The Tucson Symphony Orchestra & The Marshall Foundation Expand TSO TEAMtix

by Tucson Symphony

All Students High School and Younger Can Attend Free TSO Concerts All Year Long

(Tucson, AZ)─The Tucson Symphony Orchestra with support provided by the Marshall Foundation is expanding TSO TEAMtix so all Pima County students high school age and younger can attend performances this season for free. The Marshall Foundation will provide a ticket for the student and the TSO will match that with a ticket for a companion. Since it was launched in 2016, thousands of band, orchestra and choir students have attended TSO performances for free.

“The response to TEAMtix indicates the tremendous interest young people have in coming to TSO concerts,” commented TSO President and CEO Tom McKinney. “We want to make sure all students, high school and under, have the opportunity to hear the TSO. The experience might change their lives.”

Students in the Amphi, Ajo, Catalina Foothills, Continental, Flowing Wells, Marana, Oracle, Sahuarita, Sunnyside, Tanque Verde, Tucson Unified and Vail school districts are eligible to take advantage of TEAMtix along with private, charter and home schools. Once students register for TEAMtix they will receive notifications about upcoming concerts and will be able to go online and choose seats.

TEAMtix will be available for all Classic Series performances at the Tucson Music Hall, the SuperPops! program Lights! Camera! Pops! and the November Masterworks program at Catalina Foothills High School, Copland and Goodman.

Teachers have enthusiastically embraced TEAMtix, calling it a much-needed program crucial to the development of creative and imaginative future leaders and an opportunity for youngsters to enrich their minds.

“Marshall Foundation is proud to support TEAMtix which provides students access to performances they might not otherwise be able to attend,” commented Jane McCollum, the Foundation’s General Manager. “Students who engage in performing arts are more likely to have higher reading and math skills as a result of their involvement.”

The mission of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is to engage, educate and transform our community through live musical experiences of the highest quality. The four pillars of the mission are programming, engagement, partnership cultivation and learning. The TSO continues to be an outstanding regional resource for music education, offering a continuum of education programs extending to underserved and remote communities. From an introduction to music for kindergarten children to yearlong workshops in composition for youth, the TSO currently offers eight music education programs. These nationally recognized programs are developed in collaboration with schoolteachers, education specialists, professional musicians and TSO staff.   Last year, the TSO provided access to quality music education to more than 40,000 students.

Marshall Foundation, founded in 1930, seeks to enhance the lives of the citizens of Tucson and Pima County through its support of charitable and educational institutions. The Foundation gives primary consideration to organizations involved in health, education and youth-oriented projects and services.

Contact: Terry Marshall, Public Relations Manager, 520.620.9158