The Longmont Symphony Guild

The Longmont Symphony Orchestra Guild is a vibrant and enthusiastic group whose sole purpose is to support and promote the Longmont Symphony Orchestra. We strongly encourage both men and women to participate in our efforts. Founded in 1968, the Guild provides support to LSO musicians by providing refreshments at orchestra rehearsals, and substantial financial support to the LSO organization through fundraising activities. The Guild is very proud to have donated over nearly $100,000 to the orchestra over the past decade alone.

To this accomplish this, we hold three major fundraisers:

The Nutcracker Cookie Sale

held before and during intermission of both performances of The Nutcracker Ballet, has become a time-honored tradition. This ever-popular event is fun for all ages, and all proceeds support the Longmont Symphony Orchestra.

The Pops Concert Dessert Social

is held before the Pops Concert in May each year.  This event features cobblers, bar cookies, brownies, carrot cake and ice cream.  Desserts are $5; drinks are $1.  It is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy dessert with other music lovers while supporting the symphony.

“Festival of Flowers” Garden Tour

held in June each year.

Mabel Durning Legacy

In 1977 Mabel Durning was the inspiration for, and general chairperson of, the first annual Longmont Symphony Guild Garden Tour. Ms. Durning’s hope was that it would become a Longmont tradition when she said, “Garden tours have been very successful in other cities, and we are enthusiastic about the possibility of making this something that people will look forward to every year.”  Besides the Garden Tour, Ms. Durning’s legacy lives on in the endowment she provided that is used to purchase stage flowers for one or more orchestra performances each season. Her own words said it best: “Flowers and music―a wonderful combination.”

Donations can be made to the Mabel Durning Flower Fund, with a check made out to the Longmont Symphony Guild and sent to: PO Box 74, Longmont, CO 80502.

Longmont Symphony Guild Members

The Guild is a dedicated, hard-working, fun loving group and we welcome new members. If you would like more information or would like to join our group, please contact Julie Hauser, Acting President, at

Mary Beason
Mary Blue
Colleen Brolin
Steve Elliott
Julie Hauser
Gail E. Hill

Elizabeth Huffman
Georgia Jallo
Ron Lichter
Nancy McGinn
Carol Minelli
Chris Mooney

Gay Nielsen
Devin O’Branagan
Sharma Robertson
Sue Thayer
Jennifer Wantanabe
Karen Ward