The Guild is the highly dedicated support group and fund-raising branch of the symphony; it has been a (large, active!) auxiliary of the Symphony Association since 1963. Its purpose is to stimulate interest in the Livermore-Amador Symphony and to provide financial support. Membership is open to all who share this goal.
The Guild meets four times a year (and its board meets about ten times a year); each meeting includes music and food in addition to a short business meeting. The first meeting each season is a prelude party in September, usually with a program by Valley Dance Theatre; other meetings are usually in January, April, and May.
The Guild’s activities are varied; for example, the Guild handles the annual season-ticket campaign of the Symphony, presents pops concerts, publishes a newsletter, organizes estate sales, and provides refreshments at the Association’s annual general meeting. On September 14, 2017, the Guild raised hundreds of dollars at a late afternoon / evening event at Page Mill Winery, “Sipping with the Symphony” — featuring music performed by chamber groups of LAS orchestra members.
Another Sipping with the Symphony event will take place on Thursday May 24, 2018, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Page Mill Winery, 1960 S. Livermore Ave. in Livermore. Your $10 tasting fee and a portion of Page Mill Winery sales will help support LAS programs throughout the Tri-Valley. This will be an evening to enjoy wine tasting, yummy snacks, an exciting raffle, and beautiful music performed by LAS orchestra members. Join us!
A check from the Guild
for the Symphony
presented annually. Estate sales management
is a major source
of Guild funds. Join the Guild to help!
Join the Guild!
Membership types: Active members ($20/year) participate in all Guild activities; Associate members ($35/year) participate in at least one activity;
and Friends ($50/year; non-voting members) are informed about Guild activities but not required to help.
To join the Guild, send your contact info (name / address / phone(s) / e-mail) and a check payable to LAS Guild to the Membership Chair, LAS Guild, PO Box 1049, Livermore CA 94551. Note any areas you’d be especially interested in helping with. Or print and fill out an application form and mail it in with your check.
Note: The application form is a pdf document; open it with Adobe Reader.
For more information, please e-mail Guild President Nancy McKenzie at email@example.com or phone her at 925.294.8657.
2017–2018 Guild Officers
Nancy McKenzie, President
Patricia Burnett, Vice-President
Marcia Stimatz Elchesen, Recording Secretary
Joan Dickinson, Treasurer
Linda Tinney, Immediate Past President
2017–2018 Guild Members
Evangeline (“Evie”) Cadrecha
Bob and Patty Canning
David P. Darlington
Mary Ann Johnston
Lou Anne Martin
Cherie Jo Patenaude
Naomi (Nickie) Thomas
Dr. Arthur and Helene Barnes
Changed since print publication date of 10/13/17:
Honorary member Marion Stearns died 11/19/17 (posted 1/2/18).
Valarie Huff added 1/22/18; her e-mail added 2/26/18; spelling of her first name corrected 3/23/18.