Battle of the Sections: Orchestra Edition

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

About This Event

For the first time in history, New West Symphony is launching a battle extraordinaire challenging its orchestra sections to compete for the honor of being named “The Best Orchestra Section in the History of the World.”  

Do you swoon for Strings? Are you moved by Percussion? Does Brass make you bold? Can you feel the Woodwinds in your hair?   

When you purchase a ticket to this event, you’ll join in the fun by choosing a team that represents your favorite section! The team that raises the most amount of money will win the coveted “Biggest Bang for the Buck” Award, and the section that receives the most votes during the concert will claim the title “Best Orchestra Section in the History of the World!”

How to Attend

All registered guests will receive a link to attend the live online event on Thursday, June 25 at 7:00pm. The celebratory event will last approximately one hour. Festive virtual attire is encouraged.

Team Brass

You can’t miss the sound of the mighty brass instruments, not just because they’re the loudest (they are!) but their clarity of sound is unmistakable. And that’s why they’re placed at the back of the orchestra. But there’s no reason Team Brass won’t make it to the front of this competition! 

Below are video excerpts that showcase instruments in this section.

  1. Schumann – Concertpiece for 4 horns
  2. Ferdinand David – Concertino for Trombone
  3. Philip Smith – Trumpet Concerto
  4. Alan Hovhaness – Prayer of St. Gregory
  5. Jaws: “Main Title” with tuba sheet music
  6. Vaughan Williams – Tuba Concerto in F minor

Other Sections

Double Platinum Sponsors

Dr. Alexis and Michael Christie

Platinum Sponsors

Susan and Nate Patena
Joan and Robert Piccioni
John Shwope and Karen Dean Fritts

Silver Sponsors

Carol Allegretti
Karen and Ken Christie
Martha Jaffe
Philippa and Karl Klessig
Barbara Meister
Rebecca and Mark Roling
Natalia and Eugene Yankevich