LPO Volunteers

Dedicated to service and support for the
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra


LPO Volunteers is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to service and support for the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. Since it’s founding in 1991 the LPO Volunteers, the Encore Shop, and Book Fair has raised over 2 million dollars from the community and contributed thousands of volunteer hours to support the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra.

A 5.01(c)3 not-for-profit corporation

LPO Volunteers, The Encore Shop, and Symphony Book Fair are trade names of the Symphony Volunteers, Inc., a 5.01(c)3 not-for-profit corporation registered in the State of Louisiana.

LPO Volunteers

Holds events and meetings. Welcomes new members. Oversees Encore Shop and Book Fair.

The Encore Shop

Where better clothes take their second bow. LPO Volunteers own and operate the shop. Donations are tax deductible.

Symphony Book Fair

Produces a nationally known Book Fair. Receives donations at its warehouse. Donations are tax deductible

LPO Volunteers
P.O. Box 4036
New Orleans, LA 70178

this website

The Encore Shop
7814 Maple St.
New Orleans, LA 70118


Book Fair Warehouse
517 Time Saver Ave
Harahan, LA 70123



Symphony Volunteers, Inc. is an all volunteer organization. Officers are drawn from the membership and serve without compensation.

Barbara Sands

Amy Ferguson
V.P. Administration
Celena Neal

Linda Grillot
V.P. Education & Outreach
Charlotte Lewis
Donna Howland,
Betty Speyer
V.P. Fundraising
Linda Ferguson
Recording Secretary
Nancy Fridge
Kathy Gaspard
Financial Secretary 
Philip Straub
Corresponding Secretary
Emel Mize
Encore Shop
Melissa Gordon
Immediate Past President
Betty Speyrer
Book Fair
Janet Blohowiak