Come see the Kentucky Derby, broadcast live from Churchill Downs, at our exciting and fabulous location, the Texas A&M University Hotel and Conference Center - Doug Pitcock ’49 on Saturday, May 7, 2022. The starting gates open at 4:30 pm for all the pre-race activities leading up to the “greatest two minutes in sports,”. The evening includes an exciting Live Auction, our famous Derby Hat Parade, a fantastic and fun Silent Auction, and incredible cuisine. Music and dancing complete the evening.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 musical 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.