Friends Of SYS

who we are...and what we do...

Friends of the Springfield Youth Symphony, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization for the Springfield Youth Symphony. It exists to provide moral support, enthusiasm, social interaction, fund raising assistance, and an idea resource. The organization primarily consists of the players’ parents, but any and all are encouraged to be a part of this vitally important organization. The current president of the Friends is Shelley Freeman Wears. Friends of the Springfield Youth Symphony is a not for profit corporation recognized in the state of Missouri. All donations are tax deductible. Please consider giving a gift today. Checks can be made out to SYS Friends and mailed to P.O. Box 14291, Springfield, MO 65814. Or consider giving a digital contribution by clicking on one of the following links below:

Letters with year-end giving summaries for tax purposes were mailed or sent home with students to all donors who gave more than the minimum dues. If you did not receive a letter and need one for tax purposes, please contact Jill Raney, treasurer of SYS, at and she will provide one for you.

SYS Friends Officers

  • President: Shelley Wears
  • Vice President: Carol Loya
  • Secretary: Julie Campo
  • Treasury: James Meadows
  • Historian: Bob and Jenny Offutt 


  • Philip Arnold & Barrie Talbott
  • Jason & Carol Box
  • Larry & Monica Cataldo
  • John & Jennifer Chandler
  • Tracy Clark-Stovall & R. Christopher Stovall
  • Deborah Cox-Hulgus
  • Clara Drewry
  • Alan & Shayla Hale
  • Bill & Kim Hickory
  • Charles & Sonja Jones
  • Robert & Sharon Latta
  • Bob and Jenny Offutt







  • Andy & Elizabeth Johnston
  • Michael & Carol Loya
  • Bruce & Beth Peters
  • Will & Carol Purvis
  • Philip & Monica Raleigh
  • John & Jill Raney
  • Darrin & Lisa Snodgrass
  • Jay & Kate Spangler
  • Randy & Cathy Spargo
  • Mark & Allison Steiner
  • Brian & Jennifer Swenson
  • Nathan & Pam Thomas
  • Tim & Carla Wooton

We are here to give support to SYS.  We help plan and prepare after parties.

Contact “FRIENDS Here!

Do you have questions or want to know more?  Just fill out the form below and we will be happy to contact you!