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Western Symphony Orchestra Spain Tour 2023
Help send the WSO to Spain in June!

This June, nearly 40 student musicians from the WWU Symphony Orchestra will embark on an eight-day, six-night concert tour of Spain, with stops in Barcelona, Valenciaand Granada—including a performance at Barcelona's iconic Palau de la Música Catalana.

Along the way, Western's orchestra students will also engage with local musicians, spend time exploring the many diverse influences that make Spanish culture so unique, and visit important historical sites, including:

  • Granada's Alahambra
  • The sixtheenth-century Palacio de la Generalidad in Valencia
  • Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona

This tour is a reboot of a trip to Prague and Vienna that was scheduled for the summer of 2020, but had to be canceled due to the pandemic. Over the last year, between student payments, concert ticket revenue, and the generous support of individual donors, the WSO has successfully collected funds to cover the nearly $200,000 cost of the trip. All that remains to be raised is $7,000 in unexpected overruns for the rental of cellos, percussion, and other equipment overseas.  

The cost for each student participant is $3,000. Every dollar raised beyond our $7,000 goal will go directly back to our students to reduce the cost of their participation.

All Give Day contributions are partially matched from a pool of matching funds, maximizing the impact of your gift. Every gift makes a difference, and there are special bonuses for the parents and families of WWU Students.

Travel opportunities like this are invaluable to our students, not only in their musical lives, but also in their larger growth and development as global citizens. In keeping with the WWU Music Department's shared value of bringing access to world-class musical experiences to all of our students, your contribution today will help to ensure that every student who wants to participate in this experience will have the ability to do so.


Early Bird Challenge!
Thank you! Your generosity has unlocked an additional $5,000 match before most people even got up for the day!
The Number One Vikings Match!
Thank you, Vikings! You who made the first $1,000 in gifts earned an ADDITIONAL $1,000 through a generous match!
$1,000 MATCHED
New Grad Match Opportunity!
Thank you new Vikings! You've raised an additional $3,000 in support for current WWU students and programs!
3,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you, Viking supporters! More than 3,000 of you have made gifts for Give Day, which is the most participation we've ever had in a Give Day!
Night Owl Challenge
Thank you! Your gifts helped raise an additional $2,000 for Kaiser Borsari Hall!
2,000th Donor Challenge!
Thank you! The 2,000th donor has unlocked an additional $750 for men's rowing!
Last Call!
Thank you! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 as a matching gift!
50-state Challenge!
Thank you, Vikings near and far, for helping unlock an additional $5,000 of support for WWU students!
College of Fine and Performing Arts Donor Challenge!
The department, project or program in CFPA that receives the highest number of unique donors will receive an extra $1,000! Final results available after we process all Give Day gifts. Inflating donor count using fake donor names may disqualify a project, department, or program.
Rank Prize CFPA Donor Challenge! Donors
1 $1,000 Western Symphony Orchestra Spain Tour 2023 30
2 Theatre Arts 14
3 Music Department 14
4 Music Department Scholarships 8
5 Art and Art History Department 7
Lunchtime Crunchtime
Thanks, Vikings! You've unlocked an additional $5,000 in support for students on your lunch break.
Rank Prize Lunchtime Crunchtime Challenge! Donors
1 $2,500 Cross Country & Track and Field 95
2 $2,500 Men's Rowing 36
3 Women's Ultimate 13
4 Computer Science 9
5 Marketing Program 9
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