What is the Plano Symphony Guild?
The Guild is the Plano Symphony Orchestra Association’s volunteer support organization. Guild members assist with a wide range of activities. The women and men of the Plano Symphony Guild support the symphony in its commitment to cultural enrichment and the development of musical programs for children and adults. Volunteering through Guild activities provides a direct way to learn about and positively impact the cultural arts environment in Plano and surrounding communities. The Guild is an excellent way for newcomers to become connected to the community and for long-time residents to expand their circle of friends.
How do I join the Guild?
Communication Committee members work with all Guild Committees, the Board of Directors and the Plano Symphony Orchestra staff to ensure all Guild projects and events are successfully publicized and documented.
Concert Services Committee members greet patrons and provide general assistance prior to all performances.
Young Artist Competition
Young Artist Competition Committee members organize and oversee the annual Collin County Young Artist Competition held in January of each year. Winners perform in the Young Artist Concert held in March of that year.
Guest Artist Hospitality
Guest Artist Hospitality Committee members meet and greet the guest artists for each concert at the airport, transport them to their hotel, rehearsals, concerts, receptions, and to the airport for their return flight.
Education Committee members take the Instrument Petting Zoo to community events, Family Symphony Sundays, and provide assistance with the School Concert Program for North Texas schools.
Hospitality Committee members organize and produce the catering for various functions throughout the year, including post-concert receptions, patron appreciation events, and membership parties.
Membership Committee members connect with the community and Plano Symphony subscribers fostering membership retention and expansion. Committee members also organize the annual Guild Membership Party.
The Office Support Committee consists of Guild Members, Friends of the Symphony, and Symphony interns who perform administrative tasks to support Plano Symphony staff operations on a scheduled or as-needed basis.
Gala Fundraiser Event
The Gala is the Guild’s annual fundraiser benefiting the Plano Symphony. There are ten committees that plan, organize and execute this event beginning in spring and culminating the next year in early spring.
The General Fundraising Committee helps raise money for the Plano Symphony by organizing events throughout the year with local restaurants, and businesses such as Barnes and Noble.