Help Support the Patriots Band

The Patriots Band is an all-volunteer, non-profit, charity organization made up exclusively of community members donating their time and talents. Modest ticket prices and minimal performance fees cover only a small percentage of the band’s annual operating costs, so the band’s continued existence and success relies on your generous donations.

Your contribution to the Patriots Band fund is a gift to guarantee the future of live, community-oriented, concert band music in northeast Ohio. The Patriots Band fund is a wonderful way to send a gift to a friend, celebrate an event, or to honor the memory of a loved one.

The Patriots Community Band is registered under section 501(c)(3) of the State of Ohio tax code as a charitable organization and your donations are tax deductible.

Corporate donations, grants, sponsorships, memorial and individual contributions are all welcomed and greatly appreciated. Your donation will be formally recognized in our concert programs and on our web page. We appreciate your support of the band, and will use it to further our work to provide enjoyable music to Lorain County and the northeast Ohio area.

Donations can be mailed to:

The Patriots Community Band Support Fund
c/o Sharon Dixon
24138 Hedgewood Drive
Westlake, Ohio 44145

For further information on contribution options please contact us at 440-734-8981 .

Thank You for Your Generous Support!


Founding Contributors

  • Marion Gatts Russell
  • David L. Gatts
  • Dale A. Gatts
  • Deborah A. Gatts-Forace
  • DiAnne L. Gatts
  • Anson H. Russell

Corporations, Foundations, and Organizations

  • The Nord Family Foundation
  • Nordson Corporation
  • Donze Enterprises LLC, dba Ludwig Music Publishing Co.
  • LudwigMasters Publications
  • Commerce Delivery, Inc.

Individual Contributors

  • Ross & Lynn Kingman
  • Ron McCoy
  • Laura Pedersen
  • Ralph Pfingsten
  • Kurt & Mary Jo Shalkhauser
  • Maureen H. Wightman

Memorial Contributions

   In memory of Tim Haury, founding member and Patriots conductor (1979 - 1993):
  • William and Barbara Custar
  • Theresa Czarnecki
  • Rick and Susan Haury
  • Gerald and Deborah Higgins
  • Terence and Barbara Higgins
  • William and Elizabeth Kays
  • Jenifer Klein
  • Jeffrey and Janet Meyers
  • Jay and Beverly Ross
  • Gary and Cynthia Sprague
  • Gary and Martha Twining
  • Staff of Total Joint Rehabilitation, Inc.
   In memory of Jim Moon:
  • Piano Technicians Guild
  • Jim Hunsicker
  • Brian and Carol Burke
  • Bob and Joan Ilas
   In memory of Steve Vlha:
  • Footprint Tours, Inc.

The Patriots Band encourages you to support the following advertisers:

Ludwig Masters Publications
For information on becoming an advertiser on this website or in our concert programs, please contact Kurt Shalkhauser at