What Is Vanguard?

Since 1963, Vanguard has been a fundraising and support group for the Albany Symphony Orchestra. We usher at concerts, we provide homes for visiting artists, we help the ASO staff with office work and children’s programs, we prepare food for musicians and much more.

We organize stimulating, informative and enjoyable fundraising trips to various regional venues for members and the public. Recent destinations include the Culinary Institute of America, the Sagamore at Lake George and a stage play in Bennington, Vermont.

We enjoy creating our own fundraising events at local points of interest and beautiful private homes. Tea & Symphony, Holiday parties and luncheons as well as shopping afternoons at Talbots have been great opportunities for meeting old friends and making new ones.

We do BIG things too! Our Showhouse has been a much anticipated Capital District spring experience for a number of years. Last year, we stepped into a new adventure with our very successful First Annual Golf Tournament fundraiser. We are always looking for fresh and creative new ideas!

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Give Us A Try

Do you have a passion for new and traditional classical music? Do you have a talent for fundraising? Do you care about music education for the children and families of our region? Do you like to promote Farm outings, Day trips, Golf-playing, or Fashion shows? Do you just want to help sustain our Grammy Award-winning Albany Symphony Orchestra?

If so, we would love to hear from you!