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 many thousands of students and provides live classical performances to 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students in all Asheville City and Buncombe County schools.
Members of brass, woodwind and string music quintets discuss and demonstrate their instruments and play musical selections for the students.
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.
Starting in fall, 2020, a new and unique Music in the Schools program will be presented virtually to all second, third, fourth, and fifth graders in all public, private, charter, and home school programs. Integrating music with folk tales from all over the world, the curriculum will meet North Carolina educational standards. Students will actively engage with music through a variety of videos, recordings, study guides and worksheets.
When our musicians can safely perform live in the school buildings again, consider becoming 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 support our Music in the Schools Program.