Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra’s new $8.80 initiative

Posted on: February 24, 2009

The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra has launched a new campaign known as Eight.Eighty, which asks sponsors to fund the cost of one hour of music education, estimated at $8.80. With its programs for 225 Central Florida students, the FSYO calculates that it provides more than 25,000 hours of music education a year through weekly rehearsals and a full concert season. Sponsors receive a letter describing what happened during the hour of education, plus a photo commemorating the donation. The youth orchestra, founded in 1957, is based in Orlando. More information about the campaign is available at the orchestra’s website, fsyo.org.