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ISO Guild of Bloomington-Normal

Fund raising and music education to benefit the Illinois Symphony Orchestra


The Illinois Symphony Orchestra Guild of Bloomington-Normal has a decades-long tradition of support for the Orchestra.  Now numbering over 130 members, the Guild keeps busy year-round with a wide range of activities that spotlight the ISO and include sponsoring both the annual December Chamber concert by the Illinois Chamber Orchestra and the ISO Education concert.

The Guild works with local schools on music education activities, which include the Step-by-Step education program and pre-concert school visits.

Popular fundraisers include the Tea and Togs high tea and fashion show, the 220 Gourmet Dinner, and the Kentucky Derby party.  We partnered with the Board of Directors again this year for a very successful "Putting on the Glitz" gala.  We also have planned for this year a Shrimp Boil as well as dinners before each of the three Chamber Concerts at the 2nd Presbyterian Church.  We will have a concert "chat" with a member of the Orchestra the Tuesday before each Symphony concert at Baxters Restaurant.   Our long-standing bridge and newer Mah Jongg groups meet each month.  Mah Jongg meets every Wednesday of the month in the morning and also at 12:30 PM on the first and third Wednesday

We work hard but have fun!  I hope you can join us in our efforts to contribute to our wonderful Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

For more information on becoming a member of the Guild, please contact our Vice-President for Membership, Joan Vanden Eynden at 309-662-4334 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



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