GFO Volunteers

The GFO concerts are performed by professional musicians supported by a team of volunteers. The efforts of our volunteers, the Gateway Notables, are essential to our success. We extend our sincerest thanks to the 2021 Gateway Notables:

Ivy Allen                          

Susan Allen-Warren     

Darwin Aquino

Bradley Besand  

Dallas Blair                      

Marie Brown                 

Peter Bukalski    

Allison Cimino

Timothy Crockett

Sophia Fiorino              

David Gill 

Deberah Haferkamp      

Mike Harris

Wendy Harris

Paul Higdon                  

Jacqueline Hoffman

Dennis Hourcade

Gary Lee

Nina Schatzkamer Miller  

Steve Miller  


Twinda Murry              

Gary Liam Scott

Raymond Taylor             

Steve Wamsley

Jim Warren            

Tom Winter

Cathleen Woelbling-Paul

Jason Xu

Kurena Yamaguchi

Special thanks also goes to:

Mt. Zion United Methodist Church for providing rehearsal space

John Meurer for providing rehearsal space

Musicians’ Association of St. Louis, Local 2-197 for livestreaming space

United Methodist Church of Green Trails for livestreaming space

Some of the tasks our volunteers perform:

Working throughout the year:                                            

Bookkeeping, grant writing, fundraising, newsletter design, gifts, venue communications, data entry, event advertisement, preparation of mailings, program ad sales, social media coordination, program writing and assembly, music folder assembly, coordinating outreach concerts, website design, hiring musicians.

. . . and on the evenings of our concerts:                                                              Attendance card processing, gift distribution, program distribution, donation collection, audience count, photography/videography, recycling and de-littering.


  • Do you have a passion for live music?
  • Are you looking for a way to give back to the Saint Louis community?
  • Are you looking for a flexible, fun and engaging volunteer opportunity?

The Gateway Festival Orchestra welcomes enthusiastic volunteers who have a love of live music and a passion for serving the people of our community. GFO volunteers bring a variety their experience, skills, and new ideas to GFO operations. Volunteers can support the GFO mission in a variety of ways, from assisting musicians and audience members at concerts, to serving on our Board of Directors. Whether you have just a few hours to spare, or are looking for a rewarding new endeavor, there is a place for you with the GFO. Contact us now!

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