Support Solano Winds

Solano Winds is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, EIN 64-0438869. Solano Winds is funded by donations, ticket sales and online music sales..  There are many ways that you can support us! 

Become a Patron!

Become a Patron!

Our patrons form the core of our community support. As a patron, you will know that you are helping to build and maintain a vibrant performing arts presence in Solano County. Your financial support helps us to provide sheet music, guest artists, commissioned works and so much more. Our small ensembles can get out into the community because of the generosity of our patrons. 

Patrons also receive benefits according to their donation level.

DONOR (up to $99):

Recognition of gift in concert program

ADMIRER ($100-$199):

Recognition of gift in concert program

Two concert vouchers

DEVOTEE ($200-$299):

Recognition of gift in concert program

Four concert vouchers

ENTHUSIAST ($300-$399):

Recognition of gift in concert program

Six concert vouchers


Recognition of gift in concert program

Eight concert vouchers

Solano Winds is a 501(c)3 organization. Our federal tax ID# is 68-043-8869.

Use the PayPal DONATE button below to become a patron, or contact us at


Solano Winds Endowment

Solano Winds Endowment


The Solano Winds
Robert O. Briggs Endowment Fund
and the
Solano Community Foundation 

     After Bob Briggs retired as Director of Bands from the University of California at Berkeley, it was only a matter of months before Solano County had its own community band based in Fairfield. Briggs was the Music Director for Solano Winds for thirteen years until his death in 2008 at age eighty-one. Before his passing, Bob established a scholarship fund that continues to supports high school musicians with their study of music. In 2013, that scholarship fund expanded to become a permanent endowment fund benefiting Solano Winds.

     The Robert O. Briggs Endowment Fund is managed by the Solano Community Foundation and provides annual operational support to the Solano Winds Community Concert Band. Solano Winds earmarks the first portion of that support to continue Bob’s tradition of offering scholarships to local music students as well as providing organizational support to the band. As a part of our special Season 25 celebration, we are also embarking on an ambitious campaign to grow this fund into the future.

     Our patrons and concert sponsors have always been very generous, making our twenty-five seasons possible! With a more robust endowment focused on our future, we will be able to more confidently plan ongoing programs that reflect our community’s support for the arts. Our volunteer Board of Directors will be able to more accurately project financial opportunities, assisting with long range planning and enabling more ambitious and entertaining musical programming.

     To learn more about the Robert O. Briggs Endowment Fund, or to make a contribution or pledge, please visit 

Robert O. Briggs

Robert O. Briggs


Benefit Fundraising Resources

There’s an easy way to support Solano Winds!

You can donate to Solano Winds without taking time out of your day, or

going out of your way! We’ve teamed up with Benefit, a mobile app that

allows you to instantly purchase digital gift cards to use online or in-store, at

retailers including [Walmart, Target, The Home Depot and Amazon]. When

you buy using the app, retailers contribute up to 20% of your transaction

back to Solano Winds — so you don’t have to spend an extra cent!

Simply download the app and use it for your everyday purchases.

Get started with the instructions below.

  1. Download the app at
  2. Choose Solano Winds
  3. Live life and pay for everyday purchases using the free Benefit mobile app.
  4. Retailers share a percentage of your spending with Solano Winds.


What Is Benefit?

Set Up Your Account

Add a Payment Method

How to Pay with Benefit

If you have any questions, contact our Donor Coordinator at to learn more.



Amazon Smile


You shop. Amazon gives.

Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service. 

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Donate To Our Music Library

Donate To Our Music Library


  • Library Sponsors help to select a particular piece of music and then “purchase” the sheet music for the ensemble.
  • The music is stamped with the sponsor’s name and published in concert programs in perpetuity whenever the piece is performed.

For more information regarding our library sponsorship, please send us an email to: give donate orchestra and symphony non profit organization Fairfield Vacaville


Become a Patron or Library Sponsor!

Donate your car,truck, boat or R.V

Turn your miles into music!

 Donate your car,truck, boat or R.V., running or not to the Solano Winds!

  • Easy and convenient
  • No cost to you
  • Tax receipt given
  • We handle everything!

Call 877-411-3662 for more information and to arrange a free pick up!


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