Leave a Legacy.

Whether you are one of the thousands of student performers who have graced the Umstattd stage, or you are one of hundreds of thousands who have been seated in the audience for a school play, band concert, chorus showcase or Canton Symphony Orchestra performance, one thing is certain…Umstattd Performing Arts Hall, the Canton City Schools, and the Canton Symphony Orchestra have had a significant impact on us all.

After our capital campaign renovations completed in 2013, our hall is more accessible than ever before with rows of beautiful brand-new seats. Many donors invested in our renovations by making a meaningful gift through our Take Your Seat program, creating their legacy in our hall and/or dedicating engraved seats to their loved ones.

There are still seats available for you to do the same.

How does it work?

With your gift, we will engrave a donor recognition plaque in the chair armrest with your name or the name of a friend or loved one whom you would like to memorialize. Plaques can also be a unique way to recognize a group, class, or commemorate a special achievement or significant event.

Take Your Seat to become a permanent part of the CSO and McKinley High School legacy.

Contact our box office at 330-452-2094 for more information and/or to Take Your Seat.

Seat Levels

Bronze Seat

  • $250 Gift

Silver Seat

  • $500 Gift

Gold Seat

  • $1,000 Gift

Endowment Chairs

Endowing a chair is an opportunity to make a major contribution to the Symphony in perpetuity. Named Canton Symphony Chairs are listed in the program book within the orchestra roster for each performance.


Principal Bassoon: $70,000
Principal Trombone: $70,000
Principle Tuba: $70,000
Any Section Chair (58 available): $35,000

Contact Rachel Hagemeier at rhagemeier@cantonsymphony.org or
330-452-3434 x603 for more info.