How To Join

The Associates of the Redlands Bowl

Interested in getting involved in the community and meeting new people or just love the Redlands Bowl?

The Associates of the Redlands Bowl is the group for you!

The Associates of the Redlands Bowl is a non-profit fundraising organization that was founded in 1950 by Caroline S. Pike, a newcomer to Redlands. After learning of the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival and the significance it had in the community, Mrs. Pike formed the Associates of the Redlands Bowl.

The purpose of the organization was to raise funds to support the financial needs of the Redlands Bowl Performing Arts (RBPA) and to support and promote the Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival. She also created the Caroline S. Pike Scholarships for the winners of the Young Artist Competition, which the Bowl Associates proudly continue to sponsor today.

The Associates of the Redlands Bowl raise thousands of dollars to support the Redlands Community Music Association through various fundraisers including Redlands Bowl Associate’s Tea in May  and the Bowl Benefit Gala in July .  Our presence can be seen at every bowl performance greeting the community at the Information Booths and handing out the evenings program.

The Associates serve as official hostesses throughout the music festival. Today, the Associates of the Redlands Bowl is a vibrant and exciting fundraising organization in the city of Redlands, helping to carry on the great tradition of the Redlands Bowl for over half a century.

The Redlands Bowl Summer Music Festival holds the distinction of being the oldest continually operated music festival at which no admission is charged. This was the dream of Redlands Bowl founder, Grace Stewart Mullen whose vision it was that “music is for everyone” and should be accessible to all regardless of their ability to pay admission. Her dream was realized in 1924 when the first concert was held at the Redlands Bowl “free of charge”.

The Associates of the Redlands Bowl host many fun and exciting fundraising events each year.  We hope you will choose to join.

 

Please contact us at associatesrbowl@gmail.com for more information.  Selection of applicants is September through December.