2020- 2021 Board of Directors
Mary Lou Folts
Gina D'Amico Lever
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We welcome new board members
Nancy Butler, Uli Keller and Gina Lever,
and bid adieu and a sincere thank you to
Helen Billings, Loanne Hamje,
Domenic McClinton and Jane Thau.
New members (L-R):
Nancy Butler and Gina Lever.
A Message from Our President
As difficult as the times are now, our goal remains the same, to change young lives through music. The social distancing necessary to keep COVID-19 at bay played havoc with GIYO’s 2020 rehearsal and performance schedule. The restrictions are continually challenging and our Board of Directors fully supported the changes necessary to meet them head on.
Summer music camps were adapted from overnight camps to on-line learning and difficult decisions were made to cancel performances. Rather than in-person lessons our instructors and musicians began using technology to complete lessons. As of September we are able to begin group rehearsals although they won’t look like they used to… Our auditioned, older youth orchestra, now known as Philharmonia, a name the musicians selected themselves, began rehearsals August 31 and Symphonette will begin rehearsal September 14.
I hope to see you at a performance in the near future of the Philharmonia, Symphonette or one of our ensembles. I know the musicians are looking forward to it as well.
Ann Leggett Perse
Carol Reichenbach and JoAnn Davis