Chico Guild ~ The North State Symphony

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Over 50 Years of Support

The Chico Guild ~ North State Symphony was founded as the Chico Symphony Guild in 1959. The Guild continues to give financial support to the symphony, promote attendance at concerts, and support and encourage young artists.

The Guild welcomes active and associate members. Active members attend business meetings and serve on committees. Associate members also attend meetings, but their support is primarily financial.

Monthly Meetings

Monthly business meetings are held at 10:00 a.m. on the first Thursday, September through June.



Feature high school and college/university student musicians. Winners receive cash awards provided by the Chico Guild and the Redding League. First place winners have the honor of performing with the North State Symphony. Learn more about the Young Artist Auditions at this link.


Members of the Guild provide refreshments for the orchestra at rehearsals and provide overnight accommodations for out-of-town symphony musicians.


The Guild frequently hosts receptions to honor Symphony donors and musicians. Do you have a home that's perfect for entertaining? We're always looking for new event hosts - please contact us if you'd like to help!


Celebrate the close of the Symphony season with an evening of music, wine, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts. Proceeds provide funds for Guild activities and student musician scholarships.

If you want more information on joining the Guild, contact Ailsie McEnteggart at (530) 342-1176 or