The Jackson Symphony League Ambassador Program is open to all high school students in grades 9-12. The purpose of the program is to engage students of the members of The Jackson Symphony League in a volunteer experience to gain community service hours. As Ambassadors, the students will interact with the public by performing ushering duties at all of The Jackson Symphony concerts and events. They may also volunteer at the symphony office and at League fundraisers.
New members may enter the program in 9th or 10th grade, with preference given to those in 9th grade so that they may participate in the entire four-year program.
Ambassadors in 9th, 10th, and 11th grades are required to serve at a minimum of three concerts or events during each year of their service.
Ambassadors in 12th grade are required to serve at a minimum of two concerts or events during their last year in the program. All Ambassadors in 12th grade that complete their requirements by the end of December will be honored at the League’s annual fundraiser in January, The Crystal Ball.
A parent, grandparent, guardian, or sponsor of an Ambassador shall be an Active member of The Jackson Symphony League and must remain Active during the Ambassador’s time in the program. All Active League members are required to participate in three events of the League, and contribute to the League’s Holiday concert fundraiser, The Sweet Shoppe bake sale.
The Ambassador and his/her parent, grandparent, guardian, or sponsor shall attend the annual Ambassador Social for orientation and to sign-up for concerts and events.
All Ambassadors must wear an Ambassador lanyard and badge and conform to the dress code:
Ladies: Black dress, or black pants, or black skirt and white blouse. Gentlemen: Black pants, white shirt, and necktie.
All Ambassadors must commit to the number of events required for their grade.
All Ambassadors must arrange for a substitute if unable to fulfill an event commitment.
All Ambassadors are expected to arrive on time, perform ushering duties, and be polite to all patrons.