Tickets on sale now for Guilty Pleasures – September 8



Desert Overture, Phoenix’s premier LGBT and Ally Wind Symphony, will present Guilty Pleasures: Band Member Favorites on Sunday, September 8th, 3:00 PM. For this concert, we polled band members to discover their all-time favorite band pieces. We have selected 12 of the best, which represent some of the finest wind symphony literature. The program includes: Lincolnshire Posy, Impressions of Japan, Procession of the Nobles, Danse Bacchanale as well as stage and screen highlights from Wicked, The Lion King and much more! The concert takes place at Glendale Community College Main Performing Arts Center, 6000 W. Olive Ave., Glendale AZ, 85302. Don’t miss it! Buy your tickets in advance and save! Advance prices: Adults $15, Seniors/Students K-12 $10, Children 5 & under free. At the door: Adults $20, Seniors/Students K-12 $15, Children 5 & under free. Invite your friends and family, and join us for a memorable afternoon of classic and modern wind symphony excellence!

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Now you can enjoy delicious coffee AND support Desert Overture!

Now you can enjoy delicious custom-blended coffee and support Desert Overture and Desert City Jazz!

Java Jake’sCoffee That Cares” program will donate 30% of the proceeds from your order to support the bands. That makes the coffee all the more delicious!

A one-pound bag of Java Jake’s coffee makes a wonderful gift for special occasions, client appreciation, a party or dinner host – or yourself!

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Every bag of delicious blended roasted coffee you buy supports Desert Overture and Desert City Jazz!

Desert Overture Member Program

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. All members will be listed in each Desert Overture concert program and on our website for the season.

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.

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Our Benefactors

Individual Members

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

Maestro ($500+)
Nancy Lynne
Jeff Parker & John Waldron
John Tompkins & Mitch Picklesimer
Roger May & Tim Edwards

Virtuoso ($250 – $499) 
Jacques Heppell
Leon Kochan

Soloist ($100 – $249)
Peggy Cuker
Steve Skotnicki
Gary Webber
Richard Hamill

Band Geek ($50 – $99)
Kay Powers

Click here to learn more about joining the Desert Overture Member Program!

Business Members

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

Encore ($1,000+)
Scott Helms

Ovation ($750 – $999)
Jonathan Bengel, EA M.Ed

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Corporate and Organization Supporters

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