The Florida Orchestra Guild of St. Petersburg is proud to support The Florida Orchestra, an orchestra that never ceases to amaze and delight its listeners with its artistic ability, musicians who come from far and wide in hopes of playing in the Orchestra, the variety of music it plays, and the fact the Orchestra plays over 100 concerts a year. We in the Tampa Bay Area are so fortunate to have The Florida Orchestra with Maestro Michael Francis at the helm. His musical talent, his ability to connect and bring out the best in the musicians, and his charm and wit have made him a favorite wherever he goes.

The membership of the Guild is comprised of women and men of varied backgrounds and beliefs, but the one thing that unites us all is our love of music, especially when played by The Florida Orchestra. We believe in doing all we can to support the Orchestra through fundraising activities, volunteer services, and stimulating interest in performances and community programs. And, as an added bones, we also have fun along the way!

Because we are in our 61st year of existence, the Guild recognizes we stand on the shoulders of those who laid the foundation of our organization. However, we also recognize that our world is rapidly changing and, in order to remain strong and relevant, we must embrace that change and plan for the future. For those reasons, I have chosen as my theme, “Honor the Past, Embrace the Present, Plan for the Future” – Honor, Embrace, Plan – three words that will serve as guide and challenge to do all we can to keep the music going. To anyone reading this who has the ability and the desire to help keep the music going, I encourage you to actively participate in our efforts. We have day and evening meetings, various opportunities to offer, and you will meet and enjoy some very delightful people.
As the Guild President for 2024-2025, I pledge that I will put forth my best effort as we strive to Honor the Past, Embrace the Present, Plan for the Future. I encourage anyone reading this to join us as together we join hands to put forth our best effort in support of our Florida Orchestra. May the music never stop!

Margaret J. Bowman
President 2024-2025

About the Guild

Guild meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month between September and April. Our final meeting of the season is an Installation Luncheon in May.

We hold annual fundraising events to benefit The Florida Orchestra’s education programs and community events. Please check the Calendar of Events section for information on upcoming events.

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