Welcome to the Hot Springs/Hot Springs Village (HS/HSV) Symphony Guild. Incorporated in 1986, our Guild has grown to be one of the largest Guilds in the nation. Although it offers its membership entertainment programs, it is primarily a philanthropic organization - providing support for the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and promoting music education in schools located in Garland County and helping students master their craft. The Guild is undeniably the largest philanthropic organization focused specifically on promoting music education in our local schools.
If you would like to see a specific example of how your support of our music education programs impacts the community, click here to hear about the growth and success of music education in the Mountain Pine School District.
The Guild's three-pronged Mission is a critical factor in retaining and attracting members and garnering financial support. Our members are not only interested in good programming, but are keenly interested in advancing music education, a critical component of the academic curriculum. As a member, you have advance purchase opportunities for our events and a variety of volunteer opportunities furthering music education.
We raise funds through our dues and special events to create opportunities for children in the greater Hot Springs area to have music in their lives. While achievement is important, we feel that all children should feel the joy of hearing live music and learning to sing or play an instrument. Joy sparks the imagination and allows them to become more creative in all aspects of their lives.
We have several programs that address the need in different ways: Scholarships for future music educators as they enter college, the annual Children's Concert at the Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs, scholarships for area students to summer music camps, grants for essential equipment to area schools, as well as supporting our Arts Partners program "Orchestra and You".
The HS/HSV Symphony Guild is providing transportation to the ASO Sunday afternoon concerts. The bus is available for the six Masterworks and four Pops subscription concerts at the Robinson Center. The price for all six Masterworks concerts is $210 if paid in advance, or $40 round trip on the day of the concert. The price for all four Pops concerts is $140 if paid in advance, or $40 round trip on the day of the concert. The MW bus boards at the Good Samaritan Campus at 12:15 and continues to the Plaza West Shopping Center in front of Luxe Nails (outside East Gate) for departure at 12:45 PM. The Pops bus boards at the Good Samaritan Campus at 1:15 and continues to the Plaza West Shopping Center for departure at 1:45. The buses will return all the passengers to the Village following the concert at both the departure places. To subscribe to either service, please fill out the appropriate form - Masterworks or Pops. For more information, call Molly Crawshaw at 501-922-0622 or 501-915-2197 or Priscilla O’Malley at 501-915-0051 or 214-695-0575.