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Community Connections

Crossroads Strings

Orchestra group photo on stage.

“It shall be the purpose of the Crossroads Strings to provide a musical experience of the highest quality for advanced young string players to develop their talents along with adult string players throughout the greater Crossroads area to prepare and present quality string performances. Crossroads Strings is an educational outreach of the Victoria Symphony, working in cooperation with Victoria College.”

Crossroads Strings is an ensemble made up of advanced youth and adult musicians from the Crossroads Area. The ensemble is comprised of Victoria College orchestra students (class: MUEN 1125), as well as advanced middle and high school students and community members of all ages!


Melissa Balli
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2023-2024 Rehearsals
Monday Evenings
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Room 103 (Band Hall)
Victoria College Fine Arts Building
2200 E. Red River St.
Victoria, TX 77901
(Entrance 6)

Fall 2023 Rehearsals Begin:
Monday, August 21, 2023

Spring 2024 Rehearsals Begin:
Monday, January 22, 2024

What to Expect:
  • Learn from the best: regular sectional rehearsals with professional symphony musicians each semester
  • Members provide their own string instrument for rehearsal and performance use
  • All youth members must participate in their school orchestra program, if one exists at their school
For Victoria College Students:
  • Audition required
  • Class meets Monday nights from 5:45 – 8:30 pm
  • Scholarship available!
For Community Members:
  • Annual Dues: $25
  • Audition optional
Come Join Us!
  • Community Members wishing to join or anting more information should contact:

Kathryn Myers
VSO Director of Education
[email protected]

VSO Corp of Volunteers

The Corps of Volunteers is composed of community-minded adults, men and women, who wish to support the programs of the Victoria Symphony. These volunteers assist in various ways, but for education programs, volunteers can accompany and work with the Traveling Instrument Petting Zoo to various school campuses throughout the school year. An interest and desire to work with elementary-age children is a must for education volunteers.

The VSO Director of Education supervises and directs all volunteers at each campus. Volunteers agree to attend a training session with the Director of Education prior to their involvement with petting zoo visits on school campuses. All volunteers will undergo a background check, at VSO expense, and shall provide their own transportation to schools.

Woman helping a girl play a violin outdoors.
Group of women at a "Musical Petting Zoo" event.
Woman teaching kids to play a trombone outdoors.

Community Band and Choir

Logo of Crossroads Community Band.

“The mission of the Crossroads Community Band is to provide adult and talented young musicians the opportunity to present quality wind band performances for the Crossroads region.”

The Crossroads Community Band is a group of 50-60 adult and youth musicians from several towns in the Crossroads Area. Members range from advanced high school students, to college students, to community members of all ages. If you have played a school band instrument in years past and would like to play once more, you are invited to join the CCB!


Dr. Cy Miessler
[email protected]


Rehearsals for 2023 – 2024 School Year:
Tuesday Evenings
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Room 103 (Rehearsal Hall)
Victoria College Fine Arts Building
2200 E. Red River St.
Victoria, TX 77901
(Entrance 6)

Annual Dues: $25

For more information, contact CCB President, Carlos Gonzalez.


Symphonic band performing on stage.
Logo of Victoria Civic Chorus.

The Victoria Civic Chorus strives to promote and produce quality choral music, both traditional and new, at the highest performance level.”

The Victoria Civic Chorus is a non-profit organization of singers from Victoria and surrounding communities started in the 1940’s by the Victoria Music Club. Our members are teachers, librarians, chemical engineers, plant workers, and individuals of many professions who enjoy singing in choirs and read music. The Chorus performs concerts in Victoria, Cuero, and at Mission Espirtu Santo in Goliad State Park.


Dr. Glenn Hunter
[email protected]

Rehearsals for 2023 – 2024 School Year:
Thursday Evenings
7:00 pm

Rehearsal Hall
Victoria College Fine Arts Building
2200 E. Red River St.
Victoria, TX 77901
(Entrance 6)

Annual Dues:

$15 per semester
$25 for couples per semester

A formal group photo of a choir dressed in black attire

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