Support the BCO

Help keep the music alive!

The Buffalo Community Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and overseen by a volunteer board of directors. We are able to present outstanding concerts and engage guest artists and musicians through ticket sales, grants, and financial contributions from individuals and businesses.

We are grateful for any amount. Please use the giving levels below as a guide.

Composer's Circle

$1000 and above


$500 and above



First Chair


Second Chair



up to $49

All gifts will be recognized on our concert programs and on our website.


Ways to Offer Financial Support:

Give Online by Credit Card*

Use your credit card quickly and conveniently using the form below.

Give through Amazon Smile

When you shop at, Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase price to your favorite charitable organization – the Buffalo Community Orchestra!

1) Sign into Amazon with your regular user name and password.
2) When you see the prompt to “Select a Charity” fill in the box that says: “Pick your own charitable organization”.
3) Be sure to use our proper name: Buffalo Community Orchestra
4) After you’ve received email confirmation, you can begin shopping!

By Check

100% of your gift goes to BCO

Donations can be made out to the Buffalo Community Orchestra and mailed to:

Buffalo Community Orchestra
PO Box 707
Buffalo, MN 55313

All gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Give through GiveMN*

Make a one-gift, or create your own fundraising page.

* BCO will pay the processing fees

Offer Your Time & Talents

The Buffalo Community Orchestra relies on more than just individuals with musical talent. The orchestra depends on the work of dedicated non-musicians and volunteers to make our organization successful. Volunteers provide support in many ways, large and small.

Here are some examples of opportunities:

  • Ushering at concerts
  • Marketing and publicity
  • Approaching sponsors
  • Post Concert Reception host/hostess
  • Financial development/fundraising
  • Community outreach and integration


Do you have other ideas or talents to share? You may have a way to contribute to the BCO’s growth and success in a way that we don’t even know yet. If you have a skill or interest that you would like to put to work helping to bring great music to our community, contact us to volunteer!


BCO is grateful for the support of

Many thanks to all of our donors for the 2020-2021 season

Composer's Circle

$1000 and above

John & Mary Ellen Lundsten

Joan Peterson


$500 and above

Abigail & Anthony Amundson

Ed & Bonnie Anderson

Dr. Andrew & Sherilyn Burgdorf

Hisham Bravo Groover

Dale & Lois Lund

Dr. Susan Van Pelt & Heather Kurtz


$250 - $499

Rene Gesell

Dr. Jolyn Halvorson

Michael & Lori Jeannot

Michael & Janet Lampi

Kara & Michael Stonecipher

Dave & Marilyn Tauscher

Michael Walsh

Wright County Journal Press & Drummer

First Chair

$100 - $249

Darlene Bechtold

Gail Anderson & Toni Seroshek

Buff n' Glo

Buffalo Companion Animal Clinic

Buffalo Dental Group

Ann & Jeff Burns

Donald Duncan

Dr. Jason & Ellen Halvorson

John Halvorson

Joan Illstrup

Roger & Nancy Johnson

Gretchen Katzenberger

Gary & Mary Lynn Leff

John Lindlief

Louise Markve

Lloyd & Sharon Melvie

Karen Norell

Donna & Marvin Ortquist

Mark & Patricia Pokorney

Sakora Studio

Setterberg Jewelers

State Farm Insurance

James & Sandy Tool

William & Joyce Tregaskis

Dave & Susan Wright

John & Marie Hagerty

In memory of Ed Anderson, by Mary Ellen & John Lundsten

In memory of Walt Ostrom, by Mary Ellen & John Lundsten

Second Chair

$50 - $99

Abundant Kitchen

James Burns

Robert & Marilyn Gartner

Tom & Shirley Hagerty

Fred & Jan Naaktgeboren

Victoria van Beusekom

In memory of Shirley Marquette, by Jolyn Halvorson

In memory of Shirley Marquette, by Kara & Michael Stonecipher

In memory of Mary Cady, by Judith Sandeen

Supporting Members

up to $49

Amazon Smile

Michael Burns

Laura Kubesheski

Judith Sandeen

Rita Varner-Otness

In memory of Walt Ostrom, by Kevin Callahan