President’s Letter

The theme for the 2016-2017 Women’s Symphony League’s year is “Scaling New Heights”.  Our organization is accomplishing this on several fronts and I invite you to join us in our endeavors.

The WSL is the largest single source of funding for the East Texas Symphony.  Our symphony, under the direction of Richard Lee, continues to push new boundaries in live performance music and appeal to all ages with a diverse array of music. Tyler stands out from other cities its size with such an outstanding Arts community, the ETSO is without question its crown jewel.

Our scholarships provide support for budding young musicians throughout East Texas.  It is exciting to encourage these young people as they perhaps begin careers in music or further develop their talent.

Finally, we are proud of our Junior Symphony League.  Support from the WSL allows Tyler to have an organization of young leaders that are not only learning about the arts but also are providing a needed role during ETSO concerts and events.

We need you for continued success.  Please join us as we “Scale New Heights” in the WSL.


Beth Whitney

2016-2017 WSL President