Desert Overture rehearses and performs year-round. Each year, Desert Overture performs 3-4 formal concerts. Additionally, Desert Overture marches in the Phoenix Pride parade and occasionally makes other community appearances.
Desert Overture rehearses every Thursday evening from 7:00-9:30 pm at First Congregational United Church of Christ located at 1407 N 2nd St, Phoenix (just south of McDowell on 2nd Street).
If you join the band, it's important that you attend rehearsals regularly. Even if you get to a point where you feel you know the music well, others in the group rely on having everyone there so we can work on balance, intonation, and other musical aspects of playing in a large group. Besides, rehearsal is fun and we don't want you to miss out! If you have unavoidable work or other conflicts, please discuss them ahead of time with the Artistic Director.