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Member Volunteers Since its inception as the “Women’s Committee” in 1950, The Guild of the Jacksonville Symphony Association (JSA) has given substantial financial support to our Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra while spearheading innovative music education opportunities for school children of the First Coast.
Open to all men and women interested in supporting the continuity of symphonic music availability, as well as music education, The Guild is known for both its effective leadership and the extraordinary commitment of its member volunteers to the First Coast community. Today, a growing membership provides the necessary human resources, energy and enthusiasm to keep The Guild a vital community force through its many programs of fundraising for the JSA and music education. Organizing a wide variety of efforts supporting this mission includes hosting Friday coffee concerts, JSA staff and orchestra appreciation luncheons throughout the year, and running the Nutcracker Boutique in December.
Fundraising Orchestrating fund raising events throughout the year, The Guild is proud to be consistently singled out by the JSA as one of its largest contributors. The most anticipated and successful of these events is the annual, three-week long, Symphony Guild Showhouse, a collaborative Guild project that involves both corporate and public sectors of the First Coast and thousands of volunteers! In addition to the Showhouse project, The Guild hosts a variety of innovative fundraising events such as our “Pops Concerts,” prestigious Symphony dinner events under the stars, and “Music for your Eyes,” our trend-setting, award winning painted violin project that benefits area music educators under the Harmony Grants program.
The majority of all Guild proceeds directly benefit the JSA. Our members continue the creative process of discovering new fundraising opportunities to interest and excite our symphony supporters, volunteering in at least one fundraiser per year. Ongoing projects include The Gift of Music, an endeavor that provides funding for the Klacsmann Library to purchase specific concert orchestra scores. And membership in the Guild Friends of the Jacksonville Symphony ensures continued involvement by the Guild as significant sponsors of Symphony concert artists.
Education & Community Programs Promoting Music Education is an integral component of the Symphony Guildâ€™s service to the First Coast. Programs such as Scholarships for student members of the Jacksonville Symphony Youth Orchestra (JSYO), our Instrument Zoo classroom visits, the Musical Safari teaching booklets that accompany the I-Zoo programs, and Harmony Grant awards to teachers are all designed to supplement music education in our public schools, while providing thousands of First Coast students an appreciation of and exposure to orchestral music.
Working closely with music educators and JSA staff, The Guild Education committee continues to explore thoughtful means to augment the musical experience for both children and adults throughout the Symphony season, encouraging city-wide volunteer support for all its programs. Informing youthful audiences of today ensures the development of interested, appreciative audiences of tomorrow. Please detach the information side of this form and mail with your check to the Symphony Guild. We look forward to welcoming you!
Membership Provides • Guild Notes Newsletter • Annual Membership Directory • Invitations to annual meeting and luncheon events through the Guild year • Invitations to Guild Fundraising events • Variety of volunteer opportunities
Volunteer Interests Please check all the volunteer options that match YOUR interest, talents and time. We promise to provide rewarding opportunities that are also fun! THANK YOU! FUNDRAISING m Barnes & Noble Event m Gift of Music/Klacsmann Library m Friends of the Guild Luncheon m Nutcracker Boutique m Pops Concert Party m Season Opening Night Concert Event Symphony Guild Showhouse m Auctions/Raffle Sales m Boutique m Showhouse Committee m Day Chair/Week Chair m Day Shift Volunteer m Designer Liaison m House/Operations m Peopleâ€™s Choice Award m Posters/Rack Cards m Preview Evening Party m Preview Luncheons m Program/Website m Public Affairs/Marketing m Speaker Series m Sponsorships m Thirsty Thursday Volunteer m Ticket Sales/Distribution m Volunteer Shift Coordinator m Ways & Means JSA ACTIVITIES m Friday Coffee Concerts m Musician Appreciation Luncheon m R.A.K.E. Random Acts of Kindness Events m Staff Appreciation Luncheon
EDUCATION m Education Committee m Harmony Grants m Instrument Zoo m Scholarship Awards m Schoolroom Docents MEMBERSHIP m Annual Luncheon m Board Membership m Board Nominating Committee m Directory Preparation m Finance Committee m Holiday Luncheon m Member Recruitment m New Member Orientation m Newsletter m Sunshine/Hospitality m Telephone Tree Committee m Welcoming Coffee GENERAL OPERATIONS m Board Secretary m Bulk Mailing m Clerical m Committee Secretary m Evening Volunteer m Legal Advice m Print/Media Design/Layout m Public Affairs m Technical Support OTHER INTERESTS and TALENTS
Call the Guild Coordinator at (904) 358-1479 to obtain information about any of these opportunities.
Guild Membership Information Please select only one level of Membership support. Choosing a level above the annual dues enables you to provide enhanced funding for the Guild - support of the Symphony, and your name will be listed in our Guild Notes newsletter. Contributions of $100 and above will also be listed in the Symphony program book, Encore, and the Guild directory. Please choose a level of Membership support: m $30 Annual Membership Dues (July 1 - June 30) m $50 Patron Single m $80 Patron Couple m $100 - $249 Bravo Contributor m $125 Business Contributor m $250 Bravissimo Contributor â€˘ We invite you to also support specific Guild programs, in any amount. Please indicate your donation: m Instrument Zoo $ $ m Harmony Grants $ m Scholarship Awards m Gift of Music/Klacsmann Library $ $ m Guild Friends of the Symphony (Annual Minimum $125)
All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law. TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED $ Make checks
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MISSION STATEMENT To further awareness of music and music education and to create strong community support of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra through fundraising projects.
Please print, fill out and mail this four-page section to the Symphony Guild office with your check: 300 Water St., Suite 200, Jacksonville, FL 32202 Please name your other volunteer organizations:
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