The chief funder is Chamber Music Scotland (CMS). Following a successful application, the Club was awarded a grant of £3,000 for 2023-24.
From time to time the Club applies to CMS for subsidised concerts.
Other income comes from membership subscriptions, the sale of visitor tickets, and sponsorship of the Club by local businesses in return for an advertisement in a concert program,
Membership Subscription represents a substantial discount over the cost of individual concert tickets.
In 2023-24 there are seven concerts.
Hawick Music Club is grateful to local business Muirhall Energy for their sponsorship this Season.
How are the concerts chosen?
The Club receives an annual online yearbook from CMS which details professional artists touring Scotland in the forthcoming year. The Club is happy to show support to Scottish based musicians, 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.
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.