The Parents' Guild was created and organized in November of 1971 by the Board of Directors of the Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth for the purpose of providing volunteer support for the activities of the Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth. Support activities shall include (i) volunteerism for Youth Orchestra activities, (ii) organization of Special Events to raise money for Youth Orchestra tours, and (iii) organization of hospitality events for Youth Orchestra musicians. The Parents' Guild Meetings are held the first rehearsal of each month.  

Membership is expected of all families in our program. Yearly Dues are $25 payable to FWYO Parents' Guild.

Meetings on the first rehearsal of each month in the Betty Utter Room at the beginning of the YO rehearsal.


Our 2019–2020 Elected Officers:

  • Shaunda Beth Espina, President

  • Diana DiCesare, Vice President

  • Eva Boy, Secretary

  • Kimberley Gearheart, Treasurer



Another way ALL PARENTS/FAMILIES/FRIENDS of the FWYO can help out is by joining GoodSearch. This simple internet search engine can be set to be your primary search engine for your internet browsing (similar to Google, Yahoo, etc.). Once you have signed up, every search you do using GoodSearch earns the FWYO PG 1cent; plus you can use the GoodShop function to do your online shopping/trip planning, etc. while getting access to special coupons and special deals. Purchases made via GoodShop pay back a percentage to the FWYO. We all use the internet why not sign up today and help the FWYO in your daily activities? Click on the video link below to see how it all works:

FWYO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is investing in the future of music and the next generation of leaders.