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SYMPHONY GUILD

SYMPHONY GUILD
Founded in 1984, the San Bernardino Symphony Guild’s primary goals are to support the San Bernardino Symphony and to promote an appreciation of fine orchestral music in our community. The Guild fulfills its mission through a diverse array of educational, social, and fundraising activities. For more information, please call our office at (909) 381-5388.

GUILD MEMBERSHIP
Become an Active Member of the San Bernardino Symphony Guild and make a difference in the San Bernardino community with the promotion of Classical Music.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DONATION LEVELS
Quarter Note: $25*

Half Note: $50 to $99

Whole Note: $100 to $249

Notable: $250 to $499

Virtuoso: $500 or more


*Amounts donated above $25 are tax-deductible and Whole Notes and above will be recognized in the Directory.   
For membership information, please call
(909) 381-5388.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

 

MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS
Share the joys of teaching students about orchestral music by becoming a docent in the SBSO Guild's celebrated music outreach program!

 

Please call (909) 381-5388 for further information.

Sponsored by the San Bernardino Symphony Guild.
 

DEBS & RED TIE GUYS

The Debs and Red Ties program prepares motivated high school students to become future leaders. Established in 1984 as a way to engage local youth in the arts, the program has since transformed into a certificated job skills training opportunity for hundreds of high school students. 

 

Participants receive training to assist at SBSO performances and special events. They learn job skills including teamwork, punctuality, and customer service. They also learn about the historic orchestra and concert venue which builds both pride of place and cultural literacy. Further, they learn about jobs in the arts, including those many support jobs not performed on stage which further expands their career horizons. 

 

All Debs and Red Ties receive concert tickets for their families to attend SBSO performances.

 

HOSPITALITY ACTIVITIES
The Symphony's Guild manages a number of pre-and post-concert hospitality activities, as described below.

 

CONCERT MUSICALES
The Friday evening before each live concert, pre-concert social events - Musicales - are held in various private homes. These ticketed events provide the opportunity for attendees to hear about the concert to come from our Maestro, and to socialize with other music lovers in an informal setting. Funds raised support the Guild's various other activities. 


AFTERGLOW RECEPTIONS
Following each evening performance, our valued patrons gather in the California Theatre's beautiful California Room to meet the Maestro, guest artists, and orchestra members while enjoying refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres. Our Debs and Red Ties assist at these receptions.

 

MUSICIAN REFRESHMENTS

SBSO musicians and featured artists are provided with an array of refreshments during the rehearsal prior to every live evening performance. 

 

GUEST ARTIST AMENITIES

SBSO guest artists receive gift baskets before every live performance.  

  

ANNUAL SPRING MEMBERSHIP EVENT

The Symphony's Guild holds an annual Spring Membership Reception at which volunteers are recognized, the outgoing board is thanked, and the incoming board is installed. 

SAN BERNARDINO SYMPHONY GUILD COUNCIL MEMBERS 2020-2021
 

PRESIDENT
Sharon McFerran, PhD


VICE PRESIDENT ADMINISTRATION
Grace Baldwin 


TREASURER
Maria Cramer


RECORDING SECRETARY
Stephanie Clark Rhoe, PhD, MSW 


PARLIAMENTARIAN
Lynda Savage 


VICE PRESIDENT MEMBERSHIP
Laura Lee Brownton


VICE PRESIDENT EDUCATION/MUSIC IN THE SCHOOLS CHAIR
Judy Podskalan 


VICE PRESIDENT BENEFITS

Lois Jordan

NEWSLETTER
Bobbie Houtchens


NEWSLETTER DISTRIBUTION
Jennifer McMullen

 

VICE PRESIDENT SOCIAL
Ruth Chafin


ORCHESTRA REFRESHMENTS CHAIR
Grace Pierson


SYMPHONY DEBS AND RED TIES ADVISORS
Tim Garcia, Red Ties Coordinator
Debbie Law, Debs Coordinator

 

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY
Judy Steppins


SYMPHONY BOARD LIAISONS
Dean McVay, Esq.
Dr. Anne Viricel


 
For Guild membership information, contact Laura Lee Brownton @ (909) 887-1153

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