Who We Are

The Eugene Symphony Guild is a vibrant social non-profit organization that brings people together through fundraising events and music education outreach programs that support the Eugene Symphony. We host special fundraising activities throughout the year that range from small to community-wide events. The Guild sponsors free Concert Previews that introduce the public to the talents of the Eugene Symphony conductor and guest artists who perform during the year. In addition to these Guild-sponsored special events, the Guild ushers for a number of youth concerts during the school year. These concerts have an audience, per concert, of 2,000+ children from regional schools.

The Guild provides a rich variety of opportunities to support the Eugene Symphony and to enjoy the company of other dedicated community volunteers. Active members serve on one or more committees during the year, filling board positions, organizing small events and/or staffing large public events. Sustaining members are valued for their past and current service, as well as their wisdom, guidance, and companionship.

For information about Guild membership and how to join the Guild, click here.

Supporting Eugene Symphony with contributions of $1,355,000 since 1968.

Eugene Symphony Guild is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Eugene Symphony Guild is a member of the Oregon Cultural Trust.
INTEREST GROUPS

The following events are canceled until further notice:

General Membership and Board Meetings
in April and May
Armchair Travelers
The Book Note Club
Second Friday Guild Bridge Group
The Monthly Social Hour
Weekly Walking Hour

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION.

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General Membership meetings are the third Wednesday of each month, September through May.

Membership dues are $40 per year, tax deductible. Membership applications are available here.

A Message from the Eugene Symphony Guild

The following is the policy which the Eugene Symphony Guild Board of Directors has adopted regarding upcoming fundraising events. We encourage all members to shelter at home, and if you need anything, please call a Guild member for help.

The Eugene Symphony Guild, understanding that we are in difficult times, and in accordance with COVID-19 federal and state guidelines for limited gatherings and social distancing issued by the CDC and Governor Kate Brown, will be monitoring the situation through the middle of April before taking action to postpone or cancel the 23rd Annual Music in the Garden fundraising event scheduled for June 14.

Music in the Garden raises more than $20,000 annually that directly benefits the Eugene Symphony Association, and is managed and produced by our committee of Guild members, all volunteers. Generously supported by local businesses, and by ESA musicians offering their talents with live music at garden sites, Music in the Garden is a day long self-guided tour enjoyed by thousands of area residents for the past 22 years.

In addition, the Guild’s production of its annual Musical Chairs fundraising events has been recalibrated to begin in June and extend through the fall. No events are planned for April or May, and the Guild is prepared to reschedule June events if necessary. We will continue to monitor the situation and we will keep our membership and the public aware of any changes to these events’ status. The safety and health of our members, our Music in the Garden homeowners, and our community is most important to us at this time. We urge everyone to stay at home and practice social distancing and thorough hand washing.