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Welcome to the OCOL
Our mission is "to improve the community by stimulating interest in orchestral music through the leadership and development of trained community volunteers who will conduct educational activities and provide financial support for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic."
Letter From the President
It gives me great pleasure and pride to begin my journey as the new president of the Oklahoma City Orchestra League. I am so grateful to those of you who have
offered me your encouragement in recent months. It's clear that you share my high hopes for our successful future. I'm energized by your support, and I feel very optimistic about the direction in which we're moving.
We're very fortunate this year to have such a diverse group on our Executive Committee and Board of Directors. These individuals represent a broad range of experience and perspectives, and will be a tremendous asset as we identify means by which we can strengthen our organization.
Our commitment to excellence stems from the core of our mission: "To improve the community by stimulating interest in orchestral music through the leadership and development of trained community volunteers who will conduct educational
activities and provide financial support for the Oklahoma City Philharmonic." Put simply, we make our community a better place by sharing our passion for orchestral music. It's a big job, and we make it happen by working together.
My first priority as president is to assess the overall health of the Orchestra League, in order to identify ways we can improve and build an even stronger organization for the future. We'll focus on assessing both our weaknesses and strengths, and we'll take steps to ensure long-term financial stability. We'll build greater awareness about what we do in the community. We'll work together to attract new members, and we'll encourage current volunteers to stay on the team. And as we celebrate the success of our 19 educational programs, we'll do what it takes to make sure those programs continue to thrive.
If that sounds like a lot, you're right. It's going to take all of us, working together, to bring our goals to fruition. As we look toward a successful year, the Executive Committee and I are depending upon you, our volunteers, to lend your dedication, energy, and ideas to our mission.
With my sincerest gratitude for your continued support,
P.S. I'm happy to announce that plans have begun for the 41st Symphony Show House, and we'll be announcing the location soon. Please join me in thanking our co-chairs, Pandy Pinazza and Rhonda White.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." —Dr. Seuss
OCOL President, 2013-2014