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The Harrisburg Symphony Society is the volunteer auxiliary of the Harrisburg Symphony Association. It was founded in 1989 to help promote the growth and development of the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra. To fulfill this mission, The Society conducts events that raise both the visibility of the Symphony as well as critical funds. Since its inception, the Society has provided more than $1.5 million to directly benefit the Orchestra.

Our Mission:


The Symphony Society works hard raising funds to benefit the Orchestra through a variety of interesting and exciting events. Several signature projects include The Designer Showhouse, Swinging on a Star Gala, and the Symphony Stroll.


Symphony Society volunteers are very active in educational endeavors offered by the Harrisburg Symphony Association.

Volunteers also assist HSO staff to provide special events for subscriber families. Additionally, Society volunteers work behind the scenes at the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra Young Persons’ Concerts and at other educational programs.


Symphony Society volunteers contribute “back-stage” by providing well-earned refreshments to the musicians during rehearsal breaks.

By joining the Harrisburg Symphony Society, you can help support the HSO!

The Symphony Society hosts two annual events for its members: a Fall Tea and a June Luncheon. These events provide delightful opportunities to socialize with those who share an interest in the vibrancy of the Symphony Orchestra.

As a member, you will receive:

  • The official newsletter of the Harrisburg Symphony Society.
  • A Membership Directory containing the Society’s calendar of events.
  • An invitation to the June Annual Meeting and Luncheon.
  • An invitation to the Annual Membership Reception in the fall.
  • Invitations to a variety of social and cultural events.

Harrisburg Symphony Society Annual Membership Dues:

  • Single $35
  • Couple $60
  • Life*:   Single $1000
  • Life*:   Couple $1500
    (* Payable over 3 years)

Purchase Society Annual or Life Membership using links below:

For membership information, or questions, please contact Marie Schleicher at or 717-576-0842

Amy Black

President Elect
Carole DeSoto

Anita Rash

Amy Huck

Immediate Past President
Karen Best

Marion C. Alexander
Jane Best
Ellen Crompton
Sara Firestone
Margie Fultz
Suzanne Gale
Jean Grandon
Kelly Groscost
Amy Hall
Alyssa Hitchcock
Mary Jean Holmes
Pam Inners
Sally Klein
Andrea Lewis
Pat Magill
Beth Reeser
Jessica Ritchie
Cindy Sisto
Marie Schleicher

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