Battle of the Sections: Orchestra Edition

Online Event | Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 7:00 PM

We hope you enjoyed The Battle of the Sections: Orchestra Edition, the first-of-its-kind online event, including the best rendition of Baby Shark ever heard! Many thanks to our guests, sponsors and generous donors who helped make this event a success. We raised critical funds that will support our education programs and our future plans when we are able to return to live performances. 

Congratulations to Team Strings for raising the most amount of money and winning the “Biggest Bang for the Buck” Award.

Congratulations to Team Percussion for earning the most votes and winning the coveted title of “Best Orchestra Section in the History of the World!”

If you enjoyed this first-of-its-kind event, please consider an additional gift to New West Symphony.

Matching Challenge

Because of your generous support, we unlocked the Challenge Match from John Hammer, which doubled the money raised! Many thanks John! And surprising us live on air, board chair elect Dwight Brown issued another challenge match of $10,000, on behalf of his company Home Helpers Home Care. Thank you Dwight, for supporting New West Symphony! 

Meet the Arrangers

Four composers are arranging music for each orchestra section for their performance on June 25! Music we know and love will make its way into fun and exciting medleys based on four themes: Upbeat, Downbeat, Dance Beat, and Heart Beat. Learn more about the arrangers.

Watch Now: Musicians Choose Their Themes

Watch Now: Team Performance Clips

You can still watch clips from each team’s performance! Watch now.

New West Symphony Blog

Watch orchestra musician videos and instrument showcases on the New West Symphony blog.

Diamond Sponsors

Mucci Taylor
Woodwinds

Double Platinum Sponsors

Lucy and Dr. Sam Bruttomesso
Woodwinds

Susan Burgos
Strings

Dr. Alexis and Michael Christie
Brass

Karen & Dr. Paul Finkel
Strings

Ray and Janet Scherr Foundation
Strings

Platinum Sponsors

Dwight Brown, Home Helpers Home Care
Strings

Nancy Israel, in loving memory of Bill Israel
Percussion

Elise and Bill Kearney
Percussion

Leah Mendelsohn
Strings

Susan and Nate Patena
Brass

Joan and Robert Piccioni
Brass

John Shwope and Karen Dean Fritts
Brass

Marilyn and Stan Sutton
Woodwinds

Rain and Peter Van Name
Strings

Gold Sponsors

Jack Ayvazian
Woodwinds

Nancy Carlin
Percussion

John Hammer
Strings

Kim Woods and Mark Schadecker
Woodwinds

Beverly and Steven Shapiro
Woodwinds

Sarah and Robert Steenberge
Percussion

Natalia Staneva and Eugene Yankevich
Woodwinds

The New West Symphony has served its community for 25 years. While we may not be able to greet each other in person at a concert right now, we at the New West Symphony want to let our beloved patrons know that we are here for you. The world needs healing now more than ever. Until we meet again in the concert halls, the New West Symphony will continue to reach audiences in imaginative ways. 

Join with us today and help the New West Symphony deliver the healing power of music to our community. 

Thank you for your continued support!

Silver Sponsors

Carol Allegretti
Brass

Lisa Allison
Strings

Lisa and Al Baker
Percussion

Mr. Kelly Damon and Mrs. Rebecca Barton
Woodwinds

Elizabeth Blake
Strings

Priscilla Brehm
Strings

Karen and Ken Christie
Brass

Eloise and Chuck Cohen
Strings

Fiona and Mike Corrigan
Woodwinds

Patricia and Tom Dodds
Percussion

Ross and Debbie Goldberg
Percussion

Robert Harma
Woodwinds

Diane Hunn
Strings

Ann and John Ives
Percussion

Martha Jaffe
Brass

Patricia and George Jones
Strings

Alan Kirschbaum
Woodwinds

Philippa and Karl Klessig
Brass

Paula and Miguel Levy
Percussion

Bob Lugari
Percussion

Barbara Meister
Brass

Cindy Murray
Percussion

Frances Pardee
Woodwinds

Barbara and Owen Patotzka
Percussion

Erin Pohl
Strings

Rebecca and Mark Roling
Brass

Jim and Jan Stephenson
No preference

Laura and Peter Thommen
Woodwinds

Marney Weaver
Strings

Stephanie and John Wilson
Percussion

Natalia Staneva and Eugene Yankevich
Strings, Percussion, Brass

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