Sophomore Belle Registration

Dear Sophomore Belle Sponsor,

The Waco Symphony Council is delighted to invite your daughter or granddaughter to participate in our two-year Symphony Belle Program for young women in their sophomore and junior years of high school. The Waco Symphony Belle Program is an educational program designed to introduce young people of Central Texas to cultural and leadership experiences that are not found in any other organization in our community.

The Sophomore Belle Program includes —

  • Support of the Waco Symphony Orchestra:
    • Belle participants usher at Waco Symphony Concerts
    • Belles, as well as their parents, assist with Council fundraising events
    • Belle Sponsors must purchase Waco Symphony Season Tickets
  • Age-Appropriate Cultural Education Seminars:
    • Music Appreciation
    • Entertaining and Social Etiquette
    • Leadership Development Skills
  • Community Service Opportunities:
    • Volunteer at Council-sponsored events

Participants in this program attend both public and private schools throughout Central Texas. This broad spectrum offers Belles the opportunity to meet and work with peers outside of their usual groups. New friendships are formed and life-long lessons are learned.

Registration for the program will include the following:

  • Completion of the Sophomore Belle Form to obtain the required information for participation in the program and payment of participation fee;
  • Purchase of Membership in the Waco Symphony Council and volunteering for a committee;
  • Purchase of Season Tickets at the Sustainer level or higher.

IMPORTANT: Please click here to begin the Sophomore Belle Registration. Payment will be by credit card only. You will receive a confirmation upon completion of the Registration and confirmed payment by your designated credit card. Please be sure to keep your receipt.

Thank you for your consideration of this outstanding opportunity for the young people of Central Texas. Please contact us for additional information.


Paula Floeck
President, Waco Symphony Council

Lisa Lewis/Laurie Kunka
Co-Chairs, Symphony Belle & Brass Program
254-717-7183 or 254-717-1435

About the Belles and Brass Program

Welcome to online registration for Belles and Brass 2018-19! We are so glad you are considering this program for your son or daughter. The Belles and Brass program is just one way the Symphony Council supports and furthers the interests of the Waco Symphony Orchestra.

The Belles and Brass program of the Waco Symphony Council is designed for area high school students—Sophomore and Junior girls and Junior boys—to raise awareness of the Symphony and to educate these future leaders in music appreciation, leadership qualities and etiquette. It also gives participants an opportunity to meet other area students with whom they might not ordinarily associate. The program culminates the spring of their junior year with a formal Presentation at a Waco Symphony Orchestra Concert.

The Belle program for high school girls begins the Sophomore year and lasts for two years. During their time of service, the Belles attend music appreciation courses, usher at Symphony concerts, and volunteer at Council fundraisers and other events that vary from year to year. In addition they attend a ropes course activity to promote leadership and teamwork. The Waco Symphony Council recently added another component to help these future business and community leaders by implementing a dinner etiquette seminar, complete with a multi-course formal dinner.

The program was started in the 1965-66 Concert Season and continues to be changed and adjusted to serve the needs of the Symphony and area organizations.

The Council appreciates your interest in the Belles and Brass program!

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