chosen venue.

Desk

General Information 

Piano Keyboard
Piano on Stage

How are the concerts chosen?

The Club receives an annual online yearbook from CMS which details professional artists touring Scotland in the forthcoming year. There is an obligation to show support to Scottish based musicians. This is easy of fulfil with the wealth of talent around Scotland!  It is important to regularly try to promote young musicians at an early stage in their professional careers and often they have an ability to build up a rapport with audiences and communicate their love of music.

The President, Programme Secretary and a couple of the committee meet to select artists and discuss the music choice for each concert, drawing up the season’s programme in line with an estimated budget. The aim is to go for a balance of sounds, instrumental and vocal concerts, bearing in mind the particular profile of the Hawick audience.

Pre-Covid it had been planned for An Dha’ (comprising Jaya Hanley on Violin and Sarah James on Cello) into Hawick High School for a Concert and a workshop introducing an upcoming generation to the joy of live music. The Club wishes to engender a rapport with an upcoming generation

How is Hawick Music Club Publicised?

The Club receives an annual online yearbook from CMS which details professional artists touring Scotland in the forthcoming year. There is an obligation to show support to Scottish based musicians. This is easy of fulfil with the wealth of talent around Scotland!  It is important to regularly try to promote young musicians at an early stage in their professional careers and often they have an ability to build up a rapport with audiences and communicate their love of music.

The President, Programme Secretary and a couple of the committee meet to select artists and discuss the music choice for each concert, drawing up the season’s programme in line with an estimated budget. The aim is to go for a balance of sounds, instrumental and vocal concerts, bearing in mind the particular profile of the Hawick audience.

Pre-Covid it had been planned for An Dha’ (comprising Jaya Hanley on Violin and Sarah James on Cello) into Hawick High School for a Concert and a workshop introducing an upcoming generation to the joy of live music. The Club wishes to engender a rapport with an upcoming generation

Sheet Music and Guitar