Desert Overture, Phoenix’s Premier LGBT and Ally Wind Symphony, will host four other regional bands as part of the Southwest Region Lesbian- Gay Band Association. Go West! will be a weekend of rehearsals and music workshops in the Phoenix area, culminating in a one-of-a-kind collective performance on Sunday, September 9th at 2:00 p.m. taking place at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W, Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281. Online general admission tickets are $15.00 for Adults, $5.00 for students and $20.00 for Adults and $10.00 for students at the door.
The concert will be conducted by the artistic directors from the 5 Southwest Regional bands, including Desert Overture, as well as the Mile High Freedom Band of Denver, Encantada of Albuquerque, Desert Winds Freedom Band of Palm Springs, and the Gay-Lesbian Freedom Band of Los Angeles. Additionally, musicians from other LGBA bands across the country will participate and perform. Each conductor will choose 2 pieces that are a reflection or inspiration of the Southwest and their particular geographic area. More than 100 musicians will take the stage for this special event.