Topeka Symphony League

Welcome to the Topeka Symphony League website! The Symphony League exists to support the Topeka Symphony Society Board and the Orchestra and Youth Ensembles through monetary contributions and volunteer activities. League members assist with concert receptions and dinners, serve as ushers and greeters at concerts and help with the various activities of the Youth Ensembles.

The League is currently 120 members strong, with a board of 21 members. Our shared commitment to helping the Topeka Symphony Orchestra continue to thrive in Northeast Kansas is a powerful motivator. Joining together in this common purpose is rewarding for all of us and truly builds lasting friendships! We wholeheartedly welcome new members who wish to support or volunteer for the Symphony. Please call the Symphony Office for information on membership (785-232-2032) or download our membership brochure.

The major fundraiser of the Symphony League each year is the Symphony Gala. A group of enthusiastic League members are now planning the 28th Annual Gala, Written in the Stars on Friday, January 13, 2017. All are welcome. Please plan to join us!

We hope to see you at The Topeka Symphony Orchestra’s 71st Concert Season, Lovers, Villains & Legends.


Susan Krische, President
Topeka Symphony League


From the Membership Chair:


The Topeka Symphony League supports the Topeka Symphony Society (the governing board of the TSO) and its goals for the Topeka Symphony Orchestra and Youth Ensembles through fund-raising projects, volunteerism, educational programs and development.

We invite you to join our support of the Topeka Symphony and Youth Ensembles with your membership in the Topeka Symphony League. A commitment of time is appreciated, but not required.

Join with a $30.00 Individual Contributing Membership, a $60.00 Family Contributing Membership or a $20.00 Individual Membership. More information is available by downloading our membership form, which you can print and send with your check.

Thank you for your consideration and your interest for symphonic music in our community.


Lea Billinger, Membership Chair


Topeka Symphony League
P.O. Box 3814
Topeka, KS 66604


The Topeka Symphony League Board of Directors 2016-17

Susan Krische, President
Lea Billinger, 1st Vice President
Marianna Nothern, 2nd Vice President
Melanie McQuere, Secretary
Mary Strong, Treasurer

Trella Anderson
Kristi Baker
Joan Barker
Carol Benoit
Susanne Bradley
Debra Clayton
Sharon Frost
Kathi Haney
Nedra Holroyd
Deesie Jackson
Kathy McDonald
Judy Moler
Pam Munk
Carolyn Rebek
Fulva Seufert Simon
Char Taggart


Honorary Lifetime Members

Thelma Fetter*
Doris Hedberg
Edith Lessenden Chandler*
Betty Jo Marling
Diana Osterhout
Julie Reeves
Bette Tompkins
Norma Pettijohn