Our History


It started with a horn!

More specifically with a Trumpet. Who would have known when 10 year old Jeannette Boulay picked up her father’s trumpet, that a symphony would be born? In the early 1980’s, Jeannette, who was now Banoczi, moved to the Coachella Valley and became involved in a local orchestra.

When she found out that the organization was struggling to stay afloat, she went to work and reorganized, staffed, and founded what is today the Coachella Valley Symphony. In 1995, along with a generous gift from movie star and musician Buddy Rogers and his wife Beverly - the Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony was formed.

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