“Out and About” in Winston-Salem with the Piedmont Wind Symphony



On Saturday, January 26th, the Diamonds Are Forever Gala was held at Old Town Club in Winston-Salem.  Over 140 guests attended the 3rd-annual event that benefits the Piedmont Wind Symphony.

As guests arrived to the James Bond-themed gala, they were presented with chic martinis in an elegant diamond ambiance, while the music of various James Bond films played. Food was provided by Old Town Club, which included a carving station and a scrumptious Southern touch—a shrimp & grits bar. Entertainment was provided by the Camel City Jazz Orchestra Ensemble.

The evening was set for a night of fun and games, as guests enjoyed a live and silent auction with great experiences and items, which also included a raffle for nothing less than a diamond necklace. Blackjack and roulette were set up for those to have at their luck.

The evening’s title sponsors for the gala were Drive Flow and Windsor Jewelers. The Piedmont Wind Symphony also receives operating support funds from the Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.

Anthony Tang was the Board Chair and also the evening’s Emcee. Other Board members included Alton Absher III, Karel Chandler, Michael Coil, Bill Crouse, Jonathan Hamiel, Ashleigh Hargrave, L.P. Hill Guy Kelpin, Harold Kennedy, Ryan Layton, Maura Marziano, Amy Taylor North, Mark Vaders and Ann Walker.

“Our third-annual gala was a tremendous success. We are thankful for the hard work from our Board of Directors and for the support of our donors and sponsors, who allow us to bring music to our beloved community,” said Meghan Parsons, Executive Director.

For more information on the Piedmont Wind Symphony or volunteer opportunities, call 336-722-9328, or e-mail pwsadmin@piedmontwindsymphony.com.


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