The SBMC has two kinds of members: Individual and Household. A Household Membership provides membership benefits to up to four members of the same household, that is, sharing the same address. While we are no longer making a distinction between Performing and Associate Members, a member still must audition for the Concert Committee in order to join the roster of performers. That audition is separate from the membership application process.
Please note that beginning in 2016, the Santa Barbara Music Club Board instituted rolling memberships. Your membership will be valid for one (1) year from the month you apply and pay dues and you will receive a renewal notification at the appropriate time.
We have done away with membership levels because member benefits are the same for any level. A membership will cost $35 for a single membership and $50 for a household membership. If you wish to contribute more—and you are encouraged to do so!—you may allocate funds to our scholarship program and/or to general operating expenses. We will now apply our traditional levels to your entire donation, as follows:
Your donation is fully tax-deductible and will eventually be acknowledged on our Website, unless you request anonymity.
For now, the main membership benefit is the knowledge that you have helped the Music Club in its mission to bring beautiful classical music to the Santa Barbara community. However, when the current concert and scholarship seasons are over, we plan to migrate our database to a new system. This will enable issuing certificates good for reduced admission to some musical events around town. Upgrades to the Web site will allow you to keep a membership profile —a better alternative to the costly and easily lost membership directory and to access our extensive archives of past programs and other materials.