Excited for 2023-2024 Season with the Symphony? Now’s the time to renew your Guild membership!
The Guild membership year runs from July 1st – June 30th. Annual membership dues, which are $70 per household, are due by July 1st of each year for the upcoming season
Why Join the Asheville Symphony Guild?
- Become a valued partner in supporting the Asheville Symphony, its commitment to the community and educational outreach.
- Know that you are educating children as they learn about classical music and symphonic instruments. Protect the future of the music we love!
- Experience deep satisfaction as you share your talents and skills while volunteering in our programs.
- Establish new friendships and strengthen existing relationships, all while serving the community.
Exclusive Benefits for Guild Members
- Exclusive access to purchase the great Musical Feast parties 3 weeks before anyone else.
- Special Guild Programs, generally held on the Thursday before the concert.
- The September Guild Potluck
- The annual Guild Gathering in May
The Asheville Symphony Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Membership fees are fully tax deductible since no tangible goods or services are received in exchange.
ASO Guild Board Meeting Minutes – August 2022
One of our members, Carole Cotter, found an interesting bit of Symphony history you might enjoy reading
We’ve now learned about the exciting ASO program and activities planned for the upcoming season. Guild members are energized and eager to support their ambitious and exciting agenda. We have some plans to announce as well.
To begin with, an all-day planning session will take place on July 18th. We will update the Guild’s strategic plans, discuss ways to better communicate with our membership, review procedures, and brainstorm fundraising opportunities. We’d like you to participate in this process by submitting your ideas so that they can be incorporated. You can submit your ideas through the contact link on this website, or by directly contacting any board member.
Membership renewals/joins for 2022-2023 are due by July 1. An active membership is required to attend the potluck or to have early access to purchase upcoming musical feasts.
Our first get together, the Guild Potluck, will take place on September 9, 5:00pm at the Governor’s Western Residence, 45 Patton Mountain Road. Look for the signup on the website in August where you will be able to register and indicate type of dish you will bring.
As a fundraiser, we are planning a talent show, showcasing a variety of musical instruments, voices, dance, stand up comedians (we must have someone), etc. It is tentatively being planned for March 14, 2023. To be successful, we need commitments for participation, either with performances or organizational assistance. If you are willing to share your musical or other talent, please let me know. If you’re willing to be on the committee to help organize, please let me know. We hope to sell a lot of tickets to help us meet our goal for contributions to the symphony.
We are investigating an April estate sale at the WNC Bridge Foundation. This is a heads up to start collecting your items to contribute to the sale. The last two sales have been extremely successful due to your generosity.
We are also looking forward to a new season of Musical Feasts. I don’t have to tell you how fabulous these events are and how much we appreciate the hard work of the Musical Feast Committee.
Lastly, I appeal to you to help us recruit members, to sign up to help one of our committees and/or to volunteer for short term assignments. Contribute your ideas to help us fulfill our mission to support the Asheville Symphony Orchestra.
Thank you all for your support and enjoy the summer.
All Aboard, Youngsters! Thomas the Train and Craggy Mountain Railroad Party
Youngsters of all ages enjoyed fabulous weather, the great outdoors, games, a train ride and PIZZA! A doggie even got to go for a ride. What fun!