Do you have a passion for classical music? Are you a fan of the Sarasota Orchestra? If you are interested in making new friends and appreciating great music while giving your time, become a volunteer* for the Sarasota Orchestra.
The success of the Sarasota Orchestra not only depends on its musicians, staff and board, but also on the generous and loyal support of volunteers. Throughout the year, hundreds of volunteers give their time and talent to help advance and support the activities of the Sarasota Orchestra.
* High School students grades 9-12 looking to complete community service hours for the Bright Future Scholarship may volunteer at the Sarasota Orchestra. Please contact Natalia Nicol at (941) 487-2739 or nnicol@ for more information.
Sarasota Orchestra Friends
The Sarasota Orchestra Friends is a membership-based organization made up of dedicated people who have joined together to share their collective talent and passion in support of the Sarasota Orchestra and its Youth Orchestra Program. There are several opportunities to share your personal interests and skills including event support, hospitality, communications, and more!
Sarasota Orchestra ushers are a group of dedicated volunteers who are true ambassadors of our Orchestra and are at concerts to make our patrons feel welcome.
The Sarasota Orchestra and the Youth Orchestra Program require ushers at several venues including:
Holley Hall located at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center. 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34236
Neel Performing Arts Center located at the State College of Florida. 5840 26th St West, Bradenton, 34207
Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota, 34231
Attend Usher Orientation and trainings
Understand our mission and be knowledgeable about our orchestra, layout of the venues, and current concert series
Represent the Sarasota Orchestra in a positive manner
Have a working email address that can be used for usher-related correspondence
Make a commitment to understand and fulfill your duties as assigned
Arrive 75 minutes prior to each performance
Provide at least 24-hour notice if you need to cancel your ushering assignment
Adhere to the Usher Dress Code
*Please note: There is currently no availability for new ushers. You will be placed on a waiting list. Thank you.