Board of Directors

The mission of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra is to enrich our community through music, connecting with audiences, creating memorable experiences, education programs and performance opportunities. The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra fulfills this mission when it provides cultural experiences, educational programs and performance opportunities.

About the Board of Directors

The LSO Board of Directors is an extremely committed group of individuals who have served in the past and/or continue to serve today to make it possible for the LSO to fulfill its stated mission.

Guiding Principles

Artistry –  Present engaging and creative performances of the highest caliber thereby defining its role in the community and the broader region as a leader in the Arts.

Community –  Develop, engage, expand and collaborate with audiences and various interest groups, including musicians, youth, parents, schools, current and potential symphony attendees, and others who benefit by providing quality music.

Education  –  Inspire and engage the entire community, as well as to establish lifelong learning through exposure to symphonic music by providing, creating, and producing multiple programs that educate students and adults alike.

Sustainability –  Manage the resource base available so that the quality of the Symphony and its programs ensure that the Orchestra shall be shared by all future generations.

 Current Officers

2019-20 Officers

Kaye Minchew, President
Jeff Higgins, President-elect
Janet Johnson, Vice-President
Dr. Lauranne Buchanan, Secretary
Kim Banks, Treasurer
Gary Mayer, Past President

Life Members

Judy Boggus+
Nancy Stevens

Current Board of Directors

Dr. Bowen Beall
Gerald Becham
Dr. John Beyers
John Cipolla
Joeline Davidson
Mary Lynn Faress
Lou Harvath
Jeff Higgins
Dr. Sandy Johnson
Scott Landa
Joyce Morgan-Young
Marshall Sapp
Dr. Scott Smith
Yolanda Stephen
Chandler Stuart
DeeDee Williams
Mary Ann Wilson


Directors Emeritus

Pat Anderson+
Dr. Toni Anderson
Ann Beason
Mary Ellen Branan
Jenny Copeland
Dr. Sue Duttera
Dr. George Henry
Clark Johnson
Ida Tarver Jones+
Virginia Jordan+
Dr. Barbara Kaplan+
Charles Knight
Joyce Linch+
Dr. Werner Linz+
Betti Martin+
Betty Mattox+
Ken McGreevy+
Linda McMullen
Judy Merrill
Dr. Walter Murphy+
Glenna Parkins
Dr. Dennis Riddle
Mrs. Eve Saunders
Dr. Jay Simmons
Dr. Render Turner+
Ruth West+

+ Deceased

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