January 2017 Press Release


Contact: Molly Benson

Women’s Symphony League of Austin Wins Gold Book Award of Excellence from the Volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras  for Outstanding Volunteer Project  

Red Haute Valentine Party and Children’s Style Show

The Volunteer Council of the League of American Orchestras is pleased to announce that the Women’s Symphony League of Austin has won an Award of Excellence in the annual Gold Book competition. Their project was The Red Haute Valentine Party and Children’s Style Show. The Women’s Symphony League of Austin supports Austin Symphony Orchestra. The award will be presented at the League’s National Conference in Detroit, MI from June 6-8, 2017.

Red Haute Valentines Party and Children’s Style Show is the premier children’s fashion show presenting the season’s hottest trends for toddlers through teens.

The 6th Annual Red Haute featuring the theme Heart of Gold will take place at Barton Creek Resort on Sunday, February 12th. In addition to the style show and luncheon, the party includes Valentine themed activities for children, a wide array of vendors creating an adorable marketplace for attendees to shop and the wildly popular pick a prize and hugs & kisses game.   This charming event is destined to become your family’s Valentine tradition with all proceeds to benefit the Austin Symphony Orchestra. See wslaustin.org for sponsorship and ticket information.

The annual Gold Book competition recognizes outstanding projects created and implemented by volunteer associations of symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Canada. Projects are judged by the League’s Volunteer Council each fall.   All of the submitted projects will be featured online at www.goldbookonline.org.

The League’s Volunteer Council is an organization of recognized community leaders throughout the United States and Canada who have demonstrated outstanding support for their symphony orchestras. The Council’s awards honor volunteers who, through their hard work and dedication, help to insure the success of their organizations.

League of American Orchestras

The League of American Orchestras leads, supports, and champions America’s orchestras and the vitality of the music they perform. Its diverse membership of more than 2,000 organizations and individuals across North America runs the gamut from world-renowned symphonies to community groups, from summer festivals to student and youth ensembles, from conservatories to libraries, from businesses serving orchestras to individuals who love symphonic music. The only national organization dedicated solely to the orchestral experience, the League is a nexus of knowledge and innovation, advocacy, and leadership advancement. Its conferences and events, award-winning Symphony magazine, website, and other publications inform people around the world about orchestral activity and developments. Founded in 1942 and chartered by Congress in 1962, the League links a national network of thousands of instrumentalists, conductors, managers and administrators, board members, volunteers, and business partners. Visit americanorchestras.org.