File #: 150223    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/19/2015 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/19/2015
Title: Recognizing and celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.
Sponsors: Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Neilson, Councilmember Neilson, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Goode, Councilmember Goode, Councilmember O'Brien, Councilmember O'Brien, Council President Clarke, Council President Clarke, Councilmember Tasco, Councilmember Tasco, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Henon, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember O'Neill, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Squilla
Attachments: 1. Signature15022300.pdf
Recognizing and celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra.

The Council of the City of Philadelphia is pleased and proud to recognize and celebrate the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's 75th Anniversary.

WHEREAS, The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra was founded in 1939 and is one of the nation's oldest youth orchestra and college preparatory music education institutions for gifted and talented students; and

WHEREAS, Under the guidance of a prestigious faculty that includes members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, students grow as individuals with a keen sense of discipline and positive social interaction which prepares them for many aspects of living a successful life and provides them an impressive college preparatory credential; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra offers classical musical performances throughout the Greater Philadelphia region each year and is a frontrunner in supporting music education for children from Philadelphia's most vulnerable and under-resourced neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra gives students the opportunity to showcase their wonderful talents several times a year in a very unique and rewarding experience being able to perform at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts; and

WHEREAS, For the past 17 years, many performances from the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra organization have helped raise funds for charitable organizations such as Reach Out and Read at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, MANNA (Metropolitan AIDS Neighborhood Nutritional Alliance), the Voices for Children Foundation, St. James School, Philadelphia, and the Youth Work Foundation of The Union League of Philadelphia; and

WHEREAS, Philadelphia Youth Orchestra's staff and volunteers spirit and enthusiasm has been a permanent and positive influence in the community, and is held in high esteem by all. The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra has made a positive impact on many p...

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