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President's Message

September is upon us and it is time for Kick-off and at last, the installation of new officers. This is our opportunity to catch-up on some unfinished business, find out about the new season and just be together even if it has to be virtual. Kick-off is also a time to renew our commitment to music education for the children of Orange County. Even with the challenges before us we will deliver quality programs to the kids, always keeping in mind our goal to return to live in-person programs and concerts when our more normal life returns. The flyer below has all the details. Please plan to attend. Sticking together is more important than ever.

There is a lot of enthusiasm for the Ball Drop taking place on September 23rd. If you haven’t purchased your ball, or better yet balls, please click on the Golf Ball Drop flyer below. The flyer will give you all the information you need to participate.

There are two more flyers for your consideration. Manassero Farms will once again offer a variety of produce boxes with wonderfully fresh fruits and vegetables. Sandi Campbell-McClain will conduct a card making class with a fall theme. Everyone who has attended Sandi’s classes have enjoyed themselves and want to participate again. We will receive 15% of the profits from Manassero Farms and Sandi’s card making class.

Jean Felder

Upcoming Events

Fall Kick-off / Installation

Join us on September 9 for the Fall Kick-off / Installation Celebration. Email Kathy Wopschall if you plan to attend. See flyer for details.

Beautiful Autumn Card Making Class

Enjoy this virtual Beautiful Autumn Card Making Class hosted by Sandi Campbell-McClain on September 23 for $70. 15% of your purchase will be donated back to the Philharmonic Society Committees. See flyer for details.

Cooking Fresh From the Farm Fundraiser

Support a local farm and a healthy lifestyle, while also supporting youth music education programs in Orange County with this Cooking Fresh from the Farm fundraiser in partnership with Manassero Farms. 15% of each purchase will be donated back to the Philharmonic Society Committees. See flyer for details.

Golf Ball Drop Fundraiser

In this unique virtual fundraiser, hundreds of numbered golf balls will be dropped from the air. The first ball to land in the hole or closest to the hole wins the grand prize of $1,000! Purchase one ball for $25, or buy four balls and get the fifth ball for free! Ball drop will take place Wednesday, September 23. Purchase balls here and see flyer for more information.

Committees News


We would like to thank everyone who contributed and will look forward to next spring’s Committee-wide MUSICMATTERS Crowdfunding campaign! As of July 31, we have raised a total of $127,010. Read the full story here.

Thank You, Jan Lawrence!

Beth Ruegger, Jean Felder and Kim Weddon surprised Jan Lawrence with her Volunteer of the Year certificate and a special plaque recognizing her 4 years as Executive Committee Vice President of Public Relations. Read the full story here.

Silver Bowl Award

The Silver Bowl Award for 2019-2020 was presented to the Huntington Harbour (HH) Seal Beach Committee for the largest percentage of new member increase. Kathy Wopschall, VP of Membership, and President Kim Weddon presented the Silver Bowl to HH Seal Beach President, Louise DuBos and Membership Chairperson Kathy Morton.  

La Casa Cookie Fundraiser

Carol Mounedji surprised winner, Marlene Hewitt, with a dozen professionally decorated cookies she personally delivered to her home.

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