Board of Directors
The administration of the ACYO is carried out by a working volunteer board of directors composed of the conductor, parents of members, Members-At-Large and community liaisons for the University of Florida, School Board of Alachua County and Gainesville Music Teachers Association.
Conductor/Music Director is responsible for making all music decisions, conducting auditions, seating assignment, choosing repertoire, and preparing the orchestra for performances.
The parents of members constitute the majority of the board and are responsible for all tasks necessary to run the orchestra including fund raising, publicity, house and backstage management during concerts, food, receptions, and member communications.
Members-At-Large and Community Liaisons constitute the remainder of the board. These individuals serve as liaisons for community music groups, provide consultation and manage special projects.
Members are elected to the board at the annual Parent’s Meeting which is held at the beginning of the concert season in September. Board members are elected for staggered two year terms with approximately half the board being elected each year. The board then annually elects its officers: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Membership Secretary and Treasurer. Officers are elected for one year terms. The board generally meets every two months, from September through May, usually on Sundays to coincide with ACYO rehearsals.