JUNIOR SYMPHONY BALL
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the Junior Symphony Ball?

The Junior Symphony Ball (JSB) is a fundraising event where high-school sophomores, juniors, and seniors from over 35 schools will come together and celebrate an evening filled with live music, dancing, professionally staffed gaming tables, raffles, prizes and refreshments. JSB is the longest running fundraiser of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League (DSOL), supporting DSOL outreach programs such as the Young Strings program and the Young Musicians program.

Q: Where do the proceeds of JSB go?

JSB proceeds benefit Dallas Symphony Orchestra community outreach and education programs, including Young Strings and Young Musicians.

The DSO Young Strings program develops the talents of exceptional and underrepresented string players in the city of Dallas by providing students with the skills, lessons, opportunities, and resources essential for success both in college and careers in music. This program is designed to increase the diversity of American orchestras. Learn more information at https://www.mydso.com/educate/young-strings.

The DSO Young Musicians program provides free instruments and lessons to students in Southern Dallas during summer camps and after-school programming. These students participate in classes on their chosen instrument, as well as ensembles, drum circle and choir, with a curriculum that includes social and emotional learning. Learn more at https://www.mydso.com/educate/young-musicians.

Q: When will invitations be mailed?

While all the details you need are at www.jsbdallas.com, an informational mailing will go out in early November. If JSB does not sell out through underwriting, then general admission tickets will become available in late December or early January. We highly encourage purchasing as an underwriter to ensure availability as invitations are mailed to over 5,000 students and our venue’s capacity is 2,000.

Q: Why didn’t I receive an invitation?

Each participating school has student representatives working to reach out to their student population. In order to ensure receipt of future JSB information, contact your school’s representative to learn more about the mailing and communication process.

Q: My school is not listed as a participating school. Can I still buy a ticket and attend JSB?

Yes! As long as you are a Dallas-area high school sophomore, junior, or senior, we would love for you to join us at this exciting event. Make sure to invite your friends too. If you’d like to get more involved, contact us at juniorsymphonyball@gmail.com! On the day of the event, you will check-in at the “Other Schools” table.

Q: Do I need to mail an Underwriting Contract if I paid online?

It is not necessary to submit an underwriting contract if you paid online and submitted parent contact information, student attendee information, and student’s school through our website.

Q: I am on the Steering Committee. Does that include a ticket?

Yes! And thank you for all your support leading up to JSB. Your Steering Committee membership includes one ticket and casino chips.

Q: Will tickets be mailed out before the event?

No, physical tickets are not mailed out for JSB. Your name will be on the list at your school’s table at check-in. Students must bring their student ID to check-in on the night of the event.

Q: My school is not listed as one of the participating schools. Where do I check in?

We will have a table labeled with “Other Schools.” Your name will be on the list there. We are so glad you are coming!

Q: What do I wear to Junior Symphony Ball?

Texas tuxes for boys and dresses and boots for girls. We encourage you to view the committee chair photo at the Junior Symphony Ball webpage link below. Our Chairs are modeling the attire you will see at the Junior Symphony Ball. https://www.jsbdallas.com/

Q: What time does the event start?

Doors open at 7:30pm.

Q: When do the doors officially close?

You are allowed to arrive until 9:00pm. At that time, check-in officially ends and the doors close.

Q: What do I need to bring in order to check in?

Please bring your school ID. If your school does not have a physical ID, please bring some form of photo ID such as a driver’s license.

Q: Who is able to go through Express Check-in?

If you are a sponsor or guest of a sponsor at the $5,000 level or above, you can head straight to Express Check-in. It will be located at the west end of the Gilley’s South Side Ballroom (to the far right of the main entrance).

Q: Something has come up. Can I get a refund?

We are so sorry you are unable to attend; however, tickets are non-refundable. Please know your money is going directly to help the DSOL continue their youth educational and outreach programs. We appreciate your support!

Q: I can’t go anymore. Can I give my ticket to a friend?

Tickets are non-transferable and we check our guest lists and photo IDs of everyone upon entrance of the event. We hope your plans change so you can come!

Q: Can I buy casino chips at the event?

No, we do not sell additional casino chips at the event. Everyone will be given casino chips at check-in depending on your ticket/underwriting level.

Q: What are all the activities going on at the event?

Casino games (and dealers who would love to teach you how to play), a quick draw game, corn hole, giant Jenga, door prizes, DJ and, of course, live music! You can also turn in your casino chips for chances to win great prizes.

Q: Will there be food and drink?

We will provide light snacks and drinks. You may want to eat dinner before you come.

Q: Can I leave early and come back?

Unfortunately, you will not be allowed to re-enter due to security reasons. Please make plans to stay all night so you don’t miss any of the fun!

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Contact us:  juniorsymphonyball@gmail.com