In 1955 a group of dedicated symphony supporters formed The Beaumont Symphony Women’s League Inc. Although the name changed in 1993, the purpose and commitment remain the same. The League’s mission is to support and promote the growth of the Symphony of Southeast Texas and to foster and encourage musical education, participation, and appreciation of the membership and the general public.
Each year the League provides vital funding and essential services for the orchestra. Over the past six years alone the League has contributed over half a million dollars to support the Symphony of Southeast Texas. In addition to funding, League volunteers provide meals for the orchestra, sell tickets, and usher at concerts.
The League’s annual String Competition and Youth Guild, Symphony Belle and Junior Escort programs encourage future generations of musicians, music lovers, and Symphony supporters. The debutante program continues to be not only a successful League fundraiser, but also provides unique educational and cultural opportunities for the families of Symphony supporters. A major fundraising project, the League’s annual Symphony Ball has fast become the highlight of the social season.
Become a part of a proud tradition by joining the Symphony League of Beaumont. Membership applications are available on the League’s website or may be obtained by contacting Brenda McMakin at 892-5422.