Tickets on sale now for “Go West” on September 9

Desert Overture, Phoenix’s Premier LGBT and Ally Wind Symphony, will host four other regional bands as part of the Southwest Region Lesbian- Gay Band Association. Go West! will be a weekend of rehearsals and music workshops in the Phoenix area, culminating in a one-of-a-kind collective performance on Sunday, September 9th at 2:00 p.m. taking place at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W, Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281. Online general admission tickets are $15.00 for Adults, $5.00 for students and $20.00 for Adults and $10.00 for students at the door.

The concert will be conducted by the artistic directors from the 5 Southwest Regional bands, including Desert Overture, as well as the Mile High Freedom Band of Denver, Encantada of Albuquerque, Desert Winds Freedom Band of Palm Springs, and the Gay-Lesbian Freedom Band of Los Angeles. Additionally, musicians from other LGBA bands across the country will participate and perform. Each conductor will choose 2 pieces that are a reflection or inspiration of the Southwest and their particular geographic area. More than 100 musicians will take the stage for this special event.

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Announcing the Desert Overture Member Program!


Desert Overture’s parent organization, Desert Overture Live Cultural Entertainment, Inc. (DOLCE) has just launched a member program which will benefit both Desert Overture and our sister band, Desert City Jazz.

The Desert Overture Member Program provides an excellent opportunity for individuals/couples and businesses to contribute to our success and receive benefits and recognition for your contribution. Every contribution level includes vouchers for concert tickets that can be used for any concerts in our 2017-2018 season (December 2017 – September 2018) in any combination (excluding special fundraising events).

As an arts organization, our gift to the community is unique. We provide a venue for LGBTQ and straight musicians to come together and perform quality entertainment that everyone can enjoy. As a member, you are actively supporting arts in the LGBTQ community and beyond.

Program benefits:

  • All members will be listed in each Desert Overture concert program and on our website for the season
  • Vouchers may be used for either Desert Overture or Desert City Jazz concerts (excluding special fundraising events).
  • Vouchers can be used at any time during the 2017-2018 season (December 2017 – September 2018).

The portion of your donation which exceeds the value of the benefits you will receive is deductible for tax purposes.

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Our Benefactors

Desert Overture Members

Desert Overture deeply appreciates the following individuals for their generous support.

Level Members
Maestro – $500+ Audrey M. and Paul J. Bronsing
Timothy D. Erickson
Jeff Parker and John Waldron
John Tompkins and Mitch Picklesimer
Virtuoso – $250+
Soloist – $100+ Peggy Cuker
Leon W. Kochan
Gary L. Webber
Band Geek – $50+ Mike Bianchi
Kay Powers

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Corporate and Organization Supporters

Desert Overture extends our profuse thanks to the following business sponsors for their generous support.

Level Members
Encore – $1,000+
Ovation – $750+ Jonathan Bengel, EA M.Ed
Bravo – $500+
Applause – $250+

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Desert Overture is grateful to the following companies and organizations for their financial support through their various grant programs: