The Symphony Beaux and Belles Program
The Beaux and Belles program began in 1963 as a fundraiser for the San Angelo Symphony. This program offers a three-year experience for boys and girls that includes education, training and social enrichment providing participants with lifetime memories. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about symphonic music and experience it firsthand at concerts and special events. They will be provided opportunities for community service and social activities with their peers.
Beaux and Belles successfully completing the program are presented at the grand Symphony Guild Gala and recognized for their service to the community and the Symphony Guild. Additionally, they become eligible and encouraged to continue their volunteer service in the Ambassador Program. The Beaux/Belles program begins for seventh grade volunteers and certain activities are required by the participant to maintain their eligibility in the program as they move forward into their eighth and ninth grade year.
All youth participants (Beaux, Belles and Ambassadors) require an adult Guild member sponsor. This can be a parent, family member or friend willing to commit their time to guide their participant through the program. Sponsors are required to become General Guild members during this students seventh, eighth and ninth grade year. Beau and Belle sponsorship is not without rewards, as the experience of mentoring you participant as they learn and enjoy symphonic music, the importance of community involvement, guiding them through social activities and forging lasting friendships will part of your experience. Sponsors are encouraged to continue their commitment to the Symphony Guild after their Beau/Belle completes the program.
To start this process, register to become a General Member of the Guild and follow the instructions to complete the application for the youth you want to sponsor!