BRASS donates $130,000 to Jacksonville Symphony


The all-volunteer group BRASS (Beaches Residents Actively Supporting the Symphony) recently concluded its 25th Anniversary year by presenting the Jacksonville Symphony with a check for $130,000 raised through the group’s fundraising efforts.

BRASS President Michael Imbriani presented the check to Jacksonville Symphony Association President and CEO Robert Massey May 21 on the Jacoby Symphony Hall stage prior to the symphony’s performance at Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts.

“I am pleased to present this check for $130,000, which includes a generous gift from the estate of Isabelle Davis, a founder of BRASS,” Imbriani said. “Thanks to the enthusiastic support of our more than 300 members and board of directors, BRASS has raised $240,000 for the Jacksonville Symphony in the past two years.”

At a private reception before the on-stage presentation, Massey told BRASS members, “The Jacksonville Symphony is grateful for the enduring support from BRASS and its members. We’ve just completed our first full season with Courtney Lewis as music director and have introduced several successful new programs such as Symphony in 60. The fundraising efforts and enthusiastic support of BRASS will make it possible for the Symphony to continue to bring music to the community in many ways.”