Derby Day | Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra
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Derby Day

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Derby Day 2024 is within sight! This award-winning annual gala is the major fundraising effort of the Brazos Valley Symphony Society, a non-profit organization that supports and maintains the high artistic standards of the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra. The Society promotes cultural and music education opportunities for our community and our children. Proceeds from the evening support the Symphony and help make possible the many concerts and children’s programs available to the Brazos Valley community.
Come see the Kentucky Derby, broadcast live from Churchill Downs at our fabulous location, the Century Ballroom at the Doug Pitcock ’49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center - on Saturday, May 4, 2024. The starting gates open at 4:30 pm for pre-race activities leading up to the “greatest two minutes in sports,” exciting Live Auction experiences, our famous Derby Hat Parade with new awards, and a Silent Auction called “Wine and Dine.” Silent Auction consists of opportunities to bid on fine wines, fine restaurant cuisine, and fine meals for the whole family.
Our dinner will be a luxury Gulf Coast Buffet (Ex: Shrimp and Andouille Gumbo, Grilled Red Snapper), the BVSO String Quartet will play both in the lobby and during dinner, and our special dance music will come from jazz singer Karan Chavis and her band, a well-known, well-loved talent. Another plus—you receive your first drink ticket free as you sign up for your table!!
Special event– Marcelo Bussiki will be honored with the first Distinguished Leadership Award.
With our innovations, we expect a record crowd, so don’t delay - reserve your table early to get the best possible seating! This year we’ve worked with the hotel to streamline your parking experience! Enclosed you will find table sponsorship information for Derby Day 2024, which can be completed and returned to the BVSO Office.
Best of all—there is a 5% discount if you purchase your table by March 20, 2024. Click the button below to register online!


Date: Saturday, May 4, 2024
Time: 4:30 PM
Venue: Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center