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 sponsoring transportation to the ASO Masterworks Sunday afternoon concerts in partnership with Arkansas Destinations. For the 2023-2024 season, the bus will be available for the six Masterworks concerts at the Robinson Center. Because the first concert was October 1, Masterworks season bus tickets are no longer available. Individual concert trips for the remaining concerts are $45 round trip. The bus will depart the Good Samaritan Campus at 12:45 pm and will return all the passengers to the Village following the concert, arriving at Good Samaritan Campus about 6 pm.
We have changed the transportation arrangements to the Pops concerts. If you purchased a bus ticket for a Pops concert before October 22 and have not been contacted about the change, please contact contact Molly Crawshaw at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501.915.2197.
If you would like a ride to any of the remaining Pops concerts, please click on the desired date below to purchase a ride. Individual concert trips are $45 round trip. Village Chauffeur will depart the Good Samaritan Campus at 1:30 pm and will return passengers to the Village following the concert, arriving at Good Samaritan Campus about 6pm.