Desert Overture’s concert season runs from September of the current year until June of the following year. During the season, Desert Overture performs an average of 3 formal concerts. Additionally, Desert Overture is a regular participant and supporter of Phoenix Pride Festival, Rainbows Festival, AIDS Walk, and Glendale Glitters. During the summer, members are invited to participate in our annual concert of solos and small ensembles, “A la Carte”, but participation is at your discretion.
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.