Boerne Performing Arts

Bringing the world of performing arts to Boerne!

Mission

Bringing the world of performing arts to Boerne by presenting concerts that feature internationally acclaimed artists, educating through student outreach programs, and enriching the quality of life in the community.

Ruling year info

2014

Artistic Director

Greg Talford

Vice President

Cathie Meadows

Main address

215 West Bandera Road, Suite 114-182

Boerne, TX 78006 USA

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EIN

46-2808267

NTEE code info

Performing Arts (A60)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Arts Education/Schools (A25)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Boerne Performing Arts continues to address the national concern of the
elimination of arts programs within our educational system. The vast
majority of young students are not offered the opportunity to experience a
live event, and therefore are replacing arts experiences with electronically
created experiences. The audiences of performing arts events are dwindling
nationwide and with the costs of attending these events on the rise, it has
limited the access for the general population to be part of an audience for a
fine arts event. Without audiences, professional performing arts will not
have a platform for their performances. Without both performing arts and
visual arts, the world will become a technological work place where
emotional/inspirational outlets will be very limited. The arts should be
offered to all students, especially those of low-income and special needs,
and should support and enhance the classroom state-required curriculum.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

TRINITY IRISH DANCE COMPANY

A fusion of Ireland’s vibrant and longstanding dance-form and elements of American innovation, Trinity Irish Dance Company dazzles audiences around the globe with its hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility, and aerial grace. Minutes into watching the awe-inspiring precision of its dancers and musicians, TIDC expands whatever notions you may have about Irish dance…revealing its limitless possibilities. It’s everything you expect but like nothing you’d imagine!

Population(s) Served
Families
Children and youth

The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain is a global sensation and nothing short of a UK national treasure. Their show provides pure entertainment, dead-pan British humour and irresistible foot-tapping music. Masters of the unexpected: whether re-imagining folk songs, twisting classical music, or playing the performers’ all-original compositions. The Ukes have performed for the British Royal Family, the BBC Proms, Sydney Opera House, Carnegie Hall, and now…for Boerne, Texas! Absolute Mastery of Strum, Pluck and Twang!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and Dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy reminds us that it is cool to swing! After 25 years, 11 records (with sales over 2 million albums to date), over 2800 live shows, and countless appearances in film and television, BBVD’s all original core line-up will have Boerne “dancin’ in the aisles” with their horn-infused music and legendary high energy show. Swing is back again baby…big time!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Come Home for the Holidays with The TEN Tenors. With a generous mix of festive favorites and modern holidays hits, TTT will walk you through a musical winter wonderland that truly captures the essence of the Holidays for the whole family, as well as many of the rock and classical songs that have made this group world famous. And there's nowhere in the world TTT would rather be performing this show than in the USA, during

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Non-Profit of the Year 2014

Chamber of Commerce

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goals include:
1. Broadening the experiences of those living in the Texas Hill Country through cultural/artistic events.
2. Offering programs for the children of the Texas Hill Country region, including those of low-income an special needs, that support and enhance the classroom state-required curriculum while at the same time offering a vibrant performing arts experience that many students might not otherwise access.
3. Creating a desire for cultural events to the future generations of audiences; and having those be live experiences instead of a technically created experience.
4. Providing opportunities for local children, adults, and the elderly, to experience the study of music, dance, theater and the visual arts.

Our strategies include careful study of the types of performing arts that will attract local residents. Each season we hire artists that will be appealing to the community, that will expand their knowledge of the arts and introduce them to a new culture, and that will be motivational in their appreciation of the arts. Diversity, quality, and variety are key requirements with the selection of artists.

We also work with other community entities to keep a very broad vision for events. Input from the school districts is essential to find artists appropriate to meet the student needs, and input from the Chamber of Commerce and the City of Boerne influence the demand of the types of performing arts that will enhance the quality of life in the community.

With a very diversified Board of Directors, we receive a variety of input representing all aspects of the community. Our volunteers, totaling 75+, also provide input as to the perception following each of the performances. We all realize that people "don't know...if they don't go" and so our Board of Directors is very involved in promoting all of our events throughout the community. The Board also understand that our job as a presenter is to provide the visiting artist with a positive experience in Boerne, Texas, while they are in our town. The second part of our responsibility is to have the audience leave the show having enjoyed the performance by the visiting artist. The Board of Directors remains flexible and works with both the artist and the audience to ensure this happens!

We have accomplished an enthusiastic group of school districts (administration, teachers/staff, students) that sign up to attend the FOR KIDS shows as soon as they are announced each season.

We have accomplished a large data base that has resulted in approximately 650 season ticket holders for our sixth season.

We have accomplished a balanced budget each season, and we have been fiscally responsible with our funds.

We would like to continue to expand our season ticket holder base so that ultimately 90% of the auditorium is sold through season tickets, and then hopefully expand to offering two public performances by each artist. This is a long-range plan.

We are working on developing systems and procedures within our organization so that the organization will be able to transition smoothly whenever individual personnel changes.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Boerne Performing Arts

Board of directors
as of 1/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Carol Schultz

Private Business

Term: 2011 - 2022


Board co-chair

Cathie Meadows

First Baptist Church

Term: 2011 - 2022

Kevin Arnott

Boerne ISD

Kirsten Cohoon

City of Boerne

Mary Colacurci

Private Business

Kathy Estes

Frost Bank

Cheryl Ladd

Actress/Fundraiser

Cathie Meadows

First Baptist Church

John Mowrey

Private Business

Lynn Richter

Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce

Greg Talford

Private Business

Sue Talford

Private Business

Sandy Mattick

City of Boerne

Ted Regnier

Private Business

Sherry Regnier

Private Business

Meredith Kiesgen-Schilling

University Music

Melissa Milton

Non-Profit

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/26/2021

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Leadership

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