The Houston Symphony hosted members of Big Brothers Big Sisters at the first Family concert of the season thanks to a sponsorship from The Rand Group, LLC. Fourteen pairs of adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles") attended "Wands & Batons: The Music of Harry Potter & More" on October 6. The morning adventure was filled with activities, including crafts and an instrument petting zoo. A lucky set of eight even got to sit on stage with the orchestra and compete in Harry Potter trivia questions in front of an audience of 1,496. After the concert, the group got to meet Associate Conductor Robert Franz
, still dressed in his Hedwig the owl costume, and was treated to lunch in Jones Hall.
"Given the nature of the Family concerts and our belief in the value of the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization in Houston, providing event tickets to the organization was a perfect way to give back to the Symphony while also enriching the lives of children," said Ron Rand, president and CEO of Rand Group.
"Our kids and volunteers experienced classical music in a fun and festive way," said Ron Hadley, Greater Houston President, Big Brothers Big Sisters. "Activities like this leave lasting impressions for our matches."
Photo Credit: Michelle Watson
Big Brothers Big Sisters at the Houston Symphony