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MARCH 2020

President's Message, Jean Felder

Are you ready for the Invasion of the Duckies and the Ducky Regatta? The excitement is growing. Adopt 1 duck, many ducks or a mega flock, the choice is yours. It will all help to fund the Philharmonic Society’s Youth Music Education Programs that have reached millions of Orange County’s kids. The Ducky Regatta flyer will appear the week of March 22nd and give all the details you need to be a part of this fun event. The ducks from each Committee/Team will assemble on different days during the week of May 10th for the preliminary races. The first three winners of each team will proceed to the final race on May 26th. There will be ribbons and prizes and lots of fun. Please recruit as many people as you can to enter their duckies in the races. The winners of the final race and the team who sold the most ducks will be announced at the Annual Meeting.

Spring is almost here and the activity of The Committees is picking up. There are plans for fundraisers, a hope that we might be able to meet in-person in late June, elections of new officers, virtual Music Mobile programs in the schools and volunteer opportunities for Orange County Youth Symphony in-person rehearsals. There will also be exciting news next month about the High School Orchestra Festival.

Two Committees have decided a nice way to stay in contact is to deliver goodies to the homes of their members before the monthly meetings. Some Committees continue with monthly entertainment. Somehow, it brings the members closer. If you have a suggestion please send an email to

Karyn Rashoff continues the Scavenger Hunt for instruments needing a renewed purpose. The recipients have been very grateful. Jason Squire and Music and Arts, generous as always, have volunteered the labor to repair these instruments. See the flyer to find out how you can contribute. 

Two Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee (HHPC) fundraisers are coming up. “A Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser” with Bryan Babcock of Babcock Winery and Vineyards on March 26th. Bryan will be the featured speaker. The selection of wines sounds wonderful and it should be a very informative evening. The second event from HHPC is the very popular Tamales fundraiser, “Tamales for Cinco de Mayo.” Order pick-up is scheduled for April 24th and 25th. 

Great news, the Music4Kids campaign has raised $22,615.00 of the $25,000.00 match. Please consider contributing so that we can reach the magic number. The form is included.

We need sponsors for the Golf Classic. Even though it is several months away this is the time when potential sponsors should be identified. There are many ways to be a sponsor. They will be featured in multiple places and receive good exposure. Sponsorship begins at $250.00.

The flyers for the fundraisers and Golf Classic are included below.

Stay safe.

Upcoming Events

Virtual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee, Seal Beach Group invites you to join us for a virtual wine tasting hosted by Bryan Babcock of Babcock Winery and Vineyards on Friday, March 26

Tickets are $100 per household. With your ticket you will receive two bottles of premium wine (2018 Dream Field Chardonnay and 2018 Déjà Vu Pinot Noir) specially selected for the tasting. See flyer for details.

Tamales for Cinco de Mayo Fundraiser

Order tamales for Cinco de Mayo! Orders due Monday, April 12.

Funds collected will benefit the Philharmonic Society's Youth Music Education Programs. See flyer for details.

Virtual Literary Afternoon with Chris Epting

The Huntington Harbour Philharmonic Committee invites you to SAVE THE DATE to join other fans of Huntington Beach’s own best-selling author Chris Epting!

A talented writer of history, travel and biography, Chris will share his research process, experiences and insights from his wide-ranging writing and broadcasting career at the Virtual Afternoon with Chris Epting fundraising event on Monday, June 7, at 3:00 PM. See flyer for details.

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Join us for a fun day of golf on Monday, September 20, at Aliso Viejo Country Club. This will be a "scramble" tournament, so you don't have to focus on being good. Register as a foursome or as a single player and we will pair you up. Registration opens July 9. See flyer for details. See Sponsor Deck for Sponsorship information.

Committees News

Saddleback Committee Reinvestment Donation

The Saddleback Committee recently donated $1,500 to the Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School’s Music Program. Read More

Musical Instrument Scavenger Hunt Continues

The Musical Scavenger Hunt provided TUSD’s Utt Middle School with a beautiful upright piano donated from Philharmonic Society Board member Sabra Bordas. Read More

Around Town

Heather Cromleigh with our Music Mobile delivering instruments recently found in the former PSOC office. 

Jason Squire from OC Music and Arts who generously donates his time to repair used musical instruments.

Donations to the Tribute Fund provide the opportunity to honor an individual's accomplishments, mark special occasions, or memorialize members, friends, or family. Funds are used to support the Philharmonic Society's Youth Music Education Programs.

In Loving Memory Of:

Will Chong
Husband of member Pat Chong
From: Saddleback Committee

Special Tribute To:

Mary Park
29 years in Saddleback Committee
From: Saddleback Committee

Music4Kids is a fund specifically designated for the support and expansion of the Philharmonic Society's Youth Music Education Programs. Music4Kids has been given a wonderful anonymous matching donation of $25,000.

Levels of Giving:

Brass ($500-$999)
Cameo Committee

Percussion ($25-$249)
Lara Anderson

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