First Chair Society

The first chair society insures excellence in musical performance and leadership by providing the orchestra the highest quality musicians for each of the principal chairs.


The First Chair Society partnership was implemented in 1987 as a major financial resource for the expanding needs of the Western Piedmont Symphony. With the generous support of the First Chair Society, the Symphony has been able to solicit a wider variety of nationally known guest artists, composers and performers. This partnership provides funding to support in-school music education programs, as well as outreach programs for all ages.

Our community has benefited by having a much higher caliber of musical talent normally limited to major orchestras in large metropolitan centers. This enhancement of our quality of life is appreciated by the community and businesses presently residing here and also by those businesses and individuals contemplating making this area home.

Please join the Western Piedmont Symphony in saluting this special group of supporters for their continued commitment to musical excellence in our communities. To learn more about becoming a First Chair Society member, contact the symphony office.

Sponsor Chair
Broyhill Family FoundationFirst Chair Flute
Freiman FamilyHonorary Concertmaster
Kontras QuartetFirst Chair Violin
Fry Street QuartetFirst Chair Violin 2
Hickory Daily RecordFirst Chair French Horn
Adam Neilly FamilyFirst Chair Timpani