The Topeka Symphony League Board of Directors 2023-24
President, Barbara Duncan
1st Vice President, Brady Wagner
2nd Vice President, Brittany Osborne
Secretary, Sarah Dietz
Treasurer, William Naeger
Board Members
Kristi Baker-Lampe
Mary Bartell
Evelyn Clark
Karli Davis
Sophie Hisle
Ann Mah
Trina Riley
Tamara Taylor
Trina Tyler
Candace Williams
Anne Zajic
Honorary Lifetime Members
Thelma Fetter*
Doris Hedberg*
Edith Lessenden Chandler*
Betty Jo Marling*
Diana Osterhout*
Julie Reeves
Bette Tompkins*
Norma Pettijohn

Topeka Symphony League


Welcome to the Symphony League!

We are the ancillary arm of the Topeka Symphony Society, and eagerly support the programs of the Topeka Symphony, Youth Orchestras, and Endowment through monetary contributions and volunteer activities.

League members have opportunities to assist with concert receptions and dinners, serve as ushers and greeters at concerts, and help with various activities of the Youth Orchestras.

Plans are underway for our 35th major fundraiser, the Symphony League Gala on Friday, April 5, 2024, at the Topeka Country Club. Check the Annual Gala link periodically to view updated details as we get closer to that date! I hope you will mark your calendar and join us for a lively evening to benefit our orchestra and youth orchestras.

The Topeka Symphony League is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We encourage and welcome new members to the Symphony League and deeply appreciate the continued support of our renewing members. Information is available on the Topeka Symphony website –

The Symphony League looks forward to another year of enjoying live music together!

Barbara Duncan
Topeka Symphony League President


Please call Ann Mah for more information (785-231-0823, For more information on membership, please download our membership brochure.

From the Membership Chair:

Dear Symphony League Members,

As we continue working through the challenges brought by the coronavirus pandemic, we want to remember how much we need the Symphony League to stay strong for the years to come.

There are challenges still ahead, and the Symphony League is committed to moving forward safely and thoughtfully. Between now and when we next can experience a Topeka Symphony concert, we will continue to be ready with our support. We will collaborate with the orchestra and Youth Ensembles to make informed decisions.

Download our membership brochure — you can print and mail or you can join below on-line. If you wish to volunteer (not required) you may check the boxes in the brochure. If you have questions, please call Mary Bartell, Membership Chair, at 479-244-7484.

With our focus on what the Symphony League does best — support the Topeka Symphony Orchestra and Topeka Youth Orchestras, we are especially grateful for your continued friendship and support. You make everything we do possible, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Topeka Symphony League in 2020–2021.

Mary Bartell, Membership Chair

To Pay Your Topeka Symphony Dues Online:

Membership Options

For donations to the Topeka Symphony League and the Gala, indicate the amount using the following link: