We're looking forward to sharing this evening with you!

Saturday, September 30 at 6 pm
VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center, downtown Muskegon
Map & Directions

A supreme event benefiting education and community initiatives of the West Michigan Symphony



Here's what you need to know, before you go!

#1 What to Wear
Dress is formal. Black tie optional. Have some fun with our "Magic of Motown" theme.

#2 Where to Park
Parking is free in all levels of the Delta Hotel Parking lot, the lot across Third Street (behind The Block) and the large Morris Street Lot. You may enter the convention center through the top level of the hotel parking lot doors, the hotel lobby or the convention center entrance off Western Ave., near the Mercy Health Arena (both stairs and elevator access).

#3 Check in
When you arrive at the convention center ballroom, please check in. You will be asked to confirm the contact information we have on file for you, and will be provided your silent auction catalog, table bidder numbers. To facilitate check out at the end of the evening, you'll also be asked if you'd like to place your credit card securely on file.

#4 Eat, Drink & Socialize
Appetizers and hosted bar including champagne will be available upon arrival.

#5 Enter the "Symphony of Spirits" Raffle
WMS Board members have once again donated a wonderful assortment of top shelf liquor for the annual liquor raffle. Be sure to enter for your chance to win! $50 ticket/3 for $100.  Purchase your tickets at check in or from a raffle sales volunteer.

#6 Silent Auction: Bid and Bid Again
This is one of our best collections of items and unique experiences yet. You know how it works. Peruse the catalog, make the rounds, make your bids, and make them again for the win! Online catalog for preview will be forwarded next week.

#7 Have Your Photo Taken
Have a professional photo taken with your friends in front the photo backdrop or take your own. Photos will be posted on the Symphony's social media sites for you to enjoy in the days following the event.

#8 Dinner & Dancing
Dinner will start shortly after 7:00 pm. Program will follow. Then dance the night away to the sound of one of Muskegon's favorite bands ... Brena!

#9 Check Out
If you purchased any raffle tickets, silent auction items or made other donations during the event, please check out before you leave. A receipt will be sent to the email on file. Please also plan to take any winning items home with you at the end of the evening.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Title Sponsors:

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Presenting Sponsor:

Table Sponsors:

Krista Abbott
Melisa Baker
Community Foundation 
for Muskegon County
Susan Cloutier Crain
Jan & Laura Deur
Mary Douville
Embark Financial Partners

Larry & Lynette Fife
Amy & William Hosford
Elizabeth & Nelson Huldin
Paul & Karen Jackson
Buzz & Wendy Kersman
Dan & Sheryl Kuznar
Roger Morgenstern
Muskegon Community College

Steve & Deb Olsen
Jason & Jayme Olthoff
Emma & Frank Peterson
Kate Kesteloot Scarbrough
Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge
Peter Turner
Warner Norcross + Judd
West Shore Bank

Michigan Arts & Culture Council
National Endowment for the Arts