The Northeast Texas Association (NETSA) under the leadership of the Sulphur Springs Symphony League has been approved to receive one the 256 Art Respond Project grants through the Texas Commission of the Arts (TCA). These grants fund arts-based projects that address on the priority areas of economic development, education, health and human services, natural resources and agriculture, or public safety and criminal justice.
NETSA applied for funds for the June 27, 2015 Independence Day Celebration to be held on Celebration Plaza in downtown Sulphur Springs. It will cite the economic development this concert and fireworks show provide to the area restaurants and hotels, and the application references the impact this long-running concert has had on the community both qualitatively and quantitatively.
Founded in 1992, the Northeast Texas Symphony Association and the Sulphur Springs Symphony League provide entertainment for Hopkins County residents and visitors at professional orchestra concerts such as the Independence Day Celebration and the Children’s Concert, as well as provide string instruments and college scholarships for SSISD students.