President’s Message November 2021

Where to begin—so many thank-yous to go around! October was a busy month for TFOG! The first thank-you goes to Sara Galiger and her committee for orchestrating a lovely Golden Baton Award dinner for Marcy and Bob Shuck. The evening was delightful with entertainment by TFO’s TJ Graf, Principal Tuba (yes, tuba! with a musical […]

October 2021 Meeting

The October meeting was held at The Hangar Restaurant. After a short business meeting, our speaker, Paul Wilborn, Executive Director of the Palladium, gave us a wonderful presentation on the origins of the Palladium, as well as interesting information on the cigar industry in Ybor City.  

Photos From Golden Baton Dinner

The Golden Baton, an annual award, honors an individual or couple who go above and beyond in supporting the Florida Orchestra. The 53rd annual Florida Orchestra Guild Award recognized Bob and Marcy Shuck Thursday evening, October 14, at the Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Golf Club in the Sunset Ballroom.

President’s Message October 2021

I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. L.M. Montgomery Around the rest of the U.S., people are celebrating the glorious season of fall by unpacking their scarves, enjoying a nice pumpkin spice latte and doing anything outdoors without breaking a sweat.Meanwhile, in Florida, it means nothing other than another day […]

September Meeting Photos

It was a great meeting with 30 members present and it was wonderful to see everyone in person. Ginny McConnell, Sara Galiger and Susan Luehrs Charlene Gaskill, Roseanna Costa and Roswitha Watters Treasurer Cathy deHaan President Susanna Bellefante September Mark Cantrell, President and CEO of TFO with Susana Weymouth, Chief Development Officer of TFO

President’s Message Fall 2021

Welcome back to the 58th season of The Florida Orchestra Guild! If we learned anything from last year, it is to expect the unexpected. Thinking back to this time last year, none of us had any idea what was in store for us. We all have grown and adapted. I am hopeful about all we […]

Meet the Orchestra Guild President Susanna Bellafante

Susanna Bellafante came to St. Petersburg in 2004 and wasted little time in becoming active in the life of the City. She joined the Orchestra Guild in 2010 and has served as recording secretary, 3rd VP, and now as president.  In addition to the Guild, she is also a volunteer at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Bayfront Hospital […]

Spring Tea Success

The Florida Orchestra Guild’s virtual tea this year was a remote, but very successful fundraiser for TFO. Krista designed a lovely invitation called “Tea and Symphony” to entice all we invited to enjoy their Twinings of London Tea, included in the invitation, and consider a donation to us. We are happy to report that, after […]

Orchestra Guild Announces Plans for Golden Baton Event in October

[July 8, 2021, St. Petersburg, FL] The annual Golden Baton Award Dinner, the 53rd since the Award’sinception in 1965, is set for Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the Renaissance Vinoy Golf Club’s Sunset Ballroom,600 Snell Isle Boulevard, NE, St. Petersburg, beginning at 6:00 p.m. Established to honor individuals who have contributed in significant ways to […]