GLCO is looking for volunteers to join our ever-growing team for the upcoming 2022-2023 season! From concert ushers, to event setup and everything in between – we need your help! You’ll join a group of individuals who donate their time, expertise and special skills to help make the organization stronger. Volunteer opportunities include:
- Ticket Sales
- Answer phones and take ticket orders
- Help with mailings
- Data entry
- Hang posters in business windows in your area
- Coordinate a group of volunteers to hang posters throughout surrounding communities
- Hand deliver rack cards to appropriate venues
- Help create an improved database
- Provide a variety of hardware and software expertise
Provide In-Kind Services (some examples)
- Graphic design expertise
ANNUAL PATTENGALE VOLUNTEER AWARD
The Pattengale Volunteer Award is given annually to the individual who has contributed directly to the success of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra as a volunteer. Named for founding member, Dr. Robert Pattengale, the award has been presented to the following recipients:
2018 Pattengale Volunteer Award Recipient
Sally is a champion for the arts organizations in our area, and especially for the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. She lives up to her belief that the arts are important for all people.
Sally was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri and attended Mary Institute, a private school which offered many liberal arts enrichment programs including a monthly concert by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. It was during these concerts that she learned of her appreciation for music. While the Symphony played mostly classical pieces for the student body, the music director at the school was the St. Louis icon, Ronald Arnatt, the founder of the St. Louis Chamber Orchestra and he introduced the student body to more contemporary music, his own compositions, as well as instruction in the various instruments during weekly music classes.
Sally graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, California, a predominately liberal arts college with emphasis on the history of the music, art, history, literature, and religions of the world. In her years growing up in St. Louis, she also enjoyed wonderful summers in Charlevoix and a great love for the Northwest Michigan area. In 2011, she and her husband moved permanently to Charlevoix, where the confluence of her two loves naturally led her to the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra. Her involvement in support of the Orchestra and other arts nonprofits in the area is a natural evolution of a lifelong commitment to support and belief of the importance of keeping the arts available for the benefit of all.
Sally served as Chairperson of our Crescendo event for two consecutive years. We are grateful to Sally for her countless hours of service and dedication to helping make this event memorable and successful. Thank you, Sally!
2017 – Dibby Smith
2016 – Joyce Herbert
2015 – Diane and Jim McMahon
2014 – Ray Roth
2013 – David Kendall
2012 – Ruth Ann Hull
2011 – Bonnietta Benn
2010 – Cynthia Donahey
2009 – John Van Patten
2008 – John Myers
2007 – Bing Farrar
2006 – Robert Pattengale