While our orchestra members are volunteers, our conductor is a paid professional and the orchestra incurs additional expenses in concert production, community education and outreach, costume and instrument acquisition, CD production, rehearsal space rental and the presentation of world-class guest artists to our audiences. Our financial supporters, recognized by membership in The Balalaika Guild, provide the solid fiscal base necessary to achieve these and other objectives. Membership in the Guild starts with a contribution of $50 and levels of annual and sustained participation range upwards to $10,000. Guild members receive a quarterly Newsletter, enjoy special performances during the year and have priority seating at WBS performances. More importantly, they enjoy the satisfaction of supporting a local arts organization with an international reputation for excellence. We value their friendship and their generous support.