Desert Overture and Desert City Jazz stand in solidarity with our community in the call to end violence against black people. We grieve the loss of countless black lives stemming from more than four hundred years of systemic, violent racism. We are eternally grateful for the courage of black LGBTQ+ activists that led the gay liberation which allows for the existence of our bands today. Music teaches us every day that we must listen, practice, fail, and try over and over again in order to learn, grow, and become better. #BlackLivesMatter
Desert Overture is not rehearsing or performing at this time due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
We look forward to the day when it will be safe to gather in public again to enjoy live music together. Until that time, please be careful and stay home as much as you can.
Learn about how to join the band and the various ways you can volunteer and support the band. The band is not rehearsing in person during the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are holding virtual rehearsals via Zoom.
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And check out our jazz ensemble, 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. 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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Desert Overture Live Cultural Entertainment (DOLCE) gratefully acknowledges support from the following donors who made contributions between March 1, 2019 and February 28, 2020. If we have omitted any donor by mistake, please accept our sincere apologies and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AZ Commission on the Arts
City of Tempe
Jeff Parker & John Waldron
Roger May & Tim Edwards
Virtuoso ($250 – $499)
Soloist ($100 – $249)
Major Bruce M. Arnoldussen
Band Geek ($50 – $99)
Dr. Raymond Botte
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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: