A Very Deb Holiday

VIPs help Dallas Symphony debutantes ring in the holidays at Meyerson Symphony Center

VIPs help Dallas Symphony debutantes ring in the holidays at Meyerson

Jordan Jones, Honor Guard Robinson Pittet, deb presentation
Jordan Jones, Robinson Pittet Photo by James French
Jerry Jones, Gene Jones, Haley Anderson, deb presentation
Jerry Jones, Haley Anderson, Gene Jones Photo by James French
Rosemary Miler with Honor Guard Billy Langhenry IV, deb presentation
Rosemary Miler, Billy Langhenry IV Photo by James French
Debutante Libby Hayhurst, deb presentation
Libby Hayhurst Photo by James French
Debutantes Kay Hitzelberger, Madeline Clyde, Virginia Bentley, and Annabel Toole, deb presentation
Kay Hitzelberger, Madeline Clyde, Virginia Bentley, Annabel Toole Photo by James French
Debutantes Rebekah McAnalley, Catherine Moore and Marshall Feltus, deb presentation
Rebekah McAnalley, Catherine Moore, Marshall Feltus Photo by James French
 Debutantes Anna Coppola, Meredith Bayoud and Mattie Berry, deb presentation
Anna Coppola, Meredith Bayoud, Mattie Berry  Photo by James French
 Missy, Lauren and David Boone, deb presentation
Missy Boone, Lauren Boone, David Boone Photo by James French
. Lois, Gracie, Julia, and Edwin Cartwright, deb presentation
Lois Cartwright, Gracie Cartwright, Julia Cartwright, Edwin Cartwright  Photo by James French
debutante presentation, group shot of debs
This year's debutantes were formally announced at a buffet reception at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Photo by James French
Charles, Stacey, and Dan Branch with debutante Sarah Branch, deb presentation
Charles Branch, Stacy Branch, Sarah Branch, Dan Branch Photo by James French
Ginger Sager, DSOL President; Dixey Arterburn, Presentation Ball Chairman; Nancy Labadie, Event Chairman, deb event
Ginger Sager, Dixey Arterburn, Nancy Labadie Photo by James French
Jordan Jones, Honor Guard Robinson Pittet, deb presentation
Jerry Jones, Gene Jones, Haley Anderson, deb presentation
Rosemary Miler with Honor Guard Billy Langhenry IV, deb presentation
Debutante Libby Hayhurst, deb presentation
Debutantes Kay Hitzelberger, Madeline Clyde, Virginia Bentley, and Annabel Toole, deb presentation
Debutantes Rebekah McAnalley, Catherine Moore and Marshall Feltus, deb presentation
 Debutantes Anna Coppola, Meredith Bayoud and Mattie Berry, deb presentation
 Missy, Lauren and David Boone, deb presentation
. Lois, Gracie, Julia, and Edwin Cartwright, deb presentation
debutante presentation, group shot of debs
Charles, Stacey, and Dan Branch with debutante Sarah Branch, deb presentation
Ginger Sager, DSOL President; Dixey Arterburn, Presentation Ball Chairman; Nancy Labadie, Event Chairman, deb event

The 2014 Dallas Symphony Debutantes got into the holiday spirit with a festive evening at the Meyerson Symphony Center. These lovely young ladies were joined by their families, the honor guards and two very noteworthy Dallasites: Gene and Jerry Jones.

The Jones are the honorary co-chairs for the upcoming 28th annual Presentation Ball — which only makes sense, as two of their granddaughters are being presented, Haley Anderson and Jordan Jones.

On this cheery occasion, Dallas Symphony Orchestra League president Ginger Sager and Presentation Ball chair Dixey Arterburn welcomed attendees, and emcee Stan Gardner introduced the 38 debs, including Rosemary Miler, Libby Hayhurst, Anna Coppola, Meredith Bayoud and Mattie Berry.

The evening was just a taste of what was to come during the holiday weekend, which included a mixer for the debs and honor guards as well as a “bow boot camp” for all of the girls.

Of course, these soirees are a distant second to the grand gala, the Presentation Ball, which is set for February 8, 2014. The ball, which dates back to 1987, is the DSOL’s largest fundraiser, bringing in more than $9 million to support the Dallas Symphony Association’s community outreach and education programs.

“The DSO League’s members do so many wonderful things to help promote the arts in our community,” said Gene Jones. “Through their passion and enthusiasm, the symphony is able to touch so many lives in a positive way through music, and we are proud to be a part of their efforts.”