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Tax Deductibility

Make Your Donation a Tax Deduction

Throughout the year, many of us celebrate giving seasons with gifts of gratitude.  We present gifts to our loved ones as well as to the organizations that make a difference in our lives and the lives of others.

Some of us are accustomed to claiming tax deductions for donations to charities and the arts, however, changes in tax law have limited the tax deductions.  Yet, there are still ways to make your donations tax deductible.

  • IRA Distributions
    Those who are at the IRA mandatory distribution age* can make a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from an IRA and the withdrawal will not be subject to ordinary income tax.
    *Age 70 ½ if born by June 30, 1949
    *Age 72 if born after June 30, 1949
  • Donor Advised Fund or Charitable Trust
    Many people have established a “Donor Advised Fund” or “Charitable Trust” to fund annual donations several years in advance. Amounts deposited in the fund above the standard deduction are deductible in the year deposited.

 

To make a donation from your IRA, or through a Donor Advised Fund or Charitable Trust, just contact your financial institution and have them send a check to:

Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society
P.O. Box 821954
Fort Worth, TX 76182-1954

Seat Assignments

How Allegro Manages Seat Assignments for Subscribers
Among the many benefits of being a subscriber and donating member is to receive priority seat assignments.  Our subscribers receive the best seats in the auditorium.  Nearly all subscriber seats are located in zones that sell at a premium price for single concert ticket sales.

Members who renew their subscription by August 31 will be assured of receiving the same seat location they had the previous year, within a seat or two.  Subscription seats are assigned in early September.  (Note: this deadline is extended for 2021 because the 2020 pandemic delayed the announcement of our season.)

Subscribers at the Patron Level and above who would like change their seat location can communicate their desires to us any time and we will place their request on a wait list.  In the next season we will visit the wait list and make accommodations where possible.  We prioritize these requests based on the donation level that the member has reached in the prior season or seasons since their request was logged.

Call: (817) 498 0363
Email: info@guitarsociety.org

Donation Levels & Benefits

Donation Levels & Benefits

When donating members choose their level of contribution to Allegro Guitar Society, they should be aware of the additional benefits available to them.

Sustainer Level and above.

Members at the Sustainer Level and above receive recognition in our concert programs and an annual letter of appreciation for their charitable contribution to our part 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  See Program Recognition for details.

Benefactor Level and above.

Members at the Benefactor Level and above are able to request complimentary guest seats for individual concerts.  These are awarded as available and some limits apply.  See Request Guest Seats for details

Patron Level and above.
Members at the Patron Level and above may request changes to their seasonal seat holdings.  Their request will be placed on a wait list.  See Seat Assignments for details.  In addition, members at the Patron level and above who are on the wait list will be among the first to be contacted if better seats are returned to inventory before an individual concert.

Master Level and Segovia Circle.
Members at these levels can arrange for a Private Concert by one of our performance level local guitarists.  This can be for a private party, special occasion or company event.  We will provide sound and stage equipment if needed.

Segovia Circle.
Segovia Circle members can have their company name and logo prominently displayed with a full-page advertisement in our programs plus their name and logo shown prominently on our website.

Ways to Help Allegro

There are Many Easy Ways to Help Allegro Flourish

Donations
Of course, donations are crucial to our success. Donations from new members are deeply appreciated.  Current Donors, please continue at your current level or consider an increase this year.  There are other low cost and no cost ways to help listed below.

SubscribersDonate your concert seats
If you will not be attending an upcoming concert for which you have tickets, please send us an email or call to let us know.  We can return the seats to inventory and likely sell them.  See Donate Concert Seats for more details.

Call: (817) 498 0363
Email: info@guitarsociety.org

Amazon Smile Donations

Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase price to Allegro Guitar Society.  Simply log on using Amazon.com/smile and select Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society as your 501(c)(3) organization.  Thereafter, logon to Amazon Smile to make purchases.  This site is identical to the main site and uses your Amazon account.

Donate Valuable Items
Please contribute valuable items or services that can be auctioned at our fundraisers.

Underwrite a School Program
Underwrite an outreach performance at your local school to help educate the next generation about classical guitar music.  Even a modest amount will help compensate our performer and travel cost.

Volunteer to Help with a Fund Raiser or Present a Local Allegro Event Yourself
Maybe you are part of a special interest club that would enjoy an evening of entertainment for a modest contribution.  Allegro will supply the guitarist.  You can appeal to your guests to join Allegro as a subscribing or donating member.

Champion the Society – Be an Ambassador!
Please tell your family, friends, and neighbors about the Allegro Guitar Society.  Invite them to a concert as your personal guest.  See Request Guest Seats.  There is nothing quite like a beautiful guitar concert to show people the value of our Society.

Also, please help us connect with influencers and patrons of the arts in your social/business networks who may contribute to the Society.

Volunteer
We have several volunteer opportunities that take little to no previous experience and modest time commitment.  These opportunities include providing help at our concerts and help with our member communications and our promotional efforts.  Let us know the types of volunteer work you enjoy. See Volunteer Opportunities

Staff Positions
If you feel your skills are a fit and you can commit to a specific type of work, please let us know.  We have very few staff and lots of staff needs.  We need staff members for:

Administrative Assistance
Community Outreach
Concert Operations and Ticketing
Grant, Foundation and Sponsor Development
Finance
Information Technology
Marketing and Sales
Ticketing and Fulfillment

Please let us know about your interests, experience, and time availability.  See: Staff Opportunities

Make Sure Allegro has your Contact Information
We promise to be careful and judicious about contacting you. Please help us keep your contact information up to date and check that your email or phone is not blocking us. You can email your contact information to:  finance@guitarsociety.org  or  info@guitarsociety.org

Thank you!  The Board and Staff of the Allegro Guitar Society

Allegro Guitar Society, P. O. Box 821954, Fort Worth, Texas 76182-1954
Email:  info@guitarsociety.org
Phone: (817) 498-0363

Donate Your Seats

Donating Your Concert Seats Helps Allegro
… and may provide you with some tax benefit

Sometimes a subscriber decides not to attend a concert and their seat(s) may go empty.  This presents an opportunity to help Allegro by contacting us in advance to let us return seats to inventory for single concert guests.

Call: (817) 498 0363
Email: info@guitarsociety.org

There is financial benefit to Allegro since prime location seats sell at a premium during individual concert sales; but we need to know about them as early as possible.

There may be a tax benefit to subscribers who can claim charitable deductions on their income tax return.  The donation is valued at the individual concert price for that zone.  See Tax Deductibility

An Evening with David Russell


We are hosting an exclusive, rare opportunity to spend an
“An Evening With David Russell” on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7pm.
 

David will entertain us with a brief concert, including his charming
Scottish wit and humor, followed by a Meet and Greet, Q&A session at:  

Piola Italian Restaurant & Garden  
3700 Mattison Ave, Fort Worth, TX 76107 (Near UNTHSC) 

 

Seating is limited, so act now if you want to experience this special event!  

Using family recipes that have been handed down for generations, Chef Bobby Albanese creates delicious, authentic Italian dishes in a comfortable at-home setting, complete with a beautiful garden for guests to enjoy.  $100 per person includes a buffet selections prepared by Chef Albanese; wine, beer, or other beverage; and David! 

 

Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society (DBA Allsgro Guitar Society) is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization. 

 

An Evening with David Russell Single Tickets

$100 per person:
Click the “Buy Tickets” link below then enter the number of tickets needed
in the Quantity box on the shopping cart page.

Click to Buy Tickets

Underwriting Opportunities:

Includes Private, School or Community Guitar Presentations by Christopher McGuire
and the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society Season Concert Tickets

$5,000 level:  15 Tickets to “An Evening with David Russell”  & 4 Season Concert Tickets
Click for $5,000 Level

$2,500 level:  8 Tickets to “An Evening with David Russell” & 2 Season Concert Tickets
Click for $2,500 Level

For more information or to schedule your private event
contact Christopher McGuire 817-498-0363

Sponsor Opportunities:

$1,500 Symphony level:  15 Tickets to “An Evening with David Russell”
Click for Symphony Level

$1,000 Concert level: 10 Tickets to “An Evening with David Russell” 
Click for Concert Level

$600 Recital level: 6 Tickets to “An Evening with David Russell”
Click for Recital Level

Underwriting Opportunities Details

Offering Private, School or Community Guitar Presentations:
 817-498-0363; info@guitarsociety.org

$5,000 Underwriting                        $2,500 Underwriting

Here’s a sampling of musical presentations and programs which we can adapt at your request.

Acclaimed Classical Guitarist Christopher McGuire & FWCGS Musicians are available for community concerts, recitals and/or public or private receptions or events.

Guitar Concerts can be named for Individuals, Businesses, or Corporations.
The Fort Worth Concert Series and other presentations are just the tip of what we do at the Guitar Society. We also perform outreach programs for children in neighboring school districts throughout Tarrant County. Videos and more details are available on our website: www.guitarsociety.orgwith school program information under ‘Outreach.’

Texas Tapestry: Especially adaptable to Middle & High school History Study: “Texas Tapestry, a Musical Journey” traces the influences various groups have brought to Texas over a period of 500 years and the influence Texas musicians are now having on the rest of the world. The historical and geographically rich script was co-written by Madeline Myers and Christopher McGuire. Performers in the program are NEA National Heritage Fellowship Honoree, Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor; Winfield Banjo Champion, Gerald Jones; jazz and classical bassist George Anderson, and FWCGS Artistic Director Christopher McGuire.

The Allegro Guitar Quartet (AGQ) performs “From Ragas to Riches,”a program for Elementary school children that traces the plight of the Gitano (or Rom) people from northern India to Spain. The students hear musical influences the Gypsies carried with them and some they picked up along their way from India to Spain. All at once they receive lessons in music, history, various cultures and geography. We introduce students to the sitar, mandolin, hammered and mountain dulcimers, lute, violin and several kinds of guitars. AGQ performers are Gerald Jones, Polly Maynard, Christopher McGuire and Jan Ryberg.

Imagination Game & Career Day Outreach Programs: Christopher McGuire will inspire your students with stories of his childhood and how he came to realize he could do, “pretty much anything I saw another human doing as long as I was willing to practice.” Rather than merely showing students how they might become musicians, he shows them how, in our country, they can become anything they are willing to work for. He explains to them, “You are here in school to practice becoming the best you that you can be.”McGuire also includes his now famous group chant: “I’m exercising my brain – to have more FREEDOM!” It’s a celebration of the limitless possibilities of growing up and being educated in the United States of America.

PRIVATE & GROUP GUITAR INSTRUCTION: Additionally we provide private and group guitar instruction for adults and children in local schools and/or classroom settings & a Guitar Club.

Sunset in Granada Gala

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Sunset in Granada Single Tickets

$150 per person:
Click the “Buy Tickets” link below then enter the number of tickets needed
in the Quantity box on the shopping cart page.
Buy Tickets

Underwriting Opportunities:

Includes Private, School or Community Guitar Presentations by Christopher McGuire
and the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society Season Concert Tickets

$5,000 level:  12 Tickets to “Sunset in Granada”  & 4 Season Concert Tickets
Click for $5,000 Level

$2,500 level:  6 Tickets to “Sunset in Granada” & 2 Season Concert Tickets
Click for $2,500 Level

For more information or to schedule your private event
contact Christopher McGuire 817-498-0363

Sponsor Opportunities:

$1,500 Symphony level:  12 Tickets to “Sunset in Granada”
Click for Symphony Level

$1,000 Concert level: 8 Tickets to “Sunset in Granada” 
Click for Concert Level

$500 Recital level: 4 Tickets to “Sunset in Granada”
Click for Recital Level

Underwriting Opportunities Details

Offering Private, School or Community Guitar Presentations:
 817-498-0363; info@guitarsociety.org

$5,000 Underwriting                        $2,500 Underwriting

Here’s a sampling of musical presentations and programs which we can adapt at your request.

Acclaimed Classical Guitarist Christopher McGuire & FWCGS Musicians are available for community concerts, recitals and/or public or private receptions or events.

Guitar Concerts can be named for Individuals, Businesses, or Corporations.
The Fort Worth Concert Series and other presentations are just the tip of what we do at the Guitar Society. We also perform outreach programs for children in neighboring school districts throughout Tarrant County. Videos and more details are available on our website: www.guitarsociety.orgwith school program information under ‘Outreach.’

Texas Tapestry: Especially adaptable to Middle & High school History Study: “Texas Tapestry, a Musical Journey” traces the influences various groups have brought to Texas over a period of 500 years and the influence Texas musicians are now having on the rest of the world. The historical and geographically rich script was co-written by Madeline Myers and Christopher McGuire. Performers in the program are NEA National Heritage Fellowship Honoree, Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor; Winfield Banjo Champion, Gerald Jones; jazz and classical bassist George Anderson, and FWCGS Artistic Director Christopher McGuire.

The Allegro Guitar Quartet (AGQ) performs “From Ragas to Riches,”a program for Elementary school children that traces the plight of the Gitano (or Rom) people from northern India to Spain. The students hear musical influences the Gypsies carried with them and some they picked up along their way from India to Spain. All at once they receive lessons in music, history, various cultures and geography. We introduce students to the sitar, mandolin, hammered and mountain dulcimers, lute, violin and several kinds of guitars. AGQ performers are Gerald Jones, Polly Maynard, Christopher McGuire and Jan Ryberg.

Imagination Game & Career Day Outreach Programs: Christopher McGuire will inspire your students with stories of his childhood and how he came to realize he could do, “pretty much anything I saw another human doing as long as I was willing to practice.” Rather than merely showing students how they might become musicians, he shows them how, in our country, they can become anything they are willing to work for. He explains to them, “You are here in school to practice becoming the best you that you can be.”McGuire also includes his now famous group chant: “I’m exercising my brain – to have more FREEDOM!” It’s a celebration of the limitless possibilities of growing up and being educated in the United States of America.

PRIVATE & GROUP GUITAR INSTRUCTION: Additionally we provide private and group guitar instruction for adults and children in local schools and/or classroom settings & a Guitar Club.

Sunset in Granada

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https://youtu.be/WZN2Np7QUow


Sunset in Granada Single Tickets

$150 per person:
Click the “Buy Tickets” link below then enter the number of tickets needed
in the Quantity box on the shopping cart page.
Buy Tickets

Underwriting Opportunities:

Includes Private, School or Community Guitar Presentations by Christopher McGuire
and the Fort Worth Classic Guitar Society Season Concert Tickets

$5,000 level:  12 Tickets to “Sunset in Granada”  & 4 Season Concert Tickets
Click for $5,000 Level

$2,500 level:  6 Tickets to “Sunset in Granada” & 2 Season Concert Tickets
Click for $2,500 Level

For more information or to schedule your private event
contact Christopher McGuire 817-498-0363

Sponsor Opportunities:

$1,500 Symphony level:  12 Tickets to “Sunset in Granada”
Click for Symphony Level

$1,000 Concert level: 8 Tickets to “Sunset in Granada” 
Click for Concert Level

$500 Recital level: 2 Tickets to “Sunset in Granada”
Click for Recital Level

Underwriting Opportunities Details

Offering Private, School or Community Guitar Presentations:
 817-498-0363; info@guitarsociety.org

$5,000 Underwriting                        $2,500 Underwriting

Here’s a sampling of musical presentations and programs which we can adapt at your request.

Acclaimed Classical Guitarist Christopher McGuire & FWCGS Musicians are available for community concerts, recitals and/or public or private receptions or events.

Guitar Concerts can be named for Individuals, Businesses, or Corporations.
The Fort Worth Concert Series and other presentations are just the tip of what we do at the Guitar Society. We also perform outreach programs for children in neighboring school districts throughout Tarrant County. Videos and more details are available on our website: www.guitarsociety.orgwith school program information under ‘Outreach.’

Texas Tapestry: Especially adaptable to Middle & High school History Study: “Texas Tapestry, a Musical Journey” traces the influences various groups have brought to Texas over a period of 500 years and the influence Texas musicians are now having on the rest of the world. The historical and geographically rich script was co-written by Madeline Myers and Christopher McGuire. Performers in the program are NEA National Heritage Fellowship Honoree, Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor; Winfield Banjo Champion, Gerald Jones; jazz and classical bassist George Anderson, and FWCGS Artistic Director Christopher McGuire.

The Allegro Guitar Quartet (AGQ) performs “From Ragas to Riches,”a program for Elementary school children that traces the plight of the Gitano (or Rom) people from northern India to Spain. The students hear musical influences the Gypsies carried with them and some they picked up along their way from India to Spain. All at once they receive lessons in music, history, various cultures and geography. We introduce students to the sitar, mandolin, hammered and mountain dulcimers, lute, violin and several kinds of guitars. AGQ performers are Gerald Jones, Polly Maynard, Christopher McGuire and Jan Ryberg.

Imagination Game & Career Day Outreach Programs: Christopher McGuire will inspire your students with stories of his childhood and how he came to realize he could do, “pretty much anything I saw another human doing as long as I was willing to practice.” Rather than merely showing students how they might become musicians, he shows them how, in our country, they can become anything they are willing to work for. He explains to them, “You are here in school to practice becoming the best you that you can be.”McGuire also includes his now famous group chant: “I’m exercising my brain – to have more FREEDOM!” It’s a celebration of the limitless possibilities of growing up and being educated in the United States of America.

PRIVATE & GROUP GUITAR INSTRUCTION: Additionally we provide private and group guitar instruction for adults and children in local schools and/or classroom settings & a Guitar Club.

Dallas Area Open Play
4pm - 6pm, 2nd Sunday
of each month

DUNN BROTHERS
COFFEE SHOP

3725 Belt Line Rd
Addison TX 75001

www.addison.dunnbros.com

Come play or just listen.
All levels welcome.

Brookhaven/Allegro
Community Guitar Orchestra

The next session of the guitar orchestra meets 2-4pm every Sunday in room D-208 at Brookhaven.

For more info students can call 972-860-4600

See program

Brookhaven College and the Allegro Guitar Society invite nylon string/classical guitarists and steel-string acoustic guitarists with at least one year of playing experience to participate in this community guitar orchestra. Classical, finger-style and plectrum guitarists are ALL welcome!
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Allegro Café Concerts
at The Kimbell

Please come and enjoy a a glass of wine, coffee, tea and Beautiful Classical Guitar Music at the Renzo Piano Pavilion most 1st, 3rd, and 5th Fridays from 5PM to 7PM. 

Click here for map  
Please check back for additional venues