About Us: A Brief History
According to historical materials compiled by Lavona Dunworth and historian Garnier Blount Minnich, the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Guild (PSOG) was originally formed in 1953, but ceased to be by 1963, along with the then incorporated Greater Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. When the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra began again shortly thereafter, the PSOG followed eight years later in 1973 with the election of it's first President, Mrs. Julie Cooper and corresponding Executive Board. The PSOG has been running strong ever since with the help of it's dedicated, creative membership and generous community sponsorship.
This season we are celebrating the Pensacola Symphony Guild's 51st year providing support and funding for the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra. With the love of beautiful music as its driving force, the PSOG will continue its mission with the help of people like you, and all that share that same love.
The Pensacola Symphony Orchestra Guild was formed in 1973 and we are still celebrating our 50th Anniversary. We had a 50th Anniversary Tea where we celebrated our founders and our past presidents. We had fundraisers such as our Sunset Ferry Cruise, Wine Tasting with Hors D'oeuvres at Wine World, a Holiday Bazaar and Silent Auction, a French Dinner at Pensacola State College Culinary School, and a ‘70s Party. We worked hard and we played hard. We raised $32,500 or our Pensacola Symphony Orchestra this past year and had a great time doing it.
We have luncheons with musical entertainment the first Wednesday of every month from September through May. In addition to fundraising, we help the symphony with many of their events that are an outreach to the community.
Please look at all of the committees on our website and see if there is one that sparks your interest and makes you want to be part of this amazing group. Wherever you find us working you will also hear laughter, as we always have fun being together and helping our symphony. Please consider joining the PSOG and make a change in your life and your community.
2022-24 PSOG President
The 2023-24 Season Executive Board Members
Each season our members nominate and elect those tasked with providing leadership and guidance in fulfilling our mission goals. We thank this season's Executive Board for their hard work and dedication.
CO-2ND VICE PRESIDENT
CO-2ND VICE PRESIDENT
The 2023-24 Committees
The following committees are available for all members to lend their talents and creativity.