Muncie Symphony Orchestra League


Welcome to the Muncie Symphony Orchestra League Page! We are a group of hard-working and fun-loving Muncie area residents who want to keep the Muncie Symphony thriving in our community. As a group, we enjoy an active social life, while making a solid contribution to the promotion of fine music in our area.

You may be interested in working with children through our music education program, or getting involved in the exciting Muncie Symphony fund raising project. Either way, you will be contributing your time and talents to a very worthwhile cause. We will help you find your niche and you too can help wonderful music grow in our community.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Opportunity to promote the orchestra.
  • Meet people with similar interest.
  • Attend membership luncheons and special social and musical events.
  • Receive news and updates from MSO
  • Receive the MSL annual yearbook and directory
  • Have the opportunity to meet and entertain guest artists.

To become a member, please contact MSO office 285-5531. 

The Muncie Symphony League has supported the orchestra since 1955.

The League plays an important role in promoting the orchestra and raising funds through fundraising and social projects.

League Activities:

  • Educational Programs
    The League’s support of educational programs is vital. It provides invaluable assistance and backing for several on-going MSO educational projects including support of the classical series concerts.
  • Music Scholarships
    The Muncie Symphony League supports music education through the awarding of two music scholarships annually to two deserving BSU music students that are involved in MSO activities. Countless young people have been able to further their own education because of these scholarships. Call the MSO office at 285.5531 for more details.
  • Fun Social Events
    The League sponsors several social events for League members and their guests, including a fall membership luncheon and a spring appreciation tea. Call the MSO office at 285.5531 for more details.Muncie Symphony League Student Scholarship 2015.
    Application deadline February 28, 2015
    Download the application form here. 2015 MSL Scholarship.Congratulations to the MSL Scholarship recipient, Adam Marchand, trumpet! 

Muncie Symphony League 2015-2016 Tentative Schedule

Sept 27th 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – “Oktoberfest at the Beer Garden” hosted by Wasson’s Nursery, Lahody Meats, New Corner Brewing Company, Munson Motors and the MSL. $20.00 per ticket.

December 5th – Holiday Pops Concert – Christmas Trees and Wreath Raffle. Emens starting 4:00 p.m. Amanda and Leslie volunteered to chair this event. We need to start asking for donations now.

March/April – Membership Appreciation – Mary Foster will host April 8th. This event is for MSL Members only.

April 23rd – Lunch with the Orchestra (VKA Catering/League provides the meal before the concert.)

Cabaret – Cornerstone Feb 20thth or Snow date the 27th. Cornerstone has agreed to partner with us on this fundraiser. We have a board in place and have met to discuss the details. Auditions for the Cabaret will start Jan 2016. Cindy Buchanan will be the Chairperson for this event.

Basket Bingo at April or May TBA – Sara and Amy have volunteered to be co-chairman for this event. Details to come.

Scholarship – Alice Thomas, To Music supporters/enthusiasts. Details to come.


Past League Events

Sunday, April 26~ 2pm Basket Bingo, Eagles Lodge #231, 1414 S. Batavia Ave, Muncie, IN

Friday, April 24- appreciation cocktail party for Muncie Symphony League members 5:30pm- 7:30pm, Mary Foster’s home

April 18- appreciation dinner for Muncie Symphony Orchestra 4:30pm-6:30pm, Emens Green room

December 6 ~ 3pm-4:30pm Christmas Tree auction, Emens lobby

November 16 ~ 2pm Basket Bingo, Eagles Lodge #231

141 S. Batavia Ave, Muncie, IN

October 25  ~ 7 pm ~ Beer, Brats and Billiards ~ home of Maestro Douglas and Amanda Droste

April 26- Appreciation Lunch for the Orchestra 4pm-5:30pm. 

April 5 – League Member Appreciation Brunch 10am-12pm. Check out Brunch photos on MSO facebook page

Rouse Court 125 Walnut St.

February 28- League Music Scholarship Application Deadline 2014 MSL Scholarship

February 9- Tonne Winery Event- 2-4pm. More info on MSL facebook page.

January 26- Basket Bingo fundraiser 2pm-4pm.

Eagles Lodge #231. 1414 S. Batavia Ave

October 26- Beer, Brats, Beethoven and Billiards (Fundraiser/Social)
Doug Droste’s home- 4904 N. Sollars Dr. Muncie, IN 47304

September 29- Tonne’s Social- 2-4pm

September 20- Happy Hour with the Conductor -5-7pm
Alice Thomas’s home- 4909 N. Cornwall, Muncie

Second Chance “Bag Sale”, June 22, 2013-  8am-11am
122 E. Main St (downtown, next to Old National Bank). $2 a bag!!!!! Whatever fits in a paper Marsh  bag is $2 for the whole bag.

Sunday, June 9, 2013- Annual Garden Tour 2pm-4pm , gardens in Westwood Park neighborhood. -fun tour in a fun neighborhood a day after Festival on the Green. A little something for everyone: gardens for ladies, cars for gentlemen, kids free, refreshments and music for everyone :) View photos on MSO facebook page.

Saturday, June 8, 2013- Festival on the Green Picnic Table Sale.

Saturday, June 1, 2013- Rummage Sale- $1300 raised!

Saturday, April 20, 2013- MSO musicians appreciation dinner- 4:30pm-5:30pm, Emens Green Room

Thursday, April 18, 2013- Member Appreciation Coffee- 10am-12pm, Home of Lani Wilson.

January 13, 2013  Tonne and Tapas social, 1pm-3pm. Food and Wine pairing at Tonne Winery. Sample 5 different wines paired with 5 different food samples. Tickets $20. 10% of any additional wine purchase proceeds benefited MSL as well.

September 30, 2012 Tonne Winery Social, 2pm-4pm.  Photos on MSO Facebook Page

March 31, 2012 Teddy Bear Tea, 10am-12pm Minnetrista. 

Check out our photos from Teddy Bear Tea in – MSO Photo Gallery

April 17, 2012  MSL Membership appreciation Tea, 10am- Home of Elizabeth Marshall

Check out our photos from Members Appreciation Tea on MSO Facebook Page.

June 2, 2012 Once Again Sale (Rummage Sale),9am-3pm, Old National Bank parking old 110 E. Main Street Muncie

Check our photos from Rummage Sale on MSO Facebook Page.

June 24, 2012 Annual Graden Tour  2pm-4pm                               

Garden tour



Check out photos from Garden Tour on Flickr