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The BMC’s Capital Campaign – Making a Place for Music In Our Lives

Make your commitment to the capital campaign today.

The BMC is home at last!

It was only a year ago – during the fall of 2017 – that the BMC proudly threw open its doors and welcomed the first students and faculty to its new Music Center on Blanche Moyse Way.  The light-filled spaces, easy accessibility and the sound (or lack of it!) wowed first-time visitors and received rave reviews. With these new facilities, what we will be able to accomplish will go from the remarkable to the astounding

Pardon Our Appearance — We’re Still Fundraising!

Our fundraising so far has been very successful, with an astounding $5,472,702 already contributed to design, acquire and build the new center. We’re very grateful to the 440+ generous supporters who helped make the BMC’s splendid music center a reality. The work is not over yet, however.

We continue to raise funds that will allow us to:

  • Fully outfit our new home with furnishing and equipment;
  • Refurbish the BMC’s collection of pianos and other instruments;
  • Create a building endowment that will ensure the future maintenance of the new campus; and,
  • Establish an endowment that will provide for the care of our instruments, now and in the future.
Now you can help equip our new home by “purchasing” one or more of the essential items on our Campaign Shopping List.  How about buying a music stand, choral riser, drum set or even a bike rack for the BMC?  Click here to view our Shopping List!


We hope you will contribute generously and help us conclude the BMC’s campaign on the highest note possible. An estimated $27,298 is still needed to complete the final phase. Pledges are payable through 2019.

To learn more about how you can help fund our new campus, please call Meg Lyons, Capital Campaign Coordinator, at (802) 257-4523.

And to receive updates about the campaign as well as other BMC news, sign up for Fanfare, our e-newsletter, at www.bmcvt.org

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Ensuring a Vibrant Future for Music in Our Community

The BMC’s Capital Campaign at a Glance

Our campaign is built upon four strategic components.  Each one is necessary for the success of all the others and each is vital to the long-term sustainability of the organization:

Phase 1 — Create a $1 Million Endowment  (Completed 2015)
The BMC’s endowment of $1.3 million is already providing a steady source of income that is making more scholarships and expanded program offerings possible.

Phase 2 — Purchase a New Home for the BMC (Completed 2016)
A long-held dream of the BMC’s has been to have a home of its own designed especially for music education and performance. In July 2016 the BMC took ownership of the former Winston Prouty School in Brattleboro. This purchase for $525,000 was made possible by early generous campaign donations.

Phase 3 —  The Transformation  (Completed 2017)
Commitments totaling $4.9 million from loyal friends and several foundations made it possible for the BMC to fully fund the renovation of the existing facility for a new Music Education Center (10,500 sq.ft.) and to build a new performance-quality Auditorium (4,400 sq.ft.) in less than ten months ahead of schedule and on budget!

Phase 4 — The Culmination:  Goal $600,000 (Ongoing 2017-18)
The final task is to fully equip and furnish both the Education Center and the Auditorium, to refurbish the BMC’s many pianos and instruments, and to fund two special endowments to ensure future maintenance of our new home and our instruments. Almost three-quarters of the $600,000 goal are now in hand.

Make your commitment to the capital campaign today.

  • BMC Bravo SocietyThe Brattleboro Music Center relies on volunteers in the community who give generously of their time. We are pleased to honor the following for their help in August through October, 2018:
    Ella Aquadro, Diana Bander, Gussie Bartlett, Mara Berkley. Tim Callahan. Brian Cohen. Walter Cramer, Judy Fink, Bruce Frank, Karen Frank, Rob Freeberg, Fiona Goodman, Virginia Goodman, Eva Greene, Bill Gottesman, Lerna Gottesman, Freddie Hart, Lynn Herzog, Gail Kennedy-Haines, Melanie Kent, Meg Lyons, Joe Madison, Sheila Magnuson, Cecil Maxfield, Robert Naess, Antje Ruppert, Alison Schantz, Larry Siegel, Takaka Ueda, Zola von Krusenstiern and Windham Orchestra Members.

The Brattleboro Music Center

72 Blanche Moyse Way
Brattleboro, VT  05301

(802) 257-4523