Music in the Schools
A major contribution of the Guild to our area is its Music in the Schools Program.
The Guild’s acclaimed program reaches over 7,000 students and provides live classical performances to 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students in all Asheville City and Buncombe County public schools.
Members of brass, woodwind and string music quintets discuss and demonstrate their instruments and play musical selections for the students. In the 5th grade, students have the opportunity to attend a Young People’s Concert presented by the Asheville Symphony Orchestra at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
Guild members are welcome to attend a performance of our Music in the Schools program. Please check this list of schools, dates, and times for 2019-2020, and you may find one that fits into your schedule. Please call the school the day before you plan to attend and be ready to show your identification to comply with school security procedures. Then just join the audience and watch the special interaction between these young students and our symphony musicians.
Every fall during a Symphony Concert, the Guild holds the “Pass the Hat” fundraiser, the proceeds of which help finance the Music in the Schools Program.
Become a volunteer with this in-school education program. Visit just one of the schools within the community, and you will see first- hand the wonderful work of our musical quintets as they perform for elementary school children.
The Music Ambassadors is a program of volunteer participation in the many Asheville Symphony and Guild musical and educational activities for young people and music lovers of all ages.
Have just a few hours to spend volunteering? Then becoming a Music Ambassador is for you! Volunteer at events for the Amadeus Festival, Youth Orchestra Concerts, and the MusicWorks! Program where you will meet new friends, Youth Orchestra musicians and other Guild members.
Thanks to Blue Ridge Sign Supply and Ashevilledecal.com for helping sponsor our September 21 Pass the Hat Fundraiser in support of our Music in the Schools Program.