Each season the Rio Hondo Symphony Guild, the orchestra's major support group, hosts a Concert Preview on the Friday morning prior to each concert.
Music lovers gather at 10 a.m. at the First Friends Church of Whittier, 13205 Philidelphia Street. After light refreshments, an expert in the field of music offers fascinating facts and anecdotes about the composers and the concert offerings. Guests are always welcome.
Meet the Guild President - Dorothy Carras
Dorothy Carras, a resident of Whittier for 45 years, has been an active member of RHSA for 10 years. She has been a Social Service Commissioner for the City of Whittier for 7 years. For several years, she has been a active member of several local organizations including Rio Hondo College's retiree's organization and Vice President of Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Guild Board Executive Committee
- President - Dorothy Carras
- 1st VP - Joan Meister
- Co 2nd VP - Dolores Medrano
- Co 2nd VP - Eveline Ying
- 3rd VP - Brigitta Weger
- Secretary - Maria Elena Alvarez
- Treasurer - Charles Barth
Escorting 2,400 4th and 5th graders in and out of the Vic Lopez Auditorium is no small undertaking and the Symphony Association couldn't do it without the help of the Guild Volunteers. Their reward? Just seeing all of those enthusiastic, awestruck kids enjoying their first concert is a pure delight.
Young Artists Competition (YAC)
Guild volunteers have the pleasure of meeting the 25 aspiring young musicians while checking them in and escorting them to the rehearsal rooms.
The Guild helps the Symphony Association financially by raising funds for the winners of the YAC through its Miriam Goins Scholarship Fund. This year winners will receive $1,000. The Guild also pays for the competition judges.
Various community groups from throughout the area are invited to usher at the concerts. The Guild's Usher Chairman administers this activity.
Guild Bylaws Revision April 2013
The Guild Bylaws revisions were accepted at the General Meeting on September 20, 2013. A copy of the proposed Guild ByLaws may be downloaded below.
Please Join Us!
Membership in the Guild is $25. For more details please call 562-698-7394.