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Detroit wristbands send a message of support
OCSM encourages all member orchestras to show your support for the musicians of the Detroit Symphony with Save Our Symphony Solidarity wristbands. These blue wristbands are a reminder to all that the stage of The Max in Detroit is still dark after more than 20 weeks of a labour dispute. They also communicate to the public that orchestra musicians across North America stand together to support one another.
Solidarity wristbands have already been worn by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Florida Orchestra, Louisville Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony, Oregon Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, and The Cleveland Orchestra. San Francisco Symphony flutist Cathy Payne writes, “We crafted a joint statement from the entire SFS Family – Musicians, Board, and Administration – that has been inserted in our program books, thanking our audiences for their support, confirming the importance of symphonic music in our communities, directing our patrons to the DSO Musicians and Save our Symphony websites, and urging them to send letters of support encouraging all parties to find a resolution that gets the DSO back on The Max stage.”
Similar actions are already planned in Calgary and Vancouver. To obtain Solidarity wristbands for your orchestra ($20 for 10 wristbands), please visit the Save Our Symphony website:
Thank you for your support!