As of this academic year, SUSO will be 100 years old! For 100 years, thousands of students have rehearsed, formed friendships and performed under the SUSO name. It is only through the continued generous donations from our SUSO Friends and Alumni we are still able to develop our musical abilities to new heights. The money donated allows the orchestra to play in prestigious venues both in the UK and Europe, performing outstanding repertoire and developing our musical talents under the expert guidance of our conductors.

If you are an alumnus of SUSO, we would love to hear about your orchestral experiences at the University of Southampton. As part of a new SUSO archiving project, we are trying to build up the history of SUSO through the long 99 years: pieces, members of the orchestra, conductors, preterm, tours and more.

The Student’s Union cannot fund the orchestra sustainably and just £25 pays hire for one hour’s use of rehearsal space. We are therefore incredibly grateful to all our Friends and Alumni who show unparalleled support and each academic year continue to donate to the orchestra. Below are the most popular deals we offer, however, all donations large and small are greatly appreciated.

If you would like to sign up to our Friends and Alumni Scheme, please email Nathan Patel, SUSO Vice President, at np3g16@soton.ac.uk.

Bronze Tier – £15

With a payment of £15 or higher for the year, you will receive:

  • Free Programmes at all concerts
  • The electronic SUSO Newsletter
  • Priority Seating at all concerts
  • A Feature on the SUSO website and in all programmes
  • An Invitation to our annual drinks reception before the summer concert

 

Silver Tier – £30

With a payment of £30 or higher for the year, you will receive:

  • Free Programmes at all concerts
  • Free Raffle Tickets at all concerts
  • The electronic SUSO Newsletter
  • Priority Seating at all concerts
  • A Feature on the SUSO website and in all programmes
  • An Invitation to our annual drinks reception before the summer concert

 

Gold Tier – £50

With a payment of £50 or higher for the year, you will receive:

  • Free Programmes at all concerts
  • Free Raffle Tickets at all concerts
  • The electronic SUSO Newsletter
  • Priority Seating at all concerts
  • A Feature on the SUSO website and in all programmes
  • An Invitation to our annual drinks reception before the summer concert
  • 2 Free Tickets to the summer concert

 

Sponsor a Chair

For an additional £50a year, Friends of SUSO can sponsor a specific “chair” in the orchestra, so their name will appear in the programme alongside the name of the orchestra member that they have chosen to support. Sponsors can also enjoy photographs taken with their sponsored chair, the President and conductors at every concert. 

 

 

To everyone who has donated to the Friends Scheme, however large or small, we sincerely thank you for your kind generosity. Without your help, we would not be able to perform such prestigious music, nor would we be able to hire an experienced professional conductor to guide the orchestra. Thank you.