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Children's Discovery Concert

Children’s Discovery Concert

The Conductor’s Spellbook

Children’s Discovery Concert 2022:

The Conductor's Spellbook

Thursday, February 24, 2022 
Victoria Fine Arts Center 
9:30 am | 12:30 pm 

Music and Story by Paul Dooley 
Illustrations by Tanner Porter 

The Conductor’s Spellbook tells the magical story of Tony Stradivarius. During a field trip to the symphony, young Tony finds a powerful book of spells and uses it to control the orchestra.

The Conductor’s Spellbook is an exciting and interactive concert experience that introduces audiences to music, orchestral instruments, and even conducting!”


School Reservations

The Children’s Discovery Concert is a program offered through the schools and is not a ticketed event. Reservations are required! 

Online Reservations Begin: Monday, December 6, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Follow this link to complete the online registration form.

*If your group must attend the morning concert, please complete the online registration form as early as possible. The morning concert has been known to sell out early!!* 

All Victoria ISD reservations are being handled through the Fine Arts office. 
For more information, please contact:

Annette Karm
VISD Fine Arts Secretary
(361) 788-9335


  • $5 per person 
  • 1 free teacher reservation for every 25 student reservations (exception for life skill classes) 
  • All bus drivers attend for free 
Once a reservation has been submitted, changes may be made to add more reservations, but not to subtract. Schools will be invoiced on the number in the reservation. No refunds.

Payment & Procedures

An invoice will be emailed to you upon receiving all necessary information for this 

Payment Deadline: Tuesday, February 1, 2022.
 Checks can be made out to "Victoria Symphony".

Our mailing address is:
405 E. Loma Vista Ave.
Victoria, TX 77901 

Upon receiving payment, you will receive email confirmation that your reservation is completed. 

Adult vouchers will be handed to you as you arrive for the concert. Please do not plan to bring any additional adults above the number in your reservation. We expect both concerts to be sold out!

Teacher Lesson Plans

4 Lessons Included: “The Instruments & The Story”, “Vibration”, “Conducting”, and “Get Ready For The Concert!”

  • Teacher Lesson Planning Guides
  • PowerPoints with audio & visuals included
  • Separate MP3 musical example files for use with the PDFs of the lessons

Lesson plans will be shared upon reservation.

Essay Contest 2022

The Conductor’s Spellbook Essay Contest is more than just a wonderful cultural and artistic opportunity for students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade! Give your students a chance to win gift cards, prizes, and an opportunity for them and their families to attend a symphony concert. In addition, your students will have another source of practice for essential writing skills and mastering TEKS. 

Essay Contest Deadline: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 – 4:00 pm 
All entries must be received in person or by mail at the Victoria Symphony office: 
405 E. Loma Vista 
Victoria, TX 77901

2022 Essay Contest Prompts & Information


For any questions or for further information, please contact:

Kathryn Myers, VSO Director of Education
(361) 576-4500

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