Because we believe great music can elevate the human spirit, the Purpose of the Guild is to foster, promote and facilitate the operation of the Utah Symphony Orchestra financially, socially and educationally.
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Volunteer Opportunities WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SERVE? A   frequently   asked   question   is,   “How   can   I   help?”   Below   is   a   description   of   the   different   Utah   Symphony Guild   committees.   Many   have   contact   information   for   the   committee   chair.   If   you   are   interested   in joining   the   committee,   please   email   the   committee   chair.   Where   no   contact   is   listed,   please   contact Donna Smith (dlsmithdonnasmith@yahoo.com). MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE - Carol Johnson (carolj@xcompedge.com) The   purpose   of   the   Membership   Committee   is   to   plan   an   event   each   fall   to   introduce   interested   persons to   the   Utah   Symphony   Guild.   Member   of   the   committee   plan   and   host   the   affair.   Meeting   new   Guild members   is   a   rewarding   experience.   Another   facet   of   the   Membership   Committee   is   serving   on   the committee    charged    with    producing    the    annual    Membership    Directory.    Serving    on    this    committee requires individuals who are detail oriented and willing to solicit businesses for advertisements. SYMPHONY GUILD GIFT SHOP - Carol Radinger (carol@oxfordshop.biz) The   Gift   Shop   is   “open   for   business”   at   every   Symphony   concert   in   Abravanel   Hall   or   at   Deer   Valley.   All profits   from   the   Gift   Shop   support   the   Utah   Symphony.   Guild   members   are   invited   to   serve   in   the   Gift Shop.   Volunteers   will   receive   a   voucher   for   the   evening’s   concert   when   they   serve   or   for   another   concert of their choice. Meeting the many patrons who attend the various concerts is always rewarding. DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - Marlene Dazley (redtrain42@gmail.com) This   Committee   focuses   on   raising   funds   for   the   Guilds   annual   donation   to   the   Utah   Symphony.   This year   we   will   be   sponsoring   four   events.   We   need   volunteers   who   enjoy   using   their   creativity   to   plan   and host the events. PUBLICITY COMMITTEE - Caprene Thompson (capshomeemail@gmail.com) Members    of    the    Publicity    Committee    are    responsible    for    publicizing    Guild    activities    by    contacting newspapers,   television,   radio   stations   and   other   appropriate   media.   Do   you   enjoy   journalism   and   public affairs? Join this committee. YOUTH GUILD COMMITTEE - Elise Stanley (stanleystratosphere@gmail.com) The   Youth   Guild   Committee   is   dedicated   to   the   encouragement   and   support   of   young   musicians.   This committee   helps   plan   and   supervise   Youth   Guild   activities.   Working   with   this   talented   group   of   young people is very fulfilling. SOCIAL COMMITTEE - Henriette Mohebbi (hmohebbi3@gmail.com) The   Social   Committee   is   charged   with   planning   the   Guild   luncheons.   Volunteers   select   the   theme,   site, decorations   and   invitations   for   each   event.   Serving   on   this   committee   is   a   great   way   to   meet   Guild members. FINISHING TOUCHES CONCERT COMMITTEE At   designated   times   throughout   the   Symphony   season,   morning   rehearsals   are   open   to   the   public. Volunteers   who   serve   on   this   committee   will   serve   refreshments   to   the   attending   patrons.   You   will   also have the opportunity to attend the rehearsal. This is a fun meet and greet activity. HOSTING COMMITTEE If   you   enjoy   interacting   with   people,   you   will   enjoy   serving   on   the   Hosting   Committee.   Members   of   this committee   meet   and   greet   the   Guild   member   at   each   luncheon   and   at   other   Guild-sponsored   events. This   is   a   great   way   to   become   acquainted   with   a   variety   of   people.   Hosts   are   also   needed   to   greet Symphony   patrons   attending   the   evening   concerts   at   Abravanel   Hall.   A   free   ticket   accompanies   this volunteer service! SYMPHONY GUILD SPECIAL EVENT COMMITTEE Each   year   the   Guild   sponsors   a   large   fundraising   event.   Many   volunteers   e   needed   to   plan,   decorate,   and carry   out   various   assignments   in   partnership   with   the   Utah   Symphony.   This   grand   event   is   always fulfilling and exciting—a never to be forgotten activity. OUTREACH COMMITTEE - Doyle Clayburn (dcsunset13@yahoo.com) This season begins on the Wednesday after Labor Day, September 9, 2015 NO MUSICAL TALENT NEEDED! This    is    such    an    easy,    yet    rewarding    volunteer    position.    The    hours    are    3:15-5:30pm,    Monday    and Wednesday   afternoons.   A   volunteer   sets   up   6-8   chairs   and   music   stands   for   the   children,   retrieves   the violins   from   the   locked   cupboards,   and   then   sits   with   them   to   aid   the   teacher.   Following   the   lessons,   the volunteer also puts everything away. Each lesson is 30 minutes long; the first begins at 3:30pm. The volunteer receives one symphony voucher for each day you volunteer. If   this   interests   you   or   you   need   more   information,   please   email   Doyle   at   dcsunset13@yahoo   or   call/text 801-403-9382. The frequency of your commitment is up to you. Once a month, weekly, or whatever will work for you. FIFTH GRADE DOCENT PROGRAM - Doyle Clayburn (dcsunset13@yahoo.com) The    Fifth    Grade    Docent    Program    provides    an    opportunity    for    Guild    members    to    visit    5th    grade classroom    and    to    make    a    presentation    designed    to    prepare    the    children    prior    to    the    annual    Utah Symphony   student   concert   at   Abravanel   Hall.   The   presentations   are   scheduled   during   March   and   April. Each   docent   will   make   a   presentation   at   three   different   schools.   All   teaching   material   is   provided   as   well as    a    teacher    preparation    class    prior    to    the    classroom    presentations.    Do    you    enjoy    teaching    in    a classroom setting? Are you a former teacher? Join the Fifth Grade Docent Program. UTAH SYMPHONY VOLUNTEER NETWORK - Melissa Robison (mrobison@usuo.org) This   Volunteer   Network   provides   community   volunteer   opportunities.   Although   not   a   Guild   sponsored committee,   it   provides   a   variety   of   services   for   the   Utah   Symphony   throughout   the   year.   If   you   choose   to participate, you will be invited to serve as needed.
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