join the symphony society
Join the Symphony Society
Symphony Society Memberships are created to provide opportunities for individual community members to support the Paradise Symphony Orchestra. Maintaining a quality symphony orchestra requires extensive resources in people and funding. Attendance at the concerts, while it has grown significantly, provides only about 10% of the required funding to support the Orchestra. Other funding is provided through commercial Sponsorship, individual Society Membership, and Fundraisers held in the late Summer and mid Winter of the year. If you are a Community member and enjoy excellent, uplifting and inspiring symphonic music, we invite you to consider supporting your orchestra by attending our events and becoming a member of the Paradise Symphony Society. The levels of Society Membership are as listed below.
$1,000 and above annual donation
$500-$999 annual donation
$250-$499 annual donation
$100-$249 annual donation
$50-$99 annual donation
$25-$49 annual donation
For all of these donation categories your name will be printed in the concert program for every concert of the Season 2023-2024.
The Benefits are for one year only. Select the “Become a Member“ button above to download a Membership Request Form. The Membership year will run from July 1 to June 30 of the following year, to coincide with the Symphony Society’s Fiscal year. Previous donors to the Symphony at the Life Membership level are grandfathered in at that level for life. All donations made from Society Members (in addition to the Membership Level requirement) are deeply appreciated at any time.
Become A Member
Symphony Society Memberships provide opportunities for individual community members to support the Paradise Symphony Orchestra. We invite you to consider supporting your orchestra by attending our events and becoming a member of the Paradise Symphony Society. The levels of Society Membership are as listed below. Membership is for one year only. The Membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 of the following year, to coincide with the Symphony Society Fiscal year.
Conductor’s Club ($1,000 and above)
Thomas Stewart, Cindy and Ron Lassonde, Lloyd Roby, Douglas & Judy Carpenter, The Alaska Community Foundation (ACF)
Musician’s Circle ($500-$999)
Loretta A. Martin, Jan Keller, Don & Mary Davidson and Tony & Ann Slocum
Ensemble Group ($250-499)
Claudia Benike, Scott Safley
Forte Level ($100-$249)
Delbert and Jan Wade, Tony Everts, Julene Harper in honor of Karen Searson, Maurine Johnson, John and Deborah Stouff, Louise Cambray, Russell P. and Gale H. Staub, Clyde L. Powers, Cleo Reed, Rae Hainley, Susan Hammonte, Tom & Cim Kelly, Robert & Judi Alderson
Tempo Club ($50-$99)
Thomas and Julie Kielpinski, Barbara Lloyd, Christopher Ivey and Adrienne Edwards, Debbie Anderson, Frank and Gwendolyn Dodini
Solo Club ($25-$49)
Ted Simmen, Lynda Jensen, Delwin and Doris Hansen, Kristian Petersen, Faye D. Beaver, Kenneth and Carolyn Boone, Sandra J. Brashers, Milinda Hamm, Merle Loomis, Janice Branch
Life Members (grandfathered for Life)
Dr. and Mrs. Brent Bills, Jeanne M. Bohn, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carli, Caroline M. Fauser, Mrs. Nancy Frye, Barry Knowles, Patricia Martin, Dr. Sylvia Shepherd, Dr. and Mrs. Walter Sonntag
various anonymous Donors
Paradise Symphony volunteers are dedicated to supporting the Orchestra. Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, have fun and help the Symphony thrive! Volunteer positions are available in the areas listed below.
Please note: More than one person usually works in each area; therefore, it is not necessary to have all of the skills to do every job in an area of interest.
Administrative Assistant: Assist the President and board members with organizational and administrative duties. This person must be efficient and organized. Computer skills are helpful.
Fundraising / Special Events: Assist the Fundraising Chairpersons with a variety of fundraising activities. Assist in organizing, decorating and preparing for these and other special events.
Grant Writing: Assist in the development and submission of grant proposals.
Ushers: Assist in creating a warm and inviting environment at various Orchestra concerts, take tickets and help attendees find seats.
Hospitality Helpers: Help prepare dinner for the Orchestra on concert dates, decorate the lobby or help at Will Call and Ticket Booth tables.
Librarian’s Assistant: Assist in organizing, copying, distributing, and collecting music for the Orchestra program.
Manager’s Assistant: Assist the manager with various tasks involved in the management of the symphony; including, help with setting up prior to and following rehearsals and concerts, positioning and taking down signs and posters in the community, and a variety of other duties necessary to maintain and support the symphony.
Office Support: Organize and maintain files and/or music, assist with mailings, input computer data, assist with ticket sales and help with other clerical functions. Computer skills are helpful as much of this work is done via email.
Publicity: Assist with the development and distribution of information regarding the Paradise Symphony program. Development includes creating material to provide information to the community. Distribution includes delivery of information to local television and radio stations, distribution of posters to local businesses and organizations, the mailing of information, and the distribution and/or take-down of signs to community locations.