FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 10, 2011
Bob Shrader, Utah Symphony Guild
UTAH SYMPHONY GUILD AND ZIONS BANK HOST MUSIC EDUCATION FUNDRAISER BREAKFAST
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Symphony Guild will present a fundraiser breakfast (“Opening Doors for Music Education”) to benefit Utah Symphony education outreach programs for local youth and children Wednesday, November 2 from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Downtown Salt Lake Hilton Hotel (255 South West Temple, Ballroom C).
Zions Bank is also graciously hosting "Opening Doors for Music Education." The general public is invited to RSVP and attend the free event, which will specifically support the guild’s Violin Outreach Program and Docent Training Program as well as other Utah Symphony outreach programs.
The Violin Outreach Program gives Utah students an opportunity to receive violin lessons from highly qualified teachers. Funding will go toward instrument upkeep, teacher salaries and transportation with tours to visit Abravanel Hall and enjoy a concert by the Utah Symphony.
Each year, the guild’s Docent program trains volunteers who visit 5th grade classes across the Salt Lake Valley to educate them about symphonic music and performance etiquette. Some 20,000 students are mentored each year and invited to attend a free, mid-day educational Utah Symphony concert at Abravanel Hall.
In addition to this, the members of the Utah Symphony travel to put on concerts for students across the State of Utah and offer a variety of educational opportunities in conjunction with those tours.
“We appreciate your enthusiasm to build the opportunities for our students to nurture musical education in their curriculum,” said Kathleen Lindsay, Publicity Chair for the Utah Symphony Guild. “We encourage and thank you for your donation to promote this great opportunity. Your attendance at this breakfast and your generous donations are appreciated.”
About the Utah Symphony Guild:
The Utah Symphony Guild is a volunteer organization comprised of men and women who enthusiastically support the operation of the Utah Symphony financially, socially and educationally. Thousands of hours of work go into the guild's activities and fundraising events, all of which are managed and staffed by volunteers.