Like Cinderella and the Handsome Prince, Debutantes and Honor Guards are anxiously awaiting this year’s Richardson Symphony League Ball celebrating the 50th anniversary of the award-winning Richardson Symphony Orchestra. The gala will feature the official debut into society of graduating seniors as they prepare to venture off to college, taking the lessons they’ve learned about service and leadership.

Current and alumni members will be honored at the ball, to be held Saturday, March 31 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Richardson, and the public is invited. The event will feature live music, dancing, casino, seated dinner, champagne reception, live and silent auction, and all funds raised will benefit the Richardson Symphony Orchestra. Tickets are available here at $110 per person.

Recruitment events will begin in April for future Debs and Honor Guards, including Lake Highlands and Richardson-area 9-12th graders attending both public and private schools. “These students have earned over 400 hours of community service in the past 6 months,” said Valerie Briscoe, RSL Community Service Advisor and mom to Lake Highlands Deb Mattie and Honor Guard Trent. “They graciously greet concert-goers, run the Symphony House at City of Richardson’s Santa’s Village each December, and work as pages at the annual RSO Lennox International Young Artists’ Competition each January. Debs and Honor Guards hold fundraisers for the RSO, enjoy concerts, support area food bands and animal shelters, and even welcome troops home to DFW!”

Young men and women with a parent willing to sponsor them by serving as an active member of the Richardson Symphony League should visit the RSL website here for more info and email advisors here to get on the invitation list.