Monday, November 8, 2010

SymphonyKids Spotlight: Vermont State Employee's Credit Union

The SymphonyKids Spotlight was created as a showcase of our SymphonyKids offerings. We never meant for it to be a sponsor spotlight. However, many schools in the state rely on the generous underwriting dollars of our sponsors to help defray the cost of bringing the VSO into their school. The Vermont State Employees Credit Union is a new and welcome sponsor of SymphonyKids. VSECU’s CEO, Steve Post, says “When school budgets are trimmed, sometimes the music programs are the first to go, so it is a pleasure to support a program that brings music and music appreciation to our young people in Vermont.” In addition to sponsoring programs in the schools this season, VSECU has purchased blocks of tickets for VSO concerts statewide and is making them available free of charge to schools in multiple raffle drawings. This offer is available to schools around the state that have received funding from VSECU for a VSO SymphonyKids performance. Keep reading for information on booking a program in your school.

The VSO's SymphonyKids Educational Outreach programs reach over 20,000 Vermont schoolchildren each year. Our primary offering is Musicians-in-the-Schools, seven outstanding assembly-style presentations. In addition to those, the Musical Petting Zoo travels to schools with a van full of instruments that are demonstrated and then put into the hands of your students! Our New Music Advisor, David Ludwig, can present to all age groups, from elementary students to college students. For more info, click any of the links to be redirected to our website, e-mail, or call (800) VSO-9293 x 14.