Guild Volunteer Options

If you LOVE being involved, you will enjoy being a member of one of several GDYO Committees! Get involved to learn more about what makes GDYO tick by being a part of the decision-making for strategic initiatives.

  • Meet Board Members
  • Learn how GDYO operates
  • Help create new activities and programs
  • Make friends and have fun
  • Earn Volunteer Credits and be listed in Concert Programs
  • Make a crucial difference in GDYO programming success

Meetings are not too numerous and opportunities for involvement range from one-time project work to planning level participation to event execution. Work alongside long term Board Members, many of who are prominent volunteers for Dallas Fine Arts groups such as DSO. Support important initiatives such as Outreach, Development, and our annual Gala!

Guild Planning Committee
Plan the Annual Guild Member’s Party. Brainstorm theme and come up with a venue. Work with the GDYO Staff to execute and host the party. This is an annual celebratory event attended by Guild and Board members expressly to thank parent donors of GDYO.

Outreach Committee Members
This is an opportunity to give input and assist GDYO staff beyond attending rehearsals and concerts. Explore and develop programming that extends GDYO’s reach into the community through education, performances, community partnerships and more. How can GDYO continue to be a vital part of the fabric of our city? How can we share our music farther afield and engage the next generation of musicians? Serve as needed to execute Committee Projects and recruit others to attend.

Alumni Committee
Work with GDYO Board Members to locate, cultivate and engage GDYO alumni through special events. Help build this program through initiatives that inspire GDYO students to remain connected with GDYO after graduation. Interact with recent grads, working musicians, and established career professionals, all of whom were previously members of GDYO.

Annual Gala Committee
Collaborate with GDYO Board members to design, plan and execute our Annual Gala Dinner and Silent Auction! This is our biggest GDYO Fundraiser which brings in over $60,000 (net!) for GDYO programming. Established leadership needs new participants, and you will LOVE being a part of this dynamic group of go-getters. Jobs include brainstorming theme, decorating, set up, gathering exciting auction items, and being a part of this very visible and important GDYO tradition!

Development Committee
Partner with GDYO Board members to develop, cultivate and serve new donor prospects and enhance GDYO fundraising efforts.

Where will YOU be involved?

So Glad You Want To Help!

Let us know how to get back to you and what areas you are interested in.


Spring Fundraiser

Spring Fundraiser

You don’t want to miss our Mother’s Day Dinner and Spring Concert featuring the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra on May 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Meyerson Symphony Center!  This special event is open to all GDYO families of all ensembles. Honorary Chairs Pat & Linda...

Spring Fundraiser May 13, 2018

You don't want to miss our Mother's Day Dinner and Spring Concert featuring the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra on May 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm at the Meyerson Symphony Center!  This special event is open to all GDYO families of all ensembles. Honorary Chairs Pat & Linda...

A Call to Action:  Guild Leadership

A Call to Action: Guild Leadership

Dear Parent Guild members and future members: As we approach the end of the 2017-18 Season, it's a perfect time to invite you to participate in next season's GDYO Parent's Guild Leadership.  Our Guild has grown thanks to your giving, and we continue to have exciting...

Attention Kroger Shoppers

Attention Kroger Shoppers

If your Kroger card is connected to GDYO Guild, you are helping us receive donation money from Kroger Community Rewards Programs. 16 GDYO households who shopped at Kroger between 11-27-2017 and 2-26-2018 (Cycle 2017, Qtr 2) have resulted in a $55.87 total donation...

Silent Auction Items Needed

Silent Auction Items Needed

GDYO's biggest fundraiser is coming up!  The Silent Auction portion of our May 13, 2018 Mother's Day Dinner and Concert is a winner....and YOU can help. Support GDYO while you promote your business.  Consider packaging a service or product from your company to be...

GDYO Mother’s Day Dinner and Spring Concert

Volunteer Opportunities for Parents Save the date:  Sunday, May 13, 2018 is our annual dinner concert at the Meyerson!  Enjoy a seated dinner, silent auction, Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra concert and post-concert dessert reception while you support our annual...

Receiving 2017-18 Photos

If you pre-ordered a photo of your student's ensemble, these are available for you to pick up at your student's second concert.  After that, they are available in the GDYO office.  Sorry, we cannot ship individual photos to you. We're no longer taking pre-orders for...

Share Your Stuff

Share Your Stuff

Do you have unused music accessories at home? Shoulder rests for small violins you don't play anymore?  Rosins you don't use?  Strings that didn't work out?  If you have a drawer filled with items you don't use anymore, we know some music students who can use them!...

GDYO Extended Rehearsal

GDYO Extended Rehearsal

For GDYO ensemble only: Extended Rehearsal and Dinner is  Jan. 14, 2018, 5 pm to 10:30 pm. GDYO parents provide the pot-luck dinner for this event.  Lots of volunteers needed to set up/clean up.  Link to Sign Up Sheet You can send in anything you like.  The Sign Up...

Food Drive Success!

Food Drive Success!

Thank you for all your food donations!  GDYO collected a large amount of cans and food items for the North Texas Food Bank in October.   Highlights: The Wind Symphony alone filled a box! And Kaitlyn (YPO) donated all three days the food drive was operational (Oct 15,...

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