Friends supporting musicians, enjoy tea and biscuits, watch weekly rehearsals, attend our Silicon Beach Toastmasters (with emphasis on music and arts) and receive concert tickets.
Excerpts from the March 5, 2015 edition of the Argonaut Newspaper explains benefits of the Silicon Beach Orchestral Friends to the community:
Organizers of the Silicon Beach Philharmonic work to build an orchestra that musicians in Marina del Rey, Playa Vista, Westchester and Playa del Rey can call their own … the music will “help senior citizens stay socially active. [A] community orchestra can be a tool to keep elderly clients engaged. A local symphony would create a meaningful avenue for seniors who like classical music to enjoy live performances and afford those who participate an opportunity to give back to the community as well, … [T]he majority of our members are longtime residents of the Westchester/Playa area, and we feel they would find value in something closer to home and would enjoy knowing that people from their own community are taking part in it.