Want to join an organization that helps the CSO all year-long? Join the Friends of the Symphony. This group of spirited music lovers helps behind the scenes with ticket sales, ushering, fundraising, and much more. Throughout the season the Friends organize special events and ensemble for its patrons hosting at fellow member homes or other unique venues with the opportunity to meet the conductor in a private intimate setting.
Friends of the Symphony – Officers
President – Gaby Tryon
Treasurer – Jack Patton
Secretary – Lin Scheib
Membership – Doris Daner
Ways and Means
Past Presidents – Gayle Laminack, Lyn Howard, Brenda Cooper
Concert Check-in – Kathy Schleper
Dress Rehearsal Dinner – Pat Davis and Mary Wilson
Steering Committee- Gaby Tryon, Doris Daner, Mary Nell Bryant, Pat Davis, Mary Wilson, Charlotte Belin, Kathy Schleper, Lin Scheib, Elaine Collings, Elaine Herod, Melody Brittain, Pat Reagan, Jackie St. Cyr
Friends of the Symphony – Lifetime Members
Kaye and Peter Birkholz
Lyn and Carl Howard
Lynda and Dan Kain
Glenn Musselman II
Dr. John Taylor
Mary Curtis Taylor
Mary Margaret Thompson
Left to Right: FOS President: Gaby Tryon, and Friends of the Symphony Hostess: Lorraine Counts.
Left to Rightt: Ian Montgomery, Lorraine Counts, Gaby Tryon, Doris Daner, Melody Brittain, Leslie Throup, and Elaine Collings. Seated: Marie Underdown, Charlotte Belin, Pat Davis, Gayle Laminack, Sandy Flynn, Lyn Howard, and Pat Reagan. Other Contributing Supporters not present: MaryNell Bryant, Peggie Miller, and Elaine Herod.
FRIENDS OF THE CONROE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WERE THE HIGHEST BID FOR THE WINE TASTING FUND RAISING EVENT FOR THE CONROE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA!
The Friends of the Symphony were hosted by FOS member Lorraine Counts, at her lovely home on the Walden Golf Course. The Board of the FOS circled the wagons on this special Silent Auction item last Spring at Amores Fine Restaurant for the FOS “Spring Fling Event”. That event was put on by the “Friends of the Symphony” to support the Conroe Symphony Orchestra. FOS Member Lorraine Counts offered the Wine Tasting Party to be held at her home for this special group of supporters, and “cheers” were held by all!
Ian Montgomery, C.S., C.S.W. Owner of Neighborhood Cellar in Dallas, provided a wine tasting program in the early evening on the outside deck, with pool, deer, and lake in view. Refreshments covered the tables provided by the hostess, to accompany the variety of wines presented. The Friends of the Symphony Orchestra Ladies know their wines, and even learned more! After the Presentation all were welcomed in for a dinner provided by hostess Lorraine Counts, which was prepared by the Walden Yacht Club. You can count on their food to always be delicious!
FOS President Gaby Tryon presented Lorraine with a beautiful hostess gift of a red and gold french porcelain container with lovely live plants, on behalf of the FOS attending.
The Conroe Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its Silver Jubilee Year this year, and is for ALL of Montgomery County to enjoy!
IF you would like to join the Friends of the Symphony, your yearly Contribution is $25.00 a person. Other levels of membership and sponsoring is available. Please contact FOS Board Member/Membership Chairman: Doris Daner, firstname.lastname@example.org, OR FOS Pres. Gaby Tryon, email@example.com.
Friends of the Symphony put on other parties during the year that “Friends” are invited to in the support of the CSO. The new Artistic Director/Conductor, Gary Liebst, has become a great gift of talent and energy for the Conroe Symphony Orchestra!
JOIN FRIENDS OF THE SYMPHONY AND KEEP THE MUSIC ALIVE!
Submitted by CSO and FOS Board member: Elaine Collings
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