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2018 in Review: Lubbock Symphony had a record-setting year!

2018 has been a year of impact for the Lubbock Symphony. In addition to growing our education program since last year and tripling the attendance at the Family Concert, the Lubbock Symphony has seen meaningful progress across all facets of its mission.

    So, what have we achieved in 2018?

  • We hit a new record for attendance at our Listen Live Concert with an audience of 5,200 students from 71 different schools.

  • We tripled the attendance at our Family Concert.

  • We served 12,000 patrons and over 540 out-of-town guests.

  • We performed 22 concerts, including our highly successful gala, which virtually sold out.

  • We increased our season ticket subscriptions by 18 percent. We have worked with 200 volunteers and 15 college interns.

  • We employed 100 paid musicians and staff. We received funding from the League of American Orchestras for Stage II, our new concert series.

Pretty exciting, right? We want to expand our impact in the future. The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts & Sciences is set to open in 2020 and our team is working to prepare for the future with the help of contributions from patrons like you.

“We’re seeking to raise $10,000 for our annual fund by the end of the year in order to meet our charted growth and present our remaining programs of the season,” said Galen Wixson, LSO president and CEO. “Without the generous funding of our donors, we wouldn’t be able to offer the concerts, education and creative experiences that we do. We can always count on Lubbock to come through for us.”

Your contributions make our mission possible. Most of our operating funds are donated to us from local businesses and generous individuals who want to see music continue to impact our community. We need your help to reach our goals.

    Here’s how your contributions really stack up:

  • $30 pays for three children to attend an Education Concert.


    $50 pays for two student rush tickets.


    $100 pays for one rehearsal for an LSO musician.


    $250 pays for one Chamber Outreach performance at a public school.


    $500 pays for a newspaper advertisement.


    $1000 pays for the music rental for one Masterworks concert.

The Annual Fund Drive starts on Nov. 19 and runs until Dec. 31.
Please consider donating to the Lubbock Symphony. Your donations really make an impact on Fine Arts education in our community.
Click here to contribute online!
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