Alumni Network

To join the official Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Alumni Network, please contact Maria Newman, Director of Development at 215 545 0502 to discuss tiers of membership and which one may be right for you.

 

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Alumni Network to create opportunities for alumni to continue to support the endeavors of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra through fostering fellowship, community awareness and engagement, and philanthropic support.

Objective of the Alumni Network

Fellowship
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra experience is one that impacts the lives of its members long after they have moved on from the Orchestra.  By bringing Alumni together the common bonds of experience foster good will and citizenship with the community.

Awareness
Public awareness and support brings music into the lives of children.  Those experiences empower children both socially and through educational skills.  Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Alumni shall serve as the ambassadors of this experience to the public.

Philanthropy
It shall be a goal to support the financial future of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and its subsidiaries through economic and philanthropic activities.

Membership Eligibility

Membership shall be granted to individuals who have completed one or more program seasons under the banner of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra, Bravo Brass, Philadelphia Region Youth String Music, or Tune up Philly and are considered to be of good character and/or community reputation.

Network Structure

The Alumni Network will serve as a committee of the greater Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Board.  It will be represented by a Committee Chair, who will be appointed by the members of the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, and this individual will have a seat within that board.

Serving the Chair will be an Advisory Board consisting of up to two Vice Chairs, Secretary, Treasurer, and any and all subcommittee chairs.  These positions will be selected by the membership of the Alumni Network to serve on an advisory board numbering no less than ten and no more than 20 members.  The members of the advisory board will elect all leadership roles.

All dues collected by the Alumni Network will be designated for use by the Advisory board for programing and activities that promote the mission and object of the Alumni Network.  All funds collected for the benefit of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra or any of its subsidiaries will be dispersed to Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Board of Directors per the discretion of that board.

The Chair of the advisory Board will report any and all activities and financial records at the request of the greater Board of Directors.

Election of officers of the Alumni Advisory Board will coincide with the election of officers of the greater Board of Directors and all financial reporting will coincide with the Fiscal year of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.

Collection of Dues

Dues will be collected annually.  Collection and reconciliation of dues will be the duty of the Treasurer of the Network.

Annual Dues and Benefits of Membership

Young Friend - $25

  • Designed for members over the age of 18 who have performed with any one of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organizations within 5 years of applying for membership.
  • Invitation to PYO Alumni Only Page
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • BOGO Free Performance tickets for select performances

Basic Membership - $50

  • Invitation to PYO Alumni Only Page
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Discounted and package pricing for select performances
  • PYO Note Cards—pack of 10 with envelopes.

Section Leader - $125

  • Invitation to PYO Alumni Only Page
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Discounted and package pricing for select performances
  • PYO Note Cards—pack of 10 with envelopes.
  • Souvenir PYO lapel pin

Concert Master - $250

  • Invitation to PYO Alumni Only Page
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Discounted and package pricing for select performances
  • PYO Note Cards—pack of 10 with envelopes.
  • Souvenir PYO lapel pin
  • Travel Mug
  • 10% Discount off on pride apparel

Conductor’s Circle - $500

  • Invitation to PYO Alumni Only Page
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • Discounted and package pricing for select performances
  • PYO Note Cards—pack of 10 with envelopes.
  • Souvenir PYO lapel pin
  • Travel Mug
  • 10% Discount off on pride apparel
  • VIP pre-concert events

Golden Baton - $1,000

  • Invitation to PYO Alumni Only Page
  • Monthly Newsletter
  • (1) Free Gala Event ticket
  • Discounted and package pricing for select performances
  • PYO Note Cards—pack of 10 with envelopes.
  • Souvenir PYO lapel pin
  • Travel Mug
  • Canvas Tote
  • 15% Discount off on pride apparel
  • Invitation to VIP pre-concert events

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