DPVA Music Friend of the Year

It is our pleasure to announce that the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteers Association 2021 Music Friend of the Year is Dr. Betsey Hofeldt. Betsey has been a violinist with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra spice 1988. She is both an accomplished musician and a skilled and caring educator whose students regularly audition for and are accepted as […]

June Reminders

Renew your 2021-2022 DPVA Membership – Return your DPVA Membership Information form sent through the mail or register online at for the 2021-2022 Membership Year.  You and your membership are key to supporting the DPVA mission!  Renew today! Register for the DPVA Annual Meeting – Please join us for DPVA’s 2020-2021 highlights!  The meeting will […]

Please join us for DPVA’s 2020-2021 Highlights!

Annual Meeting June 8, 2021, 4:00 PM Youth Orchestra Activity Education Program and Scholarship Winners Election of Officers and Board Trustees Music Friend of the Year Presentation Financial Report Year in Review Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This […]

Cheers to the Volunteers of DPVA!!

April is National Volunteer Month, making this the perfect time to express our gratitude to YOU, our dedicated group of volunteers. You are truly the lifeblood of DPVA. Open the photos here, or click the PDF icon below.

Glenn Barnhart

Loss in the DPVA Family

Long time DPVA docent Glenn ”Barney” Barnhart passed away peacefully on April 14, 2021. Barney had a life-long love of music and played tuba or baritone in a number of bands throughout his life including during his years as a high school student, his years in military service, his active role as a member of […]

Brighten Your Days With the DPO

Are the gray days of a Dayton winter leaving you in need of inspiration? Are cold temperatures making you wish for a smile on your face and some warm joy in your heart? Are your house-bound students yearning for cultural enrichment activities? The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance website might have just what you need! The […]

Youth Orchestras Perform Fall Concerts

The Dayton Philharmonic youth orchestras have kept up a busy rehearsal schedule even with the many disruptions of COVID. The results of their hard work can now be enjoyed by us in a virtual, prerecorded format. Q the Music, a daily after-school orchestra program for students in grades 3-5 at Ruskin Elementary, has scheduled a […]

Doris Ponitz

Loss in the DPVA Family

DPVA is deeply saddened by the loss of former president Doris Ponitz.  Doris died Tuesday, December 1, 2020.  She was a tireless volunteer in the Dayton community, giving her time and energy in furthering education and enriching the community culturally.  She served as president of DPVA from 1981 – 1983. Her interest in music started […]

DPVA’s Fall Fundraiser – We’re Nearly Halfway There!!

The Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association’s fall fundraiser is underway!!  And we are nearly halfway to our $30,000 goal. With the money from this fundraiser, DPVA will continue to support the financial needs of the orchestra as it streams live and recorded performances for its many patrons and listeners. In addition, we will support the three […]

Brandon Patrick George Steps into the Solo Spotlight

What an exciting update to pass along on the professional career of Brandon Patrick George!  Brandon was last highlighted in a September article of DPVA Q-Notes.  He is a Dayton area native, former member of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and former student of local flutist Virginia Miller.  His professional career took off when he […]