As many as forty families contribute to IRIS Orchestra in a very special way by opening their homes to our musicians. With their busy schedules, of rehearsals, school and hospital visits, and performances, the musicians can be confident that there will be a warm and welcoming host waiting to hear about their experiences at the end of each day. The host families provide a home base, with warmth, charm and a stocked refrigerator that typifies Southern hospitality. These families enjoy the unique opportunity to get to know talented musicians on a personal level. Some families are new this year, while others have been hosting for over a decade. We appreciate their contribution to our on-going success.