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JACKSON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA GUILD
The Jackson Symphony Guild functions exclusively for the benefit of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra to assist, support and further the presence of music in the community.
Each year the Jackson Symphony Guild works diligently to raise funds to support the Jackson Symphony Orchestra. Guild President Joan Boldrey is proud to present a check in the amount of $66,000 to the JSO. These funds represent 11% of the JSO fiscal budget and are critical to the success of the Orchestra. Funds raised through the Holiday Ball, Jewelry Sales, Jazz Night, and membership dues are used by the JSO to sustain general operations, and they play a vital role in furthering the JSO commitment to community youth and young musicians. Guild funds provide significant scholarship monies for Jackson-area students who wish to attend Michigan music camps. $3,000 in annual Guild funds are also designated to the JSO with the express purpose of supporting the Jackson Youth Symphony. Quite apart from dollars, Guild members have acted as post-concert reception hosts and hostesses, office help, and concert volunteers, and served on committees who organized the Holiday Ball and Jazz Night.
Over the last two decades the Guild has grown in stature and strength. It is recognized throughout the state as one of the most effective musical arts support groups in Michigan and is the envy of many orchestras. Every year, peer-review panels from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs comment on the role the Guild plays in supporting the JSO and its programs. The Guild is an organization of which we must all be truly proud!
Thank you to all who have worked to make the Jackson Symphony Guild a vital partner of the JSO and a promoter of the music arts in this community!
Annual Holiday Ball:
December 3, 2011
As a member of the Jackson Symphony Guild,
you are invited to join other Guild Solos for dinner before the concert.
The History of the Jackson Symphony Guild
Letter from the Guild President:
From Joan Boldrey, President
Jenny Spiesberger Award