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The Color of Music Program

Chair: Leonie Hefley

Since 1998 when the program was started, West Tennessee area K-8th graders have had the opportunity to listen to selected works of music and interpret them visually. The Color of Music Program is presented by the Jackson Symphony League, along with our sponsor, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

Volunteers will assist the Chair in distributing information to schools; collecting artwork from schools; organizing artwork and preparing it for judging; hanging artwork at The Ned; and assisting with the reception for the parents and students at the Awards ceremony in March.

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The Crystal Ball (January 27, 2024)

Co-Chairs: Anita Hamilton and Lee Eddleman

This is one of Jackson’s favorite fundraising events, held each year in January. The black-tie evening always features elegant decor, fine dining, and dance music provided by outstanding bands. The Crystal Ball Silent Auction offers unique, amazing, and one of a kind items and packages for attendees to bid on and purchase.

Volunteers assist the Chair in planning the event, decorating, obtaining items for the silent auction, running errands, organizing clean-up after the event, etc.


Musician Hospitality

Chair: Gina Hartley

The League provides snacks and beverages at the Symphony rehearsals and for musicians at various Symphony events.

Volunteers assist the Chair by sending out reminder emails to members to take snacks to the Symphony office before concerts, and coordinating with the office to ensure an adequate number of snacks are available before each concert.


Meeting Hospitality

Co-Chairs: Brenda Whalley and Nancy McMahon

Five times each year, the League meets for luncheons/meetings to keep the membership informed of activities and to enjoy time socializing. We usually meet at the home of a League member and have a short program pertaining to some aspect of arts in the local West TN area.

Volunteers assist the Chair in planning places for meetings, menus, etc.

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The Symphony League Ambassador Program

Chair: Joni Miles

The Ambassador Program is open to all local high school students (grades 9 – 12) of League members, beginning in 9th or 10th grade only. Students earn community service hours by volunteering their time at Symphony concerts, greeting and ushering, and helping with various League events, such as the Sweet Shoppe. In August, the Ambassador Social is held to initiate new youth and parents; the Senior Ambassadors are presented at The Crystal Ball each year in January.

Volunteers assist the Chair in organizing and helping out with various aspects of the Ambassador program.

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Membership Committee

Chair: Angie DePriest

The Membership Committee is committed to recruiting new League members, retaining current League members, and encouraging member engagement.

Volunteers may assist during the annual recruitment drive or offer feedback on how best to engage members.

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