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Orchestras Central Trust is a Registered Charitable Entity under the Charities Act 2005 Registration Number CC53039

Your financial support helps us to deliver inspiring programmes to our local communities.
As a donor and part of the ‘Orchestras Central family’ you will play an essential part in keeping our orchestras thriving.
Help us to continue to develop and connect our community. Thank you for your generosity.

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Tomas Metz is one of Waikato’s most promising and up-and-coming young trumpeters, now set on his career pathway as a musician. His journey included playing with Youth Orchestra Waikato for two years, culminating in an exhilarating concerto performance with the orchestra in December 2021, before heading away for his tertiary study at the New Zealand School of Music. Other successes include being a member of the 2021 NZ Secondary Schools Symphony Orchestras and 2019 professional engagements with Scholars Baroque Aotearoa and Hamilton Civic Choir in their performance of Bach’s B minor Mass.

Tomas was offered the opportunity to further develop his musical skills by playing in the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra since 2017 as both 2nd and 1st trumpet. We look forward to him returning to play with us as and when the opportunity arises as part of his continued pathway to success.

"The Waikato orchestras that I have had the privilege of playing in for the last five years have been not only a fantastic opportunity to develop my playing, but also my inspiration to pursue orchestral music as a career. The comradery of playing with like-minded people has been a huge influence on my love for the ensembles and the music that we have played together." – Tomas Metz

Tomas is a perfect example of how your support can enable a young musician to develop to their potential more fully through the orchestral opportunities we provide as part of our orchestral ecosystem.

Every donation will help to support our unshakeable belief in the transformative potential of orchestras
Help support our young musicians by donating at this link:

Gift in Wills

Another way is to provide a gift in your Will. If legacy giving is meaningful for you after you have considered your Whānau and loved ones, please do let us know. If you wish, we could then acknowledge your future generosity in our concert programmes.

A gift of any size can make a measurable difference to what we are able to do. You could make a gift of a certain sum, or a specific asset – for example a musical instrument that could be used by a member of the youth orchestra. Or a specific percentage of your estate or a gift after provision has been made for your Whānau and loved ones.

If you would like to support Orchestras Central Trust in this way, please do speak with your lawyer. They would need to know our full name and registered charity number as below.

Orchestras Central Trust is a Registered Charitable Entity under the Charities Act 2005 Registration Number CC53039

Business partnerships

We can tailor bespoke business partnerships for all needs.

Aligning your brand with that of Orchestras Central Trust will recognise your commitment to your local community and to that of creating a thriving ecosystem of community orchestral experiences with no boundaries for participation or engagement. You could sponsor a particular instrument or position, for example the Concertmaster (leader) within an orchestra, or the Conductor. Or you could sponsor a particular concert such as our Tamariki or Whānau Concerts, or one of the following orchestras: Youth Orchestra Waikato, Rusty Player Orchestra, or our professional ensemble – OCT Ensemble.

You could also provide sponsorship through discounted or complimentary services or products such as the production of our concert programmes. As a sponsor your benefits include brand exposure through both digital and print such as our concert programmes. 

An allocation of complimentary VIP tickets and hosting opportunities and we can offer you behind the scenes experiences, such as meeting the musicians and hosting opportunities.

If you would like to learn more about how your organisation, could benefit from a partnership with Orchestras Central Trust, please contact Catherine Gibson, Orchestras Central Trust’s Chief Executive on


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