Volunteer Guilds


We are a new group of music lovers dedicated to supporting The Florida Orchestra through friend-raising, fund-raising and volunteering.

In normal times we would be inviting you to a meeting where there would be food and drink and lots of friendly socialization. In the meantime, we invite you to friendly socialization via Zoom.

You will:

  • Meet virtually each month to meet individual musicians
  • Hear them play and talk about their experiences
  • Meet staff from different departments and hear about behind-the-scenes activities that make TFO the wonderful organization that it is
  • Support The Florida Orchestra in fulfilling its mission to enrich the life of Tampa Bay residents

Join as a Charter Member now. Dues of $50 are good until June 2022, and support paying our valuable musicians to visit with us. Send your check, zip code, phone number and preferred email to:
Lois Ancona
1501 Doyle Carlton Drive
Unit 210
Tampa, FL 33602


Mission Statement:

To support The Florida Orchestra in enriching the life of Tampa Bay area as it inspires, entertains and educates a wide and diverse audience with the unique experience of live symphonic music.


We are a brand new group and will be having 4 – 5 evening meetings per orchestra season (primarily October through May). Dates and locations will be announced. Steering Committee meetings are held in the afternoon. Meetings will be fun social events, with the featured guest an orchestra musician, who will play and talk about the experience of being an orchestra member, or a staff member, to give behind-the-scenes look at how TFO functions. And there will be plenty of food and drink!

Steering Committee:

As we are in the process of forming the Friends organization, we do not have elected officers yet, but have a dedicated Steering Committee to chart our path. They are, in alphabetical order:
Lois Ancona
Bill Anderson
Gayle Bertelstein
Moira Burke
Joyce Cotton
Barb Izzi
Judi Kelly
Carolyn McGonigel
Judy Raab
Sam Saporta
Gary Satterfield
Jeneice Sorrento
Jane Strom
Eric Williams
Cynthia Gandee Zinober

Join The Tampa Friends of TFO Here:

Please see membership application here. For more information, call Gayle 813-503-8783 or Carolyn 813-989-0044.