Seat Partner FAQ

FAQ – Seat Partner Program

Q: What is a Seat Partner?

A Seat Partner is a sponsor who contributes a small amount to personally connect with a current corps member. By sponsoring that member’s “seat” on the tour bus, the two are linked for the entire season.

Q: Why should I become a Seat Partner?

You will develop a personal relationship with a corps member who is emerged in a life-changing experience. You will be able to share in some of their successes and memories while being an important part of their summer. You will have the satisfaction of knowing you did something meaningful and important for a young performer and creating a life-long bond through the Spirit of Atlanta family.

Q: How much does it cost?

Each Seat Partner pays $50 to sponsor a seat for the entire season. These funds help offset tour costs for members.

Q: Can I have more than one Seat Partner?

Yes! While the goal is to foster as many new relationships between members and supporters, we would accept the same sponsor/partner for more than one member.

Q: Do I get to select the member(s) that will become my Seat Partner?

No, an important part of the Seat Partner program is to make NEW connections. 

Q: When will I know who my Seat Partner is?

Just before Spirit leaves for their summer tour we will contact each Seat Partner contact information of a current member. The members will get the same information about their partners.

Q: What else should I do for my corps member Seat Partner besides the sponsorship fee?

We encourage all sponsors to actively engage with their corps member. Send them notes of congratulations and words of encouragement via e-mail and social media. Find an opportunity to take a photo together at one of our shows, if possible. Prepare and send a small care package of treats to be delivered to where the corps is staying during Spring Training. 

Q: What would the member Seat Partners do?

Building communication and building new friendships is the most important goal. It is our hope that corps members will share stories, photos, and memories along the way via messages and social media. We encourage the corps members to make their Seat Partners feel as though they are part of the tour and connected to the corps members on a regular basis.  

Q: How can I get other people to become Seat Partners?

We encourage you to share this program with other friends and family, and people who would enjoy being connected to the activity as well as to the people in our family. The Seat Partner program is a great way to help others discover drum corps. By enlisting your neighbors, co-workers, classmates, etc., you are expanding the reach of the DCI activity and helping us build a much larger Spirit of Atlanta fan base.

Q: How do I enroll and pay for my Seat Partner sponsorship?

Just follow this link to sign up online. We ask that you provide a Social Media link or contact information you wish to be shared with your Seat Partner(s).

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