The City Council has unanimously approved a $12,000 subsidy for the Huntington Park Symphony Orchestra Assn.
In a resolution appropriating the funds, the council said the association promotes interest in music, a vehicle of "education, pleasure and self-expression."
The symphony, Councilman Tom Jackson said, gives three free concerts a year and helps create "a positive image for our community."
Established in the 1930s, the orchestra is composed of 60 musicians from Southern California, 20 of whom live in the Southeast area.
The association operates on a $20,000 yearly budget and is supported by the city, the Musicians Union and private donors, according to Linda Loya of the association's board of directors.