Tickets on sale now for “Guilty Pleasures” on March 11

Desert Overture, Phoenix’s premier LGBT and Ally Wind Symphony, will present Guilty Pleasures: Band Member Favorites on Sunday, March 11, 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:

First Suite in Eb for Military Band, by Gustav Holst
The Sinfonians, by Clifton Williams
Irish Tune from County Derry (a.k.a. Danny Boy), by Percy Grainger
…as well as stage and screen highlights from Les Miserables, Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Oliver, The Music Man and much more!

The concert takes place at John Paul Theater on the campus of Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Don’t miss it!

Buy your tickets in advance and save!

Advance prices: Adults $15, Students K-12 $5, Children 5 & under free.
At the door: Adults $20, Students K-12 $10, Children 5 & under free.

Invite your friends and family, and join us for a memorable afternoon of classic and modern wind symphony excellence!

Click here to buy tickets now!

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.

Click here to learn more!

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
Virtuoso – $250+
Soloist – $100+ Leon W. Kochan
Gary L. Webber
Band Geek – $50+ Mike Bianchi

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

Corporate and Organization Supporters

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