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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.

Notes from the nonprofit

Now in our 11th Season, Boerne Performing Arts continues to grow and reach students to educate them about the wonderful world of performing arts by providing FREE performances that we hope will plant the seed to develop their interest in the performing arts, as both participants and future audiences. Our community continues to support us with nearly sold-out audiences at almost every performance. With an "extended intermission" during covid, we are gaining back many patrons who enjoy the shows and are bringing their friends and families.

Ruling year info

2014

President

Carol Schultz

Artistic Director

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)

IRS filing requirement

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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?

THE FOUR PHANTOMS

An extravagant celebration of the iconic music of Broadway and more, The Four Phantoms in Concert features an extraordinary quartet of performers...all of whom have performed the infamous masked leading role (combined total of 6,000 performances) in the Tony Award-winning The Phantom of the Opera. This unforgettable night of entertainment features Brent Barrett, John Cudia, Franc D'Ambrosio, and Ciaran Sheehan, is under the music supervision of two-time Grammy Award-winner David Craddick and music direction of Ryan Shirar. Be mesmerized by the music of the Night!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children
Adolescents

Combining Georgian folk dances with a modern attitude toward the choreography and costumes of the different regions of Georgia, the Royal National Dance Company illustrates the variety of the world's folklore and classical dance elements while portraying the characteristics of the region in which it originated. Capturing the natural gracefulness and beauty of Georgian women and the courage, honor, and respectfulness of Georgian men, this captivating evening full of colorful costumes and dance will light up the stage as they feature their program...Fire of Georgia!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children
Adolescents

"A" is for acrobats, astounding, amusing, audacious, accomplished, accurate, attractive, and admirable, all of which will be experienced as you enjoy your family night out with The Peking Acrobats. If daring and dexterity are in your vocabulary, this is a show that will probably twist you around in your seat with excitement! A seemingly inexhaustible cavalcade of acrobatic wonders that have toured the globe for the past 32 years, enhanced by lighting, costumes and choreography, this magical evening will dazzle with a potpourri of visual delight! Prepare to be amazed!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children

Over the past 50 years, The Canadian Brass has performed on five continents and sold over 2 million albums worldwide! This internationally acclaimed quintet will return to Boerne, but this time to perform jubilant arrangements of beloved Christmas songs, The Canadian Brass will bring holiday cheer showcasing their virtuosity, spontaneity, and sense of jocularity. Along with Christmas classics, "the men who put brass music on the map" bring their trademark mix of genres to ring in the holidays with a Special Christmas celebration like no other!

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents
Children

Where we work

Awards

Non-Profit of the Year 2014

Chamber of Commerce

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

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 database that has resulted in approximately 650 season ticket holders for our eleventh 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 01/06/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Carol Schultz

Private Business

Term: 2011 - 2024

Kevin Arnott

Retired

Cathie Meadows

Retired

Lynn Richter

Greater Boerne Chamber of Commerce

Dawn Adamek

Boerne Independent School District

Rick Pfaff

Retired

Jeff Thompson

Retired

Wendy Thompson

Retired

Mary Sue Hurdt

Hill Country Daily Bread Ministries

Gil Siller

Attorney

Shari Elia

Amazon

Scott Matkin

Retired

Roxanne Matkin

Retired

Krista Sueltenfuss

Non-Profit

Janet Buckingham

Retired

Paula White

Self-employed

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 12/7/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

No data

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Decline to state
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Transgender Identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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