Volunteer Opportunities

Hospitality

Preview Parties – (different dates and locations prior to each regular season concert). Several days before each WSO concert, the Council has an informal social. Maestro Stephen Heyde joins us to give fascinating details about the composers and the pieces that will be performed at the concert. The Preview Parties, which serve as our General Council Meetings, are held throughout the community at businesses or in private homes. Help is needed to organize, serve, bring food, and tidy-up after each event. Elizabeth Barnhill, VP Social

Patron Party. The Patron Party dinner is held before the January WSO concert to show appreciation to our members who purchase season tickets to the WSO concerts at a Patron level or higher. Assistance is needed in planning and organizing this event. Elizabeth Barnhill, VP Social; Patron Party Chair-Glenda Strum

Youth and Education Programs

Belles and Brass – (Various dates for meetings – Presentation, March 20, 2021). Juniors from our area high schools are presented at the March WSO concert each spring. Girls (Belles) enroll as sophomores and continue through their junior year Presentation. Boys (Brass) enroll and serve their junior year. The program includes a multi-course etiquette dinner, leadership skills training. These young people are sponsored by their parents or grandparents who are WSO season ticket holders at the Sustainer Level or higher. Candy Swenke, Ashley Stephens, and JoAn Felton, VP Belles and Brass

Children’s Concert. Each year the Baylor Symphony Orchestra holds several concerts in one day at Waco Hall to provide orchestral music in an age-appropriate event for all area 4th & 5th graders. WSC volunteers organize and coordinate with the area schools whose students might not otherwise have an opportunity to hear a live symphony orchestra in a concert hall. Assistance is needed at the concert. Ann Harder, VP Youth and Education; Children’s Concert Chair-TBD

Nutcracker Ballet. Once every two years the Council coordinates auditions in early fall for our young area dancers performing with the professional ballet company which presents the well-loved Nutcracker Ballet. We also assist with the sale of nutcrackers at the concert. Assistance is needed at the concert. Ann Harder, VP Youth and Education; Nutcracker Chair-TBD

Thank you for your time and service in support of our Council and Orchestra. We look forward to working with you this coming year. Please contact Fran or Jennifer if you have any questions.