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 25% of the required funding to support the Orchestra. Other funding is provided through commercial Sponsorship, individual Society Membership, and Fundraisers held in the early Fall and early Spring 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 annual donation. Benefits include four Fundraiser tix plus 4 Preferred Seating for 2020-2021 Concerts (value $400)
$500 annual donation. Benefits include 4 Fundraiser tix plus one Preferred Seating for 2020-2021 Concerts (value $250)
$250 annual donation. Benefits include 2 Fundraiser tix plus one Preferred Seating for 2020-2021 Concerts (value $150)
$100 annual donation. Benefits include one Preferred Seating ($50)
$50 annual donation. Benefits include Preferred Seating
$25 annual donation.
Benefits are for one year only. The Membership year will run from July 1 to June 30 of the following year, to coincide with the Symphony Society’s Fiscal year. All current Society members will receive any and all Donor Exclusive email issued by the Symphony Society. Previous donors to the Symphony at the Life Membership level will be grandfathered in at that level for life. All donations from Society Members are deeply appreciated at any time.
Dr. and Mrs. Brent Bills, Jeanne M. Bohn, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Carli, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cosgrove, Adventist Health Feather River, Caroline M. Fauser, Dr. and Mrs. Leland Fillerup, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Harms, Homer Lundberg, George and Patricia Martin, North Valley Community Foundation, Paradise Exchange Club, Paradise Recreation and Park District, Paradise Rotary Club, Fred and Beth Pitney, Karen Romig, Dr. Sylvia Shepherd, Dr. and Mrs Walter Sonntag, Dr. and Mrs . Tom Stewart, Elizabeth Van Lann, and Michael Weldon
Anita Towslee, Judy Clark, Engelbrecht Publishing, Jeff and Sybil Janke, Jewish Community Foundation, The Music Connection, Capt. Fred and Gwen Spruell, Tri Counties Bank
Bacio Catering, Richard Stein
Robert and Nadine Biehler, Mr. and Mrs. William Bunstock, Mary Milani, Delbert and Jan Wade
Marsha McGill, various anonymous
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.