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Volunteer Council

Volunteer Leagues

The San Francisco Symphony has eight satellite groups called Leagues, located throughout the Bay Area, which support the organization through their fundraising, audience development and community awareness activities. The Leagues are part of the Volunteer Council of the San Francisco Symphony. Each League has its own signature event and most convene on a monthly basis for social, educational, philanthropic and music related meetings. League members are given opportunities to serve on various committees both in their League and in the Volunteer Council.

Members pay a yearly membership fee and receive a variety of benefits beyond membership, including discounted SF Symphony tickets and advance notice of special events such as the Opening Night Gala and the Chinese New Year Celebration.

Click on a Symphony League below for more information about each, including how to join.

  • JUNIOR COMMITTEE LEAGUE

    Junior league

    The Junior Committee League of the San Francisco Symphony is a group of individuals who support and enjoy the San Francisco Symphony. The Junior Committee was founded in 1980 and is one of eight volunteer groups in the Bay Area coordinated by the Symphony's Volunteer Council. The League's mission is to encourage audience development, encourage community service, and raise funds for the Symphony's community and education programs.

    The Junior Committee's major fundraising event is the Deck the Hall holiday concert. 

    Deck the Hall is an annual Bay Area tradition, featuring two family concerts in Davies Symphony Hall that include a post-­concert reception complete with children's activities and entertainment. This event directly supports Deck the Hall Community Day, which brings 4,000 children from public programs to this holiday concert, free of charge, providing many of them with their first opportunity to visit a concert hall and hear a live orchestral performance. Deck the Hall proceeds also benefit the San Francisco Symphony's education and community programs, which reach over 75,000 Bay Area students annually. For more information visit sfsymphony.org/deck.

    The Junior Committee meets once a month during the Symphony season and focuses on its major fundraiser as well as a variety of local social and musical events and San Francisco Symphony concerts at Davies Symphony Hall. Membership is by invitation.

    President of the SF Symphony Junior League

    Antonia Cohen, President

    HOW TO JOIN

    415-503-5500
    volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org


  • UPPER PENINSULA LEAGUE

    The Upper Peninsula League of the San Francisco Symphony was founded by Peninsula residents who support and enjoy the San Francisco Symphony. It is one of eight volunteer groups in the Bay Area and is coordinated by the Symphony's Volunteer Council, also established in 1973. The League's mission is to encourage community service, support the Symphony in audience development, and raise funds for the Symphony's community and education programs.

    Upper Peninsula League members enjoy supporting the Symphony's Concerts for Kids Program which introduces school children to classical music. For twenty-four years, in cooperation with the San Mateo/Foster City School District, the League has provided volunteer docents, ticket assistance and transportation for students. Last year Upper Peninsula League docents visited over 1,000 elementary school students in 15 schools in San Mateo County.

    Seniors to the Symphony, a program developed by the Upper Peninsula League, provides chartered transportation for nearly 100 seniors from local Peninsula senior centers to Davies Symphony Hall for a performance by the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra each year. League members prepare box lunches for them, making this a special and much appreciated outing.

    Members enjoy unique opportunities throughout the year to participate in various programs and special events that enrich their San Francisco Symphony experience. General meetings are held the third Monday of the month, with a business meeting followed by either a musical performance or educational speaker.

    The next event is the annual Hats Off to the Symphony at the Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae, on Wednesday, April 22. This enjoyable 'hats optional' seated lunch features a silent auction, musical entertainment and an opportunity to wear your favorite hat! 

    For more information, please call the Volunteer Council at 415-503-5500 or email volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org





  • SYMPHONIX LEAGUE

    Be a part of the San Francisco Symphony's premier group for young professionals (ages 21-40) in the Bay Area. Grab a friend and join today!

    Your annual membership includes:

    • Free admission to Symphonix membership parties held throughout the season. Symphonix holds at least four membership events, complimentary to members and $40 for non-members
    • Advance notice and preferred access to San Francisco Symphony special events including Opening Night Gala, SoundBox concerts, plus additional programs
    • Exclusive discounts to select Symphony concerts including early-bird discount for the Symphonix Dinner Party at Opening Night Gala plus a discount on Symphony Store and Repeat Performance swag
    • Invitations to a variety of meetups from free outdoor San Francisco Symphony concerts to film nights at Davies
    • Volunteer opportunities to support the Symphony's education programs and events like: Concerts for Kids, Music for Families, Deck the Hall, Dia de los Muertos, and many others
    • Special access to the Wattis Room, the Symphony's exclusive members-only supperclub


    HOW TO JOIN

    Individual: $95 per year
    Couple: $170 per year

  • SILICON VALLEY LEAGUE

    The Silicon Valley League of the San Francisco Symphony was founded in 2001 by Peninsula residents who support and enjoy the San Francisco Symphony. It is one of eight volunteer groups in the Bay area and coordinated by the Symphony's Volunteer Council, established in 1973. The League's mission is to encourage community service, support the Symphony in audience development, and raise funds for the Symphony's community and education programs.

    The League's primary community focus is music education through the Symphony's Concerts for Kids Program which introduces school children to the wonders of symphonic music. Interested league members train as docents and prepare students from local schools to attend these special concerts at Davies Symphony Hall. Each season, the League provides volunteer docents, tickets and transportation for students from the Castro and Theuerkauf schools in Mountain View to the Symphony's Concerts for Kids programs at Davies Symphony Hall.

    Throughout the year, League members enjoy a variety of local social and musical events, music-oriented lectures and trips, and San Francisco Symphony concerts at Davies Symphony Hall. Six general meetings are held each season, include wine and hors d'oeuvres, and are followed by business meeting and either a musical performance or educational speaker. Members' spouses or partners are welcome to attend the 60-80 person meetings.

    The League's fundraising event, Bridge & Game Day will be at the Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club on Friday, March 6, 2020.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    415-503-5500
    volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org


  • METROPOLITAN LEAGUE

    The Metropolitan League of the San Francisco Symphony was founded by San Francisco residents who support and enjoy the San Francisco Symphony. It is one of eight volunteer groups in the Bay Area and is coordinated by the Symphony's Volunteer Council, established in 1973. The League's mission is to encourage community service, support the Symphony in audience development, and raise funds for the Symphony's community and education programs.

    Throughout the year, League members enjoy a variety of local social and musical events and San Francisco Symphony concerts at Davies Symphony Hall. General meetings are held in the evenings the second Monday of each month and include a brief business meeting followed by either a musical performance or educational speaker.

    The League's fundraising initiatives include a holiday book wrapping project at three different Books Inc. locations in San Francisco. The League's main fundraiser this year is The Roaring 2020’s, an evening of flappers and bootleggers on March 21 at The Century Club of San Francisco.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    415-503-5500
    volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org

  • SAN FRANCISCO LEAGUE

    The San Francisco League of the San Francisco Symphony was founded in 1980 by residents of the City who support and enjoy the San Francisco Symphony. It is one of eight volunteer groups in the Bay Area and coordinated by the Symphony's Volunteer Council, established in 1973. The League's mission is to encourage community service, support the Symphony in audience development, and raise funds for the Symphony's community and education programs.

    The League's primary fundraising event, Dia de los Muertos Lunch is on November 7, 2020. The event is coupled with the Symphony's Dia de los Muertos Community Concert and includes a pre­-concert seated lunch, silent auction, and concert. 

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    415-503-5500
    volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org

  • MID-PENINSULA LEAGUE

    The Mid-Peninsula League of the San Francisco Symphony was founded in 1973 by Peninsula residents who support and enjoy the San Francisco Symphony. It is one of eight volunteer groups in the Bay Area and coordinated by the Symphony's Volunteer Council, also established in 1973. The League's mission is to encourage community service, support the Symphony in audience development, and raise funds for the Symphony's community and education programs.

    The League's primary community focus is music education through the San Francisco Symphony's Concerts for Kids program. Interested league members train as docents and prepare students from the Ravenswood School District of East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park to attend these special concerts at Davies Symphony Hall.

    Throughout the year, League members enjoy a variety of local social and musical events, music-oriented lectures and trips, and San Francisco Symphony concerts. General meetings are held the last Monday of the month in the morning, with a business meeting followed by either a musical performance or educational speaker.

    The League's annual fundraiser, Symphony in Flowers, raises funds for the Symphony's education and outreach programs, as well as for the League's own music education program, the Ravenswood Project. This program reaches over 400 second and third graders in the Ravenswood School District of East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park. This season, Symphony in Flowers will be held on Sunday, April 26 at the Freemont Hills Country Club. The event will feature an elegant dinner, silent auction, and special musical performances. 

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    415-503-5500
    volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org

  • MARIN LEAGUE

    The Marin League of the San Francisco Symphony was founded in 1965 by North Bay residents who support and enjoy the San Francisco Symphony. It is one of eight volunteer groups in the Bay Area coordinated by the Symphony's Volunteer Council. The League's mission is to encourage community service, support the Symphony in audience development, and raise funds for the Symphony's community and education programs.

    The League's primary community focus is music education through the San Francisco Symphony's Concerts for Kids program. Interested league members train as docents and prepare students from schools around the Bay Area to attend Concert for Kids programs performed by the San Francisco Symphony at Davies Symphony Hall.

    Throughout the year, League members enjoy a variety of local social and musical events, and San Francisco Symphony concerts at Davies Symphony Hall. Monthly general meetings are held in the evening and include a business meeting followed by either a musical performance or educational speaker.

    The League's annual fundraiser is a Sunset Cruise on the Bay on Sunday, May 17. More exciting details to follow!

    FOR MORE INFORMATION

    415-503-5500
    volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org

VOLUNTEER

Volunteer Council Office
415-503-5500 or
volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org

USHERING AT CONCERTS

To learn more, 
please contact
Jeff Coyne at
jcoyne@sfsymphony.org

ORIENTATION

Required volunteer orientations occur every other month. The next orientation will be held March 24th at 6pm. Please email volunteercouncil@sfsymphony.org to sign up.