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The Southeast Kansas Symphony Orchestra
Raul Munguia - Artistic Director & Conductor

How to Help:

..."I would be so very proud to have a son or daughter involved in an organization like this. The amount of dedication it takes and the experiences they get from participating are things that you just don't find anywhere else"...

...Concert attendee

How You Can Help

Join Us!

The best way you can help is to become a member! We welcome, and thrive on community participation. Many of our players have liberally, and literally donated decades of their lives in this endeavor. This has offered a continuity to the other performers.

Rehearsals are in Kelce Auditorium on the PSU campus. Rehearsals begin at 5:00 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and last a bit over one hour. There is usually a Sunday afternoon rehearsal for each of our Classics concerts, and there are several evening rehearsals the week leading up to each concert. For more information, take a look through our news blog.


There are several ways you could help support the Symphony:

Be a Sustaining Member

Become a Sustaining Member of the Southeast Kansas Symphony. Levels are:

  • Underwriter - $1,000 and up
  • Major Benefactor - $500 to $999
  • Special Benefactor - $250 to $499
  • Benefactor - $100 to $249
  • Special Patron - $60 to $99
  • Patron - $30 to $59

You will be entitled to:

  • Receive two tickets for each concert
  • Have your name on the program under the appropriate category
  • Be a voting member of the Symphony and attend the Annual Meeting

Make payable to: Friends of the Southeast Kansas Symphony. Your contribution is tax deductible to the full extent provided by law.

SEK Symphony Endowment

Pittsburg State University and the Southeast Kansas Symphony worked together in the 1990's to establish the SEK Symphony Endowment, and an account set up to ensure the Symphony's long-term financial future. If you would like more information on how you may take part in ensuring the growth of this account, please contact Ellen Carter, Office of Major Gifts Development, at 620-235-4930 ( Thank you for the generous contributions made to this effort so far!

Supporters of this Endowment are listed in our printed concert programs.

Another way you can help us is by donating old photographs, concert programs, and general information about past concerts. Please go to our Archives page and check the list of dates in the sidbar. If you know of concert dates that are not listed, or if you have programs, photographs of personnel or guest performers, or newspaper clippings you would be willing to donate to our archives, we would be glad to have scans.


If you are interested in donating your time, there are a number of things you may do.

Help us advertise. Distribute flyers, ask local businesses you frequent to support us.

Come to the Concerts

The easiest way to help is to simply come to the concerts! Ticket prices are fairly generous. Bring a friend! If you have never been to a Symphony concert, here are a few tips on what to expect at a concert.

Each concert program contains advertisements from local businesses. When you stop in one of these stores, please tell them that you saw their add in the Symphony program.

When you are not able to attend:

  • Concert notes pages may have available recordings of the concert.
  • Listen to KRPS or other public radio stations.
  • Listen to online audio. Start by downloading our SEK Symphony Toolbar. An online radio feature allows you to listen to a wide array of symphonic literature, and has links to our program notes, and other resources.