ISO Guild of Springfield
The Illinois Symphony Guild of Springfield supports the Orchestra by promoting its activities, raising funds for its progress and fostering the art of music through educational projects.
The Guild undertakes several fundraising activities throughout the year, plus it participates with the ISO’s Board of Directors in all major fundraisers. In addition to contributing financially to the orchestra, the Guild also awards music scholarships to talented youth every year.
Guild members meet regularly for fun and fellowship and to keep abreast of Symphony activities and programs. This will be an exciting year for Guild members. Members have an opportunity to meet and greet the guest conductors throughout the 2016-17 Season. Four luncheons are scheduled with each guest conductor as well as receptions following the concerts. Additional events this year include a fundraiser at Ace Sign Company, annual Gala at the Crowne Plaza, and annual meeting at Panther Creek Country Club. Pre-concert dinners at UIS are available to individuals attending the concerts. The price is reasonable, the food excellent and attendees are already parked for the concert. Membership is open to anyone interested in participating in the Guild and it mission.
Volunteer opportunities abound within the Guild including everything from providing home-stays for regional musicians, stuffing programs for all concerts, providing lunch for the orchestra after the youth concert, refreshments at rehearsals, and preparing and delivering educational packets to the schools for the youth concert.
New members are always welcome and we look forward to you joining us!
Lois Strom, President